Travel Blogs from Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep

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Pakse to Siphandon (4000 islands), Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Pakse to Siphandon (4000 islands)

A travel blog entry by adelecarroll

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Our final journey in Laos took us on a 5 hour bus ride south to the town of Ban Nakasang where we caught a long-tail boat to Don Det, one of the Siphandon Islands (commonly known as 4000 islands). The trip was pretty smooth but finding accommodation on ...

Grenzabzocke & die 4000 Inseln (18.-25.3), Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Grenzabzocke & die 4000 Inseln (18.-25.3)

A travel blog entry by knotch

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... ein 6 Stunden Abschnitt ueberbucht war , so dass die Auslaender nur noch auf Pappstuehlchen im Gang Platz gefunden haben. Nach dem ganzen Kaese, kamen wir dann nachittags um 4 im kambodschanischen Grenzort Stung Treng (50km entfernt von der Grenze) an. ...

Four Thousand Islands, Don Khone, Don Khone , Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Four Thousand Islands, Don Khone

A travel blog entry by doireann_brian

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... of three?  It was utter madness. After the competition there was dancing and the locals began to get more involved.  The Lao-Lao was obviously flowing.  We were asked to dance by locals and you couldn't really refuse.  It was a funny ...

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

4000 islands

A travel blog entry by oi-herman

My first experience in Laos is a bit of an odd one after a long journey from Ban Lung. I finally arrive on the island of Don Det and low and behold not a single tout. Not one person asking me for a room, or tuk tuk, or taxi, or moto, granted it is an ...

The Second Day In Dondet, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Second Day In Dondet

A travel blog entry by alanhopkins

The previous day time had been a bit of a write off but I had seen enough of the island to be excited at the prospect of doing one or two things. Namely tubing. Grab a big inner tube and float down the river. We had an early lunch back at the Indian ...

Sabaidee!! We zijn in Laos!!, Khon Tai, Laos travel blog

Sabaidee!! We zijn in Laos!!

A travel blog entry by boazeneline

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5 december, toen jullie allemaal chocoladeletters en pepernoten zaten te eten, hebben wij de oversteek van Cambodja naar Laos gemaakt. Met een Zwitsers stelletje, een groep Australische schoolmeiden en 3 Canadezen. Heel gezellig gezelschap tijdens deze ...

Four thousand islands: hammocks & floating candles, dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Four thousand islands: hammocks & floating candles

A travel blog entry by spracf

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... has half fallen away, now consisting of a couple of wooden beams over a ten metre drop. Fresh vegetable spring rolls and Beer Lao. Winning at 500, despite cocking up my best hand ever (4 aces!). A perfect way to end our Laos days - summing up ...

Alice in Laos Laos  Land, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Alice in Laos Laos Land

A travel blog entry by alicerosee

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We arrived in Laos after a 7 hour bus journey (should have been 5) from Phnom Penh to Kratie (said kratchaey). We stayed over night in Kratie, where you're supposed to go and see the Irawaddy dolphins, but we only had one afternoon there so we just ...

Impressions of Laos, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Impressions of Laos

A travel blog entry by msmr

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... to maim and kill innocent men, women and children 35+ years later; it was heart-wrenching to see the effects of these UXOs on Lao people today (at the COPE center in Vientiane).   My top 3 destinations (of the seven I went to) in Laos, where I ...

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

The Don Det

A travel blog entry by evs1210

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Hello there Well its another country ticked off the list but Laos certainly produced the goods and my final week there spent on Don Det on the Four Thousands Islands was the perfect send off. Si Phan Don (Four Thousand Islands) is as the name suggests a ...

les 4000 iles!!!, 4000 iles, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

les 4000 iles!!!

A travel blog entry by marco-2010

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Me voilà enfin dans la région des 4000iles! Cela se trouve à l'extrémité sud du Laos à la frontière avec le Cambodge. Le Mékong ce sépare en plein de petit bras créent une multitude d’iles de toute taille. L’endroit idyllique pour ...

Typhoon Ketsana, Don Dhet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Typhoon Ketsana

A travel blog entry by caroline_little

Caroline and I are currently sat in an internet cafe being buffeted by the wind and watching the rain pound the windows - this is thanks to the very edge of tropical storm/ typhoon Ketsana. We have been lucky and it looks like the typhoon is heading ...

Hitching, walking, waiting...and patience-losing, Don Khong, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Hitching, walking, waiting...and patience-losing

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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  Sempre que não há energia para entrar em negociações de preços mirabolantes, caminho para fora dali. Tem havido sempre energia para fazer cinco quilómetros ao longo da berma da estrada em busca de honestidade. E enquanto ainda não se ...

Going back in time, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Going back in time

A travel blog entry by kbreeze

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... was already really hot and sunny. After riding for less than five minutes both of the chains on our bikes had fallen off. Luckily two Lao women saw us struggling to fix the bikes and showed us how to fix them. We thanked them and went on our way again... ...

