Clarena and I traveled by VIP bus from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang. Except for the word itself on the windscreen there was nothing VIP about the bus. An old Chinese communist bus with hardly any legroom, a failing airco and therefore a horrible smell. Luang Prabang is a really nice ctiy. It is perfectly situated on the confluence of the Mekong and NamKhan rivers. There are some nice temples and French colonial architecture to be seen. We went to the elephant camp north of Luang Prabang and for the first time in my life I have ridden and swom with elephants. Impressive animals and although I enjoyed the ride a lot, I was happy to be on my own two feet again.