River Tubing in Vang Vieng, Laos is BANNED!

Last updated: August 20th, 2014 | in Beyond Thailand
Vang Vieng Laos River Tubing

Once the highlight of most backpacking trips through Laos, there is no River Tubing and River Partying in Vang Vieng anymore – the Lao government has stopped it. Effective already since November 2012, the tubing in the Nam Song River has been stopped. In my opinion the decision is right: More than 20 deaths a …
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Exploring Caves in Vang Vieng, Laos

Last updated: August 25th, 2014 | in Beyond Thailand

Dramatic limestone cliffs, emerald-green rice fields, a scenic river and friendly locals – all that you will get when visiting Vang Vieng, a small town about 150km north of Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Most (young) travelers come here for the tubing and drinking in the Nam Song river – and 80 percent of them …
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Thailand is not only a great country for epic backpacking trips, but also popular for working or just staying longer. One thing that I found to be a hassle though is getting a long-term visa. If you fly in you get a 30 day tourist visa on arrival and if you cross the border overland …
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