Tubeing in the Vang Vieng,Drink,drink,drunk...
Trip Start Jan 08, 2011
261Trip End Dec 20, 2011
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So today we thought we'd join the party, two days exploring and last day, so Yeh, let's do it.
Well the day started by heading down at nine to get the tube sorted, which we did and then it was either pay to go or hang around wait for the free ride to fill up.
1st mistake of the day - going down early, most of the ones who know how it goes leave it till elevenish.
2nd mistake of the day - beers at nine thirty, and no breakfast, I guess the beers count???
More people turned up, we jumped in and off we went, arriving there, we were the first group and pretty much the only people there, the group we tagged onto were scots, Irish and one English girl, and so the drinking carried on, bit by bit more people started arriving but I think they were either more experienced on the whole tubing thing or more sensible, either way, they weren't quite so hellbent on getting drunk before midday.
Eventually we moved on to the second bar, which was the slide bar, which should be called the swing bar, because the swing beats it hands down.. so, its a good thirty foot up I guess?? Up some wooden staircase, wait for him to pull in the swing, deep breath, don't let go and jump!!! Wooohah... what a rush!!!!! probably made all the better by not having a clue what your jumping into. It was that good, did it twice!!!
Few more drinks and then the slide, which is big, and high, and has a kick right at the end to chuck you up and off - might of thrown myself off the top a hit harder than needed but there you go...
The rest of the group hadn't made it past that bar in the days that had been doing it, so it was their mission, we left and made it not very far at all, the women from one bar, practically waded out into the river to pull us all in, once on the deck, it was bright yellow headbands, free shots, spraypaint and stencils, beer, buckets and more free stuff.
Claire decided we needed to spraypaint everybody, so we did, everrrryyyybody was covered in pink, red, white and green, " I live Lao" or "superman" stencils, whether they liked it or not, we were painting them, and it all went pretty much downhill from there for me anyway!!!! Proper house and trance and too much booze, but it was pretty much four o clock and we'd been on it all day...Much fun, awesome day, awesome group, not so sure it would have been as much fun any other way. It wasn't busy, in fact it was pretty dead, the swing was awesome, it was just pretty much a perfect day, you couldnt get that two days in a row, and how the hell they do it day after day we'll never know!!!!
I have to say we were very very drunk by now and Phil was pretty much passed out, anyways we had to get back and the only way was in a ring so with me holding on to Phil ring we floated down the river,
More pictures soon!!!