Swimsuits on, no plans other than to check out the river and find the best (okay, cheapest) cocktail in town. The stuff the best days of traveling are made of.
We hopped in the river and two local punky kids started splashing us, which quickly turned into a game of chicken.
After proving how cool we are, a group of girls recruited us to play volleyball. After a few unsuccessful volleys, Charmaine asked, 'futbal?' A dozen smiles and shy nods.
Oh wait, you're all secretly amazing at this? Of course, of course you are.
The best day in Laos, bar none.