As a foreign tourist travelling alone, you will often be made a fuss of; you might be joined at or invited to share a table.Go along if you can with the singing, dancing, clapping and arm-waving to the loud music, while drinking copious quantities of Beer Lao (Johnnie Walker for the wealthier patrons).Although virtually everyone has a mobile phone or tablet these days with internet (and Facebook access), Internet shops are still popular in Vientiane, not only for tourists but many young Lao women and men 'video-chatting' with friends at home and overseas.
See more on the Buddhist third sex or third gender topic below.
isit some of the above places and mixing with the local crowd.
These are the places where you can see young Lao people enjoying themselves to the full.
By contrast, family celebrations (except for formal wedding receptions for the wealthy) are almost always held at home with the extended family, friends and neighbours and their friends, accompanied by extremely loud blasting pop and traditional music, recorded and live.
A high proportion of these go to clubs several times per week not only to enjoy the company of their friends, but also in the hope of finding customers for sex, preferably farang (foreigners) who are always expected to have money.