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Laos: Asian Chill Out


Laos is a rare example of a warm Asian country that does not have access to the sea, but nevertheless attracts thousands of tourists annually. There are no exits to the sea near Laos, but on its territory there is a great Mekong river, which feeds on the glaciers of the Himalayan mountains and flows into the South China Sea. In the south of Laos, the Mekong riverbed spreads, forming the system of the islands of Sea Fang Don, poetically called “four thousand islands“, the size and number of which depend on the time of year. In the rainy season, some islands are submerged. On other islands, less subject to spillage of water, there are settlements of local residents. Only small boats several times a day provide communication between the islands and the big earth. This world of island life, surrounded by warm and swift Mekong flows, is in no hurry to change or change very slowly, as slowly as many processes in Laos are taking place. Even electricity is not carried to all villages.

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Until now, the development of tourism infrastructure does not keep pace with the growth of interest in these places by travelers. As housing, straw bungalows are used here, and instead of running water – water from the river. The number of bungalows in recent years has slightly increased, and it is possible to take a bicycle on the islands. After sunset, life in the villages fades away, concentrating around several cafes, where there is electricity. The cafes themselves are very touching due to the simplicity of bamboo design and magnificent views of the river. Here you can always have a snack and taste the world-famous Lao coffee with a chocolate flavor. They make it everywhere without exception and it is really amazing. If you want to meet beautiful russian wives – this is the best place for this venture. Russian women adore coffee, Laos and exotic rest. And if all this is combined, it will be a dream come true!

The morning in Laos comes with cries of roosters. There are many roosters here, and in the morning they bring down a real cannonade on the sleeper, strolling about the thin walls of the bungalow. This is not bad, since the morning is the coolest time of the day during which you can take any physical activity.
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In the villages there is an ordinary life without any amendments to the passing tourists. Lao people do not particularly show curiosity about foreigners. They simply do not pay attention to them, unless they themselves speak. Sometimes it seems that tourists are walking here in cloaks of invisibility, allowing them to quietly move from one house to another. Lao people also do their own business, clean coconuts, build bungalows from bamboo, cook food, repair fishing nets and swing in hammocks. This is an ideal place for dating russian women – no one will distract you from love affairs, and an amazing atmosphere of peace and happiness around will give you confidence. Traffic on the paths is pleasantly light, there are no cars and motorcycles are very rare. Basically, there are only rare bicycles and pets.

In the Mekong you can swim. Despite its formidable appearance and the proximity of the mountains, this river is very warm. Between the islands, its streams sometimes create a cascade of waterfalls, whose height can reach several tens of meters. In the rainy season, their appearance is the most formidable and devastating. The most popular places under the waterfalls, on the floods of the river collect many bathers every day – both local and visitors.
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By the evening, when the sun is not very hot, “circles” appear on the water. In local jargon, so-called inflated car cameras with tourists reclining on them. Melting down the river, participants  involve each other in leisurely conversations, turn around facing the setting sun, sip fresh cane juice or coconut milk, cooked in advance. Such a “voyage” can take up to several hours with stops on small islands. In any way, it’s better to go with a loved one, if you do not already have one, you can start with a dating chat.

Laos is indeed a great place and something you should include along with your top tourist destinations. If you are going to visit this hidden treasure in Asia, make sure to visit its nearby countries too which offers equally stunning paradise. A trip to Laos can be followed by a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia!

Not to be biased or anything but Philippines is also great country that you should not miss! With thousands of islands to offer, this archipelago is indeed a great treasure!

How about you? Which Asian countries would you like to visit the most?

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5 Comments

  1. I am now interested to see Laos after I read your post. When you say that people there do not mind tourists at all, I remember our visit to Indonesia. In Indonesia, tourists become instant celebrity. On the other hand, I can compare the people of Laos to the people in Singapore. Singaporeans also mind their own business. How much have you spent on your trip to Laos?

  2. I’ve always wanted to explore other countries within the Southeast Asian region! It seems like Laos might be overlooked by most people. The fact that this country only has rivers within it is intriguing to me. Hopefully I could save up and check out the sights and sounds there.

  3. I never thought that Laos offered a lot in terms of tourism! Despite not having access to beaches, I love that Laos is full of rivers! That makes going there very exciting! I need to bring friends here soon!

  4. Haven’t been to Laos and your post made me want to visit it anytime soon. I like the idea that Lao people mind their own business. Sometimes, people are too giddy seeing tourists and foreigners. They can be too accommodating or too aggressive. But more than anything, I picture Laos as a serene place thus would really want to push the idea of visiting it.

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