Travel Blogs from Vang Vieng
... of town which was nice to see, the simple houses and local people farming. Half way there though as per our luck, our tuck tuck broke down, but after half our tinkering away he managed to just about get it going again.
We were the first an only one there apart from the people to lived their. We went and sat in one of the huts, we were a bit gloomy from the horrible sleep and the rain. That was until a huge wasps started bothering ...
... thanks to Accenture/Deloitte). We then promptly abused the facilities for a full two days, with only one nights stay. In particular the buffet breakfast, where we were all pretty shameless in shoving sandwiches for lunch in our bags, then later enjoying them round the pool. We then travelled downtown, to the more stereotypical backpackers quarter in preparation for our "Castaways tour" (booze cruise in Halong Bay). Within minutes ...
... then shown to our rooms which had a balcony of hammocks over looking the nam khon river with huge mountains surrounding us. We got shown around the village meeting all of the people who were so friendly. Bon was greeted by an over friendly lady who took a very strong liking to her dreded hair and white pasty skin and was constantly having her skin touched by her and also grabbed a breast and a bum. Whilst Bon was entertaining the predator lady ...
... and spending on average about £30 a day including food, accommodation and travel. We then went onto Do an off road trek through the mountains visiting many hill tribes as we went. As you can imagine, they are not used to seeing too many westerners, so we all felt a bit awkward as we wandered through getting satires at as if we had two heads. Won't go into too much detail as the pictures speak for themselves. All I can say though is that it was one of the best days so ...
... a pretty miserable day. It's a shame, really, as the scenery I did manage to glimpse along the way looked pretty stunning.
And now I'm in Vang Vieng. What to say about Vang Vieng? Some of you may have heard of its reputation for tubing and general drunken debauchery; it is a lot quieter these days after a massive government crackdown in 2012 following pressure as a result of the number of deaths and injuries but there are some ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking