Asian/French cuisine– It seems like an odd combination, but even though Laos is located in the middle of Asia, it was formerly a French Colony. Aside from a wide variety of Asian cuisine such as rice paper spring rolls and barbequed meats, you can also get your croissant on, and sit in a tiny cafe whilst appearing snooty and condescending.
Elephant Riding– Riding an elephant is basically like riding a cross between a horse and a dinosaur. Most of the time they are reliable, but you have to remember that they are also capable of accidentally murdering you. The Elephant Village in Laos offers amazing Elephant rides through the Mekong river.
Coffee– I don’t know if it is a geographic phenomenon, or the fact that Laos was colonized by France, but the coffee is reputably some of the best in the world. I don’t personally drink coffee, but if I ever decide to try it I might go with a Laotian blend.
Luang Prabang Night Market– From 6 PM onward the Luang Prabang Night Market lights up with all sort of eccentric items, from local artifacts to cheap beer.
Vang Vieng tubing– If you have never been tubing, you are truly missing out. There is nothing better than floating down a lazy river in an intertube while drinking a beer. Vang Vieng is a tourist town as well, so you are likely to meet some familiar faces that speak your language.via ] [ via ] [ via ] [ via ] [ via ] [ via ] [ via ] [ via ]