Travel Blogs from Champasak, Laos, Lao Peoples Dem Rep

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Exploring Don Khong in the 4000 Islands, Don Khong, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Exploring Don Khong in the 4000 Islands

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... exactly the most expensive activity we've ever done! We did find a great restaurant along the rivers edge and ate yummy baguettes. Laos is the first country we've been too that makes fresh bread! Well atleast that we can find anyway so just eating decent ...

Paradise on the 4000 islands, Don Khong, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Paradise on the 4000 islands

A travel blog entry by teambrazier

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The bus dropped us on the mainland opposite Don Kong and we boarded a tiny wooden boat to cross over the Mekong onto the island. Don Kong is the biggest of the three main islands - dubbed as a middle ground between the "party" island of Don Det and the ...

Don Khong (4000 islands) Relax - relax - relax, Don Khong, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Don Khong (4000 islands) Relax - relax - relax

A travel blog entry by bjornrosier

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The journey to the 4000 islands was a short and easy one (comparing to all the others), with an acceptable bus and a handsome young driver. After 2 hours on the bus and 10 min on the ferry boat, we arrived at Don Khong Island, the largest ...

Kong Lor Village - Si Phan Don (4000 Islands), Champasak, Laos travel blog

Kong Lor Village - Si Phan Don (4000 Islands)

A travel blog entry by ayoung435

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... If you have an appreciation for outstanding natural beauty, exceptionally friendly locals, slowish travel, cheap food and accommodation then please, visit Laos! You see that's the thing about Laos, you get on a bus with an acceptance that it will take at ...

Champasak!!, Champassak, Laos travel blog

Champasak!!

A travel blog entry by boazeneline

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... lief gebaar van een 'vreemde'. Na deze onvergetelijke dag zijn we de dag erna gaan rondrijden met de scooter door het platteland van Laos en hebben de Wat Pu tempel bezocht. Ontzettend mooi en veel minder druk bezocht dan Angkor Wat. 'S-Avonds hebben we ...

Wat Phu, Champassak, Pakse, Champassack, Laos travel blog

Wat Phu, Champassak, Pakse

A travel blog entry by twohobos

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... (Lao: ວັດພູ [wāt pʰúː] temple-mountain) is a ruined Khmer temple complex in southern Laos. It is located at the base of mount Phu Kao, some 6 km from the Mekong river in Champassak province. There was a ...

Paske, Pakse, Laos travel blog

Paske

A travel blog entry by britanne

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... we went for a group dinner at this Indian restaurant, which was fantastic! By far some of the best food I've eaten in Laos. After dinner we all wanted to grab drink somewhere instead of going back to the hostel. There's nothing exciting around where we ...

Waterval en olifant, Pakse, Laos travel blog

Waterval en olifant

A travel blog entry by vandersluis

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We konden vandaag uitslapen! Enkele activiteiten welke oorspronkelijk voor vandaag stonden gepland hadden we gisteren al gedaan, dus we konden rustig aan doen. Om half tien gingen we met het bootje op weg naar het vaste land. Daar werden we opgewacht ...

Pakse, Pakse, Laos travel blog

Pakse

A travel blog entry by vickyli

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... country, we just can't get enough of it. We spent three nights in Pakse and took a trip out to the Bolaven Plateau. All of Laos so far has appeared rural, and our trip around the plateau was no exception. A dip in the Mekong river, a wonder around a ...

Pouring down in Pakse, Pakse, Laos travel blog

Pouring down in Pakse

A travel blog entry by liamandsam

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... Arriving in Pakse was a relief and not just because it meant the end of a long, horrible bus ride; our first impressions of Laos was that it's much more friendly and relaxed than Cambodia. And cheaper too! We found a double room at a great guesthouse ...

The Bolaven Plateau, Pakse, Laos, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Bolaven Plateau

A travel blog entry by jeffanddana

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... turned into 2 hours. Once done with the coffee tour, we stopped at two waterfalls in the area, including the highest one in Laos – the Twin Falls. Finally we made it to Pakse and went to find some internet. Finding internet down in the south has ...

Es läuft nicht immer alles nach Plan, Pakse, Laos travel blog

Es läuft nicht immer alles nach Plan

A travel blog entry by yvonne87

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... . Nach dem ich eine Unterkunft gefunden habe, machte ich eine Runde durch die Stadt. Diese sollte eine der grössten sein in Laos, aber die ist total klein und hat nichts zu bieten. Die Leute welche hier her kommen, kommen mehr für die Umgebung ...

Last bits of Laos with a homestay, Pakse, Laos travel blog

Last bits of Laos with a homestay

A travel blog entry by amzah

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... Laos. Did the usual backpacker stuff but also some more 'off the beaten path' things like the homestay. I definitely want to visit Laos again since I think this country is still pure and has beatiful nature. There are still places in Laos that I haven't ...

Champasak, Laos, Champasak, Laos, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Champasak, Laos

A travel blog entry by bowtie

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... I just had the toast and thought I would wait and have a good diner once back in the town of Champassak!! The Wat Phu Champasak (ancient Khmer religions complex) is one  of the "must see" sights of Laos according to all guides and they are ...

