As beautiful as the country side around Vang Vieng may be, and it really is, I can't get over the fact that the place is riddled with t***.
Vang Vieng is the hedonistic party town best known for free availability of drugs and floating down the river in a giant rubber ring whilst getting drunk. All fun in theory but the dirty, smelly, muddy town shows the impact that careless tourists have. People walk around in bikinis which is probably offensive to Lao people and are just generally obnoxious. Some high wit shouted a sexually explicit comment at me five minutes after I arrived which I'm not going to repeat as my grandparents are reading this. I'd heard that vang vieng had got better. It hasn't, it's still super seedy.
I was staying upriver and out of town in the bungalows in the picture which was for the best really as I couldn't deal with the fools. I didn't stop me being woken up at 3am by some people's nocturnal shenanigans, ahem.
So after one night, I'm off again. Yesterday's 8 hour bus journey wasn't enough. I'm on the bus again in ten mins heading for vientiane. Hope it has air con.