We managed to get a lift from Vientiane to Vang Vieng today. On the way we noticed alot of deforestation and burning going on, the scenery was incredible despite this. Vang Vieng has developed an awful lot since I was last here. Here is where we met with Rachel Dechaineux from The Elephant Crossing Hotel. Rachel is an Australian ex-pat living in Laos for the last 17 years. She has a family in Vang Vieng and agreed to introduce us to the school administrators and act as a translator for us.
To check out her hotel go to: www.theelephantcrossinghotel.com