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  • Day on a bus Vang Vieng to Phonsavan08:18 It's raining this morning, which seems to happen when I want to go somewhere. No lightning or storm, just rain, which is fine if you want to go tubing. Fortunately my shoulder doesn't ache too much today although Posted by zoebuck in Zoe's Great Adventure | Jul 29, 2011
  • Biking and Waterfalls on the Bolaven Plateau07:35 We were up at 7 today as we want to see things before our longish ride back to pakse. First the waterfalls in the Tat Lo area, which means Tat Lo, Tat Hang and Tat Suong. As we've already Posted by zoebuck in Zoe's Great Adventure | Jul 20, 2011
  • Bomb Craters and Plain of Jars10:22 We're on the go again, after watching about the bombies our first stop is a bomb village of Na Kam Peng, near the Vietnam border. The main road is fine but the side road off to the village is Posted by zoebuck in Zoe's Great Adventure | Jul 30, 2011
  • Rainy Buddhas and a nice Massage09:49 It's Raining! Argh! 12:38 It rained all morning, very heavily, finally it subsided a bit and me and Angela got a tuktuk to the bus station a few km away then a public bus to the Buddha Posted by zoebuck in Zoe's Great Adventure | Jul 23, 2011
  • Bicycling round Vientiane12:43 Sun! The sun is out today! Even though at about 6am it was dark clouds and rain outside. We rented a bike rode around following the lonely planet bicycle tour plan which took in the palace, Wat Sisaket, victory Posted by zoebuck in Zoe's Great Adventure | Jul 24, 2011
  • Journey to the Land of the Tubes09:19 The rain came all night and it was quite the noisy storm this morning around 6am. We were due to get up at 8 as we leave for Vang Vieng 10:57 I've been writing whilst on the Posted by zoebuck in Zoe's Great Adventure | Jul 25, 2011
  • TooooobingToday we went tubing, there's not so much you can really talk about here. We went to the designated spot, (suitably dressed in more than a bikini because we read the locals don't appreciate this, not that most of the Posted by zoebuck in Zoe's Great Adventure | Jul 26, 2011
  • Relaxing12:00 After a leisurely morning where we decided what we might do, we decided to do nothing. I went off to desperately try and catch up my blog, whilst the others did their own thing. Just after midday we went Posted by zoebuck in Zoe's Great Adventure | Jul 27, 2011
  • Exploring Pakse08:58 I woke up after Angela this morning, and she's gone out, no idea where, but I hope she returns soon as I put my wallet in her rucksack last night when we went bowling as my pockets were so Posted by zoebuck in Zoe's Great Adventure | Jul 18, 2011
  • Biking to the Bolaven Plateau17:58 We spent all day on motorbikes today, going from pakse up route 20 to tat lo about 50km away. This is a route suggested by the lonely planet. It's Jane's first time ever on a motorbike and she was Posted by zoebuck in Zoe's Great Adventure | Jul 19, 2011
  • Wat Phu Champasak13:32 Another day on the scooters today, this time without Paul and Jane and with Neil instead. Destination- Wat Phu in Champasak. It was a while before we got going as we didn't get up till nearly 10am and then Posted by zoebuck in Zoe's Great Adventure | Jul 21, 2011
  • Capital City, Deep Conversations09:49 Not unexpectedly, I had no sleep on the bus, after all, they bounce around in the holes in the road, throwing you about, so what chance do you really have. Angela said she slept fine, so I arrived tired, Posted by zoebuck in Zoe's Great Adventure | Jul 22, 2011
  • Laos at Last - 4000 Islands07:33 I was up at 6 again and this morning waiting for the bus to Laos. It arrived, full, 4 backpackers in the back row, 4 backpackers in the middle row and 2 local adults and a child in the Posted by zoebuck in Zoe's Great Adventure | Jul 15, 2011
  • Famous Five Get Roast Lunch09:45 I woke several times in the night for my sparrow bladder and this involved trudging out of my hut to the nearby other hut to the squat toilet. The last time I did this was Mongolia, so at least Posted by zoebuck in Zoe's Great Adventure | Jul 16, 2011
  • Leaving the Islands and Heading to Pakse11:06 Waking up today was an effort but I managed to get packed though and dressed and sit down for breakfast. We're on the boat heading for the other shore to get a minibus to Pakse. We were pleased to Posted by zoebuck in Zoe's Great Adventure | Jul 17, 2011
  • Chaos in LaosAfter spending a few days in Vientiane, it was time to move on to Vang Vieng. Vang Vieng is located 150 KM north of Vientiane, but due to the winding mountain roads that are not in the best of shapes, Posted by reinder.prins in Athens to Australia, the scenic route | Jun 15, 2011
  • Hitting the hills of northern ThailandFrom Kanchanaburi we made our way up north via Ayuthaya to Sukhothai. Both cities are known for their collection of temples and are a popular stopover on the tourist trail up to Chang Mai. We took local buses all the Posted by reinder.prins in Athens to Australia, the scenic route | Jun 7, 2011
  • An incredible DayToday we got an early start, mostly because traffic is so bad in Bangkok. We flew to Luang Prabang, Laos. Coming in we saw tree covered mountains. It is very different here than Thailand. It is cooler here, only Posted by adventuregirl88 in SE Asia | Jan 23, 2015
  • Day in Luang Prabang We left the hotel at 5:30 am and went into town. We participated in the daily alms giving to the Buddhist monks. We sat on little stools on the sidewalk and wore a special sash. We each had Posted by adventuregirl88 in SE Asia | Jan 24, 2015
  • On to Vietnam This morning we were able to sleep in and even had time to relax and get some blogging done. Carol and I went to breakfast at 9:30 an. I found out that outside the dining area they Posted by adventuregirl88 in SE Asia | Jan 25, 2015
  • Back to Pakse...and one last temple Early start again to move to Champasak; from there we transferred to a minibus for the short journey to Vat Phou. Although there was a temple here from the 5th century, the only remains now are contemporary to Angkor Wat; Posted by AnneandDerek in Going east | Nov 20, 2017
  • Further up the Mekong The boat moored overnight but started off at 7, so we had an early breakfast. Then one of t Posted by AnneandDerek in Going east | Nov 20, 2017
  • Along the Mekong Picked up at 9 by a very “authentic” pickup truck and a surly driver to the town centre, where we joined our “cruise”. Apart from us, there are 18 passengers, all European, mainly French. Posted by AnneandDerek in Going east | Nov 20, 2017
  • Into Laos – 6th flight, 4th country Not leaving for the airport until noon, so had an wander round town in the morning. Anne had spotted a “Lock & Lock” shop on our way back last night and she wanted to investigate whether Posted by AnneandDerek in Going east | Nov 17, 2017
  • 2015 - MEKONG RIVER in LAOS, more days in Luang PrabangSo . . off the river boat now & a few more days in Luang Prabang. A stroll around town .. Another stop at this restaurant ov Posted by hasbeen in MOSTLY CRUISING | Nov 4, 2017
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