Ok well the only reason I came come up with for Vang Vieng existing is the river Mekong and what the locals have invented to do on it, although I did hear from somewhere that it was an old Hippy compound, that might have been a lie though. The picture above is of the Mekong but looks nothing like the strech of Mekong that runs through Vang Vieng. The main reson that people are hear nowadays are for the famous tubing. Thats basically donuting down the river, for those of you who don't know what that is, its a big inflatable ring that you sit in on the water!
We woke up late morning and got breakfast before heading to the tubing shop, you pay 40, 000 kip and sign a piece of paper that you alone are to blame for any injuries, which gives you confidence from the start!!! The shop gives you a tube and a lift on a tuk tuk 5 minutes up the road to the starting place. The river is dotted with bars, with loud music and huge swings and zip wires in to the water. The best of the lot, and the one we stayed at for the longest also had a couple of volleyball courts and a table tennis table. It was my turn to get my drink on, Jade would have hers the next day. We both had a fantastic time, me getting covered in sand playing volley ball, beating a Canadian at table tennis and swinging in to the water, and for Jade it was once again being her socialite self, swinging into the water and generally chilling. I could stop announcing how I loved it due to how random the whole place was. Beautiful surrounding, and then just so much fun in the bars and things. We tubed down further with a couple of english guys and some Canadians they were travelling with. I chatted with stef from Sheffield who used to play for Leeds youth teams with Scott Carson and Aaron Lennon, and had a discussion with a Candian guy living in Shoreditch London about the music scene, you'll have to ask Jade about her chats, theres so many for her though she may struggle to rememeber!!!!! ha
That night we got dinner, where amazingly we were spotted by Sophie and Hannah from Chiang Mai and the trek, who we thought my be in the area t the same time but didn't have a phone number for. They'd just got in to the town that afternoon. We all headed off to Smile bar, where we were to meet Stef and Rob and the Canadians at 9 I think we agreed. While we were chilling in the hammacks at the bar, in the small hut things next to the two bonfire (if this isn't make anyone jeleous, it bloddy well shoudl! ha) We coincidentally bummed in to two girls Jazz and Flic who Sophie and Hannah had spent a day with at some point, and we had actually bummed into in Chiang Mai, literally for about 20 seconds!! So we spent th night with those four guys, and spoke to other guys as well. As the night went on, the alcohol well it has to be said flowed, and if I'm perfectly honest I don't really rememeber going to Spider bar and then home, but I do rememeber that I had an awesome time, Jade did as well, having spoken to about 70 new people.