Pakse and the Bolaven Plateau

Arrived at Pakse after Si Phan Don, we meet up with Patrick, a friend we met in Myanmar.

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A simple dinner at a floating restaurant by the river.

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The food was ok, a little bit pricy.

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Above from the left, Laura, me and Miko. Below from the left Patrick, Danny and James.

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A local pub with nice name.

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Here we start our journey in Laos together. We join the hostel daily tour to Bolaven Plateau for some waterfalls.

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Visiting tea & coffee farm.

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Happy holiday face. Patrick is having a break from his study in Myanmar.

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Fresh coffee bean.

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Pure Arabica coffee.

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Tasting fresh Laos coffee together. Everybody become hyperactive after a cup of coffee…

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Tad Fane waterfall, 120meter tall

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Met James and Laura again here

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Primitive village

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The people here mainly work at the coffee and tea farm. They dry coffee bean to make extra living. Check that out… that house has big satellite TV. We don’t even have that in Malaysia!

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Black piglet feeding. This is something interesting to me.

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The kids here live only on basic amenities. There’s volunteer here helping to set up a library for this village and teach the children for free. How amazing their work is!

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The people here worship idols and believe in a lot superstition. Each of the family will have a coffin place at the back of their house. They believe it will bring good luck.

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Arriving at Tad Lo Waterfalls

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Another photos together

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It’s time to take out our shirt and go for a swim

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Arriving at the tourist centre near Pasuam Cliff, beautiful bamboo garden welcoming us.

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Primitive house

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We were told by the tour guide that this house is use for meeting and discussion. When a girl about to get married with a guy, she will meet up with the boy in this house and talk things though before wedding. I smile and ask “just talk?” the guide says “yeah just talk.”

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The native with ear pierced and enlarged.

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Bamboo bridge to Pasuam Falls

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Pasuam Falls

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After Pasuam Falls we end the one day tour…

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6 responses to “Pakse and the Bolaven Plateau

  1. Really enjoy your blog – it brings back lots of memories! Sounds like you are having a fantastic time!

    I have been traveling through South East Asia this year and am currently living in Vietnam teaching English. It’s been great but I’m actually leaving Vietnam in a few weeks for more travels – first to China and then on to Australia. If you have a second you can check out/follow my blog here:

    http://overdueadventure.wordpress.com/

    Look forward to reading more posts from you!

    Siobhan

  2. Hi Vivian, I’m interested to know what hostel you stayed at in Pakse and if they do organise the Bolaven Plateau tour? Thanks! Great blog by the way.

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