Vansana Vientiane Hotel
Travel Blogs from Vientiane
... caves (bit creepy, but cool), have another swim and bike back to Vang Vieng. The kids had a competion who could get the dirtiest > Who wins?
At the Banana bar they serve good food and a game of pool is a favorite with the boys.
We are having such a wonderful time; it is great to see the kids so enthousiastic and open to new experiences. Trying to get homework done is a different story!
We pack up to leave this wonderful place and head to Luang Prabang. We ...
... sashimi and then, a whole array of dishes, some of which we
had no idea what they were, that floated by on a conveyor belt for you to grab
and then, as they were uncooked, plop them in the hot pot that was stationed at
each table. We certainly got our money’s
worth and Bill was in food heaven….buffets are his weakness.
Then, with much difficulty, we carted our stuffed bodies
back to ...
... The town is known for tubing, partying and lots of
outdoor activities, but a combination of a lot of rain (: understatement) and a
little food poisoning, kept it relatively low-key for us. Despite its tourism
Vang Vieng is very beautiful, being closely surrounded by limestone mountains.
Itīs also not the worst place to spend your ill-time at, considering that you
can lay down at the bars with a fruit shake and some South Park on screen…
... need to do for Vietnam. They were planning to go to the embassy first thing in the morning and hope they could sort it ready in time for their flight.
After walking the streets for a while we fell upon a Belgian bar that looked pretty full, which we took to be a good sign, so found a table upstairs and sat down. Poor Rebecca was also not feeling her best and it was a shame that both her and Kirsty were feeling unwell as this was our last dinner date before we parted ...
... On Sunday morning we set the alarm for 5.45 in order to watch the Tak Bat which is the Monks' Alms Procession. This happens daily at dawn when the monks walk barefoot along the streets and the townsfolk place balls of sticky rice into their begging bowls. It was an amazing sight but the photos don't do the procession justice. It was very quiet and peaceful and quite surreal. The monks came down the street in their saffron robes and just as quickly disappeared into the ...