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Rice fields and misty forested mountains in Laos

Let's Get Laos'd: Our Brilliant Facts About the Magnificent Laos

By Real Travelling

Last updated: 6th August 2015

HEY THERE, BEAUT. We've been wanting to suss you out for ages, but it just didn't seem possible. You were too 'out there'. Too undiscovered. But now, it's time.

We're so excited to launch our brand new adventures, especially as it's been a firm country favourite of the Real Gap Experience team for absolute donkeys (you can barely shut Louisa up about her time out there. It's properly runs deep, y'know?)

So, what's Laos all about?

As Laos is pretty undiscovered it's a bit under the radar, but that's where we come in! So, here are our brilliant facts on Laos...

  • We're 100% sure that it's pronounced Lao. Laos people won't have a clue what you're saying if you even mutter the word 'laos' (like lice), so just don't do it. 
  • Luang Prabang is probably one of the most chilled out, relaxed places we've ever been too. We're so in love it's unreal. 
  • The country is SO green. So, so green, and that makes us eternally love life.
  • The food's good. Imagine loads and loads of sticky rice (yum!) but saucy and stuff. YUM. (The purple sticky rice is majestic)
  • The people will welcome you with open arms. They will call you 'falang', which we must admit, sounds like falangi (as quoted by Phoebe Buffet of 'Friends' fame) but it means foreign friend, not a random, made up part of the plane (she was trying to stop Rachel going to Paris, remember!)
  • Monks. Loads, and loads of monks. 


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