I have started to feel like the travel posts were taking over this blog, so I'm going to do a twice-monthly travel thursday post as I continue to share this incredible trip (and future adventures as well!). for the first official travel thursday, I'm taking you to vang vieng, laos. it's a random little town built in the most incredibly gorgeous place (limestone cliffs, winding rivers and jungle foliage) that is really nothing more than a party pit-stop for backpackers. to be honest, I took very few pictures while we were here because we spent the entire time tubing down a river with our new friends from germany, taking shots of local whiskey (hey, they gave you free bracelets!!) and lounging in the many restaurants that served tasty sandwiches and played episodes of family guy & friends. it definitely wasn't our most authentic experience, but at six weeks into the trip, it was nice to have a little taste of western life and just have some FUN.