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Pakse, Laos

Written on: Tuesday November 27th, 2007

A journal entry from: South-East Asia, 2007

It was hard to tear ourselves away from Don Det, but we had to move on again to the sleepy Provincial capital of Pakse in southern Laos.  Like many of Laos cities, there are still some beautiful old buildings from the French colonial era interspersed throughout the city.  This city lies on the confluence of the DonSet & Mekong Rivers, and is also a centre for some amazing weaving villages.  We spent most of one day going out to another island known for its weaving and spent an idyllic few hours walking around this step-back-in-time -we were the only "falangs" (foreigners) on the island - and we watched women at their traditional weaving.

Other than than, we had a quiet little riverside guesthouse, good restaurants, and an interesting time in Pakse, before getting the night sleeper-bus on to the capital city of Laos, Vientiane.

 

From Renee & John on Dec 3rd, 2007

Hi guys, I would have loved to have seen the weavers!! The food looks great! We miss you, glad you're having such a great time!!

From mike &Jane on Dec 3rd, 2007

Hope/looks like you're having a great trip! We're on our way imminently. Meet the old man in Miami and then the rest of the group in Santiago. A short trip to Easter Island and then the two week cruise to Antarctica. Be well. love M&J

From Donna on Dec 4th, 2007

Got snow here, piles of it! Mikey is working overtime. Now our worlds are much farther apart. Can't wait to get skiing. Miss you both. Love D