Laos, presumably the land of peace and tranquility. Vientiane (the capital) has a small airport, and I like the fact that it doesn't have touts around to make travelling more stressful than it should be. Alek from Aroon Residence is slightly late to pick us up as he need to wait for someone from another flight as well, but all is fine.
Vientiane feels like a Thailand or Vietnam town, without the traffic. There are quite a number of foreign tourist roaming around. The city is pretty walk-able, we could either walk for 30 minutes or pay 20,000 Kip per person for a tuk-tuk. A bowl of local noodle cost 15,000 Kip; about 20,000 Kip for Latte and 30,000 Kip for Cheese Cake at Joma Cafe; 55,000 Kip for an hour of massage. Laos might be lay back and not a developed country, but things aren't cheap as well (just standard).