Visa-Run to the Kingdom of a Million Elephants

I am Joan Rio.

“You should experience being foreign at least once…”

I’ve never really written about my life as an expat, like how I adjusted to the language I couldn’t understand, the food with strange smells, the pollution (lol), and many others. But being a foreigner, among many other things, one thing you should always be concerned about is your documents.

I was lucky to get employed right away when I arrived so I never had a problem but changing employers means going back to zero. Now, I need to count from 1.

Laos is the only landlocked nation in Southeast Asia, occupying the northwest portion of the Indochinese peninsula. This country is surrounded by China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Myanmar.

Laos’ history and culture can be traced back to the Kingdom of Lan Xang Hom Kao (Kingdom of a Million Elephants Under the White Parasol) which existed for four centuries…

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