An unexpected meeting with “the land of a million smiles”. Explore the corridors of a communist bureaucracy with winding ways you have never seen, and join the locals in the game of corruption. Spend the nights in a lovely guesthouse in French colonial style after cruising slowly in a tuk-tuk down the backpacker boulevard of the charming capital Vientiane. Enjoy the exotic celebrations of the International Women’s Day. Get to know the dusty outskirts of Vientiane on numerous trips to and from the airport. Make a quick overnight stop in a guesthouse in Phonsavan and discover the little-visited town of Sam Neua.