|Cows wandering around on the road on our way to Vang Vieng|
We stayed in little bungalows across the river in Vang Vieng. At the Banana Bungalows Sonja and I paid 25,000 Kip (of $3.00 Australian) each a night for our private bungalow with our own bathroom and beautiful view of the mountains.
|Our accomodation at Banana bungalows|
|Playing pool with Lina at the Monkey Bar on our first night|
|Sonja's breakfast overlooking the river|
Tubing was a bitter sweet experience as you can see how awesome the party scene on the river would have been with all the remnants of the bars. At the same time though on our 3 hour trip down the river we also experienced the locals finally being able to use their home and their environment. There were Laos men around a fire singing, people fishing, children singing and playing and people out on their boats. It was relaxed and peaceful. We could also understand how tubing could be dangerous whilst drunk as both Sonja and I scraped our backs on rocks in the rapids.
We had a really fun night our second night starting the night in the Otherside, moving onto Monkey bar where we made friends with some Kiwi dudes, Matt and Greigh, from Dunedin, moving onto Gary's before stocking up at the diary and going to drink with a bunch of backpackers on the bridge. It's like we were naughty teenagers again drinking on the bridge, haha good times!
|This is the bridge where the party moves to after the bars close|
Kim and Sonja