Again its been a while since we updated this, but again so much has happened. Trying to cram 2 whole countries in 2 weeks wasn't easy.
Lao was a very strange place, Vang Vieng was like dropping malia/ zante in the middle of mountains and rivers but was pretty cool.
First proper day we chilled out and then hit the town at night with the part i most remember, being sat in a bar with a monkey running around and he didn't seem the greatest fan of what we assumed was his owner.
The next day a little hungover we got up early to check out some caves before tubing, we got halfway and passed a couple who told us they were closed! gutted.
Then it was tubing, it had been built it to be pretty special and it was quite a cool experience chilling by the river with a beer, music, rope swings, free wiskey shots we didn't want! It was a nice place we wished we had a few more days there but more than that would have been too much.
We then headed to Vientiene, the capital of Lao, thankfully this was just for a night to get Vietnam visa's sorted as we all agreed it had to be the most quiet capitla in the world and there didnt seem much to do. We did however and some tastey seafood for dinner and Bob tucked into a whole Fish.
It was then time to make it to Hanoi and as we had booked internal flights and a flight to bangkok we didnt want to travel by plane so the only other option was the death bus!
We had heard alot about it but too be honest it was that bad. Sitting on a bus for 25 hours isn't the best time we've had but it wasn't too bad. The worst part was the boarder crossing as both countries seemed to lack any knowledge or organisation, it was just a bit of a free for all to get the stamps you needed the walk over and get your 2nd stamp, this part took 3 hours.
We finally got to Hanoi and jumped in a taxi to make sure we got to stay in Hanoi Backpackers. We made it there fisrt and got the last beds.
The hostel was a pretty cool place, had everything you would want while traveling.
In Hanoi we managed to see a full blown turf war between 2 restaurants, bottles thrown, tables and chairs upturned, and some people told us the VIetnamese were angry people!
Me and Bobby decided to sample the finer things and went to see a water puppet show before preparing for are boat trip around Ha Long Bay the next 2 days.
We then flew to Ho Chi Min CIty to save ourselevs a bit of time, here we went on a mekong Delta boat trip which was really good trying loads of different food including the elephant ear fish, a local speciality we were told, or made just a clever opportunity when tourists arrive, it was nice all the same.
In the days we also went to a war museum which was slightly biased and visited the Cu Chi tunnels.
In the nights we went to a a club, got motorbike taxis home which were enjoyable and also challeneged some locals to 'shuttlecock' a sport where you used your feet to kick the differently shaped shuttle to each other, suprisingly we weren't that good and the locals were slightly better!!
We flew back in to bangkok where we then start our tour of the south of Thailand