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... the bus was less busy and dangerous than we had come to expect and travelled the remaining distance easily with an average speed of 100km/hr (it's the fastest my bike would go), where we successfully completed around 500km in 3days proving the German guy wrong and gain a sense of English pride with our achievement!!
After arriving back we inquired about the bus down to Pakse and headed into town to drop the off the bikes. Upon returning ...
... river was too shallow in sections. So if I was to add my own section to Lonely Planet it would be to say. If you are headed south this is a good pit stop to break up your long bus journey, but otherwise its a miss. The pair I met, the surroundings, and having a quiet day to rest were still very enjoyable, but the expense of getting here in both time and money would have been nice to avoid. Only know if you try. No regrets. I might rephrase that statement ...
... the walk to the boats. We were handed flash lights that didn't really do much and within minutes they had died. Not really very helpful haha. Good job our guide had a very strong and powerful flash light. The boat journey was hilarious because we had to keep getting in and out of the boat because due to the time of the year the water level was really low so we kept getting stuck on the rocks at the bottom. Then there were rapids that we had ...
... all the blogs about punctures, crashes and repairs needed by people along the way with them having to walk or drag the bike to the next little roadside village to get a repair. not fun in the heat and on dusty dirt roads and in remote Laos where no one speaks English in the little villages you are passing through.
Anyway, I take a day in town to get my bearings, hire a bike and stock up on some roadside fruit (mangosteen!!!) and water and get ready for an ...
... transport, there is none to be seen.
16.07 Ask at "Information Centre". Bloke has no idea, if he even understood what we said.
16.10-16.40 Mosey around town, eventually accost some locals and they are very helpful, upshot is they call the bus driver from earlier, who for an extortoinate fee, drops us at a town 75km from our base in Tha Khaek.
19.10 Local bus arrives. Driver and assorted staff have customary meal.
21.20 Return to Tha ...
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