MANGO SHAKES, BAT CAVES & THE BLUE LAGOON IN VANG VIENG
Recovery day after the tubing, so none of us ventured much further than the common room and just consumed our bodyweight in mango shakes and burgers. Mango shakes will go on to be my staple diet around SE Asia, there is nothing quite like them!
There’s a local in the hostel who we began to take a liking for, probably because he was responsible for bringing us our shakes every 30minutes who works in the hostel’s common area and continually walks around mocking Aussies. Although if you’re white, you’re considered an Aussie so in reality he walks around and mocks every one of his costumers. He wasn’t having any of our chat when we told him none of us were from Australia. He wouldn’t actually be funny if he didn’t find himself so damn hilarious after repeating the same phrase over and over again. After handing you your order he would watch you until you had a sip or a bite of your burger and and say, “fu*king good yea.”
THE FLY CATCHER
WHERE ARE THE BLUE LAGOON & BAT CAVES?
A short tuktuk from Vang Vieng
It makes us wonder what he actually put in it but we were too fragile to care. It’s the only English he knows because when you order food you actually have to point it out to him and to be sure that i was nice you would end up saying “is it f*cking good yea?”. In all fairness the fella has a skill. If anyone has been to asia they will know how quick the flies are but this fella does it for fun and would randomly come over to your table and through a fly to you.
THE BAT CAVE & BLUE LAGOON
Last day here before heading on to Cambodia and we’ve decided to fly rather than endure a 24hr bus trip down to Siem Reap, allowing us time to visit a Bat Cave and the Blue Lagoon. Unfortunately neither were truly worthwhile and were only to kill a bit of time. As pleasant as it sounds, The Blue Lagoon is just a fresh water pool in the middle of the jungle. It felt like we were joined by half of Laos which although they are great people those numbers are never ideal. Your time is spent jumping off trees and enjoying the rope swing, good enough to kill time but I wouldn’t be making an effort to visit it.
Before leaving I had to restock on travel sickness tablets – mainly for the boat trips around here. Instead of the travel sickness tablets the girl recommended another option, so I agreed, she obviously knows better. It wasn’t until she handed me the packet that I noticed they were valium! Now bear in mind the travel tabs put my lights out for 24hours last time so it’ll be interesting if I wake up from these!
It was back up to Luang Prabang later for our flight to Siem Reap Cambodia tomorrow. Still not convinced this country has an airport as there just seems to be very little going on. Bumped into Seb and his Brazilian friend we met in Luang Prabang so looks like we will be drinking and consuming some more balloons in Utopia again. Next up is the pub crawl in Siem Reap Click here to read on!
SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
This episode is part of The South East Asia Series, click to see episode 1.
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