Aside from river tubing in Vang Vieng, I didn't know what Laos would hold for me. Crossing over from Cambodia, I quickly found myself on Don Det, one of the better “developed” islands situated in the midst of the Mekong River in southern Laos. Life was slow, very slow. Sip a beer, talk with other travelers, watch the muddy water wash by, and maybe go for a walk.
When it came time to move onward with my new Parisian friends, we headed further north to check out an old temple complex, Wat Phu.