The 4000 islands are more my taste of a great time than Vang Vieng. Still, the journey to get there was trouble and really long. 20 hours in the bus with tiny beds which you had to share with a stranger. In my case a local lady who was gladly really slim, since I’m not… We changed busses in Vientiane the capital. My first plan was to stay there for a bit, but diverse people told me that it is not worth is and just a hectic and dirty city so I decided to skip it and have more time for the following places. I only had two and a half months to explore Asia and back then my motto was to see as much as possible in that time. It was great but exhausting and I build in short breaks in between even though I wasn’t planning to because my head needed time to process all the input. If you travel to fast you can’t really everything as much as you should. After this journey I changed my stile of traveling and decided to spend more time in a place to enjoy it better and don’t set myself limits by already having booked the next bus, train or flight. I was always a bit under stress, still I enjoyed it a lot of course. Still I would do it differently the next time.
Telling you that, the four thousand Island where a bless! Everything slows down on the islands and I was able to relax wile exploring a few of the islands by food, bike and kayak. I love to be near water, it makes me calm and that four days on these islands were very much needed.
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