Travel Blogs from Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep

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Relaxing in the 4,000 islands, Southern Laos, Don Det Tok, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Relaxing in the 4,000 islands, Southern Laos

A travel blog entry by andybrown

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I took a 10 hour 'VIP' sleeper bus from Vientiane to Pakse in Southern Laos and met some English girls and Irish chaps, who were sharing two person beds next to me. Having heard stories of sharing beds with rather rotund locals (the beds were ...

Lao Time, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Lao Time

A travel blog entry by sibyllejuerg

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... im Gegenzug motiviert sind, weil sie für sich selber arbeiten und verdienen. Die Lösung liegt wohl individuell irgendwo dazwischen - Lao-Time eben!! Die Hitze ist auch auf Don Det allgegenwärtig. Wir machen uns erst nach der Siesta auf zu ...

The Island, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Island

A travel blog entry by simon-rosie

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From Ban Lung we tooka minibus across the Cambodia/Laos border. Only the first half of the journey was in a local minibus and at StungTreng we borded one with just four other people (two of which were our French friends from the jungle trek) so we ...

Life is but a dream.... Swinging in a Hammock, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Life is but a dream.... Swinging in a Hammock

A travel blog entry by kirstyandmike

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At the base of Laos, the Mekong widens (at the widest it is 14km across during the rainy season) with hundreds or thousands of emerald islands dotted in between. Most of these islands are merely sandbars that appear during the dry season, but then no-one ...

4000 Islands- Eventually, Khinak, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

4000 Islands- Eventually

A travel blog entry by jenny2802

We left Tham Keak at 7.30am and what should have been a 9 hour journey all the way to the islands was a 12 hour uncomfortable sweat box, with punctures, to only half way. After a few hours' sleep in Pakse we were up and off to try and actually make it to ...

Don Det, 4000 Islands, Sii Phan Don Laos, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Don Det, 4000 Islands

A travel blog entry by danaandtomer

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... next day we decided we needed to catch up on our books and sat on the beach. We also rented big tractor inner tubes, got a Beer Lao (great), and worked on our tans. Whenever we got tired of our books, we would hop onto the tubes and lazily float on the ...

Laos: Its not you, it's me., Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Laos: Its not you, it's me.

A travel blog entry by jengeorgewells

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... first thing they think of when they think of they're trip through Laos, and the answer will be those hazy days of Beer Lao spent floating down a river. Since some Laos bright spark thought it would be a bit of a money maker to send these stupid tourists ...

4000 Islands, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

4000 Islands

A travel blog entry by shapeshiffter

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So we left Siem Reap, on a missison up to Laos. We always new this part of the journey was not going to be easy, and hadn't really been looking forward to it. The journey was going to take a couple of days, numerous buses, a few mini vans, and a boat. So ...

I Love Laos! From Vientiene, central Loas to South, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

I Love Laos! From Vientiene, central Loas to South

A travel blog entry by louisegandolfi

... from the bridge was cool. We spent the evening playing the Asian version of Bowls with the staff at the guesthouse and drinking beer Lao. The next was probably the hardest days riding I’ve ever done, the route was 150km to do that day and 60km was ...

4000 islands, Champasak and Pakse, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

4000 islands, Champasak and Pakse

A travel blog entry by tombenson

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... thing we got the ferry across the river to the town of Champasak and we were met by this guy sat in a tuk-tuk drinking a beer-lao who offered to take us to his guesthouse for free and give us amazingly cheap rooms which we went along with, it turned out ...

Country Overview: Laos, Laos, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Country Overview: Laos

A travel blog entry by jameshardy88

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... Point: Phu Bia 2,817m Adult Literacy Rate: 73%  Unemployment Rate: 2.5% National Anthem: Pheng Xat Lao National Symbols: Hammer and Sickle National Animal: Indian Elephant National Flower: Dok Champa Famous ...

Save Peng!, Ban Dondét, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Save Peng!

A travel blog entry by bazzrosetravels

The journey down from Vientiane to Ban Dondet was a long one. Starting with an 11 hour Sleeperbus to Pakse. The bus is exactly what it says on the tin - a bus with about 25 beds in, problem being they are single beds and they are used as 2 people to a ...

Mar 21, 2011, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Mar 21, 2011

A travel blog entry by ktx

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Enforced relaxation, Don Dhet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Enforced relaxation

A travel blog entry by juliasussams

... the lovely Danni from Florida, who we had seen in Northern Cambodia a couple of days before. We swapped stories and drank Beer Lao (at a premium in Cambodia for being so much better than the local stuff, but cheaper in its home territory), and ended up ...

Si Phan Don...4000 Islands, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Si Phan Don...4000 Islands

A travel blog entry by elisa.landi

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My adventure through the 4000 islands started with...a special bus breakdown! ahaha :) After experiencing so many breakdowns in Loas i started to feel that  there is always a next one coming and waiting for me.. And indeed there was one! Only after ...

