Leaving the Islands and Heading to Pakse
Trip Start Jan 31, 2011
297Trip End Dec 15, 2011
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We're on the boat heading for the other shore to get a minibus to Pakse. We were pleased to see Paul and Jane have also decided to come with us and not spend another day on the island so the foursome will continue a couple more days at least! I have to say, I'm really happy to have company, and have had the great fun I have had over the last few days.
12:02 We did worry that getting on the minibus would be a tight affair as usual but fortunately we all have a whole seat each for our big western bums.
Ha! Wouldn't you know it, 5 seconds after writing that sentence 2 men just flagged the bus down and now we ARE squashed in! I assumed this bus was just for us
14:04 It rained, hard, our stuff is not covered and therefore wet. Bugger-ation, I hope my new rain cover for my rucksack worked.
20:00 We arrived in Pakse about 3pm, and went to the first hostel - Saibidee 2 and found it was full. We wandered round and found a second place, checked in, then out as they were trying to charge Paul and Jane more than what they said when we arrived. We found restaurant to sit down in where we could have some lunch and from there go and potentially see a few hotels without bags weighing us down and decide on one. As we sat there I saw Neil (who I went for a 3 day tour of the Mekong Delta with in Vietnam) walk by! Hurrah!! I shouted to him and gave him a hug and we found out where he was staying, turns out there is a new place round the corner called the Nang Noi which the owner of the Sabidee 2's nephew runs and is only 1 month old , it was a great room, and a great price! However it continued to rain.
Whilst I was there, the owner had bought a wifi router, and after being out for a while I returned to find 4 men sitting around a computer trying to sort it out
Best: bowling with everyone
Worst: walking around not feeling amazing