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

Discovering Don Det

A travel blog entry by thestewarts

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... astonished to come out of the bus station and find a couple of Lamborghinis - I have no idea how they last 2 minutes on the Lao roads! Unfortunately they weren’t waiting to pick us up, so myself, Barry and a lovely couple we’d met tubing all ...

don det, Ban Dondét, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

don det

A travel blog entry by jamesandruth

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Weak Stomach!!!, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Weak Stomach!!!

A travel blog entry by vachon_88

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Before we went on our way from Pakse, I felt sick again... @#$@%! Anyway for me the minibus ride was hellish. I am blaming the mutton curry I ate the night before! I spent the first day on Don Det Island sleeping to get better. The following day I woke ...

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

4000 Ilands

A travel blog entry by saphirchen

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... nach einiger Zeit und gegen eine Gebuer von 2USD in Kambodscha an land gingen um von dort den Delphinen zuzuschauen. Auf dem Rueckweg besuchte ich keine Wasserfall der dank der Regenzeit unfassbar viel Wasser mit sich fuehrte. Der Regen wird mitlerweile ...

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

Been There, Don Det!

A travel blog entry by stephanddave

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We continued our journey south heading for the area of Si Phan Don situated at the very bottom of Laos on the Cambodian border. There was a quick stop in Pakse to change buses and we were treated to a new mode of transport, the sidecar! It was ...

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

4000 Islands

A travel blog entry by lgeorge

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4000 Islands is absolutely beautiful! there are loads of little green islands where the mekong river splits up. We spent most of the time here just chilling in our hammocks not doing an awful lot. Thats the way it is here though, no one does anything in ...

Hippie-Insel im Mekong, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Hippie-Insel im Mekong

A travel blog entry by nadja-silu

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... für ein „on arrival" Visa, dafür können wir, anstelle von 30, nur maximal 15 Tage im Land bleiben. Nach dem problemlosen Grenzprozedere steigen wir in einen anderen Bus. Die Fahrt geht einige Kilometer in Richtung Norden in irgend ein Dorf. Dort ...

The green islands of Si Phan Don, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The green islands of Si Phan Don

A travel blog entry by garyandjenny

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We left Phnom Penn on a early bus to head all through Cambodia to Laos, it was a long journey. We had been told that it was one bus all the way but when we got a little bit past the Laos/Cambodia border we got told to get off the VIP bus and wait at the ...

Hammock Time, Don Det Tok, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Hammock Time

A travel blog entry by michael_lizi

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... French had very kindly built a bridge between the two when they were going to build a railway in Laos. We sampled the delights of the Lao BBQ for the first time and I made a very good friend (of the canine variety) who liked me so much he howled at our ...

Laos, 4000 Islands, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Laos

A travel blog entry by maz360

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I have just spent two weeks in Laos, or rather the Lao People's Democratic Republic, and have enjoyed it - Laos is an interesting place and different to how I imagined. It's very laid back and the people are quiet and friendly. It took three days to reach ...

Resting. hammocks. sunset. Portugal., Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Resting. hammocks. sunset. Portugal.

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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  Chegar ao meio dia. Destruído por mais de quinze horas de autocarros locais, barcos, pé e boleias. Sesta de quatro horas. Banho de uma...o fantástico regresso à água fria! Por do sol antes de jantar em companhia...Portuguesa! Porto! ...

How many islands?  There's hundred and thousands, Don Dhet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

How many islands? There's hundred and thousands

A travel blog entry by caroline_little

... welcoming, tourism is accepted however they neither fawn over tourists nor try to milk every penny out of them, very refreshing.  Lao people seem delighted to welcome you to their country as long as you respect their culture and values. Laos has a ...

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

Been there, Don Det!

A travel blog entry by mattandnic

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A few days relaxing in the 'Four Thousand Islands' sounded pretty good before the slog back across the border to Thailand. A pretty quick two and half hour minibus ride was all it was going to take as well so we packed up gear – AGAIN! – and ...

The Claw R.I.P., Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Claw R.I.P.

A travel blog entry by hobo-magic

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The Claw  6th March 2013 - 8th April 2013 We've had some fun times together, you do smell quite a lot ...

Lounging on the Mekong, Si Phon Don, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Lounging on the Mekong

A travel blog entry by idiotsabroad

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Sua S'dei! We are now in Cambodia. Just a quick update then for our last days in Laos… From Thakek we took a long bus ride South towards Pakse (7 hours, no air-con and barely any stops in the sweltering heat) where we stayed the night. The next ...

Too much Beerlaos, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Too much Beerlaos

A travel blog entry by andrew.chudiak

I feel ill this morning, and I'm not the only one. There seems to be something going around and several people where sick in the night (not due to beer, Mum). A quiet day was planned but as I start to feel better, I go and walk to the waterfall after ...

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