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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 …
... tubing. Plus two of them are medics; Mark has in fact just become a registrar only 4 years after graduating so we felt in safe hands! The tubing was great fun. Floating down the river reminded us a bit of the bamboo rafting as it was also very civilised. We stopped at the second bar as there were men at the river's edge who threw a rope with a plastic bottle on the end which we caught and they reeled us in. This bar had everyone from the afternoon's ...
... full of tourists who'd travelled there by bus at the top and it felt amazing to think about what we'd managed to do. We must have had a completely different experience of the country doing it by bike. We had had so much contact with the people this way and had been able to have the experience of all the saibai-dees when we passed through villages, high fiving wee kids on the way past, dodging piglets and chickens, using people's outdoor toilets (one ...
... Monkey" for a few more. Oh dear I could see where this night was headed.... At the funky monkey I was introduced to beer pong, no not a local but a beer drinking game, narrow table, stand at the end, opponent at the other end, ping pong ball, 5 glasses of beer half full at each end stacked liked ten pins, each gets to throw the ping pong ball at the opponents pins, if the ball goes in, you have to drink it, simple! Ok time to hit the Jungle party along with ...
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