I came to Laos via Thailand, crossing the border from Chiang Khong in Thailand to Huay Xai. The two towns are separated by a river, i.e. the Mekong River.
Laos is a good country to visit. The people are really friendly, lots of nature environments as the whole country is still not developed. When I was there, I felt like being in a national park. Laos also offers the best coffee in Asia (many travellers have the same view as I), and tasty foods as well.