I am in love with Laos! The people are amazing and so friendly. I took a two day slow boat cruise down the Mekong river, which was so serene and relaxing. One of the stops was in a Hmong village. Many of the local ladies were selling handicrafts such as scarves and embroidery. I had to support fellow crafts women. The scarves I purchased were not done in traditional Hmong weaving patterns, but they were sure pretty.