My version of a guide
Sleepy as the Mekong river, stepping into Laos was like stepping into land that time forgot. While Thailand is geared towards and catered to tourism Laos is still getting used to tourists wanting to come to this majestic country.
I once watched a documentary by Anthony Bourdain about Laos (Watch it here) and it intrigued me so much, right there and then I wanted to backpack Laos. This was a completely off the grid place to travel. He described it as mysterious and I wanted – No; I needed to experience that myself! Laos did not disappoint; I loved this country. Yes, it’s not developed like Thailand nor commercially overrun by western franchises but there is just this charm about it and you can’t help fall in love with the place.