Laos is a small country in Southeast Asia that was bombed for over ten years during the Viet Nam war and is still dealing with the aftermath
Laos is a small country largetly dependent on China for its economic survival. The capital of Vientiane is surreal with large Porsche and Maserati car dealerships along streets filled with ruined buildings. Where the children of the elite are largely immune from the daily task of survival. Where digging in the countryside still unearths unexploded bombs dropped by the United States for over ten years during the Viet Nam conflict in an effort to cut the supply lines from North Viet Nam to the south that ran through Laos.
Luangprabang is a large and by Laotian standards, prosperous city along the Mekong River. More and more tourists--mostly European make it a stop to shop, ride elephants, run down the river, and vist the ancient temples.