Tubing without Alcohol – A scenic view of Laos

  • Killer hangover
  • Sober and scenice side of tubing
  • Living the DREAM!!

Killer hangover

Arrrrgh I have the biggest hang over this morning, I guess about 10 hours worth of drinking Beer Lao, dirty local made whiskey and vodka shots and a number of opium teas without a drop of water – what was I to expect.

I pretty much spent much of the day in bed with a killer headache until I finally realised and remember an Aussie backpacker said to me the morning that we arrived in Vang Vieng – “no matter how hung over you are just do something because this place is just too good to waste by laying in bed feeling sorry for yourself”. Wise words from someone who had spent a whole week in Vang Vieng.

These words kept repeating themselves to me in my head but every time I went to get up I felt so ill like I was going to faint or throw up.

Sober and scenice side of tubing

Finally around 3:30pm I dragged my ass back down to the tubing shop and decided to tube along the Mekong River without stopping at the bars and tree swings, instead I was just keen on really taking in the beauty of the scenery and the giant limestone cliffs lining the banks of the Mekong and also jutting out of the middle of dense Lao jungle. The noises from the wildlife seemed to have a lot more clarity that the day before.

Living the DREAM!!

Whilst lazing back in the tube allowing the murky Mekong current effortlessly drag my fat hung over ass downstream I finally realised….

“I am living the dream”

Well at least one of many dreams, it was such an amazing feeling.

I floated back to the main exit point where we were meant to get off last night in the dark that was on the banks of the main town and it was probably another 3 kms downstream from where we had gotten on in the middle of the night.

I grabbed another banana, chocolate, coconut crepe and had an early night, big day tomorrow I plan on somehow getting from Vang Vieng to the Laos capital Vientiane, only issue is I haven’t quite worked out my mode of transport. I will worry about that in the morning.

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1 Comment

  • Michael Anthony

    May 13, 2010

    Very Cool Pics ! Looks and sounds AWESOME Dude !! What kind of wildlife did u come accross if any ? Any more pics of the Mekong River , other than the ones in earlier posts! She looks STUNNING !
    Sounds like a DREAM , Buddy !

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