Travel Blogs from Champasak, Lao Peoples Dem Rep

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A Non-Christmas-y but relaxing start to Laos, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

A Non-Christmas-y but relaxing start to Laos

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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So Laos, Starting off in the 4000 islands... Don Det being the island of choice. We didn't do much for the first couple of days...other than lying about in hammocks, reading and enjoying the view of the Mekong...oh and enjoying the food...one of ...

Pen or money, Ban Dondèng, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Pen or money

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... boats, all ready with a car and people on it ready to go. When we ask them however, they tell us they are going to Champasak, the next bigger island along. Instead we are pointed over to a tiny platform resting on two wooden boats going to Don Deang. We ...

Getting friendly with Pakse, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Getting friendly with Pakse

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... a visit to Don Deang to anyone. After another struggle getting our bikes on and off the make-shift boat, we make it to Champasak, the bigger neighbouring island. We stop for a drink at a riverside cafe and a tiny kitten jumps on Claire's lap away from an ...

Getting to know Pakse, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Getting to know Pakse

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... ;because the only thing he sells here is coffee. And it is good coffee too. Mr Koffie is a dutch guy who came to Lao to buy some coffee, and ended up marrying into a Lao coffee producing family who have their own plantation. Coffee. Claire leaves Jo ...

The Back of Beyond, Champasak, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Back of Beyond

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... a bus which was heading north. After a couple of hours we arrived by the river again and from here we took a small boat across to Champasak. We realised that it was going to be quiet here as soon as we arrived at the other side. Not a tuk-tuk or tout in ...

Having a full blown relationship with Pakse, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Having a full blown relationship with Pakse

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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5/11/2011 We get up and get on the boat (after waiting a while) to take us to the mainland, very much looking forward to returning to Pakse. When on the mainland, we wait again for the bus to show up. While we wait the guys at the port entertain us by ...

Meeting Pakse, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Meeting Pakse

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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23/10/2011: Its a 5-6 hour journey to Pakse, depending on stops and breakdowns, and there is a French guy going the same way do we share a tuk-tuk to the bus terminal. He chats to the driver who speaks fluent French; an over hang ...

Ruins of Wat Pho, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Ruins of Wat Pho

A travel blog entry by meandher

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Pakse 13 - 18th ...

Sampling the medical care of SE Asia, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Sampling the medical care of SE Asia

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... falang in sight and not because of my altered features. I still didn't know what was going on, and the itchiness was unbearable, but a nice Lao woman sat next to me and asked in English if I was alright. I wanted to hug her! She asked if I knew any ...

Day 69, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Day 69

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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Throughout the night I just sat there in my chair waiting for the bus to arrive in Pakse. It did just that soon after sunrise and as I piled off the bus I found Patrick and Samantha and asked what they fancied doing here. They wanted to go to a nearby ...

Having the best bacon butties in SE Asia!!, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Having the best bacon butties in SE Asia!!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... We took a tuk tuk to the bus station and jumped in the back of an already rammed local bus, full of produce from the market. Champasak is about 30km from Pakse and Wat Phu was another 8km further. We arrived in about an hour and paid our entry fees. It ...

Pakse & Champasak - Day 93-94, Champasak, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Pakse & Champasak - Day 93-94

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... bus, a boat, a motorbike and three tuk-tuk's were required in the last 12 hours to get me to the village of Champasak on the Mekong. I'm now only 70 miles from the northern Cambodian border. Staying at the Vong Paseud Guesthouse on the banks of the ...

Pakse - Day 95, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Pakse - Day 95

A travel blog entry by christosp

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OK, so the mission to Bangkok commences today. Only 2 flights a week go from Pakse to Bangkok and I picked the wrong day, so the only option is to travel overland by bus. I first caught a bus with the locals to a small dock on the Mekong. We crossed the ...

Lao - the south...., Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Lao - the south....

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... block twice whilst he remembered how to ride a motor bike). We took the ferry over the Mekong to the anchient city (village?) of Champasak, where a khmer temple Wat Phu (a world heratage site) is situated, on a hill side with lots of ruins of temples, ...

The Great Southern Lao Bike Adventure - Part 1!, Sekong, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Great Southern Lao Bike Adventure - Part 1!

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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... or ropes. We got back on the bikes and rode along dusty dirt roads through minority villages where the people dont even speak Lao let alone English! Their curious looks turned to broad smiles and waves when they saw us smiling and waving at them. Three ...

