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Travel Blogs from Vang Vieng
We decided to hire bikes and explore the lay of the land, with 2 wheels rather than going on a tour. Starting from the south of Vang Vieng we crossed the river were there was a check point where you had to pay $5000 to cross. We headed on a dirt road through rural and fields of hay with big mountains looming in the background and made our way to …
Booking a 9am mini bus which turned out to leave at 9:45am instead, cramped in the back inbetween Rob, the bags and the window we made our way towards Vang Vieng.
It took us a while to get out of the city because they kept closing it to let the heads of states leave their hotels, it was nice to get out of the city and see some greenery of …
... retired professional kayaker, Robbie 'Bustin' Abbot as Aaron thought it was entertaining to flip him into the jellyfish-infested water every 30 seconds. The evening was spent on the boat playing drinking games, which proved to be a messy one for Wag, ending with a Chunder dragon off the side of the boat before retiring to our dorm, nice. The second day was as eventful, with a visit to Castaway Island. A rather choppy journey created some ...
... and what made it for me was travelling through the small villages, watching every day life pass by. This really does make the dodgy bus journeys worth it. Travelling through the poor villages, you see families that seem to be merely surviving, yet their faces show priceless smiles. It was refreshing to see children playing outside, laughing and joking and all the women and men sitting together looking happy. Travelling through the fresh ...
... power station to be set up. The view across the lake from here is stunning. We see some 'sticks’ pointing up out of the water – these are the remains of teak trees – these were submerged but the value of them proved too much and divers (with pneumatic chainsaws) have slowly been removing the oil-rich wood. We head back, stopping at a café to cool down and enjoy a cold drink – and to learn a little more about the area from Tom. ...
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