Originally Posted by zigi
Laos have an almost 0 crimerate on tourists if i am right so i geuss its not the same thing but i understand your feelings...how is Internet connection there in remote areas?....and yes if you dont living in Vientiane or on the way to Luang prabang not many tourists to see i geuss.
Oh i agree totally, Lao is a very safe place for tourists. I did live in Vientiane for 2 years now i live further north.
But im not unaffected by crime. I own a houses/land/business and have things stolen regularly. Totally expected as per other comments regarding SEA/poor nations. That said i still love the lifestyle and wont be leaving anytime soon, and perhaps OP can find the same in cambodia.
Edit, i guess what im trying to say in my slightly drunk state is after all the problems and concerns listed, just maybe its worth the compromise.