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... overtake around blind corners, they don't back down when overtaking and you can have two vehicles traveling towards you and you have no choice but to get completely off the road, and there are cows, chickens, potholes galore to try and avoid). On top of that, this loop (the 'thaekek loop') has some intense roads where the general consensus of those who travelled it said it took 4 hours to cover one section of 60kms. I was not looking forward to that.
Anyway, my ...
10 ish Bus driver stops to have some lunch, other passengers stay on bus, generally look indifferent. I go into someone's house thinking it's the toilet.
11.45 After winding roads, more stops to pick up / drop off stuff and people, 2 driver changes and my patience being pushed to the limit, we arrive at Ban Koun Kam (we think) where we were to catch the Tuk tuk. Or so we thought.
11.47 Realise there are no tuk tuks and walk to ...
... at a nice looking restaurant/bar overlooking the river to have a drink. We ordered two large Beerlaos and a Pepsi, and somehow that translated in Laos to five large Beerlaos and no Pepsi, they weren't overly cold to begin with and with the heat of the day were more the temperature of a coffee by the time we could get them down.
Just as we finished our beers a tropical storm rolled in so we hopped in a tuk tuk and made
our way back to ...
... allowing us to see to the roof of the cave which reached over 50m high in some places. The boat journey through the cave was spectacular, we had to clamber out of the boat numerous times and wade through the water as it was too shallow for the boat to cross with us in it, this gave us the opportunity to appreciate the true scale of the cave.
The journey through the cave took just over an hour and the exit was just as spectacular as the entrance, as we reached ...
... they've seen much worse! After hitting the main road again we had 40km to the highway and it was freezing and windy and not that much fun, so we were glad to reach the highway and have just 100km to go! It then became a 70km/hour race against running out of petrol, which we just about won, and arrived back into Thakek at around 5pm. This left us just enough time for a quick trip to Sitthavong Stupa festival, and argue with a policeman or army officer about paying ...