After finishing up three semesters of teaching, Laos was the first stop on our three month journey through Asia. We spent two days on a slow boat chugging down the Mekong river into Laos from Northern Thailand. Having yet to be overrun by tourists, the rugged Laotian landscape juts out behind old French buildings and local fishing boats and the small hillside towns illustrate the simple way of living.
The rivers and mountains running through Laos invite and incite the adventurer within. We kayaked, motorbiked, zip-lined and tubed our way from Northern Laos down to Vientienne. Getting from A to B provided a few comical challenges but we adapted to changes in plans by exploring local markets lining every street and basking in vibrant sunsets that dominated every evening.