From Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

April 6, 2015 at 15:33

A few days in Luang Prabang before I took a minibus down to Vang Vieng.

Looong time PDR Laos
60 years Lao People’s Revolutionary Party!

After that looong day on the boat I was happy to arrive in Luang Prabang. Took me about 30 minutes to find a room. The guy wanted 50.000 kip but when I turned away he went down to 40.000. That is about 4,50 € and it was a super room with fan, bathroom and shower.

My Hotel Room in Luang Prabang

Wanted to have food at the place where I usually go when in Luang Prabang. But that is now a travel agency. Hmm, no shortage over here anyhow. So I kept walking to the evening market and down the first little street where you find a lot of food stalls. And you find the cheapest food in tourist city as well – that is if you really really manage to fill your plate. 25.000 – a bit over 3 €. I have no clue why the food in Laos is all of a sudden more expensive than Thailand. As long as you do not stick with a classic Lao soup at a street stall it gets really expensive.

Food Stand

Food Stand
They have lots of vegetarian options – great!

Food Stand
That will do! Beer was 12.000 here – but not cold 🙁

Bus to Vang Vieng
After a few days it was time to hit the road again. Sure enough it is way more expensive to drive down to Vang Vieng than up from Vang Vieng. Had a super group in the bus. At last the two rows in the front.

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Banana Bungalow in Vang Vieng
Since we sat the whole day in the van I decided to walk with another guy to town. Stopped for a few beers to cool down and got bungalows over the river at Banana Bungalows. He wanted 50.000 each but after I asked for Student Discount we got ours for 40.000 kip. Thank you!

Mountain View in Vang Vieng
As you can see – the smog was mixed with rain clouds today. And the rain switched on and off the whole day and night. So it was quite humid and everything in the bungalow gets kind of damp. Not really nice but I had a super mattress and could sleep quite well.

Lao Salad in Vang Vieng
Really good salad – 30.000 kip – for 3,40€ you get something like that back home 🙁 There was nothing in the menu that said it does comes with eggs…. at last the “no meat” did work!

Little Racer in Vang Vieng
Cool modification

Little Racer in Vang Vieng
This one – me take this one!!!

My furry friend in Vang Vieng
Best dog at my side of the river!

Marc in Vang Vieng
Good morning Vietnam – errrr Laos!

Cooling down in Vang Vieng
When it gets to hot – find a nice cool spot!

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The Man with the Plan II

February 21, 2010 at 10:06

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Looks like BKK soon. Will get the ticket tonight and should be on a bus (guess it will be several buses) to Bangkok. Starting at the 24th at 1.30 PM from Vang Vieng – to Khao San Rd..
In Bkk i will be Couchsurfing and i looks like i found the best place there.

So things are good in la la land – hope where ever you read this – it will be the same!

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