While volunteering in a hostel in Kyrgyzstan, we were struck by the interest and enthusiasm of a majority of travelers for attractions involving animals - such as multi-day horse treks with tired horses, or souvenir photo sessions with an eagle on arm... Choices that often exasperated us, but also raised many questions!...
A luxuriant and tropical nature, with gigantic caves to explore:
Welcome to Laos!
Hitchhiking level Difficult
Wild camping Tolerated
When we entered Laos by land with our French passports, we hadn't taken any steps in advance: indeed, it's quite possible to get your visa directly on the spot - which saves a lot of time, energy and paperwork!