Tips to Keep in Mind When Traveling to Laos

When we think of Southeast Asia, images of paradisiacal beaches, rice fields, palm trees and coconut palms come to mind. However, Laos is an inland country whose total area is 55% covered by jungle and which has no coastline : the only “shores” are those formed by the Mekong River , which crosses the country from north to south and acts as a natural border with Thailand, west of Laos. Laos is not a destination for a traveller looking for a Western Asian country. If you’re looking for big full moon parties on the beach and alleys full of neon advertising that shine until the early hours of Laos is not for you.