We arrived excitedly in the tubing capital of Laos, Vang Vieng. We had a great time tubing down the Nam Song, and even tried out some of the crazy slides and rope swings into the river (Liz was as brave as the boys)! We also packed in a day of tubing through beautiful caves, where we saw crystal formations and plenty of stalactites! We spent one afternoon kayaking along the river, showing off our skills to the uncoordinated Chinese in our group who hilariously capsized at any opportunity. There are so many different people in Laos following the same route and it is really nice to chat and share our experience with them as well as get 'tip offs' (we by chance met a lonely planet journalist at the bus station).