Travel Blogs from Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep

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

4000 islands

A travel blog entry by jenschottler

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After 2 long days of touring Angkor Wat, we decided to get on a bus at 5am to head to Laos. After a very long and not so comfortable ride we crossed the Laos border...on foot. I'm not sure why, but we had to get off the bus, walk the 20 feet across, pay ...

Are there really 4000 islands?, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Are there really 4000 islands?

A travel blog entry by maguiregibson

We dropped one poor lonely guy off at the crossing to the big island (Don Khong), whilst the rest of the bus carried on to Nagasak where we'd catch the boat to Don Det. After twenty minutes on the boat we pulled up on the shore of Don Det. We checked out ...

Bikes and Waterfalls, Don Khone, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Bikes and Waterfalls

A travel blog entry by jaykythlionas

An early start by some happy kids meant that we were off to breakfast much earlier than usual. Deciding on what to do today was an early topic of discussion; should we join the multitudes of tourists and head over to Don Khong Island for the annual boat ...

Just chillin', Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Just chillin'

A travel blog entry by batgirl

My roommate, Fifi, checked out. Have decided to stay another night. Spent the day doing nothing, just being online. Went to Mr Mo Restaurant for late lunchf from 2pm up to closing time at 9pm :) The Pad Thai w/ eggs is verry good. In fact, I ordered 2x ...

Days 107 - 113: Don Det, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Days 107 - 113: Don Det

A travel blog entry by sam-kathy

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We arrived in Vientiane for a 1hour stop whilst we waited for our sleeper bus. We sat down inside the station and enjoyed a delightful meal of pot noodles. We weren't expecting a lot from the bus – the buses so far have been alright but nothing ...

4000 Islands in 4 Days, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

4000 Islands in 4 Days

A travel blog entry by s.whiteside

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After a nightmare travel from Kong Lo we finally made it to 4000 Islands. We travelled for close to 21 hours, hopping from bus to bus, Adam and I thought it would be acceptable for us to hit the ale. So the night bus consisted of Adam and I at the back ...

day 332: stayin' another day, Don Det Tok, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

day 332: stayin' another day

A travel blog entry by ursburs

I did want to leave today, but the hammock on my balcony is just a bit too comfortable and internet is working quite well too. My Cambodia pictures are plenty. I delete, I sort, I rename. I upload. Iced tea, iced chocolate (with Ovaltine! They've got ...

Die 4000 Inseln in Laos, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Die 4000 Inseln in Laos

A travel blog entry by bexxontravel

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... beruehmt fuer seine 4000 Inseln auf dem Mekong. Hier kann man sich wunderbar entspannen oder mit dem Boot die kleinen unbewohnten Dschungel-Inseln und Wasserfaelle entdecken. Da unsere geplante Kohle fuer Laos ausgeht, verweilen wir nur 2 Tage auf ...

Sabai-dii from Laos!, Si Phan Don, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Sabai-dii from Laos!

A travel blog entry by katefreeman

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... a lovely couple of weeks in Laos with Ruth. Managed to find each other in Bangkok Airport before heading to Laos – first Beer Lao after the long journey from Nepal, at sunset on the River Mekong…perfect! Ruth and I first came to Laos a ...

Les 4.000 îles, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Les 4.000 îles

A travel blog entry by jeanmi

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Après une ultime étape à Pakse, nous avons pris le bus lundi matin pour rejoindre les 4.000 îles. Le bus était à l'heure laotienne (1h de retard ...) mais à l'heure du midi, nous étions installés dans un bungalow deux chambres + deux "salles de ...

The long way down., Don Det Tok, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The long way down.

A travel blog entry by robandnorma

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Our arrival in Tha Khaek was in the early afternoon and fortunately because Norma and I rode the ‘pickup truck’ transport for the last 100km, we were dropped off much closer to the town centre. Brushing off the waves of tuk tuk drivers that ...

4 Thousand Islands, feck all money, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

4 Thousand Islands, feck all money

A travel blog entry by meemmet

Before we crossed the border to Cambodia we decided to visit 4,000 Islands in southern Laos. We stayed on the small island of Don Det. To get to the different islands you have to take a fishing long boat – these are scary shit – if you tilt ...

Vanaf Vietnam terug naar Laos, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Vanaf Vietnam terug naar Laos

A travel blog entry by ilsewissink

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Achteraf maar goed dat China me niet wilde hebben want anders had ik het ontzettende mooie Sapa overgeslagen! In plaats van het over te slaan heb ik nu zelfs het plan om er in de zomer voor een 2e keer terug te komen. De sneeuw en de bergen in de winter ...

4,000 Islands and Konglor Cave, Khon Tai, Laos travel blog

4,000 Islands and Konglor Cave

A travel blog entry by kevin-francesca

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... BBQ meat, so we ended up going to three different restaurant to compile our meal. We ate delicious food while listening to Lao karaoke. Apparently Asians love karaoke! After dinner we went to play pool, us versus the Israelis. We played two Ganesh and ...

