Inthira Vang Vieng
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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It was hot when we woke up, this was partially due to the fact that the air conditioning unit had apparently decided that it disliked the cold and instead was busily making itself happy pumping in warm air, slightly hotter than it was outside. This seemed unfair. This led to us moving to our third room in the same hotel in 3 days.Once we had been …
... 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 ...