Travel Blogs from Pakse
... uphill slippery climbing..we were so happy when we reached the home stretch..flattish ground. The leeches were out in full force due to the rain. We were all dripping by the time we reached the bus, b even managed to make a puddle with the sweat from his shirt. We waited about twenty mins for Carla and Christian to catch up, but there were no complaints. Boarded the bus for our 2 hour drive back. Stopped on the side of the road and got some gorgeous avos. We got back to ...
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, ...
... and there are plenty of posters to look at in the tour agencies! Ha ha!
The local market proved to be the trusted formula of everything that you could need to make, supply, furnish and improve your home, plus everything that you could imagine to eat was on sale there, and some things that you would rather not imagine. The vats of decomposing fish stung our nostrils like a wasp’s sting, so thanks to the god of fishes that the market was open air and it didn’t take long ...
And let's not forget the sticky rice. Apart from eating it (which is delicious, by the way, whichever way you have it - and you have a lot of it in Laos), they make a drink called Lao Lao with it. Theoretically illegal, it's a hideously potent moonshine brew ...
... card we had, in order to get the Internet working, and visit the markets. We walked about 6km, achieving our tasks, and finding a river side local restaurant for a seafood and pork hot pot. We later returned to the river side to enjoy a 'Beer Lao' and watch the sunset. Then, having seen on Tripadvisor one of the best rated restaurants was an Indian, we had to try it out. Unfortunately we were disappointed, and it did not compare to the Indian we had had in HCM. We had a whole day ...
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