Laos: A Bite-sized Beauty

A breeze even for the solo backpacker, Laos should be Southeast Asia’s welcoming station.

While it lacks the highs of the greater region — Thailand’s cuisine, Cambodia’s temples, Vietnam’s coast and Myanmar’s authenticity — Laos has its own understated, accessible beauty and culture.

Explore by bicycle, motorbike, boat or bus, from the mountainous northern jungles to the South’s 4,000 Islands. Marvel at the romantic French facades juxtaposed with lively Asian street markets.

Instead of colorful curries or fresh pho, you’ll soon be craving bamboo stalks filled with sticky rice or maybe a shot of laos-laos whiskey (or not).

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    Jackie Hallerberg
    July 1, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Thanks for taking me to Laos in pictures and prose this morning, Natalia! Once again your travels inspire and make me want to leave my bag packed and my passport ready! Best, Jackie

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