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    • Day 34

      Caving and a viewpoint

      March 3, 2023 in Laos ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

      On Thursday we learn from our mistakes from Tuesday, setting off earlier and hiring a Tuk-Tuk (or more like a flatbed van with a cage on the back) to drive us across the river and towards the valley which towels the lagoons and view point. We also teamed up with another group from Hostelworld to break down the cost further.

      After a quick stop at blue lagoon 2 we headed to interpark where I have been told about a cave which went on for hours. We accidentally went to the wrong one, missing the one right by the base of the mountain and trekking up for 20 minutes to one right at the top by the viewpoint. The cave only went on for about 15 minutes until we reach the large wall where we turned into a side opening and crawled through a gap which led us back to an earlier Cavern. It was a lot of fun to explore but I wish we had actually gone to the property which went on for longer.

      We spent a bit Too much time in the Cave and getting lunch afterwards so we had to skip lagoon number 3 and go straight to the Nam Xay viewpoint, A small peak with a hut and a couple of old motorbikes posted at the top.

      We chilled up there for about an hour watching the Sun go down and trying to cool off from the sweaty effort of the hike up.

      That evening I had dinner with just Harry then joined the hotel concierge for a beer where I got to understand a bit more about Vang Vieng. People come from afar, both China and Thailand, to party here and the town relies on this money. A lot of the surrounding villages are very poor but it’s not uncommon in the town to see powerful motorbikes or sleek sedans cruising around amongst the majority of old and battered vehicles.

      Anyway I feel like I’ve been burning the candle at both ends recently and I’m paying the price a little bit at the moment so I’ve grabbed myself a Lao sandwich And I’m sitting on the balcony of my room writing this. Harry managed to find this room for half the price of the hostel we were staying at which was too loud and on the high side of price. We got a top for room overlooking the mountains and a large bed each so we are living a bit of luxury at the moment.

      Oh and also I forgot to mention this before but getting food here is very annoying. I’ve waited a minimum of 40 minutes, usually over an hour, for food each night since being in the house with the only exception is being the Luang Prabang Night markets and the street sandwiches in Vang Vieng which hit the spot every time. Portion sizes are usually quite small too which only adds irritation after a long wait.
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    • Day 35

      Blue Lagoons & Viewpoints Vang Vieng

      September 26, 2022 in Laos ⋅ 🌧 28 °C

      Vang Vieng ist echt schön! Obwohl die Straßen echt schlecht sind haben wir heute Roller gemietet und haben die Umgebung erkundet. Der Aufstieg zum Viewpoint war sehr steil und matschig. 350 Höhenmeter in 20min!Read more

    • Day 6

      Lagoon 2 and 3

      April 24, 2023 in Laos ⋅ ☀️ 34 °C

      Rundum Vang Vieng gibt es 3 Lagoonen, in denen man sehr gut Baden gehen und entspannen kann. Außerdem gibts auch einige Zip Lines, Swings und Plattformen für alle, die nicht nur mit entspannen zufrieden sind. 🙃😎Read more

    • Day 54

      Cascades i llacs de película

      November 6, 2023 in Laos ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

      Avui hem dormit súper bé al nou hotel. Hem fet un bon canvi. Només llevar-nos hem anat a demanar-li a la noia de recepció si podíem passar una nit més.

      L'Adrià ha anat a passejar una estona i la Núria s'ha quedat a l'hotel. Després esmorzem a l'hotel i decidim llogar moto i anar a unes cascades que estan als afores del poble. Estàvem sols!! Ens ha encantat.

      La Núria ha pujat a unes roques del riu i baixant ha patinat i s'ha fet mal a un dit del peu. Primer semblava poca cosa, però a mesura que anava passant el dia ha vist que no podia recolzar el dit a terra i s'ha començat a inflar. No creiem que estigui trencat, però una bona capsulitis segur que hi ha. Vejam com evoluciona al llarg d'aquests dies.

      Després ens dirigim cap al blue lagon 2. Quan arribem hi ha poca gent, però al cap de poc s'omple de japonesos.

      Agafem la moto i ens perdem per caminets dels afores de Vang Vieng. És una passada de lloc. Les carreteres es compliquen amb la moto, però el lloc val la pena. Veiem moltes dones treballant als camps de blat i arròs.

      En acabar anem a sopar al lloc d’ahir, que ens va encantar i anem a fer un billar. Decidim que som molt dolents i anem a dormir.
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    • Day 32

      Balloons, blue lagoons & bridges

      February 7 in Laos ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

      Hired some exceptionally rubbish bikes to cycle twenty kilometres in the thirty degree heat. Today I had my first feeling of "what the hell am I doing". Went back over the rickety bridges that seem to have about three more crossings in them before they fall into the bubbling waters below. 'Blue Lagoon 2' was a lot like 'Blue Lagoon 1' - clean & refreshing. Cycled back, stopping to watch the hot air balloons and sunset.Read more

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