Travel Blogs from Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep

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Relaxing in the cheapest place in Laos, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Relaxing in the cheapest place in Laos

A travel blog entry by andrew.chudiak

This is relaxing. My beach hut is right over the Mekong and I don't wake up until 1pm when the sun hits my place and it's too warm to stay in bed. There is nothing to do here except visit a waterfall and relax. Perfect. It's exactly what I need. ...

Smiling Soap-operaed families, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Smiling Soap-operaed families

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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  Uma das razões pela qual o povo do Laos é tão sorridente, animado e simpático só pode ter a ver com aquelas telenovelas visionadas por todas as famílias durante o jantar, pós-jantar ou o não fazer nenhum do resto do dia. Estas são ...

Beerlao & baguettes, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Beerlao & baguettes

A travel blog entry by jb.

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... really know that Laos has a 2nd beer since all you see is Beerlao. Beers pretty much always cost 10,000 kip & then you find Lao whiskey for 9,000 kip (in places). 1 beer or a bottle of whiskey ... When in LP, don't miss the gorgeous waterfall (& ...

Hitting the ?Islands?, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Hitting the ?Islands?

A travel blog entry by sabarod

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... lands of unexploded ordinances (UXOs) before any land can be reclaimed or used. Despite the history, the Laos people have been some of the warmest and welcoming in SEA. Thailand is often referred to as the land of smiles, but my hat goes off to the ...

Incommunicado?, Si Phan Don, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Incommunicado?

A travel blog entry by superfriends

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Sorry to disapoint with the shortest blog entry to date, but I've just managed to find the only internet on this small island, Don Khong, which is the biggest of the 4,000 islands.  We are actually headed to Don Det right now, and it may (likely ...

bienvenue a Glande Land., Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

bienvenue a Glande Land.

A travel blog entry by lucaseb

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Prenons un Hamac. Mettons le sur la terrasse d'un bungalow en bois au bord du Mekong. Plantons ce bungalow, au milieu d'une ile minuscule sur le fleuve. Pas de routes, pas de voitures, essentiellement des velos. Un calme qui t'absorbe tout entier. ...

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

4,000 Islands of bliss

A travel blog entry by travelbug15

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It might sound ridiculous but I really needed a rest. The 4,000 Islands are so chilled you are nearly comatose. They are a bunch of really small islands on the river with nothing but some laid back locals, some guesthouses and a few farms. I only spent a ...

Islands - a lot of them, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Islands - a lot of them

A travel blog entry by benandbea

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Four Thousand Islands It was time to head south towards Cambodia. The next stop was to be Pakse a city in the far south, seemingly too far to reach by one journey on one of the notorious Laos buses, which we were told were made of cardboard. We arrived ...

Life in the fast lane, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Life in the fast lane

A travel blog entry by hobo-magic

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I think the main theme for the second half of our month in Laos is DOING NOTHING (and being way too hot) and that didn't change when we got to our final Loas destination Don Det.   Don Det is one of the Four Thousand Islands (Si Phan Don). These are ...

4,000 Islands and leaving Laos, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

4,000 Islands and leaving Laos

A travel blog entry by edsutch

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So it's safe to say that we've been a bit useless on updating this, so my apologies for brief writing about what we've done and where we've done it too. Wednesday: So starting where we left off on arrival to the 4,000 islands in the south of Laos on the ...

4,000 islands and 1 sick man, Khon Tai, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

4,000 islands and 1 sick man

A travel blog entry by steveowonder

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Travelers diarrhea is nothing new, and rarely gets me motivated to tell a soul. Food poisoning on the other had is a different game which can bring even the strongest to their knees. And, yes, last week I disobeyed my own best advice and bit into ...

una isla, un poco fea, en bicicleta, Don Khone, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

una isla, un poco fea, en bicicleta

A travel blog entry by larri-fog

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Como en cada uno de los mapas de las islas que han caido en mi poder aparece una dimension diferente de la isla del sur del Mekong laosiano (Don Khone) y como Don Det en una hora ya estaba `conquistada`, decidimos ir a descubrir si esas cataratas y esos ...

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

QUIZZ !

A travel blog entry by lucie.vuong

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Avant d'attaquer le Cambodge, un petit quizz pour se mettre en jambe... Regardez bien la photo ci-contre : 1. A quoi cela vous fait-il penser ? 2. Qu'est-ce reellement ? La reponse a la 2e question est plus facile que la premiere. Bien ...

Rustic and Romantic, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Rustic and Romantic

A travel blog entry by koppers

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... After posing on the locomotive (sadly, without engineer's hats), we hiked on towards Tad Somphamit. As you may recall, "tad" in Lao means "waterfall." Tad Somphamit isn't exactly what I'd call a waterfall, but it's close enough: it's actually a series ...

