Laos is a pastoral paradise. Fed by the mighty Mekong river, its landscape is lush, filled with a diversity of life. It’s home to the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin and the clouded leopard. It has cool mountainous climates in the north, and warmer, tropical weather towards the south. In Luang Prabang, we had breakfast outdoors, warmed by hot coals under our feet, overlooking the mighty Mekong. In Kingfisher Ecolodge, had up close and personal encounters with protected elephants. We hiked up waterfalls, ate and shopped in the most beautiful night market in the world. We took a river cruise around the four thousand islands and visited some of the small villages in the south. In Vientiane, we enjoyed the unique architecture, a result of the mixing of French of Laotian culture. It was a truly wonderful experience we would recommend to anyone. Change comes quickly to developing countries in South East Asia, and we would love to return to Laos to experience it all anew.