Laos is just the most wonderful place, laid back, timeless, beautiful - It is had to describe so I will call it The Land of the Pink Toilet Paper.
On arrival in a Guest House on Laos we are presented with a roll of very bright pink toilet paper. Now after the last 5 months of very little, and usually no toilet paper, this is a pleasant surprise and it personifies this country. Laos is bright, gentle and tranquil. I am not saying that Laos is 5 star comfort, far from it, but it gets 5 stars for hospitality, friendliness and smiles.
Sticky rice is the staple food. It is served in small grass baskets. Rice pudding was also on the menu in most places and was very good.