Vang Vieng

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View from our hotel
The rough road from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng leads you through an amazingly beautiful scenery. And it even becomes more beautifull when you come closer to Vang Vieng. This mountainous landscape reminds me of Yang Shuo and in a way of Halong Bay. The town of Vang Vieng reminds me a of a less serene spot: Kao San road. In other words, in downtown Vang Vieng you'll find yourself in the middle of a perpetual mobile consisting of neonlights, noise, bars, internet cafes, movies and not to forget the complete work of Friends.

Although purists probably hate this kind of tourism, especially in still unspoiled countries like Laos, I like it a lot. Not in the least because it doesn't affect the thing that really matters: nature. Besides, after a hard day of biking, kayaking or tubing (great!) it's, even when you're just like me not a tv addict, always nice to enjoy your well earned fries, hamburgers and fruitshakes and meet some 'Friends' in a trendy bar that's crowded with the hip and the tatooed...

I stayed one night in a guesthouse (200 B.) somewhere in a sandy sidestreet. Not good, not bad. Okay, okay... there was moist in the bathroom and we slept under a towel, so bad enough to move the next day to what is pobabely the best place in town: Elephant Crossings. Expensive (USD30) but great, especially the view!
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View from our hotel
View from our hotel
Getting ready for Friends
Getting ready for Friends
Kids playing soccer in front of a …
Kids playing soccer in front of a…
Bad wheather
Bad wheather
Landscape around Vang Vieng
Landscape around Vang Vieng
Professional mssge
Professional mssge
Barbershop and more
Barbershop and more
Vang Vieng
photo by: razorriome