Travel Blogs from Vang Vieng
... dry bags we left the safety of the hotel. It was amazing how much rain was actually falling - like someone was pouring it out of the clouds. Of the few people also braving the rain most were in ponchos or carried umbrellas - those who didn't were soaked to the bone. It was amusing to see those locals still trying to get around by motorbike/moped and driving with an open umbrella trying to shield them from the rain. Our first stop was the bank to ...
... as we had had the night before but was large with A/C and fan, as well as shower (luke warm) and complimentary drinking water. We went to explore the swimming pool on the second floor which turned out to be fantastic as it overlooked the river and was long enough to swim lengths. We opted for sitting in the hammocks as we didn't have long until we were going out for our evening meal.
Food was at a place called River Spirit (again overlooking ...
We got a minibus to take us to our next destination, Vang Vieng. It took us through the mountains and past locals farming vast rice fields. Vang Vieng is a small town made up of only a few streets. Backpackers come to the area to go tubing down the Nam Song River. The majority of bars/restaurants are set out exactly the same with high rise wooden benches with a short table and cushions where you can relax and watch the constant ...
... walking across it. Where are we...and do they know how to make pizza? Luckily, a tuk tuk pulls up and takes us to our resort. I booked a room for $45. I told Christine and Cody I wasn't sure what our room was going to look like based on the picture, but that I thought it would be nice enough. Well, I booked a villa right by the river with a view of the mountains. Christine laughs as we walk up, "you booked us a house"? Cody says ,"you did ooooook". "I can ...
... ride back from swimming was not fun. The scenery was beautiful and I stopped to get some pictures this time, and there was less uphill this way, but it was very painful on my behind. When we the first thing was a shower because we all looked like we had explosive diarrhea wit the mud splattered up out backs. I basically had a shower with my clothes on first to get some of the mud off and they were completely soaked from the rain ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking