Sooksomboon Guest House
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30th October - Back from two day trip
And spent a nice evening in Thakhek, which turned out to be much more lively after dark. Had a little chat with a vendor girl, with the help of my very useful Point It booklet. That booklet has proved very helpful and fun at times!
The hotel I chose this time in order to be in the centre and …
... whole thing.
Its quite a lovely little cave with some pretty lighting set up to view the statues and a river outside that leads into another cave that I believe you can take a canoe trip through but it didn't seem to be operating when we visited. Unfortunately no photography was allowed inside this cave.
Leaving Buddha Cave we set about the massive mission of finding Tham Pachan Cave. Our
friend Wielbka had already set off ...
... to locate. It included finding a very traditional village at the end of a long dirt road, then riding through a wat with loud Rick and roll music playing. When we finally found the cave, we drove through a creek right inside the huge cavern.
Nwxt stop; Savanakhek!
... are overtaking or cutting corners, but for the most part we had no problems. Secondly, whilst driving you will encounter all forms of wildlife, along the way we came across herds of cows crossing the road, as well as buffalo, goats, dogs, sheep, geese, pigs and piglets! (Not to mention the locals).
Lastly, we've also learnt that most places aren't too remote anymore. We judged this by using the little known 'can you buy a magnum?' technique - so far all places we've stayed have had ...
... s riding in Pasi!) we hired ourselves two new automatic bikes, to be come affectionately known as Beauty and the Beast (2 Honda 125cc bikes, the ZoomerX and the ScoobyI), and set off anticlockwise towards Thalang Village, our destination for the first day (we hoped!).
On Day 1 it was not such a long bike ride, but there was a lot to see so we set off around 9:30am. First stop just outside Thakek was the Buddha Cave, apparently found in the 1980s by a man ...
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