Sunday, July 17, 2011

Day 49 - Bus Ride to Vang Vieng, Laos

Agus and I decided that we had seen all that we wanted to see in Vientiene and booked a bus ride to the next stop, Vang Vieng. The bus ride was a decent 4 hours in an airconditioned bus, which I can't complain about given some of the other transportation horror stories.

We arrived in the evening and walked around the city looking for dinner. The city itself is very small, and full of backpackers. I think this could be considered the backpacker Mecca of Laos, as it is sometimes seen as a backpacker “rite of passage” to go tubing (drunk) down the Nam Song river in this city.

The entire city catered to foreigners in the food it offered and the selection of entertainment at restaurants. There were numerous restaurants that had comfortable bed-like seating arrangements in front of two flat screen TVs either showing episodes of “Friends” or “Family Guy.” We didn't get to explore much since it was already late at night and would save it for tomorrow.

Chicken Pad Thai

Starchy Coconut Dessert

Watching Episodes of Friends at a Restaurant

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