(Mis)Adventures in Laos: Beautiful Sketchy Bungalows

(mis)Adventures in Laos: Beautiful Sketchy Bungalows

As I wrote about recently (here) I’m not exactly what one would refer to as a “backpacker”.  I’m fine to rough it in cheap a cheap hotel, but at the bare minimum, I require my own bedroom and a few other safety features, like windows that open and a door that locks from the inside.  I hardly think that makes me high maintenance.

On our last minute trip to Vang Vieng to go tubing down the Nam Song River, my friend “Pants” and I stayed in the most adorable bamboo hut on stilts overlooking a mossy river bend and lush green mountains.  It was remarkably picturesque.  See for yourself.  Continue reading

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(Mis)Adventures in Laos: Tubing in Vang Vieng

(mis)Adventures in Laos: Tubing in Vang Vieng | Perogy and Panda

Vang Vieng

This is a small town located 3 hours from the Laos capital: Vientiane.  Not too long ago this place was known as the backpacker’s party Mecca of South East Asia.  My understanding is that it’s a far cry from that now after the government shut down tubing on the Nam Song River for a few years (only recently re-opened). And enforced removal of  “happy shakes” and “special pizzas” which were shameless littered across restaurant and bar menus everywhere.  Continue reading

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