01.12.2012 - 01.12.2012
Well the Laos portion of my South East Asia adventure has come to an end and I am now in Chiang Mai Thailand.
Laos really hit a soft spot with me. First of all it's a beautiful country with endless views of lush rolling hills. The drive from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng will raise the hair on your arms with it's many windy turns and twists but the views you will witness are way worth it! My stomach turned a few times but overall it was bearable.
Secondly, the people in Laos are lovely. They are respectful, polite and they are not afraid to show that they appreciate your business. Laos is definitely more conservative than Vietnam or Thailand. Women still wear their long skirts and bikinis are not acceptable swimwear (although I did see many tourists wearing bikinis at the swimming holes despite their being signs saying no bikinis- uncool). And they also have a country wide curfew of 11:30 so it means for much earlier nights.
I would recommend travelling to Laos if you like outdoorsy pursuits, trekking, kayaking, mountain biking, nature, scenery...etc
Now I am gearing up for a 3 day trek starting tomorrow! I will post about it soon!