Day 13 & 14 - Kayaking, caving and tubing

Trip Start Sep 27, 2012
Trip End Nov 06, 2012

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, Vientiane,
Friday, October 12, 2012

Day 13

Today was spent mainly travelling. We left Vientiane by bus and headed towards Vang Vieng which is a little town near the Mekong river.

I had the famous burger at the Aussie bar for dinner and I have to say it was pretty good! We walked around and explored Vang Vieng for the rest of the day.

Day 14

9am start today and we were picked up by Tuk Tuk towards the Mekong river for an activity filled day!

The first activity was Caving. This basically involved getting on a large rubber ring in the water and exploring caves. We navigated via a rope and were given a headlight each. It was a very interesting experience to say the least! I initially found it claustrophobic and it brought back memories of being in the Cu Chi tunnels! But after a few mins I started to enjoy it. I don't have any pictures unfortunately as I was afraid to take my camera in case I damaged it!

Kayaking was next...I realised how different it was kayaking on the river as opposed to the ocean like we did in Halong Bay. I felt a bit more confident but still went with a guide. The scenery was absolutely stunning and we met other people who had booked the trip too. I particular Peter and Patrick who I saved ;)...and then splashed!! The tour provided lunch...barbequed veg and chicken with veg was pretty good.

There are usually numerous bars dotted along the river where the trip usually stops but we heard they had recently been shut down as there have been deaths (last one in January) when people kayak/swim when drunk!

Meera and I got a bite to eat near the river and we went to 'Monkey Bar' in the evening. It was pretty busy and we met up with the other tour, Patrick and Peter.

Plan for tomorrow is a 7hr bus trip to Luang Prabang ..x
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Bijal Badiani on

Sound like fun....

Cant believe itse been a fornight already

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