Travel Blogs from Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep

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4000 Islands, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

4000 Islands

A travel blog entry by kbreezy11

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We arrived at 4000 islands by a van and then were taken by boat straight to Don Khone. We stayed on this island because the lonely planet book said that the other island Don Det was a lot like Vang Vieng and Kelley nor I wanted to have anything like ...

Been there, Don Det, got the t-shirt (literally), Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Been there, Don Det, got the t-shirt (literally)

A travel blog entry by emilylef

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After several back to back bus journeys and the epic Sleeper Bus, we were well in need of some serious R & R. Where better then to go than to a group of islands, sat in the widest stretch of the Mekong, where very little happens and the electricity is ...

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

The 4000 islands

A travel blog entry by julie_sam42

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... drowned while drunk during our time there). We carried on towards the south of the island but everything was either expensive or full. A young Lao woman named Tou offered to let us sleep for free in her restaurant, in a sort of bungalow. As it was really ...

Paradise, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Paradise

A travel blog entry by vanessaanddan

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The bus from Vientiane was our best bus yet it had double beds which may have been a bit over friendly if you didn't know the person next to you but for us it was really comfy especially as it had proper pillows and blankets. The 16hr journey ...

Just chilling!, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Just chilling!

A travel blog entry by tatandandy

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... and spent the time watching in amazement as more and more luggage was strapped to the roof, tucked under the seats and piled in peoples laps. A chicken was tied to the seat and persistantly pecked the leg of a poor girl from England who got on at the ...

Let's get some laap!, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Let's get some laap!

A travel blog entry by blownaway

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... Deze culturele gewoonte van gerechten delen is voor veel toeristen even wennen omdat gerechten zelden tegelijk op tafel verschijnen, maar in Lao time, dat is als het volgende gerecht klaar is. Glazig wordt de blik in hun ogen als je er iets van ...

relax in Pakse + 4000 îles, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

relax in Pakse + 4000 îles

A travel blog entry by nadegeb72

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Le lendemain de mon retour de jungle, le réveil est lent, fastidieux, langoureux, tout en stretching et flemmardise. Ou comment même réussir à apprécier ses courbatures ! Une fois debout, marcher est plus délicat et je ressemble davantage à une ...

Spider Island and some awesome Tree Jumps, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Spider Island and some awesome Tree Jumps

A travel blog entry by alohatravels

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So, all we do all day is sit around our hammocks staring at this one tree across the river. We talk a lot about this tree: this tree can be jumped from! Finally, we get off our lazy bums and decide to explore across the way. This island is ...

This thing about SI Phan Done: CHIL-LAX!!!!, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

This thing about SI Phan Done: CHIL-LAX!!!!

A travel blog entry by jumpwithfio

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... me glisse jusqu'au coin où on mange, m'étale sur le plancher ou dans le hammac et commande mon quotidien petit déj: Café Lao, Fruit Shake (Banane/Ananas à 50centimes d'euros SVP!!!!!!!!!!!!!) et Pain et Oeufs!!!! (le tout pour 16.000 kip soit un peu ...

A lil'bit of Chillaxing, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

A lil'bit of Chillaxing

A travel blog entry by nickolaus

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Well i'ts been a while! These last week or however long it has been (you loose track of time here; theres 'day' and 'night') has been pretty damn ace! I'm in an area called Si Phan Don (4000 Islands) in which the mekong opens out and in which tiny ...

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

4000 islands

A travel blog entry by douglaschien

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also part of si phan don, but more south. same same, no luck with the dolphins.  given that it is the low travel season/mosoon season, there are very few travelers and it feels like you own the place and you get the VIP treatment cuz ...

back to Laos... at the 4,000 Islands, Ban Dondét, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

back to Laos... at the 4,000 Islands

A travel blog entry by tristan_g

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... into an afternoon siesta, followed by a refreshing afternoon swim across the river, and gazing out mindlessly across the Mekong under a fiery-tangerine sky as the sun lay down for its evening’s rest… well, time for a delectably cold beer Lao! ...

So many islands, Don Khong, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

So many islands

A travel blog entry by thejones187

We stayed on Don Khong for 2 nights in a guesthouse that had 40 empty rooms so it was nice to have the place to ourselves.  Justin bartered hard for a discount on the room and even though the guesthouse was completely empty she wouldn't reduce ...

Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Phnom Penh

A travel blog entry by kbreezy11

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Our bus ride from 4000 islands to Phnom Penh was very much less than enjoyable. It began with a boat ride to the main island then we got into a van at about 8ish to make our way to customs, which has three stops, first you depart from Laos (it costs a ...

Jour 27, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Jour 27

A travel blog entry by btoo

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Aujourd'hui nous avons loué deux magnifiques bicyclettes roses et nous avons explorés notre ile et sa voisine, Don Khone. Nous avons suivi l'ancienne ligne de chemin de fer construit par les Francais pour acheminer la marcahndise du nord de Don Det au ...

