My girlfriend and I are going tubing sometime in the next few weeks. (no dates yet) Things like this are always best experienced in groups, so if you wanna get together, be stupid and float down the river drop us an email - firstname.lastname@example.org
James 26 from UK
Beth 28 from USA.
We're both lovely people, and we're both happy to throw our keys in a bowl and go with the flow.. (at least i am) ;)
#1 elyobj has been a member since 13/4/2012. Posts: 3
Tubing, drinking, & being "stupid" is a formula for disaster. Record number of deaths on the river at Vang Vieng last year.
Tubing in Vang Vieng area - a warning
It can still be a blast, but keep minimal on the booze and stick together, watch each other's backsides. Serious injury is a daily event, and people die from getting too drunk, drink spiking, diving into rocks, the death slide, etc. Loads of broken noses, cracked ribs, perforated eardrums, etc. etc. Take care.
MadMac is (sometimes) a flashpoint here on travelfish. Sure to stir controversy. :-/
The others are just giving you the usual 'take care' warnings and advice. Lots of people have died - and it's kinda a stupid way to go really. Have fun - but don't get obnoxiously drunk and put your life in danger.
Hell, I've fractured vertebrae, broken a number of ribs, rightl leg and worse of all right ring finger (because the quack didn't reset it right) so by definition above I must be stupid but I survived as most do. I'd say stupid isn't the problem-a life jacket is probably all it takes to give yourself a good chance of survival.
BTW rowing across the Atlantic,HALO, diving are all dangerous.It's in the human gene to push the envelope otherwise we 'd still be living in trees.