Travel Blogs from Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep

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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

3

... 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

10

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

1

... 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

1
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... . On en a vu quelques uns et entendu d'autres respirer lorsqu'ils viennent ŕ 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 ...

Valentine's Day on the Islands, Don Khon, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Valentine's Day on the Islands

A travel blog entry by blondesontour

Today was pretty much a repeat of yesterday, except we went to some waterfalls. They were pretty cool actually. Went back to our lovely beach and whilst swimming round I spotted Carmen who recently arrived with the group. She came running fully clothed ...

Dignity vs safety (what would you do?!), Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Dignity vs safety (what would you do?!)

A travel blog entry by ruth_and_emily

4
15

Hello again! So after a mammoth coach journey we made it to Laos! Luckily the border wasn't as tricky as Scambodia! We've now been on the island of Don Det for the last couple of days and have loved it. Like a mini paradise, we are staying in a stilted ...

Warm hearts and lazy days, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Warm hearts and lazy days

A travel blog entry by danarol

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Don Det is an island of yawns and hammocks...after almost 24 hours on three buses and a boat, we had finally arrived and quickly settled into the islands way of life. On our first night we went to a party on the sunset side of the island, when we left ...

4000 Shades of chilled, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

4000 Shades of chilled

A travel blog entry by nathanandclare

1
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... an afternoon of doing nothing. After some great food and a relax, the boys decided to go for a bike ride, while I read for a bit. Dondet is pretty small, and you can bike round it in 30 minutes, so they were back just after sunset, and just in time for ...

Fluss abwärts, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Fluss abwärts

A travel blog entry by jann_und_franzi

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Heute hat es uns eine Insel weiter abwärts verschlagen. Hier sind wir auf eine Art Backpacker Kolonie gestoßen. Von hieraus haben wir uns dann ein Rad ausgeliehen und haben die Insel erkundet. Wirklich interessant da es noch sehr ursprünglich ist und ...

Don Det, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Don Det

A travel blog entry by kiwikinon

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Ne restant que 2 jours dans les 4000 îles, nous choisissons de séjourner sur l'île de Don Det, qui est la plus petite des îles touristiques (3km). Nous trouvons un petit bungalow au bord du Mékong avec des hamacs pour se relaxer. ...

My last day in Laos, Ban Dondét, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

My last day in Laos

A travel blog entry by maxint

The idea was to go with a bicycle around Don Det - the island were I stay. When I woke up only at 0800 I was afraid that it'll be too hot. I was lucky the island is so tiny, in less than an hour I'v managed to circulate it, taking a few pictures of the ...

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Part VIII: "One of the Four Thousand Islands"

A travel blog entry by joerifitters

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Vrijdagochtend 7 maart komen we na de nodige vertraging aan op het eiland Don Det. We worden met de longboat gedropt op het stukje strand met een stel lamme waterbuffels. Vanaf dit punt begint onze zoektocht naar een hutje op palen aan het water. Dit ...

Don Khon, Don Khon, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Don Khon

A travel blog entry by w.a.

Later ...

The Riverflow, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Riverflow

A travel blog entry by clare_and_will

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Don Det is by far our favourite place we have been to so far and we would have easily got stuck there had our Laos visa not been about to run out. An island in the Mekong River in the far south of Laos near the Cambodia border and part of what is know as ...

Dolphins and waterfalls, Ban Dondét, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Dolphins and waterfalls

A travel blog entry by ablo

Ate breakfast at the restaurant opposite our bungalow and booked on an afternoon tour to nearby island of Don Khon on a dolphin/waterfall tour. First got the ferry to the mainland and a minibus took us to another part of the island where we got a small ...

don det, an island with nothing but relaxation, Don Khon, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

don det, an island with nothing but relaxation

A travel blog entry by ashleybligh

5

We were booked on the coach to Laos, to relax for a few days on Don Det, one of the 4000 islands. The picked up time was 5.30am, which was nice. The bus was a rundown old thing, with brilliant air conditioning, the windows opened! However the driver ...

Sweating in Don Det, Don Det Tok, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Sweating in Don Det

A travel blog entry by loftspiken

43

So after a couple of bus change overs from Thakhek, we arrived at the Four Thousand Islands, right at the bottom of Laos, deep in the Mekong River. The Mekong's current moved alot slower here, a result of all the many little islands scattered along ...

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