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Working in Vientiane


Good morning!

I am curious to hear from others about their experiences working and living in Vientiane. I have never been to Laos, but I have traveled and worked in Northeast, Southeast and South Asia.

I am wondering how you would describe the quality of life there? How safe is the city to live in? I now live in a city where going to the grocery store requires an escort (I was mugged 8 weeks ago). Needless to say, I do not wish to live like this again! Living a healthy, balanced lifestyle is a priority for me!

Socially, how is the expat scene? I am in my early 30's and am not planning to frequent the bars all the time but would still like to have the option to go out to restaurants with others and enjoy an occasional social drink. Are there any international grocery stores that offer hard to find items like flax seed for example? I'd like to have some picture of what it is like to live there.

How is it if you need to see a doctor for a simple concern?

Thanks in advance!!!