Travel Blogs from Pakse
... to hire some bikes, and I had a little practise around the block to get used to the controls and steering. It really shouldn't be as easy as it is. I think that is what makes it a bit scary at first... it's so easy to control that you think you must be doing something wrong! After a while I felt confident and we went off, Georgia stayed in the front. After stopping off at a roadside restaurant for dinner, where the waiter came and put a massive stag beetle on our table for ...
... in front of us! On arrival at the bus station, several people descended on the tuk tuk to ask where we were going, and the woman who cleverly came round to the front to confirm our destination got our custom. Off she went with my rucksack, and we followed, relieved, in this were weather, that she headed for a bus, not a truck. The bus left soon after we'd piled into the last remaining double seat, so that felt like fantastic timing. Again, it didn't ever get ...
... rice, chicken and chilli..lots of chilli. They ushered us off to bed at 8:30. We were all taken to our tree houses and had to zip line in. The treehouse was very basic but really cool. Lights went out at 9 and we only had a dinky torch, so decided to call it a night. Had to wake b at 4 for the happy room as we had no bathroom light...not very good with bugs! There was a massive storm shortly after this. Bourn said it was the first heavy rain of the season, got a little bit wet ...
... 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 ...
Everything was packed away into Skippy, the top lowered and I guided Des to turn in the narrow yard of the hotel, several manoeuvres and disturbing some of the tree foliage on the way out. As I jumped into Skippy, I yelled, ouch, ouch, ouch… With the branches disturbed, a tree ants' nest was disturbed too and the flesh coloured ants, about a centimetre long, were all over me and in my clothes. Des stopped the vehicle and helped me brush them off and get them out of the vehicle, ...
Other places to stay in Pakse
No 13 Road, Pakse | 3 star hotelfrom $37
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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