Travel Blogs from Pakse, 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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... for a boat back to Don Det :) After another relaxing afternoon on the island we booked up a bus and jumped on heading for Pakse (after an extremely overloaded boat from the island!).  That is where i am writing this from now.  Not much in ...

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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...  once we get there we are all too hot to walk up tons of stairs, so we give it a miss and drive back to Pakse. (naughty tourists!) On return we do mundane stuff (laundry ect) and then meet Judith for dinner at an amazing Indian restaurant ...

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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... is covered in ants and strange purple fungi. On the way back up, we walk the long way round.  Back at Pakse we treat ourselves to dinner on a rooftop restaurant of a swanky hotel full of fat miserable middle ...

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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... 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 playing shit ...

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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... money. Since I had to extend my visa for a minimum of seven days, I wasn't too worried about spending the extra time in Pakse. It seemed like a cute little town and the hostel was cheap and nice. And then I noticed that the stings or bites or whatever ...

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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... way but no-one stopped. After ages of walking, sweating and getting really annoyed a car pulled up with a lovely Lao couple who offered us a lift to Pakse. Our saviours! We offered some money and thanked them for stopping. As we made our way back the man ...

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 ...

Pakse, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Pakse

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... of arrival, the date of entry left blank, and my visa was issued to "Miss Cardiff" surname "Saka." Excellent.   And so into Pakse. It is difficult to know what to say about this place. It remained me a lot of Bedford. Like Bedford, it felt like ...

(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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... but sounded like tofu so that's what we'll use. We went for a wander around the town with not a lot to see with Pakse being more of a transport hub to and from Thailand and to the south of the country. We did go investigate the local market though ...

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

Tour De Laos

A travel blog entry by quest

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... after a flat tire blew my confidence away from driving my motorbike off-road safely. Right now I am back in the town of Pakse, and enjoying a quiet evening before heading to 4,000 islands to relax and heal tomorrow morning. Looks like my Camera has got a ...

Day 70, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Day 70

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... on the driving with me on the back. We got back to our guesthouse/restaurant for lunch and Arjen enquired about a bus back to Pakse. He needs the second of three rabies jabs after being bitten by a wild monkey in Vang Vieng! The trouble was he'd ...

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 ...

Day 71, Champasak, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Day 71

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... the trip. He tried to rip us off in the centre but we held our ground and he backed down and charged a more reasonable amount. Pakse is the last big city before Cambodia so I went into the bank to stock up on US Dollars ready for Cambodia where it is ...

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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... , the lush backpacker bungalow haven, and Don Khon, which is similar to Don Det but has a few more attractions. We took a sawngthaew from Pakse to Hat Xai Khun, and then found a boat owner to ferry us across the river to Don Khong for 50 cents each. It ...

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

Hanging Around

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... 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 it left 5pm which I took as the correct time seeing as I'd seen it ...

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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... really beautiful...  and now we're officially waterfalled out! From there it was only an hour's ride into Pakse, so we headed back through the traffic of the city to return our bikes, eat some Indian curry ...

Threesome !!!, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Threesome !!!

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... out with chicken on a stick, but no lightly grilled grasshoppers on a stick. This country had gone soft !!! Eventually, we arrived in Pakse. As we drove in, I saw some things that I recognised, even the hotel I last stayed in. It was a quite clean place. ...

Sleep Bus, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Sleep Bus

A travel blog entry by faff

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... people. It was great fun as there were loads of backpackers on and everyone was drinking and having a laugh. We woke up in Pakse the next morning reasonably refreshed. I got a pretty decent nights sleep! It was lashing rain in Pakse but I insisted on ...

That's a wiffy sounding temple, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

That's a wiffy sounding temple

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... history doesn't give them more than passing credit for in most cases. A couple of other things are interesting about Pakse itself. Firstly, like most Asian nations, the Laotians are pretty nationalistic and fly their flag everywhere - on homes, ...

Enter Laos, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Enter Laos

A travel blog entry by canuckdive

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Here we are in Pakse, Laos, where we have been for several days. Our last week in Cambodia would have to be one of the nicest we spent there. From Siem Reap, we sped southeast to the town of Kompang Cham, in an attempt to catch a connection to our next ...

Back to the town of nothingness, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Back to the town of nothingness

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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... to Vientiane for after our trip. Later that evening we found ourselves eating again, as there really isn't much else to do in Pakse and played "Yannif" in order to say farewell with memories. The next day we said goodbye to Eve & Lauren (Gordon ...

Bolaven Plateau, Laos 29th Mar - 3rd Apr, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Bolaven Plateau, Laos 29th Mar - 3rd Apr

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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... while on the bike which was interesting and refreshingly cold!! When we weren't on the bike we were hanging around in Pakse again, waiting for our flight to Vietnam! Expenses ...

Southern dusty towns, waterfalls+an elephant, Pakse and the Bolovens Plateau--Tadt Lo, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Southern dusty towns, waterfalls+an elephant

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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A 'luxury' overnight bus ride later and I had travelled from Vientienne down south to Pakse, a smallish town with one main road and lots of dust. It was a good place to use as a jumping off point to the Bolovens Plateau, an area to the east near the ...

Border crossing from Thailand to Laos, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Border crossing from Thailand to Laos

A travel blog entry by jessnel

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... place. First impression on Lao food Can I just say I'm in heaven whenever I have a cup of those amazing Lao coffee? The plateau around Pakse cultivates coffee beans and you can get them for about $1 USD a kilo! The Lao coffee is similiar to the ...

Wat Phu Champasak, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Wat Phu Champasak

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... 3 times and saying he would.   20:45 I didn't know it was bed time, but it is, coz they turned the inside lights off in the bus! Goodnight then! Best: the awesome ride back to pakse Worst: panic when Neil broke down Beautiful: the ride on the way ...

Leaving the Islands and Heading to Pakse, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Leaving the Islands and Heading to Pakse

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... to get packed though and dressed and sit down for breakfast. We're on the boat heading for the other shore to get a minibus to Pakse. We were pleased to see Paul and Jane have also decided to come with us and not spend another day on the island so the ...

Scooter Riding, Waterfalls and Zip Lining, Pakse, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Scooter Riding, Waterfalls and Zip Lining

A travel blog entry by shyoungstr

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... the 10 year olds I see navigating the diverse terrain. Do you think I can add this new skill to my resume? I rolled back into Pakse at around 8:00PM drenched and ready for a hot shower. Still dreaming of a chance to zip line I made a quick detour at ...

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