Travel Blogs from Pakse
... that, in future, we regret not reaching.
Both bike trips have been great fun; as you pass through small villages the local children can't help but shout out at the top of their voices 'Sabaidee!' (Hello) and the older generation seem to be pleased that you are taking an interest in their community. However, with achy arms and sore bums from too much riding, it's time to move on. Next we move to most southern area of Laos, the 4,000 islands and plan to do very little for the next few ...
... next we headed in the opposite direction for two more waterfalls, which were marked on a map and looked like a challenging trek...... but it wasn't. We wandered up to the waterfall, saw it, and then made our way to the third one. This one was quite big, and there were plenty of flat stones at the top, so we adventured over. As we were scrambling on rocks at the top of the falls, Tim thought it an appropriate time to share with us that his mate's brother fell off ...
... got us to the actual loop.
The first stop was Tad Pasuang, a nice waterfall with ethnic village. The village was built as a tourist attraction, but we were advised it was nice and genuinely looking and so it was, (apart from the Thai tours crowd). We had a cup of coffee and recommended, rather peculiar fruit shakes – one with golden egg fruit and the other with bull’s heart fruit!
The second stop: Katu homestay. Homestays are quite popular here and in ...
... to act like monkeys throwing themselves upside down and speeding away. Finally after about 7 leaps of courage, a few more tears and some very close tree hugging We then got to stay on solid ground for another very physical walk up to Taket waterfall, the most beautiful fall in the area. Time for swimming in the freezing water the boys all had a good splash about while the adults lazed about on the rocks. A picnic lunch is served here again on our table cloth of banana leaf. ...
... were very excited about the visiting foreigners. One tourist took out a pen to give them and mayhem descended, with all the kids crowding around her, trying to claim the prize. The houses are all bamboo huts. Weaving is the main occupation for many woman, and we got to see them at work. We were absolutely fascinated by the coffins next to each house and our guide had to spend quite a lot of time explaining this to us. The coffins are placed above ground, either next ...
Other places to stay in Pakse
P.O. Box 504, No 13 Road, Ban Phonesaad, Pakse | 3 star hotelfrom $18
Street no. 5, Pakse | 2 star hotelfrom $27
Road No.13 Ban Prabath P.O.Box 718, Pakse | Hotelfrom $24
Lao Nippon Bridge Mekong Riverside Road, Pakse | Hotelfrom $30
13 South, Pakse | Hotelfrom $19
Lakmeumg Village, Pakse | Hotelfrom $19