Should Vang Vieng, Laos be On Our Itinerary?


Last December, the husband and I were finally able to booked our ticket to an Asia travel. Yahooo! We were thinking about it for some time now but got bumped with other priorities. After getting hitched last year, we got tangled into many things. We totally forgot the honeymoon. And yes, this is definitely not a honeymoon. Our trip to Hong Kong and Macau will be – this coming March. 🙂

This travel will be a realization of a dream and our first escapade longer than 5 nights. We were quite excited especially me. In my excitement, I hurriedly outline our itinerary. A recent post in Bright Side inspired me to include Vang Vieng in our target destination. Our itinerary sans Vang Vieng is already crazy – with A LOT of bus rides. With Vang Vieng, it’s foolishness.

Vang Vieng, Laos (pic from Bright Side)

But it seems so reachable. We are going there so might as well make the most of it. I’m pretty anal when it comes to planning. Day by day, I try to read something about our destination. It was then that I stumbled unto the bad history of Vang Vieng, written in 2012, almost 4 years ago. Reading it makes me hesitant to include it on our list even if there are posts that says that it’s pretty safe there now. Hmmm!

How about you? Are you planning to travel to Laos? Will you include Vang Vieng in your list? Need advise.

Author: Kresia Julio

Kring is a woman of style whose fashion would make you doubt the validity of her stories in conquering mountains. A software engineer by profession, financial literacy advocate, fitness buff, DIY fan, AirBNB host (stopped in March 2020 due to leave and cleave) and a big promoter of self-turn-God confidence with a big heart to those in need. Her hobby includes blogging, scrap/photo booking, traveling, trekking, volunteering, cooking (new in quarantine) & podcasting (new in quarantine). She is easily bored thus the need to have more activities. This is where board gaming and jewelry making comes in. She is married to an introvert who understands and supports her OVERLY extrovert personality.

19 thoughts on “Should Vang Vieng, Laos be On Our Itinerary?”

  1. Haven’t been to Laos myself but would want to go there someday, so go for it. And while you’re at it, add Myanmar to your itinerary! 😀

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    1. Hope you will enjoy your trip in Vang Vieng. Btw, do check out and follow my blog if you have time. Asianbackpacker.wordpress.com =)

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    1. Thanks Rebecca! 🙂 Our trip would be on August. Plenty of time to contemplate! 😀 I will check your blog about it too. 🙂 What other countries were you able to visit in Asia?

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