The Sydney Morning Herald describes Laos as the cheapest travel destination in Asia. It’s described as “living-like-a-king-on-the-cost-of-a-packet-of-chips-a-day”.

Contiki tours are soon to be starting their operations in South East Asia. Boo!

“Particularly in places like Laos, life moves at a languid pace. Are they ready for hordes of tourists demanding that the toilets be clean, the food not make them sick, the beer taste like home and the mozzies stop biting? I doubt it. And tour passengers aren’t known for their patience.”