Travel Blogs from Pakse
In shipping terminology, a milk run is part loads that get picked up and delivered on a given route. The slow bus from Savannakhet was just that with both human and goods cargo. The bus was scheduled to leave Savannakhet at 8 am. It did leave the bus station at that time. But the bus made about a dozen stops on the way out of town and picking up …
... Our fears were confirmed when we discovered that Pakse really wasn't worth visiting and the 2 day journey was for nothing. In total we spent 2 full days in Pakse before deciding to get the night bus to Bangkok at the earliest opportunity. As I write this on the night bus to Bangkok, we have both agreed to remember Laos for the great time we had in the north! We are both excited to be back in Thailand and getting on with our ...
... are grown here (the bamboo planters for strawberries are genius!) We taste some of the produce too, and end up buying some coffee and tea – it’s cheap compared to what we’d pay in the UK, and getting Laotian coffee in the UK is generally fairly challenging! This was actually a really interesting part of the tour. Sadly, things go downhill from here. We’re taken to a local tribal village, but because we have no guide we just end up ...
... him into the cave. He lead us to a thin wooden boat made up of three planks and a little motor on a pole hanging off the back. We set off along an underground river that runs seven and a half kilometres through a mountain! We slipped along in the dark through wide, deep lakes where the cave walls reflected perfectly in the still water so that when you looked down you imagined you were flying over enormous underwater valleys. Magical. Also scary if you too your imaginings too ...
... himself, a friendly Dutch man who had been living in Laos for the last 8 years. He prides himself on selling 100% unblended Arabica coffee, which he buys from local farmers and then roasts himself. He offers day long work shops but we decided to stick with just a hours tour. We asked where our drinks had come from and he pointed down the road, second right.
We chatted for a number of hours, got his life story and everything from the marriage process to the ...
Other places to stay in Pakse
P.O. Box 504, No 13 Road, Ban Phonesaad, Pakse | 3 star hotelfrom $37
Street no. 5, Pakse | 2 star hotelfrom $30
Road No.13 Ban Prabath P.O.Box 718, Pakse | Hotelfrom $28
Lao Nippon Bridge Mekong Riverside Road, Pakse | Hotelfrom $53
13 South, Pakse | Hotelfrom $17
Lakmeumg Village, Pakse | Hotelfrom $20