Via Chiang Mai, Phitsanulok, Khon Kaen and Nong Kai I rode into Vientiane, Laos to meet my girlfriend Clarena again. Being from Colombia she wasn't granted a Thai visa so we had to meet in Vientiane. But finally it all worked out well and we are reunited for the third time. I left the bike in Vientiane and together we travelled by public transport to Vang Vieng. The limestone rocks around Vang Vieng are spectacular. We rented bicycles and rode to some caves and lagoons. Although the village of Vang Vieng itself is pretty touristy there wasn't too much going on due to low season.