Vang Vieng - The local side

Trip Start Mar 03, 2010
Trip End May 02, 2010

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Le Jardin Organique Guesthouse

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Monday, March 15, 2010

So, we've established I had a great time in Vang Vieng.  But the real reason why I liked it so much?  The local area. 

Renting a pooey 110cc Scooter, I set forth to see some of the local villages, down long dust dirt paths.  It was epic.

I saw all sorts of wildlife, from Butterflies to Spiders to really big cows; I chatted with lots of happy locals; I was taught how to fix a shitty Scooter that kept breaking down; I learnt I could push said Scooter 5km back to town when it really did die; I saw lots of stunning scenery and I avoided most of the morons back in town.  Woot!

Go to Vang Vieng, have fun, but spend two days at least on a bicycle or Scooter, exploring the local area, interacting with real locals, and go further than the sodding Blue Lagoon! There is so much more if you simply keep going...
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