Tubing is AMAZING

Trip Start Sep 27, 2009
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Trip End Sep 26, 2010


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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Okay, so I have had such an amazing time in Laos!!!

So we left Pai and got on a really small minibus. One of the guys (Rich) on our mini bus was really sick and so we had to keep stopping for him to vommit! Was not that much fun, particularly for him as the roads were so windy. We eventually got to Chang Kong at about 3 in the morning and stayed at the worst place ever!! We didnt really get that much sleep before we got woken up for breakfast at 7am! We then crossed the boarder to get our Visas for Laos and then hoped on the slow boat for the next 2 days!

The boat was alot of fun and we met some great people on there that we ended up spending a lot more time with! We played loads of games and had probably the best game of charades ever!! The only downer was that it ws freezing on the boat! Anna you would have hated it, lol!!! We got to Luang Prabang and it was such a cute little place. We managed to find the nicest room to stay in! It was pure luxury and we were so excited!!  We were jumping around on beds! We had our own TV, a proper cubicle shower and cherry wood flooring.We even had our own Romeo and Juliet window!!!

That night we went out to the local disco. Megan, Crista, Aaron, Chris and myself were the only westerners there. It was very funny! A local midget took a bit of a shine to Crista. She wasnt feeling quite the same love!! they did play some music that we recognised!!

The next day we caught a bus to Vang viene for the famous tubing. You hire a circular tube and you float down the river getting off at different bars! There are zip swings and stuff to go crazy with!! We Had the best time!!! Our second day tubing was probably the best day of my trip so far!! There was about 15 of us that all brought the same shorts and headbands (obviously my idea, lol)!! We spent the whole day together and it got very messy. One of the boys put paint all over our bodies and then later we realized that it was car paint and the stuff doesnt really come off!!! We also had some crazy mud fights which got very gross!!!

We were really lucky with the weather as the few days before we got there it was apparently quite chilly!! We had perfect sunshine and we just had lots of fun jumping in the river and drinking yet more buckets!!! Met a few nice boys there too, which made the trip more exciting! Lol!!

We spent 3 days tubing and decided to leave to let the liver have a rest. Plus on the last day our friend Aaron broke his jaw and we had to take him to hospital. Some English knob punched him!!! He has now been taken to Bangkok, poor little thing. We got an overnight sleeper bus which was interesting. We were at the back of the bus and there was only really space for 4 people, but there was 5 of us squeezed in. The 3 of us, a guy called Yasper that we met and then a local!! As usual I managed to sleep on the bus the whole way there, dont think the girls were as lucky!

We are now in the South of Lous called 4 Thousand Island. It is so lovely here! It was a bit of a shock when we got here yesterday, as it is so different quiet compared to tubing!  Yesterday afternoon we took a boat out with thh California boys we met in Vang Vienne and I had my first experience of fishing! We didnt catch anything though!! Boo!! It was a very pretty sunset so I didnt mind!

Today, megan and I hired bicycles and went exploring around the island! We saw an amazing waterfall and found a little bay to swim in!! It so beautiful here, that i think I am going to stay another day. The girls are leaving me soon as they have a flight home. I am very sad about this as i have been travelling with them for the past 3 weeks. I have met a guy called Yasper who I am going to travel to Cambodia with!!

Cant upload my pictures here as the connection is so slow!

Hope you're all well!! xxx
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