Friday Lens Affair 166


Vang Vieng, Laos, South East Asia

Today I’m hosting this great landscape shot from Vang Vieng taken by Marina Lem from Traveljunkie Blog.

Marina is an interaction design student from Germany. Besides college, she tries to travel as much as she can.

Either with friends or just by herself. Her last big trip was a solo trip to South East Asia. And she totally loved it.

Photo Story: Vang Vieng Affair

The picture was taken on my last day in Vang Vieng, Laos. I had met some fun people on the Slowboat entering Laos from Thailand and we all ended up in Vang Vieng. We became the “Lao Family”.

In Vang Vieng, we rented some cheap bungalows beside the river. During the days we relaxed, did some hiking or went for caves. Not to forget the tubing.

So the day the picture was taken, was my last one. The one before I left the “Family” to head south to Don Det. The others preferred to stay some more days, but I felt like I need to keep on going.

So that day, one guy from our group – who kind of became my travel love affair in Laos – and I decided to go to that viewpoint on top of a little mountain.

It was already extremely hot when we left in the morning and after paying the entry fee we climbed up the mountain to see the view.

Some people told us about the place and about its great landscape around it. That morning was just perfect to go.

There were no tourists, but an elderly couple. It took us some time to get to the top, because of the heat and the not so easy to climb path.

As soon as we got up there we had a wonderful and beautiful view over the scenery of Vang Vieng. There was a flag on top of the mountain and M. and I posed for some pictures.

It was kind of dangerous as well because there was nothing to keep you from falling down.

So we just set there on some mountains together, hands in hands, watching little Vang Vieng and the breathtaking nature.

This was our last day together and we spend the morning the best possible way.

After taking some pictures and enjoying the view, we went back down to meet the rest of the Lao Family before it was time to say goodbye.

Vang Vieng is a tourist-oriented town in Laos in Vientiane Province about four hours bus ride north of the capital.

The town lies on the Nam Song River. The most notable feature of the area is the karst hill landscape surrounding the town.

Vang Vieng has become a backpacker-oriented town, with the main street featuring guest houses, bars, restaurants, internet cafes, and tour agencies.

Attractions of the town include inner tubing and kayaking on the Nam Song River, which, until 2012, was lined with bars selling Beer Lao and Lao-Lao, and equipped with rope swings, zip lines, swimming and diving into blue lagoon, and large decks for socializing.

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2 thoughts on “Friday Lens Affair 166

  1. Mai Nomura

    I’m loving the beautiful panoramic photo of the place!

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