Vatsana Guesthouse

Pakbeng, Lao Peoples Dem Rep | Hotel
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Pak Beng to Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by claire_anthony on Aug 01, 2014

1 comment, 8 photos

Awoke in a pitch black room to the blaring sound of the alarm. Unusual as we are used to sleeping with no curtains (don't worry we are not overlooked) and therefore usually wake (at least in part) to the morning sun. Once I had overcome the confusion of where I was, we got ready for the day ahead. Breakfast was simple - bread with butter and jam followed by bananas. It was then time to re-board the boat.

We travelled down the Mekong ...

First Day of our Tour

A travel blog entry by bruceandanne on Jun 23, 2014

3 comments, 11 photos

... reclining. They provided us with a lunch which was very Laotian (as you would expect) and very delicious.

No stops on the way but lots to see as we went past a few villages, lots of fishermen, bullocks etc.

We overnighted at the village of Pakbeng. It has a population of 800 and is a mixture of hill tribes. Our guide, Phouvy, comes from the village. As we were mooring the boat there was a boat next to us being unloaded of ...

Laos - Slow boat on the Mekong

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo on Jun 07, 2014

31 photos

... the end we were happy not to book the tour and pay a little bit more for a clean room and tasty food. Later we met 6 Chilean girls who had to spend the night in an awful place without dinner because they found the food too disgusting. Again…you get what you pay :)

Comparison - actual expenditures vs. tour (per person):

  • Transport from Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong: BHT 350
  • Shuttle bus between borders: BHT 25
  • Lao visa: USD 30 + USD ...

Slow boat Mutiny

A travel blog entry by brettandemma on Mar 14, 2014

17 photos

Before getting on to the slow boat into Luang Prabang we had to cross the border into Laos. Where we had to queue to obtain a visa on arrival. One queue to apply and hand in passport and another queue to collect it and pay, sounds simple but as always with these things nothing ever is. With only one person working at the visa counter, one at the paying counter and around 75 people queuing to get a visa of wasn't going to be a quick process. After almost 2 hours ...

Pakbeng and life around the village!

A travel blog entry by momentsintime on Feb 17, 2014

36 photos

... where several tables were placed together making it a long rectangular one.

And what do you think I ordered? The usual I’ve had so far, aside from pizza of course! I ordered a plate of fried vegetables with noodles. I definitely didn’t want to take any chances and get sick around here. Michel tasted the local beer which was quite cheap! Fifty ...


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