The brutal budget long bus rides are one of the many things we learn to just deal with. It may be a dodgy 30 hour bus ride with no AC in the middle of summer with a driver whom is picking up every possible local from the side of the road for some extra cash. If you’re lucky enough it’ll be a sleeper bus that way you can attempt to sleep although the roads (if there are any) will send you flying off the bed. As a backpacker, you learn to adapt to your surroundings and make the best out of the journey.
Tubing, the ever so popular backpacker activity in Vang Vieng, Laos. A party haven. What’s tubing you ask? You grab yourself a water tube and simply float along the river. Along the river however there are several bars in which you swim yourself over to with your tube. Each bar has it’s own activities and theme. Some bars may have swings, zip lines, music, or mud pits which are an absolute blast.