There is rampant drinking and driving in Laos, which makes the roads more dangerous at night.
Weak laws and lax enforcement of those that do exist has led to illegal poaching of the wild animals that were once prevalent in Laos.
Motorbikes are a popular mode of transportation in Laos, but ride at your own risk.
Take it easy, bite your tongue and enjoy the unhurried, unstressed Lao lifestyle.
11 Things You Should Never Do in Laos
Motorbikes are a popular mode of transportation in Laos, but ride at your own risk. If you do take to the road on two wheels, drive defensively, know the risks and check out the bike thoroughly before you drive. Women should not hand anything directly to a monk, but instead should pass the item to a male intermediary. 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. However, there are some things that you should never do in Laos for your own safety, the preservation of the country and, ultimately, to respect the local people. Often the underpaid police force is simply looking to extort money from tourists.