Today’s smiling faces travel photo is of a group of Lao women sitting down at a park bench to share conversation, smiles and laughs – Vientiane, Laos. Vientiane is possibly the quietest and most relaxing capital city I’ve ever visited. One can notice locals and tourists relaxing all over the city. The pace of life is not nearly as hectic in neighbouring Thailand, Vietnam , or even Malaysia, which by the way has fantastic travel deals, when you look for them online. I really appreciate going to Laos for this reason alone – especially when I feel somewhat worn down from backpacking. This is a travel photo from Vientiane, Laos.