She did it! Just a reminder for those of you just joining us. We set out on an Adventure333 (3 Generations, 3 Months, 3 Countries+). 3 generations (my 72 year-old mom – Gma Bev), to cover 3 countries (Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia), in just 3 months (November, December, January). Our amazing Adventure333 has come to an end and Gma Bev made it all the way!
It seems that you like to slice and dice the data as much as I do. Actually, I think you like me slicing and dicing the data, and you like to consume the output any way I give it to you. So for grins and fun for me, you get to see our expenses for the month of December 2014, which includes Laos and Vietnam. If you just want to see the breakdown by Country, then just scroll down a little further.
This is a post that I’ve been putting off for a long time. Why? It’s not a particularly pleasing topic, but it’s one that needs to be covered. Heidi and I knew the place was going to be a bit rough, but wanted to visit it anyway. As a tourist, it’s easy to see all of the fun stuff. Beaches, cities, waterfalls, and the like are worthwhile but in this post, I’ll cover the UXO Museum we visited.
We are going to mix things up a bit this time and share our Laos and Thailand trip costs with you in a different way. We usually go by calendar month, so I will share that info with you. I also think there is some use to viewing the expenses within one country as well, so I will add that too.
As you know we have had a tough time keeping up with Gma Bev. While we are writing blog posts, editing videos/pictures, doing homework, taking naps or dining out, Gma Bev has been off exploring. Gma Bev is always up to something and we are having fun teasing her about her Shenanigans.
At first it was a bit of a concern making sure she didn’t get lost and not knowing where she was. Then we just “Let it go, Let it go”. Ha! I bet that song from Frozen is in your head now. You’re welcome!
After our 10 nights in Vang Vieng Laos, along with our not so lovely VIP bus ride, we arrived in Vientiane, Laos. The plan was to spend 5 nights exploring this town and then fly to Hanoi, Vietnam next. Well, that happened for the most part, but had a little bit of “burn out” rearing its ugly head. What do we do when you we traveling and have a little travel burn out? We slow down!
We have been traveling with our 3 generations for about 5 weeks now. Everything has been smooth as silk and absolutely no problems at all, that is until this moment. Apparently you are never too old to be scolded by your mother.
As we made our way through Laos, we followed the typical backpacker tourist path, but not necessarily the backpacker style. We started our adventure with the two day slow boat on the Mekong, but we kicked it up a notch and didn’t take the standard public boat. We arrived in Luang Prabang, Laos and this 3 generation traveling family found our travel groove. The colors and sights were wonderful and we fell in love with this town. Next up was tubing Vang Vieng!
We spent a total of 10 nights in the little town of Vang Vieng Laos. We got off to a rough start in the town of backpackers and all night parties, especially after spending a nice peaceful week in Luang Prabang. After a day or two, we really looked beneath the surface of the transient backpackers coming and going and really fell in love with the people and the town. A day out exploring on the scooters helped with this, especially to the Blue Lagoon Vang Vieng!