As for the bad experiences in Laos, Selina had one problem in particular..."the food. The Food in Laos is not good. It is bland, tasteless and sometimes down right gross. I’m not talking about the fact that they love bugs, testicles, intestines and organs, but the food is lacking flavor. Oh, and I hope you love noodles or rice because just about every meal is some sort of noodle or fried rice concoction. Western food is incredibly easy to find but not always what you expect.
The local food isn’t that great, but at least it is cheap. Western food is priced at triple what you should be paying. You must remember, yes $6 for pasta and a beer is dirt cheap but in comparison to the average meal in South East Asia, you are being ripped off. Know how much a specific dish should cost before going out to eat."
If you find yourself in the city of Luang Prabang, stop by the Royal Palace museum to see all of its art and artifacts! Here you'll find French paintings depicting Laos lifestyle, a large gold, silver and bronze Buddha, a moon rock from the Apollo moon mission, and the Crown Jewels of Laos!
As we all know, traveling is not always glamorous and comfortable. A word of (important!) advice from Selina: "Be careful of who you give your money too and make sure you get a receipt for everything. The people of Laos are not the friendliest. Aside from all the stares, you can expect to be treated as a second-class citizen. They will ignore you, talk down to you, and try and rip you off. Of course, not every person is like this, but the clear majority I encountered seemed to have it out for westerns."