Photo Essay: Cute Kids in Laos and Cambodia
One of the joys of traveling Southeast Asia is the children.
In Laos and Cambodia, however, they were very special. Little kids would run up to me and give me high fives. Older kids would shyly come over to practice their English. Whenever I rode my on a motorbike, kids of all ages would wave and yell greetings — it made me feel like a celebrity!
Here are some of my favorite photos of these adorable kids.
This little boy was running around Jaidee’s Bar in Vang Vieng — and spraying people with Windex!
This jungle baby, who now graces the back of my business cards, hung out in a tree at Angkor Wat.
These boys were mischievous, running around in the streets of Pakse, Laos.
One of my favorite things about Kampot, Cambodia, was that everyone was so friendly — especially the kids. They saw me taking pictures of the river down the street and began jumping around and motioning for me to take their picture!
These little boys on the Bolaven Plateau of Laos gave me a tour of a waterfall. Or half a tour, once I realized that I would have to hop across tiny rocks in a stream in order to get to the other side! I couldn’t balance nearly as well as them.
A baby and a puppy…could you ask for any more cuteness? This was in Don Det, Laos.
This little girl, whom I met at the party in the countryside outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia, quickly mastered the art of self-portraiture!
You may have come to Southeast Asia because of the beaches, or because of the culture, or because they’re two of the cheapest countries on the planet…but the kids will capture your heart.