Pakse, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Pakse

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... to find some people punching each other outside the Primark sale.   The following day we took a trip to Wat Phu Champasak, an ancient Khmer religious complex. It was exceptionally naff compared to Angkor Wat where we had been the day before. ...

(Not) Painting The Town Red, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

(Not) Painting The Town Red

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... , a fertile area of plantations, forests and waterfalls as well as home to a number of Mon-Khmer ethnic groups as well as Lao coffee. Unfortunately not enough people had signed up for one which with a minimum of 4 people even when including myself still ...

Tour De Laos, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Tour De Laos

A travel blog entry by quest

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I just want to start out this blog by thanking everyone who has taken the time to comment, donate, or read my blogs. It really keeps me motivated and reminds me that I have a family. Travelling alone is really the best thing to do in a foreign country; ...

Day 70, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Day 70

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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After breakfast Arjen took the initiative and started negotiating for the bikes. Apparently there are only three to rent and there were six of us so that meant doubling up on the bikes. I didn't fancy my first motorbike driving experience to involve a ...

Motorcycling Around The Bolaven Plateau, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Motorcycling Around The Bolaven Plateau

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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The mission my travel mates and I have chosen to accept is a four day motorbike ride around the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos. This region is very near the Ho Chi Minh trail so we bombed the hell out it during the Vietnam war.  The country ...

Tat Fan, Wat Phu, Reflection, and Relaxation, Champasak, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Tat Fan, Wat Phu, Reflection, and Relaxation

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... many goodbyes, felt like eating the last piece of a bar of bittersweet chocolate. Stu joined me for the trip to Champasak, the site of the Wat Phu temple. Our guest house overlooked the Mekong River, with three uncomfortable hammocks positioned just ...

Old Khmer outpost and more chillin', Champasak and Si Phan Don--the 4,000 Islands, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Old Khmer outpost and more chillin'

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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... Wat Phu Lucked out in Pakse and met up with two really nice French people, Manu and Margot, and we shared a lift to Champasak, where we wandered around and marvelled at the old French colonial architechture and then rode out to Wat Phu on rented ...

Day 71, Champasak, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Day 71

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... side the restaurant we were in for a chance reunion. Patrick, Samantha and I were left and we quickly made our way to Champasak - about halfway to the border where we could visit some old Khmer ruins. The town was really quiet on arrival but not without ...

Temples and ruins, Champasak, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Temples and ruins

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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... faces - we declined this delicacy, this time and arrived in Pakse our base to explore the south of Lao. We hired a 100cc bike for the day and visited Champasak. The boat trip across the river was fun, three motorbikes and people on boards nailed to two ...

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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We spent 2 days on Don Khong just relaxing, eating, drinking and cycling. Don Khong is one island of the '4000 islands' an archipelago within the Mekong River. We stopped in a little town called Muang Khong which is a one road affair with a handful of ...

Chapter 39: Si Phan Don, Si Phan Don / Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Chapter 39: Si Phan Don

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... pestered by children and old women for money; that's something I hadn't experienced yet in Laos. We had lunch (and dinner) at the Lao-Paris cafe, which was heavy on the "Lao" and light on the "Paris." The old Catholic church was mildly interesting, and ...

The Great Southern Lao Bike Adventure - Part 2!, Paksong, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Great Southern Lao Bike Adventure - Part 2!

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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...  noodle soup. Luckily it stopped pretty quickly and the ride back was pretty pain free. We have been planning the rest of our Lao trip this afternoon....we are running out of time! Need to be in Bangkok to meet Becky, my brother Chris and now Sarah ...

Hanging Around, Road to Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Hanging Around

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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Learning that you can now obtain the visa for Cambodia on arrival at the Lao-Cambodia border I saw no need to hang around any longer waiting on the embassy to open tomorrow morning so booked my bus ticket to Pakse in the guesthouse with the guy telling me ...

Little Big Island, Don Khong, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Little Big Island

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... of Don Khong though and I soon found the Mekong guest house where I planned to say the night with oddly both Canadian and Lao food on the menu despite the owners clearly being the latter. Arranging a meeting later on tonight secret agent style with a ...

Lone Wolves of Laos - Biking the Bolaven Plateau, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Lone Wolves of Laos - Biking the Bolaven Plateau

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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The area surrounding Pakse is known as the Bolaven Plateau, and having a newly found love of moped riding, Tom, Mike and I decided that the best way to see it would be to rent mopeds for a few days and head off into the ...

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