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Travel Blogs from Pakse
Leaving Thakek coincided with our eight-year anniversary and what better way to celebrate it than a journey to Pakse - unfortunately we had not thought about dates when planning Southern Laos.
The only way to get to Pakse from Thakhek was by local bus; bearing in mind we'd had some pretty eventful journeys so far through Laos by 'VIP' …
Mit dem Nachtbus ging es von Vientiane nach Pakse. In Pakse selbst gibt es eigentlich nicht viel zu tun, die meisten Leute stoppen dort nur kurz auf dem Weg in den Süden von Laos oder nach Kambodscha. Wir blieben jedoch aus einem ganz bestimmten Grund etwas länger in der Gegend. Ein großes Abenteuer sollte uns in den nächsten beiden Tagen erwarten …
... of the bunk, so poor old Mr Lanky Pants had to fold up his legs and try and get comfy. The ride itself was smooth and uneventful, I never get a proper sleep on those things because I normally have a very broken sleep, but we arrived in good time and went on the hunt for somewhere to stay. After finding a place (and looking around quite a few dive-y looking dumps that got rejected on hygiene basis- as in they had none) we walked around Pakse to see what it was like. ...
... so just check how picturesque they are on the photos below.
To be accurate I will only list them up for you:
-Tad Fane (the highest waterfall in Laos – even though seen from the distance, it looked pretty powerful)
The return to Pakse was very similar to when we started our journey. Crazy traffic, dust in the air, and on top of that Sun was setting instantly screwing my vision through the scratched and ...
... sat in the aisle. Then, after 40 minutes we stopped at a gas station, and the driver picked up a bunch of plastic chairs. We weren’t impressed.
After 10 hours of sitting on miniature plastic chairs in the aisle, we made it to Phnom Penh, only 5 hours late. Fortunately we made it to our hotel, and enjoyed a very comfortable bed! Enjoy some photos of a few of the temples we visited in Southern Laos!
Denny and ...