Vang Vieng

We are now in a place called vang vieng, which takes pride in it’s tubing business and sells t-shirts stamped with ‘tubing-vang vieng’ on them and i bet some say  ‘Itubing @ vang vieng‘. What is tubing? Well,  in vang vieng it’s basically: 1: Float down to bar in jumbo  rubber ring. 2: Float down to all other bars. 3: Go through awsome rapids. 4: Get to the end. 5: deposit tube. Also in vang vieng you don’t get sweetmilk coffee.  Our hotel has an old and fatally (probably) ill pet dog who absoloutly loathes and despises me when i notice him.

The Mighty Mekong

Here Is an essay on the river mekong:

The Mighty Mekong

The Mekong. The mighty Mekong. Whole civilizations of Asia owed the hulking great miles-wide river a thank-you letter in the times of old.

Even today the food supply of Si Phan Don would quiver and snap without it and it can even effect the tourist business and the ‘vehicles for hire’ business which do things for hire such as kayaks and leaky canoes.

Then there are the ‘Mekong Sunsets’ which are totally gorgeous and include: ‘sun-burnt streak’, a golden ‘streak’ of sunlight from the setting sun, fishing boats that leave a wake that looks like tarnished gold and of course, there are Irrawaddy dolphins.

Irrawaddy Dolphins are shy little mammals that originated in Burma’s Irrawaddy river and are not scared of the ridiculously loud longtail boats. As shown in the picture, usually you can see nothing but their back and sometimes the they blow out of their air-holes. They make an unearthly noise when blowing the air out but they can be excused that because they are mammals.

I, myself have only visited it in the dry season but advise you NEVER to build a riverside building that isn’t elevated or else monsoons will erase your building when the Mekong rises and the currents teach it how to get pieces swept away.