Now that we learned how to ride a motorcycle, day 2 was time for an adventure ride! We got up around 7am and met Tom for breakfast. We had a traditional Lao breakfast- rice, fried eggs, soup. Weird combo I know, but it was actually pretty good when you mixed it all together!
We got on the road at 8 and decided to take the route in the valley by the river. It was a dirt road that had a decent amount of bumps so it was an adventure. We got to drive through a bunch of little villages and all the little kids would get so excited waving to us. It was absolutely adorable. I still had a headset helmet so Tom talked to me during most of the ride- mostly telling stories. He once dressed up like Santa on Christmas (they don’t celebrate Christmas here) and he put a bunch of cookies in his sidecar and just drove around and gave them to kids! Tom really seems to enjoy what he does and it made the whole experience even more enjoyable for us.
I didn’t take a lot of pictures since we were driving most of the time, but I took this random one of a field when we were stopped.
On the way back Tom got us some ice cream from this guy riding around in this motorbike with one cooler of ice cream in his sidecar- their version of an ice cream truck!
By the time we got back we were totally covered in dust from the drive. It’s never felt so good to wash my face!
Tom drove us over to a tuk tuk to hitch a ride to Vang Vieng (about an hour away). We didn’t do much once we got there since we were pretty worn out from motorbiking. We got dinner and walked around the town a bit. We booked a tour for tomorrow to take us to most of the caves/tubbing/kayaking- hopefully it’ll be fun!