Travel Blogs from Pakse
... fear of suspension bridges as there were about 4 of these in total!!! We returned to camp at 4 where we could go off to the waterfall or just chill and relax. We went down to the waterfall, obviously b was in his element. I ended up slipping on the rocks and damaged my two toes which I originally hurt on bs birthday..figured my toes and waterfalls don't go!! Sat around chatting for a bit. I even had my first proper beer..beerlao! Supper was served, consisted of spring ...
... and lying in our hammocks, before listening to the geckos running around our bungalow at night. After that we returned to Thakek to face the bill for the damage to the bike!
With that our time in Laos was pretty much complete. We did spend another couple of nights there as we made our way south to cross the border into Cambodia but had no adventures as a result! We have absolutely loved Laos and thoroughly recommend it to anyone considering a ...
... Mary, our iPad World Map navigator, put the icing on the cake by sending us down a single track red dusty road, offering us a short cut, which we didn’t ask for, and after 200 meters, we realized this was a local bike track and not for Skippy. A five point turn into the rice paddies and we headed back to the strip of bitumen.
The border crossing out of Cambodia and into Laos was the second easiest in all our travels to date, only being preceded by the crossing from USA ...
... ice cold water, which took your breath away. Having noticed another feeble bridge, we crossed it to find a two tiered platform, overlooking the NPA and in time to watch the sun set behind the mountains. Back at camp, we changed into some warmer clothes, and sat with a roaring open fire, waiting for dinner. We were served a delicious yellow chicken curry and fresh spring rolls. We all sat around the fire getting to know each other, with very friendly cats curled up on our laps. ...
The journey from Vientiane to Pakse took 11 hours and we travelled through the night on our first sleeper bus of SE Asia. We'd been expecting something similar to Argentinas awesome reclining seats... It wasn't. At all. Essentially they'd taken all of the seats out and for every 3 or so seats, there'd replaced them with a thin mat which they called a 'bed'. It was no wider than a single bed and 2 people shared each one. They weren't long enough for European long ...
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