Travel Blogs from Pakse
... them for stopping. As we made our way back the man gave us a tour of Champasak and even told us some interesting facts. We then saw a Dutch couple who were stuck as their moped had a flat tyre. Again the couple stopped the car and offered to help, this time putting the moped in the back and giving the dutch couple a lift aswell. What started a very frustrating day which seemed to be getting worse by the hour turned out ok with the kindness of this Lao ...
On our break we stopped at a French coffee plantation and restaurant, we had our food here and would have taken a tour round the plantation (which I was really looking forward to) but it started raining! So no tour. Just an abundance of huge spiders around the restaurant! The pictures don't really do the size of the spiders justice but they were about as big as my hand…..brrrrrr.
Luckily it did stop raining once we got to Pakse, it wasn’t the most thrilling ...
... agitated looking locals and a Pub Street. The
monumental temples at Ankor however were easily worth the enduring the
prosaic city. On return to Phnom Pehn Chantelle grabbed a bus to Bangkok
ready for her flight to Europe to continue her travels before finally
returning home to Canada, having lived and taught in Korea the last
three years. I rode North to Laos.
The Lao are very laid
back. The ...
... from sofas to motorbikes inside. Everything was covered in dust/dirt from the dry mud road, and there was just a squat toilet with no sink. Goodbye any hope of having a shower... But once I'd accepted how basic it was I quickly came to love Mama Pap's. The best thing about it was Mama herself: as the 5 of us walked upstairs she started getting very excited exclaiming "oh oh! Two boy, three girl... girl/boy girl/boy and girl! " and she started pairing us off and clapping her ...
... nic de la journée (à 3m de notre lit..!).
Nuits semi à l'extérieur (avec tout de même petit matelas et moustiquaire!), repas de sticky rice-soupe de poisson ou de bambou assis par-terre en mangeant avec les mains matin-midi-soir, "douche" à coup de baquets d'eau... vie à la locale pour nous!
Other places to stay in Pakse
P.O. Box 504, No 13 Road, Ban Phonesaad, Pakse | 3 star hotelfrom $19
Street no. 5, Pakse | 2 star hotelfrom $25
Road No.13 Ban Prabath P.O.Box 718, Pakse | Hotelfrom $33
Lao Nippon Bridge Mekong Riverside Road, Pakse | Hotelfrom $80
13 South, Pakse | Hotelfrom $23
Lakmeumg Village, Pakse | Hotelfrom $21