Travel Blogs from Pakse
... waterfall after visiting the elephants they use for elephant trekking in the area. There was only one there, and it liked Jasmine because she fed it a banana. I didn't take a banana, and when I tried to stroke it's trunk, it reared said trunk, and I ran off like the little girl I am. We were then accompanied by a lovely dog along the trail to the second waterfall, which we vaguely attempted to sit at the top of, but due to it being rainy season, struggled ...
... a baby at her breast. Each time we stopped, and more people climbed on, one young man would get out of the bus to deal with luggage and the other would deal with the plastic stools. We picked up speed once we left the city, but of course now we had a totally full bus. So if someone was getting off, or we stopped for a toilet break, then lots of people had to stand up, turn their stools on their sides and allow others to get by. As we got closer to our destination, then ...
... and girls were laden down with plastic water containers to fetch drinking, bathing and cooking water, or hauled enormous back bags of wood or corn held by straps to their foreheads. Not an easy life, but seemly strong village life. In one village a big sign in the centre celebrated the achievements of the Women's Union. There also seemed to be schools near each cluster of villages.Luang Prabang was a lovely old French colonial town worthy ...
... we settled for the place we were standing right outside by. It had aircon and fan for 100 000 kiep a night. We went for a very late lunch and then decided to walk a bit down the sunrise side, found a bar which is run by an Australian guy, Darren who has been on this island for 15 years!!! Had a drink then headed back, bumped in to Marty, Dave and Hayley, who we had not yet met but felt we knew lol. Then bumped in to Gill and Charlotte. Arranged to meet for cocktails at ...
Everything was packed away into Skippy, the top lowered and I guided Des to turn in the narrow yard of the hotel, several manoeuvres and disturbing some of the tree foliage on the way out. As I jumped into Skippy, I yelled, ouch, ouch, ouch… With the branches disturbed, a tree ants' nest was disturbed too and the flesh coloured ants, about a centimetre long, were all over me and in my clothes. Des stopped the vehicle and helped me brush them off and get them out of the vehicle, ...
Other places to stay in Pakse
No 13 Road, 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