Leaving Europe Part 3 – Singapore

Ahhh tropical heat! God how I had missed it. It had been 3 years since I was in the tropics… Sure Spain got pretty damn warm in the summer, but it was nothing like this sticky, humid heat that I am used to.
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Recently while travelling through Northern Thailand and Lao, I began hearing wild stories, legends perhaps, about something called “tubing”.

Surely these stories were too good to be true. Tubing sounded like absolutely wicked fun to me. What is tubing? Well, let’s find out…

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Financial Hardship

Always carry backup cash, especially in Lao where there is only one cash machine (in Vientiane) and the banks close early…

After a rather interesting and tiresome journey, I came eventually on a Friday morning to the town of Pakse in southern Lao. I met a few other travellers on the bus and they were heading for the 4000 Islands in the southern reaches of the mighty Mekong river. Well, apparently there was not a lot to do in Pakse, so I decided to follow.

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