Vang Vieng, Laos

Vang Vieng, Laos, a small city surrounded by beautiful limestone mountains, where the nam song river flows and the tourists run wild. I was there for 6 days enjoying everything Vang Vieng had to offer. Tubing in the nam song river, climbing up mountains to view points, scooting around on motorbikes, meant for the street, on rocky dirt roads through small villages making our way to the 5 blue lagoons.

It has been awhile since my last post, and I hope you all forgive me for that, but the fact is, it is hard to think about taking pictures and write creative content, all while trying to “live in the moment” and experience everything through my eyes and not a camera. But sadly we live in a world where if there isn’t a picture it didn’t happen.

To describe SE Asia in a couple of paragraphs is like reading the prelude to a book. The prelude is just the author explaining what the book is about, but if you actually read the book, there is much more than just the prelude, so think of my writing as the prelude to a great book, but I am the only owner of the book in the entire world. I think everyone should have their own books written by themselves, no one else. For me my story has just began. I am 19 now, and every day that passes by, I learn more and more about myself, and the huge world we live in.

View from my hostel

I was fortunate enough to get a job serving breakfast in my last hostel, making $3 an hour, and free room and board. It was a good change, doing something productive. I met some very cool people in Vang Vieng, that I am now traveling with to Luang Prabang. That is the great thing about traveling is you meet amazing people and everyone has the same mindset.

8 thoughts on “Vang Vieng, Laos

  1. Wow you are really living in the moment and absorbing. The culture and experience .. I like that you even worked at the hostel . hat was a great idea and to meet new people from all over. Keep up the good work and live it up for all of us ✊😘

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  2. We look forward to your next host with great excitement, and they’re so happy to hear from you. Yes, it’s a trick to stay in touch while staying in the moment.
    Your life is going to make an amazing book!

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  3. Clayton,
    You are a brave soul and the type of kid that will never look back and day could or would of should of!!

    Safe Travels,
    Anthony Juliano
    P.S. looking forward to surf pics!!

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  4. Clayton, one of the things I admire most about you is your fearlessness. You are csutious and prudent, but you will explore any new opportunity o learn and grow, and that is an inspiration.

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  5. I look forward to your posts – I feel like I am travelling through Southeast Asia vicariously through you. You are experiencing history first hand and it is truly a life changing experience.

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