Travel Blogs from Pakse
... tickets. But we saw the bus driver give our ticket to him when he picked us up, suddenly he remembered, such con artist out here. We boarded the boat and crossed the Mekong river to Champasak. The boat was really small and shallow so it felt as if we was going to topple over all of the time. It didn't take us long to cross the river and get off the boat. Now we had to find accommodation. we read in the book that there's a nice place 900m South of the ...
The next morning it was the bus to Thakek to meet back up with Corinna :) Yay! Happy Jodie! I got picked up in this lovely air-conditioned mini van and thought this was lush if i had this the whole way - hahaha! Got way too excited and ahead of myself. I was thrown out and onto the side of the road. This bus with motorbikes on the roof and people hanging out the windows pulled up, i got pointed at and then the guy pointed to the bus - god help me! So on i ...
... when we arrived back! During our many (many.) hours of scooting this week we also found a cave that had been used during the Vietnam war as a hospital. (I hadn't known Laos was involved in the Vietnam war but part of the important Ho Chi Minh supply chain between north and south Vietnam ran through here. Although the US and Vietnam have never officially admitted this, Laos was the unfortunate recipient of an average of one plane load of bombs every eight minutes, 24 hours ...
Yay, arrived into town almost on time today; unheard of in these countries... we were on a bus for tourists from the islands to Pakse and there were still people who had to sit on the floor in the aisle as tickets had been oversold. you honestly never know what you are going to get one trip to another.... Today there was a guy on the bus who had a couple of beers (about 640mls each here) with him and was sharing the bottle around the bus for people to ...
... I showed them pictures of my family, of the elephants and some videos. Those elephant videos where really fun for little Pancake. I also had some Big Brother Mouse books from Luang Prabang with me so Pancake was also quite happy. Sweet girl, we liked to tease each other and she played some games on my iPad. Actually, with the little Lao that I knew and some gestures I could still explain stuff about elephants and my family who as you know are Indonesian. They saw from my ...
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