Saturday, May 30, 2009

26 May – Vang Vieng, Laos

We were lured to Vang Vieng by promises of a stunning karst landscape (limestone hill formations). For us, the drive to and from Vang Vieng was a lot more exciting than the village itself. Vang Vieng is more for the young crowd who want to party all night (alcohol is cheap and most illegal substances readily available), wake at noon, have an extra large English breakfast, and then float down the Song River on an inner tube, stopping frequently to cure the hangover with more alcohol. So, Vang Vieng certainly has its audience. But families with small children should perhaps go somewhere else...
Our children did take a quick dip in the river however. The chocolate brown color did not stop them from playing in the stream.

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