Inthira Vang Vieng
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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... and another 12 in the first half of 2012, in light of the deaths in mid 2012 everything changed in Vang Vieng; The majority of bars where shut down, the drug menus disappeared and the rope swings and slides were dismantled. We heard Tubing still happened here but that the town was slowly trying to return to attracting tourists for its real draw card, the scenery. Out of curiosity we decided to check it out. Vang Vieng town is an utter **** hole. It is so obvious that it boomed quickly ...
So we spent about 3 weeks poking around the north west and central parts of Laos and we had a blast. We got to Laos, spent a night at the border town and opted out of the 2 day "slow-boat" cruise down the Mekong river to Luang Prabang. There is also a "fast-boat" that will take you to Luang Prabang in 9 hours, but you seriously risk your life by taking it. At least they give you motorcycle helmets!
Instead of the river ride, we went north to a trekking ...
... After we'd rinsed off, the girls and I went to a little restaurant with the girls and we had fruit shakes and we watched episodes of Friends from the bed/tables. The tables are set up on platforms about a foot and a half off of the ground and there pads and pillows all around and on the TVs they play Friends DVDs. Vang Vieng used to be best known for tubing down the river which was lined with bars and restaurants. People would rent tubes and float down the river, ...
... Kayley had a panic attack, think Rachie and Karen but with more crying. But luckily what the wasps didn't know was that we had back up, then again neither did we. We had a Small army of children protectors that charged to help us. One with a twisted towel, one with a long cane and a girl with a MAHOOSIVE kitchen knife. It was so odd, especially when there children come charging in and Kayley crying.
The guys finally turned up ...
... It was a great dinner in a brilliant company!
Before it got too dark we drove to the blue lagoon where we spent the rest of the night drinking beer and chatting with the hitchhikers in the traditional gazebo.
At 6 AM we went for a swim in the lagoon and stopped by the Viman restaurant for breakfast. After grabbing a few bottles of refreshing radler for the road we were ready to continue our journey to Pakse, 800 km away.