Travel Blogs from Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep

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Don Det, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Don Det

A travel blog entry by mbourgeois

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The Road (Laos), Veun Kham, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Road (Laos)

A travel blog entry by jameskanga

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The Road Phongsali has already been covered in depth so the rest is for other part of Laos including the river trip. I know I keep banging on about how cool the Laos people are but I do think that if the tourism were to rise even further then I worry ...

4000 islands, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

4000 islands

A travel blog entry by jessicachant88

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We arrived in Pakse after taking a horrific night bus, which apparently is different from a sleeper bus. It was a coach full to the brim with Laos people including about 15 people on stools in the isle, a creepy staring man on the seat in front and 2 ...

Four thousand islands and border scamming., Champasak, Laos travel blog

Four thousand islands and border scamming.

A travel blog entry by fonfe

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... with three wooden benches providing far from adequate seating for my spoilt posterior. At this point, it became clear that our Beer Lao infused aggressor was keen to join our bus and was ejected several times before his perseverance paid off and the weary ...

Kayak Tour!, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Kayak Tour!

A travel blog entry by joe-emma_2013

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Saturday, 23/11/2013 We were slobs today, we literally did nothing but read, sleep, eat and listen to music... And the Rogue shop was showing 'Catch me if you can' so we watched that in the evening. We also decided to book a kayaking tour for the ...

PDR - Please dont Rush!! haha, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

PDR - Please dont Rush!! haha

A travel blog entry by corinneparker

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... day painting the bungalow and getting stoned, he made a bamboo bong. We spent most nights eating at the reggae bar and drinking beer lao which is really nice! and i dont normally like beer! Definitely the most chilled out place i have been to it was a ...

day 330: border, beer & bugs, Don Det Tok, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

day 330: border, beer & bugs

A travel blog entry by ursburs

I could have booked a single bus and boat ticket to get from Banlung, Cambodia to Don Khon the quieter one of the 4000 islands in Laos, but I didn't. Then I could have gotten a through ticket from Stung Treng, but I didn't. So here I am at the border. ...

Riverine Islands, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Riverine Islands

A travel blog entry by crayonchameleon

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After surviving the long, long sleeper bus from Vientiane, minivan from Pakse to the ferry pier, and ferry to Don Det island and finally feeling less ill (although no less rested), I arrived in the middle of a typically sweltering day to Si Phan Don, or ...

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

Island Hopping

A travel blog entry by lifeisawesome

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... on its face and says to him "Moo-ah?"...... So there you have it folks a great way to learn the names of the animals in Lao, Coincidently the Chicken is "Gai" Egg is "Kai" and fish is "Pa" So leaving Lances place with a head full Knowledge we head back ...

Dolphins!!!!!, Ban Dondét, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Dolphins!!!!!

A travel blog entry by lizandjamie

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Our arrival in Don Det was a bit of a shock after the chaos if tubing to the almost horrizontal Island, but the place really grew on us. It is in an area called 4,000 islands which has a lot of Laos charm. We stayed in a bungalow overlooking the river, ...

Don Det rocks, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Don Det rocks

A travel blog entry by selina_and_mo

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 Don Det rocks. It is a small island among a cluster of islands in an area called Si Phan Don which literally translates as "Four Thousand Islands". The islands are located in a very wide part of the Mekong river very close to the border with ...

Floating on the lazy river, Don Det Tok, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Floating on the lazy river

A travel blog entry by regal_tang

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The following morning the bus to Laos was early -shock horror! This sadly meant that we had no time for breakfast, but we settled the bill and jumped onto a surprisingly comfortable minibus. After an hour, we found ourselves at the Cambodian/Laos border ...

Bycicle trip to Lao's famous Con Pa Peng waterfall, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Bycicle trip to Lao's famous Con Pa Peng waterfall

A travel blog entry by boobarnik

14 เม.ย.2553 ตื่นกันแต่เช้าตั้งแต่ประมาณ 6 โมง ...

4,000 Islands (though I only counted 3,400), Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

4,000 Islands (though I only counted 3,400)

A travel blog entry by tobecontinued

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We had overheard people talking about 4000 islands in Chiang Mai and they convinced us to go. 4 hours from Pakse and a quick boat over the river and we arrived in Don Det. We sent the boys off to find us some rooms while Sally and I looked after the ...

Welcome to Laos!, Don Det Tok, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Welcome to Laos!

A travel blog entry by luciecox

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What a better start to a new country than a hammock, a balcony and a view? Don Det is part of a group of 4000 islands (some of which resemble a bush rather than an island to be honest) and is arguably the most famous one (but not the biggest). Laos being ...

Dondet to Vientianne, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Dondet to Vientianne

A travel blog entry by batgirl

... felt worse. In my dream, I could feel my heart was pounding very heavily. Booked a boat ride myself (not via agency) from Dondet to the mainland, Nankasang to save $2. The ride from Dondet to Pakse, 2nd largest city was interesting. The van that I was ...