Coup de coeur #2, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Coup de coeur #2

A travel blog entry by madgie

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... Pai, je ne pensais plus possible de retomber en amour!! Dans mon top 5 des places visitées, je dois dire que Dondet se taille desormais une place... Easy! Petit paradis terestre peu achalande pour le temps de l'annee...cette petite ile encore peu ...

Die 4000 Inseln im Mekong, Don Det Tok, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Die 4000 Inseln im Mekong

A travel blog entry by uschoene

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Von Pakse aus sind wir mit einem total überfüllten Minibus nach Nagasang gefahren. Dort abgekommen ging es mit einem kleinen Boot zur Insel Don Det. Wir wurden im Norden der Insel abgesetzt. Von hier sind wir zu Fuß zum Bungalow, auf der ...

arrival in 4 thousand islands, Don Det (Si Phan Don), Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

arrival in 4 thousand islands

A travel blog entry by gemmaanddave

we arrived on Don Det today in 4 thousand islands, an area in the southern most part of Laos. The island is basically full of guest houses and bungalows. There are no roads as such, just dirt tracks which run through it. There doesn't seem to be that ...

Don Det, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Don Det

A travel blog entry by paulsmap

Don ...

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

Welcome to Laos!

A travel blog entry by lucieandiuri

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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 ...

4,000 Islands, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

4,000 Islands

A travel blog entry by waterboy

4,000 islands.... Don Det ...

Been there Don Det  !!! but theres no toilet, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Been there Don Det !!! but theres no toilet

A travel blog entry by emmaandaidan

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We caught a bus and then a small boat to the island of Don Det which is part of the 4000 islands in Laos.  The islands are formed where the Meekong river splits into lots of little rivers leaving islands of varying sizes. After being dropped off on ...

Get up, stand up!, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Get up, stand up!

A travel blog entry by naadi

Jesjes! Paksessa kului pari paivaa erilaisia hankintoja tehden (tai ainakin yrittaen) ja kuosittautuessa hieronnalla ja saunalla (vitun hoyrysauna, eihan ne kiuasta kayta). Tein rinkan inventaarion ja katoin mita tarvii ostaa. Vuokrasin kispan, tommosen ...

Back to Don Dhet, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Back to Don Dhet

A travel blog entry by blondesontour

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... Joint' (seriously obsessed with this place and the food is YUM). We decided to have a few drinks tonight, which consisted of cheap Lao whiskey (just over 1 pound for a whole bottle) but it was seriously gross-so obviously we drank it. There was meant to ...

The Last Day :(, Don Dhet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Last Day :(

A travel blog entry by blondesontour

I made everyone (all hungover) head over to 'Our Joint' (yes again) where they finally had bread, yay! And to my extreme happiness they had also made some of my favourite - the cinnamon and banana loaf - SO good. Jess and I had literally no money left ...

Finally made it to Lao, Don Det , Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Finally made it to Lao

A travel blog entry by crystals_blog

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... , he tried claiming it wasn't his fault, that it was a different bus company but there's no way he would randomly take 5 people to Lao for free. We ended up waiting another half an hour for the other passengers. When we finally got to the border, we got ...

What a nutty busride, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

What a nutty busride

A travel blog entry by kelseyvillareal

Last night Toma and Holly awoke to the sounds of Kelsey and Emma banging on their door. As they let them in Kels and Emma bombarded them with rushed sentences about animals and peanuts. Toma and Holly quickly awoke and began to understand that there ...

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

4000 Islands

A travel blog entry by junwen83

Kayaked around this area. Went to Khone Phapheng, SEA's largest waterfall. Ended up in Don Det. The guesthouse sucked big time. Spent the night on a hammock outside the room, which was way cooler than inside. The guides ...

En bateau au Cambodge, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

En bateau au Cambodge

A travel blog entry by fcqc

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... . On en a vu quelques uns et entendu d'autres respirer lorsqu'ils viennent à la surface. Ces dauphins, dans les croyances lao et cambodgiennes, sont des réincarnations d'esprits humains, ce qui fait qu'ils ne sont pas capturés. Par contre, lors du ...

The Island of Mud - Dondet and the 4000 Islands, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Island of Mud - Dondet and the 4000 Islands

A travel blog entry by kelseyraedow

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Well it was a long trip to get to Dondet - we flew from the north down to Pakse and then took a songthaew - which is basically a pick up truck with a covered sitting area in the back - for 4 hours to near the Cambodian border where we then caught a little ...

4,000 islands and a funeral, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

4,000 islands and a funeral

A travel blog entry by elfabroad

Well the good news is the funeral kareoke stopped at 5am. Bad news it all started again at 7am. Grumpiness all round. Spend the day ignoring the noise and reading in a hammock. It finally stops at lunchtime-thank the gods! The food here is more expensive ...

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