Travel Blogs from Pakse
... than you (which is everything when you're on a motorbike). We hired our bike (Brian chose a nice pink one while Faye was at the cash point) and rode 70 miles the first day, with Brian driving and Faye on the back with our luggage, until we arrived at a guesthouse where we rented a bungalow on the edge of a lake for £5(!). We then took the bike back out so Faye could try driving solo... 10 minutes later both she and the bike were in a ditch, Faye's ...
... 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 ...
... the line, and pulled down with force to slow our pace. Sometimes we were too good at braking and would stop too soon. So it was a case of pulling yourself along the zip-line to the platform. Sometimes people were not so good at braking and would crash into the guide on the platform. It was a learning curve. There was also some abseiling involved to reach certain platforms. This was easy enough, as really we were lowered down by one of the guides. Far too soon we had reached the ...
... our bets on the last bus of the night. This gave us chance to grab a nice noodle soup dinner! After the singing on the Tuk Tuk, we were all talking about how funny it would be to find a Karaoke bar! Strange how the universe works because just around the corner from the bus station, and where we had our noodle soup, we immediately found a pumping karaoke bar! We were greeted by a group of screaming Vietnamese woman, who were so pleased to see us & join in the fun! We threw ...
... me so that he can have a cigarette whilst we're moving along. So now I have a monk to my left, a woman in fluffy chicken slippers in front of me, and a woman with her daughter on her lap falling asleep to my right. The people on the songthaew seem to know each other, I guess its similar to commuter trains where people often make the same journey, or maybe they just know each other because its a small village. We start off slow going up the hill at no more than 5mph, ...
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