Jour 26, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Jour 26

A travel blog entry by btoo

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Ce matin nous avons quitté Don Kong pour Don Det, une autre petite ile que nous avons rejoint en 1h30 de bateau plutot incorfortable.. A peine arrivés nous avons trouvé une GH pas chère du tout et vraiment sympa, encore une hutte en bamboo qui ...

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

Don Det

A travel blog entry by varney

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After arriving in Don Det, we just took the first place we saw - US$2 for the night, they had a bed, roof, 4 walls and a shared shower/toilet. That was fine, we just wanted beer. Ended up drinking the night away with some like minded fellow travellers ...

Hangin' in a hammock (taas myos suomeksi!), Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Hangin' in a hammock (taas myos suomeksi!)

A travel blog entry by lukeheli

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We headed off bright and early to catch a ferry across the river - this time a much smaller affair made of two rowing boats - then a tuk-tuk and finally a bus to further down south to an area called Si Phan Don, or "the 4,000 islands". Another fun river ...

2manytitles, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

2manytitles

A travel blog entry by alanhopkins

... on a bus! We celebrating by going to a nearby Indian by the river and eating really good samosas and sampling the local beer, Beer Lao, not the most original name but good beer. We have been spoilt with good beer here and Cambodia. The hotel also has a ...

Islands in the Mekong, more of southern Laos, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Islands in the Mekong, more of southern Laos

A travel blog entry by gmscholz

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... imagine my head ploughing through the water (I can see you all diving straight to the internet for a photo). Amongst the Lao the dolphins are traditionally considered to be reincarnated humans. The Irrawaddy are rare fresh water river dolphins and only ...

The Bolaven Plateau & 4000 Islands, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Bolaven Plateau & 4000 Islands

A travel blog entry by jdehasque

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Het einde van mijn Laos-avontuur in zicht! De afgelopen dagen hebben we met een jeep rondgereden doorheen het Bolaven plateau, op onverharde en stoffige wegen en langs ontelbare koffieplantages. Het Bolaven plateau bevindt zich in een oude vulkaan die zo ...

Relaxing on the Four Thousand Islands, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Relaxing on the Four Thousand Islands

A travel blog entry by benbackpacker

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... 3-hour bus towards the South, and then a boat to the island of Don Det. Before departure I quickly had another strong sweet Lao coffee and some fried dough sticks (tasted similar to churros in Spain - yum! My kind of breakfast!). For the onward journey I ...

Hamockology on the 4000 Islands, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Hamockology on the 4000 Islands

A travel blog entry by col.caf

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... many farrangs to care, so for the most part they were not all that friendly.  We hung out in some hammocks sipping a Lao coffee for a while and watching the traffic go back and forth to Don Khon before heading onward to check out the King Kong place ...

9 Days in Paradise, Don Det Tok, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

9 Days in Paradise

A travel blog entry by lyndshane

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... experiencing life as almost comatose in the most blissful sense of the word. We’d like to offer our sincere thanks and appreciation to Lao, Kam Pao, all the mamas and the papas and the kids of Paradise, the people of Don Det, and to Lance and ...

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

Island Life

A travel blog entry by hibbs

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In the morning we get a free breakfast before someone picked us up from the cafe and we got the local boat - a tiny wooden boat which was filled with people, bags, and motorbikes across the river. Once on the other side we waited for about an hour whilst ...

Biscycle ride to SEAs

Biscycle ride to SEAs"largest waterfall by volume"

A travel blog entry by alohatravels

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So, as I said in the previous blog, there is not much to do in the area but relax. Today, we decided to to rent bicycles and explore the island. Since the heat was HOTTTT, we decided to go travel across a bridge (layed down by the French), to another ...

4000 Inseln, 4000 Island, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

4000 Inseln

A travel blog entry by tanja92

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... auf den 4000 Inseln. Hier spaltet sich der Mekong in viele kleine Stücke auf, so dass viele Inseln entstehen. Mit dem Fahrrad haben wir die Gegend erkundet und wunderschöne Wasserfälle besichtigt :) Mit einem LKW-Reifen kann man um die Insel treiben ...

En enkelt - eller to - ud af 4000, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

En enkelt - eller to - ud af 4000

A travel blog entry by elinatroels

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... og cafeer lige om hjoernet, boed paa laekkerier og oe-specialiteter i form af hjemmebag, graeskar-burger, staerkt krydrede lao-salater og linsesuppe, saa der var virkelig ikke noget der manglede indenfor raekkevidde.  Selv husdyrene var faldet godt ...

Life Among Si Phan Don, Ban Khon, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Life Among Si Phan Don

A travel blog entry by viajesyvinedos

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... ; Other than this last event, we had an utterly serene journey over the waters of the Mekong, watching the relaxed activities of the Lao people as they went about their evening chores. After four phenomenal days on Don Khon, we took a two hour longboat to ...

Cambodia here we come!, Don Det to Siem Reap, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Cambodia here we come!

A travel blog entry by larkyontour

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Good to go bright and early, and even had time for an egg baguette with Matt. Everything was plain sailing, when we reached the mainland we filled in our Cambodia visa application forms with the help of a Cambodian advisor who spoke good English, he ...

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