(PICTURE: The river, mountains and hammocks of Vang Vieng.)
Vang Vieng is a major backpacker stopping point in Laos. It's famous for two traditional forms of Laos culture:
1. Tubing down the river while stopping at bars and drinking (tune in tomorrow for this).
2. Cafes and restaurants that show the television show "FRIENDS" non stop.
The city itself is located in a beautiful area between mountains and alongside a river Hannah and I spent quite a bit of time reading books in hammocks while taking in the scenery.
Overall, Hannah and I didn't love the food in Laos. However, we did go to this one gem of a restaurant (one of Lonely Planets few good suggestions...although they had the name of the restaurant wrong.) that we ate five straight meals at. It was called the Organic Farm Cafe.