We Lived by the River
Trip Start Mar 16, 2010
63Trip End Nov 22, 2010
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But here we are now in Vietnam as I type this , & hopefully get everyone up to date on where we are.
So Vang Vieng
We arrived in our 2nd destination in Laos at the peak of the days heat, it was clear from the sweat on the boys faces that we had arrived in our hottest destination to date and also probably the most tourist populated so far, the whole town speaks english.
The town of Vang Vieng is not particuarly popular with tourists for anything apart from the tubing, which is what we did for 3/5 days that we were there for
Each of the bars has a 20ft high rope swing that flings you into the river like a rag doll. With a bit of dutch couragem most of us spent much of the day doing these as a stylish way of getting back into the river. Im sure in the UK there would be no way that these swings would pass any of the health & safety checks but here they do, and im happy to say we all returned from the river intact. Other river activities: mud wrestling, tug of war, volleyball, dancing.
As we arrived in a group of 11 ( making it 12 when we met up with Paul - who had made the journey from London to be with us on holiday for 2 weeks) it was clear that the nightlife would prove to be entertaining and it didnt dissapoint. Bucket bar & Rock bar (where i got a cheeky 2hr dj set one night) being our prefered destinations for most of the nights that we were there. Everybody had great nights out there, plenty of singing and dancing by the fire to the early hours.
It was in Vang Vieng that we continued our friendship with friends that we made on the slow vboat to Luang Prabang. We met with the German guys on a daily basis & had a great laugh with them all... despite myself & ed losing a bet that could see us travelling to germany later in the year.It was in Vang Vieng I also became close with a Belgian girl, Stephanie. Having met in Laos
Next Stop: The Capital, Viettiene.