Travel Blogs from Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep

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

Been There Don Det

A travel blog entry by stacemike

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... to hide under some tenting that the locals have for the market stalls and sat down to play some cards and drink some more Beer Lao until the rain stopped. A local guy came over and asked if he could join in our game, we asked if he knew Shithead and said ...

Christmas eve island hop, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Christmas eve island hop

A travel blog entry by faraway-fantasy

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... before 1.00pm as we were meant to leave just after but as usual Laos time meant we were still sat in the reggae bar drinking beer Lao and chatting to other backpackers at close to 2pm. Eventually we were all given a number on our arms to make sure we had ...

Smile With Your Eyes, Don Det Tok, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Smile With Your Eyes

A travel blog entry by jameskanga

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... morning and be strict on myself, so on the last evening, when I thought it was time to go, I went for pumpkin soup; A few Beer Lao's, couple of games of pool, a dance and being chased by a lady boy later and I woke up pretty much packing my bag. I went ...

Don Det, 2 Tage, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Don Det, 2 Tage

A travel blog entry by bettinaruben

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... ber die noch zu bereisenden Länder ausgetauscht haben, mieteten wir einen Scooter um Don Det und Don Khone abzufahren. Nebst dem grössten Wasserfall Südostasiens (Khon-Phapheng) gibt es auf den zwei Inseln nicht sehr viel zu bestaunen. Aus diesem Grund ...

Day 21 (bus to islands), Khon Tai, Laos travel blog

Day 21 (bus to islands)

A travel blog entry by roshansood

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Today (and last night) we got the bus to The Four Thousands. It was a 15 hour journey which included a minibus to the sleeper bus to another minibus to another minibus to a big bus to another bus to a boat. We actually arrived around 18 hours later but ...

Island hopping on Si Phan Don, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Island hopping on Si Phan Don

A travel blog entry by insomniatravels

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Met Pieter deelde ik een tuk tuk naar het zuidelijke busstation van Pakse waar hij richting Tatlo zou reizen en ik naar Si Phan Don. Aangekomen in het busstation bleek al snel dat het geen bus was die naar Don Det vertrok maar een sawngthaew (een ...

No escaping the heat, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

No escaping the heat

A travel blog entry by paisleyplaid

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    6:30AM as the sun rose the bus awoke in Pakse to the ever annoying sounds of drivers bombarding our bus, "tuk-tuk," "taxi," "where you go?" Four Thousand Islands?"     ...And in a van we went. 3 ...

A classic Trip to Laos, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

A classic Trip to Laos

A travel blog entry by chris-trip

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... Xai is also the departure point for the so called 'Gibbon Experience'.   After having exchanged a couple of million Kip (Lao currency), we then signed up for this adventure, which began the following morning.    The Gibbon experience is ...

I needed one more day here in paradise, Don Khon Island, Laos, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

I needed one more day here in paradise

A travel blog entry by worldtravler79

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Today was a wonderful day, my first full day on the island.  We changed guesthouses in the morning by taking a long boat from our old guest house to the new one.  Eventhough it was just transportation, I loved being on the river.  We ...

Dolphins on the Mekong?!, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Dolphins on the Mekong?!

A travel blog entry by jware

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Kayaking was exhausting.  Just in case I forgot that I was near the equator during the sunny season, I thought I'd kayak in said sun for hours and hours.  I was fed a one egg omelet with tomotoes and onions and a baguette for breakfast.  ...

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

Been there don det

A travel blog entry by turret-aasiassa

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10.11. - 14.11.2012 - Don Det / 4000 Islands via Pakse, Laos by Pöpö Tha Khetissa vietetyn yön jälkeen, suuntana oli etelä ja 4000 Islands. Lähdimme hyvissä ajoin bussiasemalle kyttäämään lippuja bussiin, jonka oli määrä lähteä klo ...

Don Det Island, Laos, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Don Det Island, Laos

A travel blog entry by laura_and_james

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The bus into Laos was ok and we got our visas on arrival with no problems.  Although we were asked to pay an extra dollar for the privilege of "make things go quicker".  We wonder if this would work at Heathrow passport control? After a ...

Cruisy day on Don Det, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Cruisy day on Don Det

A travel blog entry by ryansarah

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Nice to have a sleep in. Very hot here, so hard to be bothered doing much. Took the opportunity to catch up with the Internet. Found a good restaurant which had good wifi so caught up with messages and Facebook. Had a good Skype date with Mum and Dad and ...

Cocktail garden party at the Herb Garden, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Cocktail garden party at the Herb Garden

A travel blog entry by ryansarah

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... salad and unlimited cocktails. We went there at 4.30 and the drinks were stopping at 9pm. The cocktails were rather yuk made with Lao Lao whiskey! Luke and I decided it was a good idea to play cocktail pong on the table tennis table. 2 games later we ...

Avery Merry Christmas, don dhet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Avery Merry Christmas

A travel blog entry by thejaverys

We managed to drag ourselves away from Vang Vieng after 6 days of hanging out there. We headed off to our next destination excited about a new place. We ended up in Vientiane which is Laos capitol city. Alyssha and Jake opted for a swanky hotel while G ...

