Very Disappointing Place
09.08.2019 29 °C
I had high hopes for this little town in the mountains, based on what I had heard and read. Unfortunately this was worse than Vientiane, I am becoming less surprised that business in these countries look like they are struggling. They probably are based on how shit the service is and how much they try and rip off the tourists.
Tonight was a perfect example, went to a restaurant in the middle of the town, looked promising based on the fact it was full and many others were not. Ordered noodle soup and a drink, still waiting 45 minutes later, didn`t even have the drink yet. Now I understand that the restaurant was busy but you can`t even manage to bring a drink to the table in 45 minutes, ok bye. Left the restaurant and they never said a word.
Guess I am going to be very skinny after 12 months, hahahaha.
The place I am staying is Vang Vieng Garden Bungalows, essentially it is a pretty nice place, unfortunately it is the second night here and both days now music thumping louder than a concert vibrates the windows from 3 - 10pm non stop. The base is so loud the curtains move but at least that stops you from hearing the rats in the ceiling. Sounds like I am being harsh on Laos, however I am trying to give honest observations and experiences so people know what to expect if they travel here.
Garden Bungalows where I am staying and surrounding mountain
This was a market that I found behind where I was staying. These markets are everywhere in Laos.
Holy shit it rained like you would not believe today. After it stopped I got a picture of probably the biggest snail I have ever seen.
Had so much fun today. I was sick of being stuck inside because of the rain so went out anyway. Hired an off road buggy for 2 hours, cost $180,000 Kip or $32 nzd. It included the fuel so I thought that wasn`t too bad. It pissed down so I got completely drenched, hahahaha but it was still 30 degrees.
And some pictures of the mountains in between the rain.
The scenery here is outstanding so it is such a shame that the food is terrible and the service is abysmal. Ok, keep some hope alive that Luang Prabang will be better.