Laos has something of a cultlike status among single travelers. Like Vietnam, Laos was a war-ravaged place that has emerged as a peaceful haven. Unlike Vietnam, it has managed to retain much of its original culture and to preserve its environment, among the most pristine in Southeast Asia. Highlights include a classic riverboat trip down the Mekong, a visit to the royal city of Luang Prabang, and hanging out with an international cadre of travelers in the capital of Vientiane.
9 Lessons Learned from a Month Backpacking around SE Asia
Starting to plan a backpacking trip around China & nearby for when my best friend is finished with her Peace Corps service there next year. "9 Lessons Learned from a month backpacking in South East Asia"