Today’s Smiling Faces Travel Photo is of a smiling officer taking a break from her paper work in the capital city of Vientiane, Laos. The locals are some of the friendliest I’ve ever encountered. I love how the pace of life slows down in Laos compared to other neighbouring countries such as Thailand and Vietnam. Even the government officials are more relaxed and easy going here in terms of daily interaction. This is a smiling faces travel photo from Vientiane, Laos.