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

Si Phan Don

A travel blog entry by lindawb

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Another interesting bus ride with a $10 'handling fee' at the border and we are now in Laos. Quite a shock when we arrived at the bus stop at the area known as Si Phan Don (Four Thousand Islands), as there were no Tuk Tuks to be seen! After walking down ...

Sleepy island hammock heaven!!!, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Sleepy island hammock heaven!!!

A travel blog entry by emnems

We arrived on Don Khon by another little wooden boat...whilst getting to Don Khon we saw so many amazing little bungalows all with hammocks right on the river on a different island called Don Det...Don Khon didn't look as nice as it sounded in text so ...

Il far-west nel far-east, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Il far-west nel far-east

A travel blog entry by broust

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... dopo il confine il Mekong si allarga e si dirama in una vasta e quieta laguna in cui sorgono piu' di 4000 isolotti. A Dondet (uno di questi) abbiamo passato quattro giorni in un bungalow (a 2$ a notte!!), alternando lunghe escursioni in kayak o in ...

Back to basics II  - On 4000 Islands, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Back to basics II - On 4000 Islands

A travel blog entry by mimaisasleep

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... for that perfect place to call home for the next few days on Don Det. I left Scotty with the bags at a riverside bar enjoying a beer Lao whilst I set off on a mission to find a place to stay. I did very well (if I can be so modest about it) and it ...

3rd of Four Thousand Islands, Don Khong, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

3rd of Four Thousand Islands

A travel blog entry by michelle_austyn

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Don ...

island time, Ban Khon, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

island time

A travel blog entry by teamwells

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We rode a mini bus for about 2 hours out of Pakse bus station towards the Mekong to catch the long boat over to the 4000 Islands. It was so so so hot, and the AC on the bus was kaput so we literally sweltered off our body weight in sweat by the time we ...

My bicycle had a bell and no brakes, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

My bicycle had a bell and no brakes

A travel blog entry by bobner

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4000 Islands   Hopping tuk tuks, planes, boats and pickup trucks laden with babies, dogs and satellite dishes to Southern Laos to connect with the 4000 islands.   Don Det and Don Knone were calling my name.     The ...

Lolling about in Laos, Ban Dondét, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Lolling about in Laos

A travel blog entry by ablo

Up early for 7am bus from Kratie across the border to Laos. We piled into a minibus with all of our luggage and squashed into the two back seats, with two South Africans sitting practically on our knees in front. We had chuckle about it but it was ...

Four thousand islands and Vietnam border crossing, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Four thousand islands and Vietnam border crossing

A travel blog entry by waynage

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Before leaving for Vietnam I made the trip to four thousand islands in Southern Laos. Well worth it! It is right on the Mekong river. We got the bus down and then being islands we had to get a boat over to Don Det which is the 'main' tourist island. The ...

A Breath of Fresh Air and a Mouth Full of Bugs!, Si Phon Don, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

A Breath of Fresh Air and a Mouth Full of Bugs!

A travel blog entry by jenandjd

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... 't get up north.  We saw children helping their dads with fishing nets, we saw pigs and goats and chickens running around peoples yards.  We stopped to throw some kind of large lime looking fruit around with a bunch of children and watch boys ...

Hammock Time, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Hammock Time

A travel blog entry by morris_cjm

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Situated in the middle of the Mekong just north of the Laos border with Cambodia are the 4000 islands.  I was immediately struck by the beauty of the place and the almost magnetic pull of the hammocks.   Whilst in Don Det I made lots of ...

Viel zu heiß um irgendwas zu tun, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Viel zu heiß um irgendwas zu tun

A travel blog entry by charly18

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Also ich bin wieder fit. Aber da es heute fast 40* hatte, konnten wir uns nicht recht aufraffen, um irgend etwas zu unternehmen. Nach dem Frühstück sind wir noch eine Runde gelaufen und haben uns dann um 12:30 in die Hängematte gelegt. Mir ...

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

4000 islands

A travel blog entry by helihigl

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... ich weder den lichtschalter noch die tuer finden. ich hab mich glaub ich 2 runden weitergetastet und spielte bereits mit dem gedanken welche ecke jetzt wohl wasserfest genug sei. schliesslich war ich doch noch erfolgreich und drueckte die tuer auf um ...

Si Phan Don (4000 îles), Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Si Phan Don (4000 îles)

A travel blog entry by memorel

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Notre périple suit son cours et plus particulièrement celui du Mékong, cap jusqu’à l’extrémité sud du pays, sur les 4000 îles, disséminées sur le Mékong à la frontière avec le Cambodge. Le Mékong prend sa source en Chine, à ...

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