Travel Blogs from Pakbeng, Lao Peoples Dem Rep

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Lost in Lao, Huayxai and Pakbeng, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Lost in Lao

A travel blog entry by lisa-ashley

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... splashing in the river and gleefully waving at the passing boat filled with random, rich, white people. We arrived at PakBeng, 6 hours later and climbed the sandy banks to search for accommodation.  Our one requirement at this point was hot ...

Mekong and overnighter at Pakbeng - day 51, Pakbeng, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Mekong and overnighter at Pakbeng - day 51

A travel blog entry by thetwodaves

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... Luang Prabang, several hundred kilometres downriver to the east.  We would be stopping for the night at a riverside village called Pakbeng.  Across from us on the table was Bill, an Australian man travelling alone; he'd been to Asia before, ...

Slow Boat on the Mekong, Pakbeng, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Slow Boat on the Mekong

A travel blog entry by dane

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... agent as well.  I walked down to the slow boat dock and found the ticket office.  Tickets were 95,000 kip ($10) to Pakbeng, the half-way point, and then another 95,000 to Luang Prabang.  The trip was still going to cost $20 a person.  ...

Pakbeng - Day 83, Pakbeng, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Pakbeng - Day 83

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... 're sat down, there is enough space to walk around so it's not so bad. Today we are heading for a little town called Pakbeng which is on the banks of the Mekong. Really small traditional Laos town, stayed in a really nice guesthouse. Probably one of ...

Mekong River, Pak Beng, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Mekong River

A travel blog entry by eric

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Hello everybody, I left Thailand for a three-day trip to Laos.  Originally, the plan was to fly.  But I heard about a route that goes over land and water and offers more sights. The first day I took a mini-bus from Chiang Mai to the border ...

The Mighty Mekong, Pakbeng, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Mighty Mekong

A travel blog entry by meandher

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August 2nd ...

Mekong Magic, Pakbeng, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Mekong Magic

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Slow Boat Down The Mekong, Pak Beng, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Slow Boat Down The Mekong

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... villages which made for a nice break- the locals were very used to drop-ins but made us feel very welcome nonetheless. If all Lao people have a similar demeanor, we going to have a great time here. We also stopped at the Pak Ou Cave which was filled with ...

Slow Boat Day 1, Pakbeng, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Slow Boat Day 1

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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Meandering down the Mekong, Pak Beng, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Meandering down the Mekong

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... to sit on for the 60 or so people on board with most just taking in the scenery, reading or playing cards until the Beer Lao started to flow which from the sounds of it was what the boat engine was probably running on. Docking into Pak Beng people ...

Pak Beng, Pak Beng, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Pak Beng

A travel blog entry by canaussie

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In Pak Beng overnight.  Journal in Luang ...

LPDR (Lao Please Don't Rush), Pak Beng, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

LPDR (Lao Please Don't Rush)

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Pak Beng, Laos - A two hour bus ride at 6am is not really that fun. The bus was packed, the bus was chilly and it stopped everywhere. Dave and Diana found space at the front while I snoozed in the back of the bus, rattling my head against the window. ...

Border with Laos!, Chiang Kong, Thailand travel blog

Border with Laos!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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We arrived in Chiang Kong v excited at the prospect of country number 2! I was abit nervous actually as it was our first overland border crossing but all was well and good! We'd arranged our Visa for Laos through our guesthouse in Chiang Mai and had it ...

After making my way to the thai border i ..., Pakbeng/Luang Prabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

After making my way to the thai border i ...

A travel blog entry by faces

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... extra day to relax, (giving my ass cheeks a 'day off'and explore the dotted villages and visit 2 nearby monasteries. Just before i left Pakbeng i prepared myself for the next 8 hour journey on the slow boat. But when i looked the boat it was excessively ...

Thailand - Laos, Huay Xiu, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Thailand - Laos

A travel blog entry by razzthekid

Evening.... Got the bus from Chiang Mai to Huay Xiu today, crossing the border into ...

Slow boat to Laos... what an experience, Pak Beng, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Slow boat to Laos... what an experience

A travel blog entry by jpischedda

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... I figured that I could easily walk/swim to the other bank if we sank.  Fortunately we made the crossing unscathed. At Lao customs, my belief that visas are purely a scam to extort tourists for money was once again confirmed.  First, I ...

Mekong River Journey, Pakbeng, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Mekong River Journey

A travel blog entry by trent

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... Do animals pee and bathe in it? Yes Do the people care? NO). Then, after 7 hours on our boat, we arrive in Pakbeng, a 2 dirt road town that seems only to exist because silly foreigners like to take silly 2 day journeys down the river! Actually, there's ...

