Football (soccer) is very popular among young Lao people.
The Lane Xang Golf Club is at Km14 on the way to the Friendship Bridge and also the Eagle driving range.
Karaoke is everywhere.college and university students as well as the many unemployed being supported by the family (another strong Lao tradition).
Most will have money enough to buy a couple of drinks. Local families often rely on regular support from relatives living overseas, mainly in the USA; this seems to give many young Vientiane people little incentive to work or even consider looking for jobs.
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.
isit some of the above places and mixing with the local crowd.There are many 'short time' guesthouses and hotels (they call them love hotels in Japan) and hotels scattered around the country catering primarily to this trade as well as 'normal' overnight guests. Sadly, it's the easiest and most lucrative form of regular income for young Lao (and Thai), and this is how many of them support their families. Living at home and going out at night to sell their bodies is an easy option, with far greater income potential and little stigma among their peers.Babies and young children are often at home, being taken care of by parents or grandparents. Like their parents (and school teachers for that matter) are mostly badly educated, with few real skills. The families turn a blind eye, sex is never discussed openly of course, and everyone 'saves face'.The dogma further maintains that everyone may experience masculine and feminine forms in different 'lifetimes' or even during the same one.Traditional 'logic of invisibility' allows any kind of social behaviour as long as it neither hurts nor offends anyone else. The Lao people as a rule are tolerant and accepting by their Buddhist-influenced nature, and have quite open attitudes to sexual and gender preference. Thailand promotes this noticeably with live TV shows.