As in much of Southeast Asia, shoes belong outside and house shoes or bare feet are worn in the home.
In Laos, this line of thinking extends to certain stores and restaurants as well. Even if your host tells you that you may keep your shoes on, if his or hers are off, you should remove yours as well.
Lao women can be the best for marriage because generally they have all the qualities that a traditionally-minded man would desire.
While Laos is a comparatively safe country in terms of violent crime and theft compared to its neighbours, it’s not without its own brand of danger.260 million cluster bombs were dumped on Laos from 1964 to 1973, and thousands of ‘unexploded ordinances’ still litter the countryside, killing or injuring over 100 people every year.If you are trekking, stay on the path and better yet, go with a guide who knows the land and the language and can keep everyone safe.Women should also be careful not to accidentally brush up against a monk’s robes on the street, in a temple or sharing a tuk-tuk.Women should not hand anything directly to a monk, but instead should pass the item to a male intermediary.