This is a sobering picture: one of many posters outlining landmines left over from the Vietnam War which are epidemic to the border region of Laos. There is a big effort to clear them, and one comes across teams of Lao and Australian personel hard at work. The message is: once you approach the border region, don't sway off the beaten track. Otherwise, things are perfectly safe. I took this photo in a cafe in Xepon.