When there are no great tourist attractions, most travellers will dismiss the place as "nothing much, nothing to see". But for me the local people and their culture are interesting enough if one keeps an open mind.
I bring you some snapshots of life in Vientiane.
A man selling flowers from the cart attached to his bike.
Being one of the poorest countries in the world, child labour is common in Laos. This boy is hawking "keropok".
While children in richer countries are playing with their PSP and computer games, these kids labour in the market every day.