Travel Blogs from Muang Khammouan
Up until Vientiane, we had stuck to the traditional backpacker route for travelling through Laos (Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng to Vientiane), we were therefore both itching to explore some more remote places. An opportunity to do this came at Thakhek, in the form of the Konglor Loop.
The loop is basically a three day, 500km road trip by …
Initially, one of the reason I chose to visit VangVieng was to ride in hot air balloon. I think it's the cheapest in the region. Unfortunately, I was there at the wrong season. They don't operate during dry season. Sob sob.
So, since we are lack of time, I chose to go halfday mountain trek and river tubing. Took a ride in songthaew, …
... including most hostels and we had nothing booked. Ooops! We decided to share a tuk tuk with a group of young travellers we had met on the bus journey. They had chosen to stay at the cheapest hostel in town but after spending the last 5 nights in our barely there bungalow in Don Det we needed comfort so gave the hostel a miss and went in search of a hotel of some sort. We found one, definitely not the Hilton but with an ensuite with hot water, air con, fridge, tv and a ...
... spot of lunch. The worst fried rice (burnt) I've had. I fail to find chewing gum and on we go. On route we see so many cows. We stop off at a shelter when it ****** with rain again. Children jump in puddles shelter with leaves over their heads. Ducks pick worms from puddles and I sip on milk. Finally we head off again. Disaster strikes. I hear and David feels the wheel go. Damn it our back wheel has gone, the spokes are off and the ...
... are medics (everywhere) and Philip is interesting having worked in the bush all over Aus. He's into farming and critics Laos heavily. The Essex couple are harmless and young. At the station in savanakhet we buy French bread and eggs sticking chilli sauce I conjure a sandwich. It's gross. When we finally arrive in Thakek we can hardly believe it! We pile all 6 of us in a tuk tuk and head to town. David had already booked a hotel Ithira its ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
Very sophisticated looking hotel. Reached there late. Hard to locate the hotel late at night (as their signboard werent lighted. Other shops around there were the same too). The hotel staffs were great. Informed them will be arriving late and to my relief, they did inform their security guard to wait for our arrival :-)
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