Laos is the least developed of the three former French Indochinese states. It is described as “country of 1000 smiles” and no doubt people are laid back and easy going. You need to get of tourist track to see something more interesting and this is easy to do if you can ride motorbike. There is many waterfalls, scenic mountains where you can find tribal villages and even though people in rural areas are camera shy you just need to spend some time hanging around, curious kids will come out and let you snap pictures of them.
While driving around on motorbike stumble upon praying monks. Afternoon sun spilled nice orange light. Laos.
Vang Vieng the backpacker’s paradise where there are no rules.
Family ready to go get some wood for evening cooking. Laos.
Village in Laos.
In some villages you need to spend some time till they get used to your presence. Mother and kids. Laos
Sun hiding behind mountains in Vang Vien, Laos.
Dog taking a rest during mid day heat. Luang Prabang. Laos.
I was lucky to find this village in the mountains, lady on the left was walking on the road up the hill and i offered her a ride.
Luang Prabang is world Heritage town with amazing colonial hoses and many temples. Laos.