Here is a side to Laos we haven't seen before. It is clear that there isn't much money here. Buildings are left unfinished and children play in the dust. Everything seems geared towards tourists looking to party. The bars are loud, the drinks are cheap and the cafes are all showing episodes of 'Friends'. Jaime and I throw ourselves into the spirit of things by going tubing.
Floating down the Nam Song River in a rubber ring, with a bucket full of cocktail and a group of friends we have only just made...it is a moment to be savoured. Each and every one of us can't help but lie back and marvel at the beauty that surrounds us. This is how Tuesdays should feel.