Day 5 – Vang Vieng 🇱🇦

We aimed to have a bit of a relaxing day, with the morning spent having a late breakfast and booking a hotel in Hanoi.

However, we ended up walking in searing heat to another cave and lagoon, this time a lot more remote. So remote in fact that we were the only people on the trail, except for the two Lao children selling tickets, and the 3 dogs keeping them company.

The walk was really stunning and we really felt like we were away from the world. Across rice fields and lots of bamboo bridges we found the cave but we decided not to go in as it looked like a big hole down into an underground pool.

We climbed the mountain as high as we could reach but it seemed to be getting more and more dangerous so we headed down and walked back to the bungalow.

We walked into vang Vieng for dinner that evening taking a break from Asian food and having a wood fired pizza from Pizza Lukka.. followed by a huuuuge peanut chocolate browny.

Our last walk back along the rice fields we saw fireworks and a bonfire… thinking it a bit strange the Laosians would celebrate Guy Fawkes we later discovered it was the funeral and burning ceremony of the oldest Monk in Vang Vieng who lived to 109!

We spent the rest of the evening back on the veranda of the bungalow relaxing and chatting more with Nouth and her uncle who kept the Lao Lao scorpion whisky flowing.