Laos is the last frontier of South East Asia: often forgotten in lieu of Thailand or Vietnam, this beautiful country has the most to offer an adventurous travel with its pristine attractions.
1- The Food
If you’re looking for inspiration in the kitchen, Lao food invigorates the palate with its fresh and spicy fare. Get khao niaw (sticky rice), tam mak houng (spicy green papaya salad, or indulge in the abundant tropical fruits displayed on every street.
2- Pristine Wilderness
Over 50% of Laos is forest (it used to be 80% before deforestation affected the area), leaving miles and miles of wilderness available to explore. Take the 100 Waterfalls Trek to see plunging waterfalls and peaceful elephants as you traverse Laos’ national parks.
Re-center yourself by visiting a Buddhist temple for instruction on improving your breathing to reach new levels of meditation and ground your busy lifestyle.
The beaches of Laos are isolated and gorgeous; come for some much-needed relaxation in the country whose motto is “Please Don’t Rush”. Get a small bungalow in Lao’s Si Phan Don, a collection of tiny islands in the Mekong Delta, for some restorative sun and surf.
5- The Hospitality
Laos’s people are considered some of the friendliest in the world. Come to share a drink, participate in festivals, or experience nightlife with kind people in an inspirational setting.