In February 2019 we went to Laos for the first time, the two of us. What we have done and where we have slept we describe in other stories. Here we try to tell what we noticed in those few days.
Allereerst het geld.
The currency of Laos in the Kip, but in many places, especially hotels, the price is also indicated in US Dollars. Yet dollars are not accepted everywhere.
In general English is not spoken well in Thailand.
Laos is a relief; in hotels and restaurants the staff speak reasonable to good English. And on the streets many people speak reasonable English.
We flew by plane from Bangkok to Luang Prabang and from there with a van to our hotel.
Along the way it was not busy, and also no highways. The area looks reasonably well maintained, and especially green. We saw that greenery and tranquility everywhere in the few days we were there.
Our experience with the people in Luang Prabang, we have not been further, is good. The population is friendly and helpful.
Laos certainly requires multiple visits.
Written on: 2019-09-14
We tell what we have done and experienced during a trip and we also tell what we think about it; no more and no less.
This is not a travel guide, nor is it advice to visit a place or not.
There are other sites for that.
Our opinion about places where we have eaten, drunk or slept is not intended as a (positive or negative) assessment, there are other sites for that.
It is our view of the situation at a certain moment and that view is influenced by our mood, the weather and many other factors.