So we left chang mai to cross the border into loas. We got the bus down to lurang purpang. Was meant to be a VIP bus but couldn't really call it that sat and the back so our seats didn't go back at all had locals being sick after ten minutes into the journey! No toilets either so went back to the childhood days of peeing on the side of the road haha. Got dropped off at a bus station in the early hours of the morning well 4.30am had to walk about the town till places opened finally found a place to stay. Really nice room for the both of us met two nice girls Tilly and Anna from Scotland who came with us.
Stayed up and then went for a wonder round the town. Such a beautiful little place so French orientated. It was like being in a small French town so beautiful right by the river Mekong. Must of been lacking sleep that day as we booked a biking trip up to the waterfall not actually realising how far away it was. Baring in mind we haven't been on a bike in like 5 years!
So the next day was the bike trip started at 9am cycled for 3 hours!! Yes 3 hours with a 10 minute stop round a traditional Laos village. Made it to the waterfall all sweaty and legs like jelly. Refusing to get back on a bike ever!!
The waterfall was amazing though so worth the cycle up. Had a swim and a few photos and some lunch. We then decided to be strong and make the ride back which only took 2 hours with no stops. So proud of us for doing it!! Couldn't walk afterwards though and must of looked like I needed the toilet badly haha. Treated myself to a strawberry milkshake after that well deserved!!
So we needed an early one after that as we where leaving the next day for vang vieng only a 6 hour bus journey. However Robyn got really sick in the night an I woke up feeling the same so the bus journey felt forever think we had a small case of food poisoning didn't eat anything all day part from an apple. Once we got to vang vieng we walked about for a little bit found a restaurant to watch South Park still couldn't stomach any food then had an early night. Again. Getting better is the main thing for us.