Travel Blogs from Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep

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Tha Khaek, sigh..... more biking!, Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Tha Khaek, sigh..... more biking!

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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... to play a game of football at which point we realised that this was Lao time and we get there when we get there. From Tha Khaek we intended to do the 'Loop' another round trip into the Laos outback and while discussing the route two ...

Tha Khaek, Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Tha Khaek

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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If Pakse was Laos' answer to Bedford then Tha Khaek was Laos' answer to Northampton. Slightly further north and a touch bigger, it was still weird, and there was still nothing to do. The bus journey to get there however was, as always quite ...

Kong Lor cave, it all goes tits up, Tha khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Kong Lor cave, it all goes tits up

A travel blog entry by benabroad

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... being alone, it would have cost me about $100 in total, so after a day and a half of trying to plan a trip, i abandoned it at the last minute and fled to thailand. Sucks as its supposed to be an amazing sight, but for tha kinda money i couldn't justify ...

Get your motor running, Head out on the highway., Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Get your motor running, Head out on the highway.

A travel blog entry by allworthy

Well hello, its been I while I think. It certainly feels like a while since we last talked like this. Its been a busy week. You might want to get comfy, I feel in a descriptive mood and have time to kill and free internet so I may ramble for a good ...

Tha Kaek- 'Premier accomodation', Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Tha Kaek- 'Premier accomodation'

A travel blog entry by jenny2802

After a confusingly journey where I was sat next to the biggest Laos man EVER I arrived in Tham Kheak (south Laos) at 2.30am. I was staying in a travel lodge that the guide book hailed as 'the premier accommodation in Laos' but I think something must ...

The Caves of  Tha Khaek, Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Caves of Tha Khaek

A travel blog entry by derektrips

It took 9hrs to go 200 miles by bus. To travel here is very difficult. Everything is on the bus...chickens, pigs, Motorcycles on top, people sitting in the isles. It's the craziest thing you'll ever ...

The Epic Trip to Kong Lor Caves!, Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Epic Trip to Kong Lor Caves!

A travel blog entry by braynbrooks

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... to Tha Khaek the place we needed to go to get a bus to Bah nha hin. Another 4 hour minibus journey and we arrived in Tha Khaek- we seemed to have been dropped at a random tuk tuk station no big buses in sight- we asked around for information but found ...

Travelling To Tha Khaek, Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Travelling To Tha Khaek

A travel blog entry by lukeheli

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... of which it was hard to tell from which food group they came (fried chicken feet anyone?).   5.5 hours later we arrived in Tha Khaek and checked in at the Travel Lodge (no kidding!). Despite phoning ahead and reserving a room, we somehow ended up ...

Kong Lor Village and Cave - breathtaking, Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Kong Lor Village and Cave - breathtaking

A travel blog entry by adelecarroll

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Myself, Dip and Ed set off at 8am when the cave opened. We walked 1km to the cave entrance where we hired a boat that would take us the 7km through the cave and back again. We were lucky that we were the first boat into the cave so we had it all to ...

Bus from Kong Lor - Tha Khaek - Savannakhet, Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Bus from Kong Lor - Tha Khaek - Savannakhet

A travel blog entry by adelecarroll

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We travelled from Kong Lor village south to Savannakhet (via Tha Khaek). The journey was definitely an adventure and an experience. It was travelling on local transport with local people. The day had an unsteady start, I'll summarise the events: 6.30am - ...

Motobike trip day 1, Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Motobike trip day 1

A travel blog entry by danno

I think a time line is the easiest way to do this so here goes... 10 AM: Rented motobike from the guest house, and took it to go withdraw money from the bank (No ATMs in Laos). 10:15 AM: Returned mootonike to guest house, it didn't ride very well, ...

The Loop, Day 1:  Tha Khaek to Sabaidee, Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Loop, Day 1: Tha Khaek to Sabaidee

A travel blog entry by devcgw1

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... side roads. We ended up arriving well after dark at a guesthouse that was highly recommended by books, travelers, and the Tha Khaek guesthouse.  The nicer rooms were taken so we stayed in one of the "bungalows" for 5 USD.   ...

Festival & caves, Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Festival & caves

A travel blog entry by babsworld

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... . In der Travel Lodge liegt auch ein riesen Buch auf, in welches Reisende ihre Tipps und Geschichten bezueglich des "Loops" reinschreiben. Tha Khaek ist die Ausgangsbasis um von hier eine rund 400km lange Runde mit dem Moped durch Laos zu drehen. Das fuer ...

solita q viajo, Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

solita q viajo

A travel blog entry by larri-fog

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Viajar sola en Laos es dificil, verdaderamente. Estas tomando un desayuno europeo, por un dia, capuccino y croissant con almendras, con la companhia de un libro, cuando llega ese chico que no sabes ni como se llama. Recuerdas haberlo visto en una ciudad, ...

rein du tout, Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

rein du tout

A travel blog entry by nycos

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Oink!, Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Oink!

