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Laos Expat Life

Welcome to Our Laos Expat Story


We moved to Vientiane in 2016 under contract with a three-month-old and welcomed a second in October 2018. Lori’s initial contract with her INGO (International Non-Governmental Organization) was two years, but we decided to extend for a third year.

Though we relocated from Vientiane to Phnom Penh in October 2019, the Laos capital will always hold a special place in our memories.

As you’ll gather from reading our posts, expat life here is relaxed, low drama, and no hassle. In short, it’s old school — a throw-back to a time before the West went and got itself in a big ol’ hurry. But that seems to be changing in Vientiane rather quickly.

This is our Laos Expat story (in reverse chronology) below. Click here to skip to the bottom (and start from the beginning).

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