Legal Stuff 

Welcome to my blog. I'm very glad to have you here but I also need to share with you some important legal disclaimers relating to my site T&Cs, Copyright, Privacy and Permissions. By reading or using this website, you choose to accept and agree with the following terms and information. If you do not accept these terms, please do not use this website.


I, Lilani Goonesena of Eat Drink Laos and, provide independent food, culture and travel content about Vientiane, Laos and parts of Asia. All content on this website, the Eat Drink Laos social media accounts and the Eat Drink Laos email subscription, is based on my personal opinions and experiences, and is without any warranties of any kind. Your use of acknowledges this. While I try my best to ensure that the content here is accurate and up to date, I make no guarantees that any given information or experiences will or can apply to others. 

All information on, newsletters and social media pages are expressly my own opinions. I do not seek or accept payment of any kind from any venue, company, business or product in exchange for review or site or social media placement. is an independent blog and is not affiliated with any other party. I write about what I choose and I what I like.  

Third Party Sites

Any and all links provided on this site are intended for the purposes of information only. Any prices pertaining to third party products or venues referenced in my blog posts may change without notice to my or others. These third party businesses and websites are controlled by other parties and I have no control over, or responsibility for, their content or operations. 


Security on is maintained by Squarespace, which supports SSL certification. Look for the "https" at the front of my URL, it means that every page of my site is secure. However, no internet exchange is 100% guaranteed safe. You acknowledge that any information submitted through this site could be accessed by a third-party and shared without my knowledge or permission, and I cannot be held responsible for any action or claims arising from such a situation.

Copyright & Trademark

This site and all the information it contains, including, but not limited to: blog posts, designs, layout, appearance, photographs, videos, opinions, text, guides, trademarks, and logos ("Protected Information") are the property of Lilani Goonesena and Eat Drink Laos. is protected from unauthorised use, copying, distribution and dissemination by Australian Copyright law, trademark law, international conventions, and other intellectual property laws. All rights are reserved. You are not allowed to use my Protected Information without my express written consent. That means that you must email me to ask for permission to use any content on I may say yes (see below for conditions) or I may say no. But you need to ask first.

Further, reproduction of any documents, materials, or information for the purposes of sale or use by a third party is strictly prohibited. I reserve the right to take legal action against you if you breach these terms. 

You may only use my content for your own purposes, such as to link to my blog posts from your own blog or social media post. If you reference my material online, please link to, the original blog post and acknowledge me as the author. 

If in doubt, please email me first. 

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to me. Any information collected on this site is not and will never be sold or shared with third parties. This is how your information is used on

• Your name, email address and URL is collected to comment on blog posts;
• Your name, email address and URL is collected to get in touch with me;
• Your name and email address is collected to sign up to my newsletter.

Any information you provide is used solely for the stated purpose unless you agree in advance to additional use. You may request at any time to be removed from my lists. Details are only supplied to a third party supplier when it is required by law,

"Cookies" are used to collect basic information for site management and statistics. I do not collect or store this information on

Credit card information is not collected or stored on 


Comments on blog posts are very welcome but must be clean and related to the material at hand. does not allow spam, abuse, defamation or marketing/sales comments relating to businesses. reserves the right to remove any comment without notice. 


You may: 

- Repost a summary of a blog post (or an excerpt of up to 50 words) with a link back to the original post
- Link to or any of my public blog posts

You may NOT:

- Repost any content in its entirety, or word for word paragraphs or phrases (without adhering to the repost permission above)
- Repost or repurpose any content on the newsletter
- Alter or sell any content on
- Translate any content on into another language


This policy may change without notice. It is your responsibility to check back regularly for updates. 

Website credits was created by me (Lilani Goonesena) on the Squarespace platform with the Five template. All photography was and is taken by me (unless otherwise stated), primarily using a Sony RX100 III, and remains my property. The homepage banner was hand drawn and created by Asma Enayeh expressly for Eat Drink Laos. 

Page last updated March 2017.