Travel Blogs from Pakse
... We’re relieved that our flight hasn’t been cancelled (Lao Airlines have a terrible reputation for this, and we see a few people at the airport trying to reschedule plans after their earlier flight to Vietnam has been cancelled) and we eventually make our way past the lapse security to the single gate. There Linda spies our plane and isn’t happy – it does look a bit dodgy! We board half an hour later, ...
... offend) and waited for the elephants bathing time at which point I promptly started crossing rivers and islands and rock hopping to follow them. I have several ugly purple bruises from my 'mis' adventures :) As the sun set all the local families started heading out from their hillside villages with their baskets of shampoo and toothbrushes, soap etc to have their bath in the river. a great sight :) but time for me to get out as i dont want to swim ...
... for 3 waiting Tuk Tuks. I'm always amused by the lengths to which bus drivers and other services will go to drop you somewhere where your only option is hire a Tuk Tuk, but on this occasion none of us Falang were laughing. At 40,000 kip each, we felt we were being taken for a ride, or not. The walk away bluff got us down to 10,000 about right for a lift around town. Rosemary, never deterred wouldn't budge from 5,000 and we were left with a stand off. An ...
... and follow a walking path, lighted in such a way the a few photos are possible. Other than that, the entire 45 minute trip (one way) is lit by your headlamps. It's a very cool experience. We came out in the other side where there is a food vendor selling some local noodle dishes and prepared snacks, sodas and water.
The way back is pretty much the same. We were definitely enjoying the cool air of the cave, and getting our feet wet ...
... pleased about. The three of us walked back to the boat landing where Daniel met a guide for a walk and we got a boat back through the cave. This time we didn’t get lifejackets or lamps and we returned quite quickly against the flow of boats, but made it in one piece thankfully. When we emerged, it seemed like much longer than the previous day that we had entered the cave – almost like being in a time warp! We walked back out of the park to the nearby village and ...
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