friends, las vegas and tubing

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that's what vang vieng is all about

laos tries hard not to be the next thailand... and fails miserably... just putting some green ecotouring companies up in the north does not remove the fact that laos is really on the fast track. i haven't seen it 5 years ago, but from what i hear and what i see now, i don't wanna see it in 5 years. could just as well stay in bangkok

anyway, vang vieng, a former transport minihub, is kind of like the tourist las vegas of laos: even higher guesthouse density than luang prabang and muang ngoi and 2 gimmicks which are reruns of the tv series 'friends' shown everywhere and floating down the river in big inner tubes from tires while being supported by booze sold on the floating bars

well, that's about it - only tourists around

met up with a guy from the bus today and ate a burger while watching the final episode of friends in one of the main intersection restaurants lying on pillows... i'm such a bloody tourist, but it was good i'm ashamed to admit hehe

maybe do the tubing thing tomorrow if i feel really boring :-)
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