In the morning I managed to track down Sengkao the project coordinator. He said advised that he would prefer me to start the next day as two other volunteers would also be starting the project so we could all head over together. This was good as it gave me some time to get some money changed, buy a local sim card and explore Vang Vieng. It's a strange town as it has been made for tourists and it is full of hotels and restaurants whereas the rest of Laos is so peaceful and quiet. The backdrop in Vang Vieng is stunning, there are beautiful karst mountains surrounding the whole town. After exploring I found a nice hammock by the river to relax and admire the scenery.