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Please Be careful in Vang Vieng - Drink Responsibly

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Please Be careful in Vang Vieng - Drink Responsibly

We were in Vang Vieng in April 2011. My Husband spent a day doing the tubing experience with a friend. He came back pretty freaked out. The Drinking was excessive. People were drunk and jumping off of high pedestals over the river and getting hurt. Our Guide was very wary about anybody in our group going out on this excursion. Later that night we heard from our tour guide that 2 tourists had died during the partying from drinking too much then swimming. 2 adult men had died in separate accidents that day. This place can be pretty awesome but you have to realize that the the locals will NOT cut you off at the bar they will give you anything you pay for and even some for free. Even if it unsafe. They are poor people and even a dollar can make their lives much better. Please drink responsibly.

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I agree. Second death this month. Australian youth.....19 year old Daniel Eimutis. Family bringing his body back to Australia this week for the funeral.

They are in shock. He is a sensible boy, high achiever, scholarship winner etc.etc. He went on a holiday over the university summer break..

His life is finished and the family and friends mourning his absence.

All because of a pour community willing to sell cheap booze because they have no other way of making a living and a corrupt government keeping them there in poverty with no health and safety requirements catering to young tourists who would not be indulging in such activities in their homeland. It's pathetic. We are indulging corrupt governments of third world countries because they are not looking after their people.

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