3.879 Aziatische kilometers verder..., Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

3.879 Aziatische kilometers verder...

A travel blog entry by chrisdekw

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... door de boot. Eén iemand lacht. De schipper, die heeft zojuist met een tochtje van 5 minuten een gemiddeld Lao weekloon verdiend. Verder bestond dit zogeheten "travellers-Mekka" vooral uit heeuul veeeul barretjes, restaurantjes, normale fruitshakes en ...

A week in a hammock makes the medicine go down..., Don Det, Si Phan Don, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

A week in a hammock makes the medicine go down...

A travel blog entry by easymarc123

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I made it to Laos. Woo hoo. Never intended to come here before I went to Cambodia, but glad I did. Let me just say that I was somewhat loathe to leave this place. 4,000 Islands - or Si Phan Don as it's really called - is a group of islands (I hear ...

Crossing to Cambodia, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Crossing to Cambodia

A travel blog entry by siancorbs

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We got up early to wait for our boat to the mainland where we would then get the bus to the border. it started off lovely, playing with a tiny puppy who definitely wanted to come with me! We caught the boat no problems and arrived at the bus place a dad ...

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

Been there, Dondet

A travel blog entry by roisin.obyrne

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... . That is certainly not something you see every day, and the genius of it has been cleverly crafted by a thirsty backpacker. Dondet is the kind of place that epitomizes what I thought travelling would be like. We frequently hear about 'chilled, relaxed ...

Don Det (4000 Islands), Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Don Det (4000 Islands)

A travel blog entry by katandstevie

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... ...what more could one want? We brought our packs in and joined the Swiss couple (Sasha and Maria) for a well deserved Beer Lao on the Veranda...watching the Sunset :)We stayed in the little restaurant at Mister B's for most of the night, following ...

Mar 02, 2011, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Mar 02, 2011

A travel blog entry by pedrobalobo

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I'm in Laos!, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

I'm in Laos!

A travel blog entry by batgirl

... To get to 4000 Islands, I had to exchange transportation 2x: once near the border in Cambodia and another boat from the mainland to Dondet, the largest amongst the islands. Took me an hour or so to look for a cheap accommodation. Could'nt find a dorm ...

Don Det - 4000 Islands, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Don Det - 4000 Islands

A travel blog entry by coulte

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So after a couple of manic days, the group slip and we travelled alone to the furthest south of Lao to 4000 islands for a less touristy and more relaxing time.  This is where the Mekong River splits and lots of tiny islands are formed.  The ...

4000 Islands, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

4000 Islands

A travel blog entry by greghinch

The trip into Laos was somewhat predictably slow. We had to change buses about 4 times, taking two ferries in between, and finally a small boat to Don Det island. The introduction to Laos seemed fitting, our guide fell asleep waiting for us at the ...

Saying Good Bye to the Boy's, Don Det Laos, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Saying Good Bye to the Boy's

A travel blog entry by pmaustin

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Saying Goodbye to the Boys 30/11/2010 The boys were leaving, they had decided to try and cross the boarder into Cambodia today and reach Stung Treng, 70/80 kms. They had arranged with the guy that they were renting their rooms from to take them in his ...

At Last, Paradise!, Don Khone, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

At Last, Paradise!

A travel blog entry by jaykythlionas

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We awoke early after having a nice night with James and Holly playing Uno and swapping travel stories. Ophelia in particular woke up sprightly and full of beans, a great sight after her lethargy of recent days. Immediately, we made a decision as a ...

Transport to Don Det/4000 Islands, Nakasang, Champassack, Laos travel blog

Transport to Don Det/4000 Islands, Nakasang

A travel blog entry by ryansarah

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Woke up and had breakfast before getting on the road again. We caught a tuk tuk to the bus station and got a 10.30am bus to Pakse, 6hours 50000kip. We arrived at 4pm in Pakse but were dropped off at the wrong bus station so had to catch a tuk tuk another ...

Don Det, Finally, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Don Det, Finally

A travel blog entry by ryansarah

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Caught a long tailed boat easy enough from the mainland to Don Det, 15000 kip 15mins. On the island we stopped to have breakie first so we could use the internet to find out where the others were. The net is so shit so we resorted to using computers at ...

Kayaking Dolphin trip, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Kayaking Dolphin trip

A travel blog entry by ryansarah

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This morning was rather slow after a big night last night! We were slightly late to meet our kayaking group at the restaurant for breakfast. Meet a Canadian chick and a guy from Austria who were in the same shape as us and doing the same trip so it was ...

Don Det, la isla de los españoles, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Don Det, la isla de los españoles

A travel blog entry by patricia_david

Don Det (4000 islas_Si Phan Don), del 13 al 16 de abril de 2012 Aún siendo el primer día de las fiestas de la llegada del Año Nuevo de Laos conseguimos un minibus (repleto de turistas) de Pakse hasta un pueblo llamado Ban Nakassang, desde donde parten ...

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