Laos is the centerpiece of a captivating Southeast Asian cocktail; it’s position screams out for an adventure combining its equally enticing neighbours.
Landlocked Laos is often overlooked by travellers in favour of its more infamous neighbours Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand; each pushed to the forefront of people’s travel imaginations by their crowd pulling ‘wow’ factor. Laos might not have the historical grandeur of Angkor Wat, the sensational pace of Saigon, or a Bangkok China Town dripping with gold, but as Laotian locals themselves would exclaim: ‘baw pen nyang’ – no worries! What Laos does have, apart from seductive seclusion, a dreamy old world magic and an effortless sense of cool and calm that pervades its every pore, is the enviable position of lying long in the middle of them all. To not combine the country as part of an ultimate Southeast Asian adventure would be an incredible opportunity missed.