The justice system is not the same in Laos as other countries, and the best thing for everyone is to comply, save face and move on.Stepping over someone who is seated is the height of rudeness in Lao culture, since the head is high and the feet are the lowest part of the body.The only exception to this rule is giving morning alms to monks by placing the offering of food or money into the monk’s alms bowl.While Laos is a comparatively safe country in terms of violent crime and theft compared to its neighbours, it’s not without its own brand of danger.The Lao aren’t publicly affectionate among friends or romantic partners, and public hugging or kissing is frowned upon.It is against the law for foreigners to engage in sexual activity with a Lao person outside of marriage.
Many women in Laos value marriage above all else, with the exception being children. Its population is estimated to be around 6.5 million.When it comes to their values, they are traditional in outlook, and trustworthy in practice.The main features of Lao women are their slender builds, a surprisingly nice, curvy figure, long black hair, smooth clear skin, and their entrancing and alluring eyes.Generally speaking, Lao culture is easy going and very accepting.
People have little problem with LGBTQ individuals or public intoxication, taking a ‘live and let live’ attitude.
Practice patience, and don’t expect anyone to rush because you’re in a hurry.