A travel blog entry by nadja-silu

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Die fast 8 stündige Busfahrt nach Tha Khaek in Zentrallaos ist äusserst zähflüssig. Die Strasse ist, obwohl etwas schmal, in einem respektablen Zustand, doch unzählige Stopps zum Auf- und Abladen von Personen und allerlei Fracht verzögern die Fahrt. ...

Getting off the beaten track, Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Getting off the beaten track

A travel blog entry by danno

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Well, after another bus ride yesterday (I think I have logged somewhere around 120 hours on busses so far!) I arrived in Tha Kheak, which is a small out of the way border town just across the Mekong from Thailand. A couple weeks ago I was thinking ...

Tha Khaek and leave it!, Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Tha Khaek and leave it!

A travel blog entry by mattandnic

Theres nothing here! As our guidebook suggests "there is little do here except grab a seat in a riverfront bar" and 'Tha Khaek doesn't have much in the way of sights”. We arrived as darkness fell at around 6:30pm and as soon as we were in the ...

Going loopy in southern Lao, Tha khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Going loopy in southern Lao

A travel blog entry by markandlydia

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... border to the capital Vientienne we decided to explore some of the countryside around Southern Loas on motorcycle. We based ourselves in Tha khaek and got route information and hired bikes from there. We did a bit of reseach into the area and ...

Old Bikes, Lost Caves and Offensive T-Shirts, Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Old Bikes, Lost Caves and Offensive T-Shirts

A travel blog entry by annandrewabroad

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... further away than we had first realised. All equipped to go we set off early, before 7am, to explore the waterfalls and caves of Tha Khek on our rented motorbike, a beauty it was too. Rattled at over 30mph, vibrated at over 50 and punctured at around ...

Tha Khaek, Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Tha Khaek

A travel blog entry by jojoboodle

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Had a lovely sleep last night (after the village wedding party stopped!) so got up early to take some photos of Kong Lo as I really liked it. Its odd how some places you just love and want to stay and others you can't leave fast enough. I got some shots ...

The Real Lao Experience, Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Real Lao Experience

A travel blog entry by eddim

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... how I would spend the rest of the night but my tuk-tuk driver took care of that for me by waking up the staff at the Tha Khaek Travel Lodge. I’ d like to think it was to know that I was safe but was probably more for the fact that he didn’t ...

Tha Khaek, Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Tha Khaek

A travel blog entry by fernbob

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... if you love dogs, or want to travel to Vietnam, stop reading now! According to the Lonely Planet, the highway that runs through Tha Khaek into Vietnam is the route that trucks from Thailand use to transport dogs that end up on dinner plates in 'Nam. ...

The Longest Day Ever - Thanks Lonely Planet, Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Longest Day Ever - Thanks Lonely Planet

A travel blog entry by travelandtalk

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So according to Lonely Planet, in order to get to the Kong Lor Caves from Tha Khaek, one catches a bus at 7.30am that takes 90 minutes, then it's a serene 20 minute tuk tuk journey. Au contraire Rodders. Try 7 hours to get there and paying way over the ...

I don't know what to say really..  a small place, Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

I don't know what to say really.. a small place

A travel blog entry by southeastasia

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... the south bus station and immediately get on the bus going here, to Tha Khaek.. we left from at 6pm and arrived here in Tha Khaek 1pm the following day. Not much sleep as the driver insisted to play loud music throughout the night.  We were supposed ...

Motorbike Looping vs RAIN!!, Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Motorbike Looping vs RAIN!!

A travel blog entry by nmiddle1

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... case the roads flooded etc.  The whole way back was pretty gruelling, we were soaked and cold, by the time we reached Tha Khaek I actually couldnt feel my body!! lol! But we did it and what an experience!!!  we checked back into the lodge ...

LAOS THEO PATI, Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

LAOS THEO PATI

A travel blog entry by walie98

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Dimanche 3 fevrier 3ème jour : C'est maintenant qu’il va falloir fermer cette boule de près de 400 km. Je trace, quelques arrêts coca ou café, pas trop de choses pour se dérouter. Dans la première partie, paysage de montagne très chouette, ...

Sep 24, 2011, Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Sep 24, 2011

A travel blog entry by allishatch

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LAOS TEOPOROSE, Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

LAOS TEOPOROSE

A travel blog entry by walie98

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... envies de lui rappeler de couler. La température est agréable, même à cette heure (cette heure + 6 = 13 heures). Donc Tha Khaek s’étire nonchalamment sur son long, des maisons anciennes subsistent du temps où la France y gouvernait ses ...

Patience needed, Tha Khaek, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Patience needed

A travel blog entry by pd_sr

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We finally arrived in Tha Khaek after a nights stay in a random Laos town that we still don't know the name of! We left Don Det at 11am ready for about a 9 hour trip north to Tha Khaek. Well the first 3 hours went off without a hitch, a nice bus ...

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