Certainly Laos is among the poorest countries of the world. I found these people near the market in Luang Prabang and I asked them to take a picture. They kindly accepted!
The end of the rainy season
When the rainy season ends people are used to make a big festival in the country. In Mekong river boats are decorated and then go down the river, while in land many activities are organised.
One of the things that i liked from the city, is the french touch that you can feel, in the shops, in the architecture, even in the food.
At 6.00pm all the temples start the routine of praying and chanting. I watched the ceremony from the door of many temples, and found the experience very rewarding.