TripAdvisor Reviews Nanhai Hotel Savannakhet
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... and services that in most towns are non existent. While it certainly is refreshing not to be hassled as a tourist and to be in a commercially slow economy, the fact in many towns you can't find basics easily like food and lodgings is frustrating. I'm not sure if its a reflection of a communist society, but the locals really don't seem to interested in anything and are so laid back I'm ot sure they would flinch if the bus they were sitting on blew up!
... Both have been living in Pakse for 19 months. Garry a Canadian working in Lao-English translation, Lyell, Lee and Madaline.
The mini van ride from Pakse to Sii Phan Don (4000 Islands) is about 3 hours. We subsequently loaded our luggage onto a low lying long boat and headed down the Mekong to the Island that we would be residing- Don Khon.
The island is as beautiful as one could imagine. Palm trees and silt bungalows lining the banks. Traditional ...
... contrasting starkly with the low basic houses neighboring them. They anticipate the Savannakhet’s market will boom, with more tourists visiting and aid organizations growing, so the town is developing at a rate of knots.
We called into Chantelle’s house, which she has just moved into. A newly built impressive double story place.
I baked brownies for my colleagues. Although cakes are not a big thing over here, the locals do have a sweet ...
... fruit and veggies from a nearby street seller. I am becoming increasingly habituated to the Lao lifestyle.
Dr Jack is an Australian CSIRO contractor who has been working in Southeast Asia for the past twenty years. He researches climate change and community resilience to emergency/extreme events. His research covers Laos, and as 80% of Laotians are tied to agriculture, his work strongly interconnects climate change in these agrarian ...
... Lao stood around tables smiling pleasantly and bobbing their heads to the music. The nightclub is only open for two and a half hours, so everyone was home at a reasonable hour.
Who would have thought I would be celebrating American Thanksgiving in southern Laos? I sure didn’t, but that’s exactly what happened when three America expats invited a large group over to feast on turkey, potatoes, pasta, cakes, as well as many ...