I really enjoyed Vientiane. I could have spent another few days there. Micha was in a hurry to continue the trip. So here we are in Vang Vieng -- a very beautiful small tourist village on a river with a backdrop of mountains (karsts) -- quite stunning scenery. Just arrived today so don't have much to write. We walked around the small town and booked a room in a guesthouse for tomorrow -- we saw it from the river and it looks like we will have fantastic views. We asked for the top floor with a balcony right in front of the amazing scenery. We might even move again to a bungalow down by the river -- we saw many nice places to stay. I got my camera hooked up, so will post some photos.
I always wanted to travel and spent a few years backpacking around Europe and Asia working on the way but then for many years, apart from family holidays in Europe, I didn't really do any travelling -- now the time has come to hit the road again -- not quite -- money not as plentiful as would have liked but still ... once or twice a year, barring world wars, ecological disasters and the end of the world as we know it, I will be adding to this travel blog with at least my annual holiday, and from time to time, something a little more ambitious. ... full info