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!
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!
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!
We have really enjoyed our trip so far and thought you would like to see a review of our 23 nights of Laos Accommodation in hotels, guest houses, and hostels. I usually sum up this type of thing in our monthly budget, but we are moving a little faster now and changing accommodation more frequently. So I think I will feature Accommodation on its own, to give it a little limelight.
Traveling with 3 generations has been fun so far and after our first week in Luang Prabang, we found our travel groove. Next it was time to move a little further south in Laos and head to the small town of Vang Vieng. I wasn’t too sure about this part of the planned journey, as I had read mixed things about Vang Vieng and getting there. This is our journey on the VIP bus from Luang Prabang to Van Vieng Laos.