4000 Islands - south Laos, Champasak, Laos travel blog

4000 Islands - south Laos

A travel blog entry by devinblackie

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4000 islands is in the very south of Laos and is basically part of the Mekong River (that runs throughout Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam) which has many islands in it.. not quite 4000 though, I think just over 100 of them are inhabited and the rest ...

The 4,000 Islands, Don Khong, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The 4,000 Islands

A travel blog entry by fernbob

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... mini bus back to Pakse!  We have decided  to fly from Pakse to Siem Reap, Cambodia, instead of taking a bus across the Lao/Cambodian border.  We are evolving from "backpackers" to "flashpackers", but are still a long way from ...

The long goodbye, Pakse, Laos travel blog

The long goodbye

A travel blog entry by nhsescapist83

We get our stuff together. A final brekkie with our ladies and a terse exchange with Happy zebra. Jan is irate the woman wants to charge 90 for 3 people. She belts out we had no extras and we'll only pay 70! No wonder she refuses my exchange. Mannie ...

An unlikely crew, Pakse, Laos travel blog

An unlikely crew

A travel blog entry by nhsescapist83

We awake and funnily enough despite the prospect of having to bike I'm not that nervous. We meet Pedro and David for Brekkie. David doesn't mention the bike ( I think he'd resolved to take me on the back. A Morrocan girl arrive fresh off the bus at 6 and ...

450m, Pakse, Laos travel blog

450m

A travel blog entry by nhsescapist83

... massage. Drying off we have lunch there on banana leave. It is an Eco friendly trek! Eggs again and I'm sorry to say but horrid Lao food burnt rougaille, sticky rice salty greens and all I can eat is a boiled egg and papaya salad. After lunch we hang out ...

Si Phan Don, Don Khong, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Si Phan Don

A travel blog entry by new_lands

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... an eye on that!  I never in a million years thought I would cycle my way through China, Vietnam, Cambodia and now into Laos, it is definitely the way to see the country, off the beat and track and putting myself in positions you otherwise ...

"I want to do that again!"

A travel blog entry by nhsescapist83

... I should try and burn extra calories. On return we shower and meet at the Indian restaurant. It was definitely better than my last Lao Indian experience on DonDet at Jssmine. The lassi was brilliant. At 8 me and David run to Dokchampsa for our oil massage ...

The loop home, Pakse, Laos travel blog

The loop home

A travel blog entry by nhsescapist83

... that's what prompts his puking episode. Rain ensues halting us. After getting on the road we arrive eventually at Tad Fe, Laos highest waterfall and twinned. It's beautiful! One bigger but crashes like powder. Nature is amazing. We meet a strange fellow ...

Pakse lining, Pakse, Laos travel blog

Pakse lining

A travel blog entry by nhsescapist83

... , is there any meat on his face I wonder. He later shares he was married in march this year and I learn what a Lao wedding entails. Bracelets exchanged, lots of beer Lao, johnny walker whiskey, a band and traditional costumes. Seafood from Thailand as its ...

Don Khong - Laos, Don Khong, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Don Khong - Laos

A travel blog entry by ernievana

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Don Khong  Welcome to Don Khong in Southern Laos After we cross the border post between Cambodia and Laos we drive on with a bus (90% foreigners) to Si Phan Don – where 4000 islands are in the Mekong River. First we stopped at the ...

Your's save with us, Pakse, Laos travel blog

Your's save with us

A travel blog entry by ewouteneelke

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Vandaag van Luang Prabang naar Pakse gevlogen met Lao Aviation. Mijn eerste binnenlandse vlucht met een propellor vliegtuig(je). Een bijzondere aangelegenheid was de tekst op ons doosje met lunch: "your's save with us". Een soort "geruststelling" terwijl ...

Four Thousand Islands now less one, Don Khong, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Four Thousand Islands now less one

A travel blog entry by derekandjo

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We arrived in Laos via a border crossing and to the last the Cambodians scammed us , this time 2 dollars for the exit stamp, after asking for a receipt and naame I was told to come back and collect it in the morning, they beat me again ! We are actually ...

Chilling on the island, Champasak, Laos travel blog

Chilling on the island

A travel blog entry by humberwright

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Woke up this morning very sick. I haven't been 100% since Luang Prabang. We just took it very easy and I didn't eat a lot. We didn't get to cycle to the French bridge which we wanted too but thought it better I rested. We went for a quiet walk in the ...

Paradise in a River Delta, Don Khong, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Paradise in a River Delta

A travel blog entry by cats-adventures

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14-16/1/13 - 4000 Islands, Don Det, S.Laos The journey started at 6am on the Monday. After a tuk tuk, bus, tuk tuk, sleeper bus, minibus and a boat that almost capsized, we arrived in Don Det at 12:30 after 30.5 hours of travel over 600km!  Along ...

Mon histoire de Don Khong ile, Don Khong, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Mon histoire de Don Khong ile

A travel blog entry by annahildreth

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A hellish journey spanning over 1 and a half days and I eventually arrived on Don Khong in the company of 3 French guys. Drinking wine and exchanging English-French lessons was a lot of fun and really rewarding. I am forever amazed by the capabilities of ...

Aug 21, 2012, Don Khong, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Aug 21, 2012

A travel blog entry by giapunat

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