Truth be told, we came to Laos to kill time before getting to Thailand (Americans get a 30 day visa in Thailand and if we went straight there we would’ve overstayed!). But upon arrival in Luang Prabang, we realized what a treat it was going to be to spend 5 days there. We immediately felt calm in this chilled out town. It’s protected by UNESCO so buildings aren’t bigger than 2 stories and only recently did cars start driving around here. Great food, the most beautiful waterfall we’ve seen yet, and friendly people.