After finishing classes and having a few days to relax at home it was time to get started on some more traveling. A couple of friends made a stop at my place and then we were on our way to Laos. After a very long 4 bus rides we made it through the border and to the capitol Vientiane. It was so much hotter than I anticipated, sticky and muggy the capitol only has a few places to really see. We only stayed on night then moved to our next stop four hours north.
Vang Viang is worth the stinky, sweaty, dusty bus ride needed to get there. It is well known for its beautiful nature with cool caves, refreshing rivers and gorgeous mountains. The views were amazing, especially looking out of our $7 a night hotel window. As we were settling in we looked out our window to see a hot air balloon drifting down the river and I took it as a sign that we needed to do that next.
All I need to say about the hot air balloon is totally amazing!!! We had such a packed day that it was off to cave hiking next, and a refreshing swim in a blue lagoon. To end our day we had to participate in what Vang Viang is famous for, which is drinking buckets of booze while tubing down the river. Those are some pictures that I will have to think about before posting to a blog. ;)
Now I am off to more adventures starting with a trip to Cambodia and then Vietnam, so happy I am able to have this amazing experience. Love you all!!