Running out of beer on the Mekong River, Pak Beng, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Running out of beer on the Mekong River

A travel blog entry by bradmccartney

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... twice but three times. As we would run out we would pull ashore to a small village that would give us their years supply of Beer Lao. As we stopped there was a line up again to purchase warm beer. At one point I looked at all the other people in the boat ...

Hanging in Hongsa, Hongsa, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Hanging in Hongsa

A travel blog entry by bakes

I was woken unceremoniously at 0630 by the sound of some sort of announcement, rather like the call to prayer at a mosque. I rather optimistically thought that it would end shortley, but no, it continued for a further hour or so, just to torture us some ...

Halfway House, Pak Beng, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Halfway House

A travel blog entry by jameshopkinson

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Tuesday 5th October Pak Beng was just a half way point to Luang Prabang for us. However, the boat trip was meant to go through beautiful scenery....so we stocked up with baguettes, drinks and biscuits ready for the trip. Apparently we weren't going to be ...

Pak Beng to Luang Prabang, Pakbeng, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Pak Beng to Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by cam_and_leah

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Leah's not well this morning. She had some indegestion which pricipitated her throwing up out of her nose There's a couple next door chatting in English, but this must be due to it being their common language, or wanting everyone to overhear as they ...

Slow Boat Trip from Thailand to Laos, Pak Beng, Laos travel blog

Slow Boat Trip from Thailand to Laos

A travel blog entry by siobhandenniff

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Day 1 - It was a three day trip to get to Laos, we booked as a package, with accommodation and food included. The first day was another day on the mini bus, we did stop in Chiang Rai on the way to look at the white temple though, which was probably my ...

'You're gonna need a bigger boat', Lak Prabeng, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

'You're gonna need a bigger boat'

A travel blog entry by kiffster65

We made it over the border into Laos in a fairly straightforward process, but it involved handing over our passports to several people who just walked off with them and returned with them 10 minutes later, at first this was slightly worrying but when it ...

On Mekong time and good for you good for me, Pakbeng, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

On Mekong time and good for you good for me

A travel blog entry by blownaway

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... hebben maakt dit ook helemaal niet uit en wachten wij geduldig op onze diensten, maaltijden en vervoer.   In de overnachting in Pakbeng die onderdeel is van de tweedaagse tocht staren we op de veranda in de duisternis. Geen lichtje behalve een enkel ...

The Wandering iPhone, Pakbeng, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Wandering iPhone

A travel blog entry by operationwalrus

... many travellers. Due to the distance involved, coupled with the fact that boats do not travel the Mekong after dark, a stopover in Pakbeng is unavoidable. Arriving in the neighbourhood moorings in our longboat just as dusk settled in, we were greeted by a ...

Facing My Fears, 100m Above the Jungle Floor, Bokeo Nature Reserve, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Facing My Fears, 100m Above the Jungle Floor

A travel blog entry by canucktravel

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Our next stop, the Bokeo Nature Reserve, afforded us the adventure of a lifetime. If you ever get the chance, I would highly recommend The Gibbon Experience. We literally lived in a treehouse for three days, about 40m above the jungle floor, and moved ...

The Slow Boat, Pak Beng, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Slow Boat

A travel blog entry by peteandal

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... on a place called Friend Ship Hotel.  I bargained the price down a bit for a room with a tv (I love watching cartoons in Lao and also another favourite programme of mine where these people run around in leather outfits and cloaks and fight with light ...

Slowboating, Pakbeng, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Slowboating

A travel blog entry by dunny2311

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... the Isle of Man called Amy and Adam. So naturally we joined forces, grabbed a polystyrene ice chest and filled it with beer lao. We drank, chatted and took in the spectacular views of jungle, isolated villages, their people coming down to get supplies and ...

Louang Phabang, Louang Phabang, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Louang Phabang

A travel blog entry by elionwy

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... you could roll down when it rained & curtains to screen out the sun (generally more useful ;) ). We stopped about half-way in Pakbeng (I think, it's on my map-pin entries) & stayed on-shore for the night. I had a nice little room, although it was pretty ...

A 2 DAY ASIAN

A 2 DAY ASIAN "SAFARI" ON THE MIGHTY MEKONG RIVER

A travel blog entry by alohatravels

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... must be from the new dams built in China... Day one's journey took about 8 or 9 hours, when we landed in Pakbeng, a small village, or I guess a town (because it had solid buildings rather than thatched huts....), that had generators to light it ...

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