Blue Lagoon 3May 7, 2017 in Laos
With a rainy day previously, which suited how we felt with the aftermath of the previous day's events, we decided we would be slightly more active today. Having heard lots about the blue lagoons in Vang Vieng we decided to visit one of them. Despite being slightly further out, we opted for blue lagoon 3 as its meant to be far less touristy and bigger than the other two.
The main mode of transport to get there was motorbikes, however seeing as neither of us could drive one we decided to rent a buggy. Being slightly more expensive, we thought this would be our time to splash out a little and oh my it was worth it. Although we got slightly lost on the way and almost broke down we arrived at the blue lagoon safely after 6km of very questionable road surfaces. The drive was absolutely sunning and there was so much freedom with what we wanted to do with the buggy. The trip there was through the rural landscapes and villages of Laos and it was such a surreal insight to the country itself and how the people live.
The blue lagoon itself was definitely worth trekking the extra miles for. The water was a beautiful, crystal blue spring water. Despite being a bit chilly to start off with you could tell how fresh the water was from just swimming in it. there were various activities you could to in the blue lagoon, such as zip line into the water, kayak around or jump off platforms into the water.
The days activities really made me think of my brothers as I know how much they love anything to do with jumping into water and mucking about around it. Driving the buggy I know would also appeal to them a lot.
After a couple of hours we made our way back and headed out to Smile Beach Bar which overlooks the river and some of the mountainous areas, also a great viewpoint for a sunset. We enjoyed our dinner there sitting in hammocks while the sun went down. It was a pretty precious moment.
Then a bit of a shock what happens next.. we headed back to the town and went to go follow the free alcohol.Read more