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Violent waterfall

Pakse, Laos

After a not-so-early start, as neither our friends nor us could be bothered to get the first bus, we took the second at 11am to Tad Lo. The journey was 90km and should’ve taken a maximum of 2 hours, but due to our driver mistaking himself for a snail, stopping everywhere, and reversing often, it took considerably longer. However, the bus itself was ok, although packed with locals, rice and other junk; at least we had a seat that was relatively comfortable. Upon arriving in Tad Lo we had the usual tuk tuk negotiation and decided amongst ourselves that the correct fare should be no more than 5000kip; certain he would eventually agree to our price all 4 of us stood our ground until he surprised us all by driving away! Well, we never thought that would happen! Gutted, and as he was the only tuk tuk driver around we shamefacedly began to walk the 1.8km into town due to a 20p extra in fare we didn’t want to part with. After walking about ½ a km the tuk tuk driver reappeared and we finally got a ride for 5000kip. Then we meandered around town to find somewhere cheap to stay and found somewhere beyond basic but with great views of a very violent Waterfall.

permalink written by  chrischarly on August 8, 2011 from Pakse, Laos
from the travel blog: Chris and Charly's Passage through SE Asia
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