Tuk Tuks, Frangipani, Tamarind and Buddhist monks wandering pathways are all the norm when you travel Laos. It is an ethnically diverse country bordered by Vietnam, China and Thailand. Rice paddies abound the lowlands, gorgeous tiered farm lands grace the highlands. Countless waterways to explore, along with myriads of limestone caves, some used as war hideouts, are dotted through the landscape and gives the traveller a multitude of adventure options. Vientiane is the capital and is regarded as one of the most laid back cities in greater Asia. Having a French influence and an ancient Asian heritage, Laos is a photographers gem. Eating in Laos is a culinary delight from authentic comfort foods to exciting street stalls and many local cafes.