Si Phan Don…a lot of islands-a little too la, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Si Phan Don…a lot of islands-a little too la

A travel blog entry by nadine_india

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I quickly got over my initial disappointment of the water being muddy-brown rather than turquoise as described in my travel guide (the rainy season being the culprit here again), when we reached the island of Don Det. Don Det was meant to be the 'party ...

Zwischenstopp 4000Island, Khon Tai, Laos travel blog

Zwischenstopp 4000Island

A travel blog entry by dieria

Kurz zum zeigen wo wir waren ...

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

Been there, Don Det

A travel blog entry by toviva

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Tällä kertaa onnistuttiin löytämään jopa perille asti Laosiin. Tultiin Mekong-joen rannalle, josta lähettiin kapealla jokiveneellä kohti Don Detin pikkusaarta. Paikkahan oli Si Phan Don, eli 4000 Islands. Nimensä mukaisesti joella oli paljon ...

LAOS - 19/01/08 - 15/02/08 [A FAIRE], Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

LAOS - 19/01/08 - 15/02/08 [A FAIRE]

A travel blog entry by lucie.vuong

Toutes mes excuses, j'ai pris enormement de retard dans l'ecriture du blog. D'une part, le cout de la connexion est plus chere au Laos qu'au Vietnam. Mais surtout, quand on reste 1 mois dans un pays, c'est plutot court (sisisii je vous assure) et on ...

Iles sur le Mekong, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Iles sur le Mekong

A travel blog entry by nicob

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I think I have travelled back in time!, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

I think I have travelled back in time!

A travel blog entry by jemmafox

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I got a little minivan to the river, which took about 2 and a half hours, it seemed longer because I was sat in the middle in a seat that was obviously made for a primordial dwarf! Arriving at the dock town, if that's what you call it we all showed ...

Different kind of island life!!, Si Phan Don, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Different kind of island life!!

A travel blog entry by finn_steve

After a year spent living on tropical islands in the sea, thought I would try a river island instead. ...

Off the grid in Si Phan Don.., Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Off the grid in Si Phan Don..

A travel blog entry by dockerills

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Lazy Dayz, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Lazy Dayz

A travel blog entry by nybridge

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Renowned for being even more relaxed than the rest of country (yes, it's possible!), we enjoyed a routine for four days of eat, read, eat, read, eat, drink, sleep - whilst taking in some spectacular sunrises and sunsets and watching other more energetic ...

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

4,000 islands

A travel blog entry by chrisandem

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... are here all year round, Don Det being one of them. Don Det is small island which was once just a traditional Lao island of villages surrounding the outside with farmland in the centre, it started attracting tourists and since then every farmer has built ...

Rocket man!, Ban Khon Tai, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Rocket man!

A travel blog entry by sandd

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... the riverbank and cost $5 a night, very clean though. We headed across the little dirt path road to the restaurant to get a cold Beer Lao (this is drunk more than water over here - the Laos people are VERY proud of it and it is pretty good). At that ...

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

Been there, Don Det.

A travel blog entry by cellordoor

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... 's just over 50p each!). After settling in we browsed one of the many "happy" menus the locals had to offer and tasted Lao cuisine at its finest. A coconut and pumpkin curry with sticky rice accompanied by a Beerlao, which just so happens to be the finest ...

Paradise has a name - Don Khon!, Si Phan Don, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Paradise has a name - Don Khon!

A travel blog entry by twoelders

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... days hanging about in hammocks, riding pedal bicycles and eating great food. Plus Malx managed to partake of a few of the local brew - Beer Lao. Boy, we've got a hard life, don't we?!?! Sadly, I don't think it will stay an idyll for long - already each ...

The Island of Don Det II, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

The Island of Don Det II

A travel blog entry by jcrochet1

... some 50 meters from the action simply because they don't want to mix with the sad spirits that wade there. I don't subscribe to Lao legend and bathed nonchalantly with those wretched souls for about an hour. It was cool, refreshing, and I'd recommend it ...

cycling and relaxing but mainly relaxing, Dondet, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

cycling and relaxing but mainly relaxing

A travel blog entry by yvetteandjack

Yvette: got boat to don khon. guesthouse owner quite unhurried as we tried to check out  twenty minutes early. we asked three times in the end and had to stand over her as she repeatedly miscalculated it! in the end she forgot breakfast one day ...

4000 Islands - Inselparadies im Mekong, Don Det, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

4000 Islands - Inselparadies im Mekong

A travel blog entry by daniebackpacker

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... liegt. Um die Tiere zu sehen haben wir uns mit einem Traveller aus Alaska ein Fischerboot geteilt und wurden von einer netten Lao Frau zu dem 50m tiefen Pool gebracht, in dem sich die Delphine aufhalten. Wir hatten ca. 1h Zeit, die Ruhe und Friedlichkeit ...

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