Things I like about Laos #2: sticky rice

Rice being transplanted, Plain of Jars, Phonsavan, Laos Known in these parts as khao niaow, I could eat this stuff all day. In Laos that's easier done than said. And at the moment, I'm also fortunate enough to witness the first stage in rice production:

Hmong people planting rice in Vieng Xai, Hua Phan, Laos

not to mention the last:

Sticky rice steaming in Luang Prabang