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Hanging out with backpackers in Vang Vieng

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Vang Vieng is an unusual town. It used to be a peaceful village with beautiful views of the Nam Song river and karsts mountains, but backpackers have made it their mecca! The town is full of little restaurants which play reruns of Friends, Family guy or English Premier League. Backpackers lounge there all day, party all night. The biggest attraction is tubing down the Nam Song while stopping at riverside makeshift bars which sell cheap booze. Well Matthias and Oscar were not yet old enough for tubing+booze, and we were probably a bit too old, so we just cooled off in the city, the swimming pool, visited a cave, enjoyed the view. We had some rain, but overall it was very relaxing. Matthias and Oscar loved it because they spent their meal time laying down, eating pizza and watching episodes of Family Man.

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Posted by AlainJacq 19:06 Archived in Laos

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