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Let's all go tubing!

Posted by elyobj on 8/7/2012 at 02:43

Posted from within Vietnam.

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 - elyobj@gmail.com

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) ;)

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Posted by sayadian on 8/7/2012 at 04:18

Sounds fantastic, hope you enjoy it and land somewhere safe.

;-)

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Posted by MADMAC on 8/7/2012 at 05:26

See if you can set up a blog and post pitcures of hot western chicks tubing topless! That would be cool.

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 8/7/2012 at 08:23

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.

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Posted by MADMAC on 8/7/2012 at 08:39

I've broken my nose three times. Cracked my ribs once (that sucked). Broke my arm... doesn't sound so bad. Never died though. That might suck a lot.

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Posted by elyobj on 8/7/2012 at 12:02

Posted from within Vietnam.

i think you've all missed the point.. :)

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Posted by MADMAC on 8/7/2012 at 13:41

VV is a major flashpoint here on travelfish. Sure to stir controversy. Rufus where the hell are you man.

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Posted by busylizzy on 8/7/2012 at 15:05

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.

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Posted by sayadian on 8/7/2012 at 19:33

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.

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Posted by Rufus on 15/7/2012 at 19:58

I agree with Mac. The river is very high and very fast at the moment. Dying sucks!

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Posted by sayadian on 15/7/2012 at 20:32

'Dying sucks!'

How do you know?
;-)
Also I doubt whether Madmac would shun danger, just doesn't seem in his personality

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Posted by MADMAC on 16/7/2012 at 01:53

The clinetelle scare me off though.

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Posted by MADMAC on 16/7/2012 at 01:54

The clinetelle scare me off though

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Posted by Rufus on 16/7/2012 at 21:29

"'Dying sucks!'"
"How do you know?"
The spirits have told me.

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Posted by MADMAC on 16/7/2012 at 23:01

Rufus, you've been hanging out in Laos too long.

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