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 …
... to us. We ended up sat in the family's front porch watching TV. The family were so kind and welcoming, even though we couldn't understand each other, they even gave us a bottle of water. After about a hour the guy returned with the bike running!! We were so chuffed, we gathered from a few more hand gestures that it needed a new spark plug. The guy said it cost 20,000 kip (£2ish) so we gave him a extra £3 and he was thrilled. Then we were on the ...
... a hill, a series of steep, jumbled steps create a devilishly sweaty climb for its visitors.
The green runway up to the first part is lined with small, stone pillars. Gnarled and twisting trees lead the way to the top, and the stone walk way redefines the term 'crazy paving'. At the top, a hazy, but panoramic view greeted us, and a welcome breeze crept up.
It was hard to tell where the mountain ended and the ruins ...
... our point of view)
when it comes to service. We could write a separate blog with
examples, but let's just say that we never know if one of us gets
breakfast before the other gets lunch, whether the grumpy 'mmm' from
the waiter meant that he understood the order, or whether when the
tea you ordered is out of stock you will be informed of it at all
before you dry out... We'll miss you Laos!
... my bike and low and behold my pump... ha ha I was delighted! It was lying in among men's clothing, it must have been one of the guys from the hotels gear but instead of even saying to anyone I just took it back, got back to my room, put it back on the bike and left... excellent. I did mean to take a picture before I left but finding it threw me, they seemed nice staff, I can't believe they'd pinch a pump when they all have motorbikes anyway! ...
Other places to stay in Pakse
P.O. Box 504, No 13 Road, Ban Phonesaad, Pakse | 3 star hotelfrom $18
Street no. 5, Pakse | 2 star hotelfrom $27
Road No.13 Ban Prabath P.O.Box 718, Pakse | Hotelfrom $24
Lao Nippon Bridge Mekong Riverside Road, Pakse | Hotelfrom $30
13 South, Pakse | Hotelfrom $19
Lakmeumg Village, Pakse | Hotelfrom $19