Travel Blogs from Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep

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Everything's happy in Don Det, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Everything's happy in Don Det

A travel blog entry by hollydanielle

Our first experience of a sleeper bus. Not the worst! Me Lauren and two of the boys Danny and Tom (we lost Ollie somewhere along the line) got on the sleeper bus to Don Det, one of the 4000 islands in Laos. Me and Lauren were loving life and had loads of ...

Kayaks, Irrawaddy dolphins & an illegal lunch, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Kayaks, Irrawaddy dolphins & an illegal lunch

A travel blog entry by pair_of_beggars

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... Irrawaddy dolphins! A really super experience all round...we even tried some of their rice whiskey or something like that - REVOLTING! (Lao Lao) Tasted like lighter fluid smells. Eugh. The guy who gave it to us shortly after fell over repeatedly down ...

Laiskottelua Laosissa, Khon Tai, Laos travel blog

Laiskottelua Laosissa

A travel blog entry by aolander

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Noin 12 tunnin bussimatkan jälkeen saavuttiin hämärän aikaan Laosiin, Si Phan Doniin eli 4000 Islandille. Uupumuksesta vähät välittäen monet kykenivät vielä taistoon saadakseen hyvityksen rajalla ...

WAKE UP LAOS !, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

WAKE UP LAOS !

A travel blog entry by damien26

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Avant de commencer a ecrire cette article je m'excuse aupres de mes fans d'etre en retard sur le recit de mes aventures.jái profite un peu du calme du laos pour m'exiler dans des endroits ou les moyens de communications sont pas terribles.Et puis ...

Sun, hammock, river; what else do you need?, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Sun, hammock, river; what else do you need?

A travel blog entry by maxieduncan

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Don Det has to be one of the most chilled out places that I've been. The locals don't seem to be in a hurry to do anything and you can't really blame them. I spent a couple of days here just sitting in a hammock by the river reading, and going for the ...

four thousand islands - laos, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

four thousand islands - laos

A travel blog entry by simonandtally

Next and final Laos stop was on the island of 'don det' which is one of the three largest in the '4000 islands' region. The 4000 islands are so close to the Cambodia border so it was a perfect location too. Isi, maja, Simon and I all caught a local bus ...

4000 islands, Ban Dondét, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

4000 islands

A travel blog entry by nataliegodliman

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A very stressful border crossing, bus hopping, no ticket pay again kind of journey into Laos. But once we actually got to the boat at the edge of the 4000 islands, the sight lessened the frowns slightly. Really pretty Mekong views and new Laos sights. ...

Lao Lao, fantastic sunsets and hammocks, Don det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Lao Lao, fantastic sunsets and hammocks

A travel blog entry by zoeandluke

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... children often have mobile phones or wear designer labels and the wooden huts have satellite dishes on them… We had too much Lao Lao (Very cheap 30p a bottle, local whisky made from gluttonous rice) so the next day was spent in the hammocks relaxing ...

Puuri Entspannig ;o), Ban Khon, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Puuri Entspannig ;o)

A travel blog entry by mir3

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Nach Champasak simer mit Bus und Schiff wiiter nach Don Khon, das isch eh ruhigi Insle mitte im Mekong. Mir haend noed vill meh gmacht, als eus usgruebet, Velo gfahre ueber Holperwaegli und ah villne schoen grueene Riisfaelder verbii, im Liigestuel und ...

B, Don Det Tok, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

B

A travel blog entry by padraicop

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LAOS NI MOUBARAK A KITEH, Don Kon, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

LAOS NI MOUBARAK A KITEH

A travel blog entry by walie98

Dimanche 13 février Bonjouratous, Alors Osni est parti ? Bopn ben ça c'est plutôt une bonne nouvelle pour mon retour, non ? Enfin on verra. Pour les égyptiens, wait and see ! Osni et Osnoi sont sur le Nil, Osni est parti, qu’est ce ...

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

Been there Don Det!

A travel blog entry by kyandgav

11-18 July Our bus arrived in Pakse and we were taken by minivan to a travel company's office where we had to wait for a couple of hours before jumping on a small bus.  After we were all seated and waiting around, the driver got on the bus and told us ...

Arrived Don Det, Don Det Tok, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Arrived Don Det

A travel blog entry by padraicop

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Got the 8am bus from Sabaidi 2 Guest House. Adam managed to squeeze in some breakfast before we left. Sat in the front so had a better view. The bus took about 3 or so hours. Got the ferry crossing to Don Det for 15,000 kip. Went to a restaurant ...

Don Det  -  endlich in Laos am Mekong, Khon Tai, Laos travel blog

Don Det - endlich in Laos am Mekong

A travel blog entry by monineub

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... Teil sehr abenteuerlich! Flug FRA/ Flug BKK/ 5 Std warten in BKK, natürlich mit einer Fussmassage ;-) u dann Nachtzug zur Lao Grenze, zu Fuß über die Grenze- die Formalitäten waren einfach aber für Laos ist jedes Foreign Country ...

Are you thinking what I'm thinking No. 2?, Ban Dondét, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Are you thinking what I'm thinking No. 2?

A travel blog entry by christinamac

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... minivan the next day. Most of the tour was spent on the bus but we did see their beautiful waterfalls as well as where they grow Lao coffee, which is some of the most expensive coffee in the world. When brewed Lao style it is as thick as mud and is placed ...

Day 56 - Kayaking on the Mekong baby!, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Day 56 - Kayaking on the Mekong baby!

A travel blog entry by kriso80

Pretty good day today...  After a few beers last night when we got back from a day of, well drinking beers, some of the others decided to go kayaking next day and asked if I wanted to join...  So we met at 8 am this morning, a group of around ...

The eagerly awaited Laos PDR -Please don't rush..., Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The eagerly awaited Laos PDR -Please don't rush...

A travel blog entry by lucamow

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Day 54 - 15 November 2010 I had been eagerly awaiting my entry into Laos simply because of the great things i'd heard about the country from other travelers of all ages.  This made waking at 6am an easy deal for me.  The Cambodia - Laos border ...

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

4000 Islands

A travel blog entry by bexnkizzasblog

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After a stressful journey into Laos, the island of Don Det was a welcome relief for us. Just to top off the rubbish journey we'd had to Laos, whilst on the boat ( that had definately seen better days) the monsoons swept in drenching our rucksacks and the ...

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 ...

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