In a nutshell I would best describe Vang Vieng to be a party haven for people aged between 17 and 30. In the day you have many bars which all boast a similar layout of relaxed couch booths and large flat TV screens playing either ‘Friends’ or ‘Family Guy’. I haven’t seen any other variations on those two programmes…You can also drink at any time of day and night but you can’t expect to get the best food in Asia. Wi-Fi is everywhere but the signal strength was poor in all the places we were in. Accommodation is cheap and very basic but they all provide at least a fan and sometimes a TV like ours…Most of the people we met were either Irish or Dutch and absolute party animals! The food is cheap and very westernised so the ingredients are imported thus tasting pretty average. If you are going to come here you will need to be prepared to be hung over most of the time and know how to get straight back on the drink in order to fulfil your holiday of getting absolutely trashed. Sadly Scotty and I couldn’t keep this pace up but we realise we are not 18 anymore. The weather has been mainly sunny with the odd monsoon shower in the evening but nothing detrimental. So I hope this small summary helps you if you are deciding to take on the carnage of Vang Vieng.
Ratings- 9/10 for partying experience
3/10 for things to do other than drinking
8/10 for weather
9.5/10 for meeting people with great banter