Laos is a much less traveled country in South East Asia & it is not surprising considering the country is surrounded by Thailand & Cambodia, both of which are more popular destinations in this region.
Laos is a country traversed by the Mekong River and is known for its mountainous terrains, Buddhist monasteries & friendly Laotian people. I visited some places in Laos as part of my overland journey from Singapore to Central Asia. I have to admit that travelling in Laos was not part of my original plan but after visiting the country spontaneously, I have no regrets & even fell in love with this beautiful country!
The Laotian people are incredibly friendly and as soon as they realize you are a foreigner, they will go all out to help you. Greetings of "Sa-bai-Dee" which means "Hello" in Laotian are also very common wherever you go.