Got the sniffles? Your doctor's just a flight away.
The health care system in Laos leaves a lot to be desired. For example, the website of Luang Prabang's largest hospital lists abortion as one of the most common diseases facing locals. All ex-pats will agree that if you have a serious ailment, it's best to get on the next flight to Udon Thani or Bangkok, Thailand. There, you can rest assured you will be given the proper care.