Travel Blogs from Pakse
... worked and we had no hope of pushing it back in the heat. We pushed it about 1/2 mile up the road and came across a house, we went in the garden and tried to explain what had happened and could they help us. None of them spoke any English but the gathered from a few hand gestures what the problem was. The guy made a phone call and then a young lad turned up to help, he couldn't get it started either so they both then took it down the road somewhere and shouted ...
... out of place hill loomed on our right, and a brief climb up a long stair case to a wat, rewarded us with a beautiful Mekong view.
The road narrowed after a steep turn, the way was lined with flowering shrubs, it was absolutely beautiful, I was doing a snail's pace in order to take it all in.
Just as my fuel gauge hit the stopper, we suddenly arrived at Wat Phu. An 11th Century Khmer ruin, the wat sprawls up the ...
... ever seen: small-scale, beautiful and laid-back. Luring you to
stay just a little longer and make the hammock your second home. We
almost did, but then we explored the islands while cycling, hiking
and taking a sunset boat trip.
Too good to be true? Well the slowness
of life in Laos also has its downfalls. For instance, the annoying
yet amusing complete lack of common ...
... It is quite an intragit procedure and must take them so so long to do just one item. The final stop was at Phasuam Waterfall and Ethnic Cultural Park. There were another couple of cool waterfalls to see and we also saw some of the kids from the village fishing and swimming in the water. They are so funny. They just strip off, run down to the water, jump in and have the time of their lives, not a worry in the world. Bliss.
... about what happened, I just don't want to know!
So time to leave, I again ask the hotel about my pump but it's not turned up, I said I'd check the room again where it was which was a huge big theatre room, full of old beds, air con units, fans etc. and where the staff hung washing and did their ironing. It seemed to have left items too, some luggage and shoes etc. and I randomly looked around and opened a suitcase which ...
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