What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?
The language barrier and cultural norms make it difficult to interact with local people extensively. However, the Lao are very friendly. Having small children that play with Lao kids is a good way to bridge the cultural divide. - Jun 2020
Going out to dinner, dinner parties, sports clubs/events. There are options, but you have to look for them. - Oct 2018
For somewhere that seems like it has not much to do, as far as American comparisons, we were always busy. We'd have game nights, BBQs, swimming at the Ambassador's pool, playdates with kids' friends. - Jan 2014