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Black Travel Vibes: Take Your Passport To New Heights In Laos

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Black Travel Vibes: Take Your Passport To New Heights In Laos
Photo Credit: @she.just.left

From wandering the streets of Cartagena to eating strange foods in Bangkok to relaxing in the endless blue waters of Zanzibar – Black people are seeing the world more than ever before. After a while, it can feel like there are no new adventures left to discover, that is until you lay eyes on a gem you didn’t even know existed.

Laos is a destination that many people traveling to southeast Asia tend to overlook in favor of more popular escapes like Thailand and Vietnam —but that’s all about to change. Globetrotters are flocking to Laos to experience its vibrant culture, flavorful cuisine, heart-pumping adventures and more. And they all have one thing in common — once they do, they fall in love!

Houston native Alexis (@she.just.left) is currently living in Vietnam, and recently found herself enamored by the magic of Laos. The friendly spirit of the Laotian people left her smiling from ear to ear and counting down the days until she can return.

“I can’t help but to feel overjoyed. This Laos trip has been one for the books. The smile you see here has remained this entire trip. The people I’ve met, the places I went, everything I’ve experienced here. the Lao people are the epitome of respectful and kind. They have left a lasting impression on my heart. I will definitely be back,” she says.

If you’ve been looking to take your travels to new heights, Alexis’ photo journey through Laos along with our exclusive guide will tell you all you need to know about your new favorite getaway. Enjoy!