Laos · 5 Days · 5 Moments · October 2017

Christin 's voyage in Vang Vieng, Vientiane P


8 October 2017

Today we have not done much. We finally got some money out and went tubing on nam song river. Total time in the water was about 1.5 hours. After about half the time we stopped at a bar. We nearly missed The end of the tubing and had to be fished out of the water by the staff.

7 October 2017

Today we planned to go tubing on the river but unfortunately the ATMs in town were not working and we didn't have enough money to pay for it. So we decided to stay a day longer and try again next day.

6 October 2017

For today we booked a day trip. It included tubing in a cave, lunch, kayaking and the visit of a blue lagoon. It started raining while we were having a break while kayaking. We played volleyball with two other people of our tour. At the blue lagoon there was a tree where you could jump off into the water. It had two stages, one was about 2m high and the other one was about 7m high. We both jumped from the high one. Mike tried to do a bomb but hit the water unluckily so he got a bruise on his thigh on the next day.

5 October 2017

Today we hired bikes from our guest house. The price was a bit more expensive than at other hire station also the breaks on my bike didn't work too well. But as we were not going up or down any big hills we decided to go anyway. On our way we came past a sign for a cave and thought we could have a quick look inside. Turned out there was a 20 min walk to the cave and inside we were guided by a young Laotian who easily climbed through all the very narrow holes whereas Mike and I needed to rub on our stomachs. Afterwards we took a photo with him and he asked for money for the guide. We gave him 50,000 kip - about 5 gbp. My legs were days after still bruised all over. Also there was a bank holiday today in Laos to celebrate the end of the rain season and the d Fasting time.

4 October 2017

Today we travelled via mini van from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng. The streeta were full of pot holes and the driver was driving like crazy. A lot of beeping and sudden breaking was going on. Other than that we didn't do much other than reading and hanging out in the hammocks of our guest house. The guest house is nothing special but clean without bugs in the room.