Travel Blogs from Savannakhet
... side. Vicky pushes to the back of her mind those early morning trips to the weigh bridge with overloaded vehicles back home- pretty sure those rules don't apply here. An hour late we set off at snails pace, every corner it feels like the back of the bus will spin out. We are the only westerners on the bus and we are both full of cold but we grin and bear it, keen to hit the border before lunch. Thing about buses in Asia though is that they love to ...
... t need the hassle of trying to find a place.
On my journey south and even once I arrived I was still giggling away about my adventure at the caves, honestly the things I put myself through, I think I’m brave but realistically I’m not, I should really remember this next time but I can’t seem to forgoe the challenge, (idiot that I am) well you need a bit of madness to be travelling like I am!
... guesthouse and an early night.
The rest of our time in Savanakhet was spent quietly, and predominantly, in a little place called Lin's Cafe, where we had an awesome breakfast and ate all the time. We warmed to the area once we'd got our bearings enough to find it and spent a day riding around on rented bikes and heading to the bus station to get our tickets to Vientianne. We even visited the Dinosaur Museum, where we were shown around the tiny exhibition by ...
... opted for sin dad. The guy brought over our mini BBQ which was a wooden pot full of hot coals with a grill like plate on top. The inner rim of the plate was filled with hot water to boil your veg and the grill had their version of cooking oil resting on top. A plate full of meat, fish and eggs and a basket of veg and noodles was brought out next. Finally a pot of peanut sauce (the guy even checked if we were allergic to peanuts) was brought ...
... cost of the day is 266,000kip (US$34), details see below.
Champasak to Pakse - 25,000kip (tuk tuk)
Pakse to Savannakhet - 40,000kip (local bus)
Savannakhet to Vientiane - 120,000kip (VIP Sleeping bus)
Tuktuk - 40,000kip
Eating & Drinking:
Breakfast - 6,000kip (local baguette)
Dinner - 30,000kip
Check bag at bus station - 5,000kip