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Nam Thèm

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  • Day212

    Vang Vieng - Zipline & Kayaking

    January 2, 2019 in Laos ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    We are back in the nature and tried another Zipline. After the Zipline we continued the adventure on the river. All in all a lot of fun :)

    Jetzt wo wir wieder in der Natur angekommen sind gab es auch mal wieder ein bisschen Action. Erst ein Zipline Parcours gefolgt von einer Tour mit dem Kajak. :)Read more

    Gaby Schedletzky

    Ist aber mutig, die Schuhe so nah am Bootsrand zu parken!🥺

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    Janine und Markus

    Waren ja fest gebunden...

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  • Day343

    Vang Vieng Tubing

    February 27, 2020 in Laos ⋅ ☁️ 31 °C

    Wenn man schon mal in Vang Vieng ist, muss man sich dann doch das sagenumwobene "Tubing" mal anschauen. Also ging es für uns mit einem der vielen immer noch verbliebenen Veranstalter, mit einem alten Traktorreifen auf den Fluss. Begleitet wurden wir von einem Guide im Kajak, der für unsere Sicherheit sorgen sollte. Nur gab es bei dem Wasserstand kaum etwas wovor man aufpassen musste. Zur Trockenzeit bewegt sich das Wasser nur sehr langsam. So dümpelten wir gemütlich Strom abwärts. Entlang der Strecke sieht man immer wieder die Ruinen der Bars, die noch vor wenigen Jahren vorbei treibende Touristen mit eimerweise Alkohol versorgt haben. Auch die teilweise tödlichen Ziplines, an den man sich betrunken zurück in den Fluss gleiten lassen konnte, stehen verlassen als Denkmal am Ufer.
    Auf halber Strecke machten wir an einer Bar Pause. Hier gab es das eine gratis Bier dass der Veranstalter noch verteilen darf. Danach ging es langsam weiter. Die Strömung war so schwach, dass wir erst zu Sonnenuntergang wieder in Vang Vieng ankamen.
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  • Day54

    Vang Vieng

    August 6, 2018 in Laos ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Vang Vieng used to be the party hotspot in Laos and for some time in all over South East Asia due to it's infamous river tubing including all sorts of drugs. But after several deaths on the unpredictable river the government shut down the whole party business basically overnight.
    Now there's a bit of a party scene left and at some spots you can still get drugs. And it's also still possible to tube down the river. We decided to book a full day tour that includes the stuff we want to do. Besides that we had a relaxed evening just visiting the night market and having a beer at our hostel.
    The next day we got picked up to go to the ziplines. Along us there were about 25 more people but it wasn't too crowded and we really enjoyed the ziplines leading through the jungles. Then it was time to get into the tube and let us gently float down the river. That was the plan but then it turned out to become a quite rough and pretty fast tour due to the heavy rains lately. It was still great fun even though Julia missed the exit and needed to be "saved" by our guide 😁 The last leg of our trip got us into a buggy to make a 20km journey to a spring water. This turned out to be the highlight of the day! We were covered in mud and it was so much fun going through the gigantic potholes... That's definitely more enjoyable after rainfalls 🙂 The Blue Lagoon was a great refreshment and possibility to get clean again.
    On our way back three of the five buggies broke down due to different issues... And we were the last group of the day which meant that it took forever to get us "rescued". One of our fellow tour group participants was so nice to give us the last working buggy so we could return to the tour operator. We came home with more than three hours delay but it didn't really matter as we didn't have any plans. We got rid of the mud and then went out for a mushroom pizza and pineapple shake.
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  • Day52

    Kayaking on the Nam Song River

    March 3, 2017 in Laos ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    After we finished caving we hopped back into our "tuk tuks" and drove a few minutes to a spot on the river where we'd kayak into town from. I started my tracking app but accidentally had it on run mode instead of bike mode so it didn't actually calculate the distance for us since we were moving too fast for someone running, it thought we were in a vehicle. Oh well though! I think it was probably about 10 km or so though. I honestly couldn't even tell you how long it took us either, I've lost track of all time and days on this trip it's fantastic. The only time I check the time is when we have a reservation for something.

    The kayaking was an amazing experience. It was so peaceful and the views were breathtaking! Photos just don't do it justice. Plus I was focussed on steering since I was in the back. The few times I did take my phone out to take picture we may have accidentally gotten stuck on rocks because I wasn't paying attention. But it's all part of the experience ;) I really enjoyed going through the rapids in the rocks too! I think that I'd love to try white water rafting now. Navigating the rocks was a ton of fun. Laos, and Vang Vieng, is just so pretty. The essentially two travel days to get here was totally worth it and I'm glad we're here for a few days.

    On our journey down the river we passed by the "bar area" where there are bars lining the river. Tomorrow we'll be partaking in a tubing bar crawl. We'll start at the first bar then float in tubes down to the next bar, stopping at each one along the way. Apparently you can float all the way back into town but most people take a tuk Tuk from the last bar back because they're so drunk.. I'm a bit worried about that part, the getting too drunk midday in the hot sun. Good thing I have lots of practise from the lake ;) See Mom and Dad, those skills will come in handy! Haha kidding. But anyway, it was nice to see the river and the landscape at a slow pace and actually take it all on. My kayaking buddy was also okay with taking it easy and we enjoyed being at the end of the train with a few other slow folk. What's the point in rushing through when you could just sit back and enjoy?

    At the end of the kayaking we hopped into our tuk Tuk and went back to the hotel. I took a brief nap before meeting some of the others and going for dinner. We ended up at an Irish Pub and I had roast chicken with gravy and mashed potatoes. A little taste of home! We were all so exhausted afterwards that we went home and called it an early night. We're getting up early tomorrow morning to watch the sun rise from a Hot Air balloon!
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  • Day41

    Kajaking kot v Sloveniji (1. del)

    March 29, 2016 in Laos ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Drugi dan Vang Vienga smo šli po reki s kajakom. Dve opciji sta, kajaking in tubing. S kajakom narediš mal daljšo turo, s tubo gre pa vse bolj pocas in se sam pustiš da te tok nese kar je pa za bolj žejne... :)

    Na začetku je blo sicer cel kup kandidatov na konc nas je šlo pa 5 plus lokalni vodič. Tko da je bila zasedba tega izleta: Francija, Nizozemska, Urugvaj, USA, Slovenija in seveda Laos iz kjer je bil vodič.

    Začelo se je tko kot sem tega navajen iz Slovenije in vedu sem, da mi bo hudo ampak nisem pa vedu da tok... Vsakič pozabim kok mam rad kajak...

    No, po ene pol ure vožnje pa iz obale muska na polno in prvi postanek... Glej naslednji post :)
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  • Day8

    Tour day

    May 18, 2017 in Laos ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    For today booked ourselves a guided tour. The guides didn't speak any English and we got only moved from one attraction to the next together with a bunch of Chinese people who didn't speak English either. Anyways, we enjoyed it having a package of four activities including lunch and transport for just about 20€.Read more

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