Travel Blogs from Pakse
... 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 ...
... flying - suspended horizontally, underneath Pi, who was attached to the line vertically. It looked like a lot of fun, and Chris and I were very jealous. When the moment was right, Chris asked if it would be possible for him to play Superman, which luckily there was one more opportunity to. At the last minute I realised I could also have a go, but not attached to Pi. This meant turning my harness around and having my back attached to the pulley. It was terrifying taking the ...
Although Pakse didn't have much to offer, the bug we both had was really starting to kick in and we couldn't bear to make the long journey to Tad Lo. Instead we spent the day writing the blogs and trying not to vomit- lovely!
... 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