Laos take 2: 4000 Islands, 2 Hammocks and 0 Kip, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Laos take 2: 4000 Islands, 2 Hammocks and 0 Kip

A travel blog entry by jamesrowe

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... ordeal - they were taken to the wrong border and given a wooden platform for the three of them to sleep on! Our last day on Dondet was spent penniless as there are no ATM's at all on any of the islands and we stupidly did not come prepared, we tried to ...

Las 4 mil islas y un atardecer en la frontera, Don Det , Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Las 4 mil islas y un atardecer en la frontera

A travel blog entry by clvillar

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Los días en Siem Riep habían terminado, habíamos visitados templos increíbles, lejanos, inmensos; algunos nos fascinaron, otros no tanto, más que mal visitamos 14 complejos de templos….o sea, completamos nuestra dosis en el corto ...

Been There Don Det, Don Det Tok, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Been There Don Det

A travel blog entry by jameshardy88

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The 4000 islands, hammock capital of Laos and one of those places that in my opinion a lot of backpackers trump up to be better than it really is. If only for the apparent prestige of having been there. Many people forfeit seeing southern laos due ...

Si Phan Don (Four Thousand Islands), Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Si Phan Don (Four Thousand Islands)

A travel blog entry by devcgw1

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Our first destination in Laos was the island of Don Det in the Si Phan Don (four thousand islands) region along the Mekong River in southern Laos. Getting there from Phnom Penh took a bit of effort. Part 1 of our journey was a day long bus ...

Reif fuer die Insel, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Reif fuer die Insel

A travel blog entry by nax

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... Leute sind alle sehr freundlich und man kann ihnen beim Fischen usw zusehen. Nach 3 Tagen voller Erholung (Nax wird dem vielleicht wiedersprechen :) ) war dann auch schon Silvester. Wir haben uns dann fuer die groesste Party am Mekongstrand ...

Lazy River, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Lazy River

A travel blog entry by cupcrazy1994

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... up and down, everyone says “Sabaidee” with a smile and you learn very quickly how to say “Hello” in Lao.  Many of the locals were lounging in hammocks near their bungalows, and every family seemed to have its own collection of ...

Zadnjič iz Laosa + proračun prvega mesec, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Zadnjič iz Laosa + proračun prvega mesec

A travel blog entry by ursaklemen

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Vožnja do križišča z glavno cesto je bila divja. Rekli so nama, da gre lokalna »trola« ob petih popoldne, ampak na postaji nama ni znal nihče ničesar povedat. Če se samo smejijo in kimajo, potem nimajo pojma o ...

Hammocks, $2 bungalows and 90 Cent Pinaka Lao Lao, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Hammocks, $2 bungalows and 90 Cent Pinaka Lao Lao

A travel blog entry by bass_ke

This morning had potential to suck really bad, but somehow it all worked out like it always seems to. We were heading to the 4000 Islands (Don Dhet) bright and early, the bus was coming to get us at 0745 so we decided we'd get up at 0600 get ready, go ...

Been there, Don Det, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Been there, Don Det

A travel blog entry by robnharri

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So after we left Kong Lo, we took the 5hr tuktuk to Tha Khaek then jumped on the bus to Pakse as it was leaving the station. To say they packed everything but the kitchen sink would be an understatement. There genuinely was a kitchen unit strapped to the ...

Island Bums, Si Phan Don, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Island Bums

A travel blog entry by sidom

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... evening was a medical adventure since one of the guests collapsed after just a sip of lao lao (rice wine). Mikes (German) wife (Lao) wanted to put her out in the garden so that nobody could see and start talking about the guesthouse! Sense prevailed ...

Jungle fever..., Ban Lung, Cambodia travel blog

Jungle fever...

A travel blog entry by roel

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Bent u nog niet op vakantie geweest dit jaar? Vindt u de Ardennen een veredeld stadspark? Snakt u naar een beetje avontuur? In dit geval, beste lezer, is het ongerepte noordoosten van Cambodia echt iets voor u! Sta me toe om mijn ...

Gone Fishing, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Gone Fishing

A travel blog entry by dunny2311

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4000 Islands (Si Phon Don is the Laos name) It’s called 4000 Island because at this part of the river were the Mekong is at its widest there are 4000 islands, coincidently. However, what is considered an island could be anything from a fully ...

Been there Dondet, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Been there Dondet

A travel blog entry by sophiam

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Le Tour de Mekong - Cambodia & Laos, Don Khon Island, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Le Tour de Mekong - Cambodia & Laos

A travel blog entry by joandkaa

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I forgot to mention in the last entry that if one thing stood out and made the Temples of Angkor so incredible it was the bewildering lack of any kind of restricted access - you could literally scramble all over them if you wanted - unthinkable these ...

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

Don Det

A travel blog entry by minhee

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