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Asia » Laos » South » Tat Lo January 26th 2013

We always have a very hard time writing about places like Tad Lo. It tends to be that way with our favourite spots. Needless to say, we found another gem!! Due to the lack on information available for Tad Lo we will write this blog a little differently in order to aid future travellers. GETTING THERE: From the Pakse bus station we hopped on a bus to Salavan. We told the driver we only wanted to go to Tad Lo so we only had to pay 30,000 Kip. Depending on how many stops the bus makes for riders getting on or off the time will vary. We were expecting a one hour bus but it took about two hours. From the drop-off point, catch a tuk-tuk, minibus (or if you show up after dark like us, ... read more
Tad Suong
Us on the edge of Tad Suong
Gold Buddha's view

Asia » Laos » South » Tat Lo December 24th 2012

V noci bola riadna kosa,sprchu som radsej nedal i ked bola tepla ale bola mimo bungalovu,tak som tu zimu riskovat nechcel moc. Rano ma zobudil volaky pako co furt volaco vyhukoval do megafonu,trvalo to hodinu. Tak som sa o 7/00 pobral nastartovat motorku. Ta ma uz cakala pripravena pri bungalove. Na noc mi ju majitel skoval do ohradky pod svojim bungalovom. Normalne chytila na supu,ale vzdy ked som pridal plyn zhasla,toto sa opakovalo asi 4x,potom ani netukla. Chvilu som rozmyslal kde moze byt chyba. Urcite studeny motor. Spravil som dalsi startovaci pokus,nabehla,cul som ju uz len tak nechal nastartovanu a chvilu cakal nech sa ohreje. Na ranajky som zakotvil v mamas restike. Jasne,ze mi zas donisli nieco uplne ine nez som si objednal. Polievka s kuratom a zeleninou,opat mega porcia,som to ani cele nezjedol. Baba nemala ... read more

Asia » Laos » South » Tat Lo October 10th 2012

So after two nights in Pakse, I made the trip eastwards to the Bolavan Plateau, specifically to the village of Tad Lo, famous for its waterfalls. The bus from Pakse was headed towards another town called Salavan, so to get to Tad Lo I actually had to get off halfway and walk another couple of kilometres. There was actually a motorcycle taxi waiting at the junction between the roads to Salavan and Tad Lo, but being the cheapo I was I didn't even enquire the price, and just decided to hoof it. It didn't sound like a particularly remote or quiet place from the LP description, but when I arrived it soon dawned on me that Tad Lo, while not exactly off the beaten track, was not a typical tourist spot either. Sure there were the ... read more
Just Having a Drink by the Xe Set
Pakse - Tat Lo
Walking to Tat Lo

Asia » Laos » South » Tat Lo November 21st 2009

Salut tout le monde :) Le 21 au matin on avait prevu de se louer une moto pour faire le tour des plus interessantes chutes du plateau bolaven, mais le gars a la location nous a suggere de partir deux jours. On a pas ete tres difficile a convaincre etant donne que Pakse n'a pas grand chose a offrir. D'abord on est parti sur une moto dont l'odometre ne marchait pas, on est donc revenu pour en avoir une autre qui avait le meme probleme, alors on a eu droit a une moto neuve. On est reparti dans le grand vent vers le plateau, traversant de petits villages et de nombreux champs de cafe. On s'est meme permis d'entrer en moto dans une plantation pour voir ce a quoi ca ressemblait de l'interieur. On a eu ... read more
Chute de ???
Chute de Tad Lo
En moto..

Asia » Laos » South » Tat Lo June 25th 2009

Oh my god, we step out of the minibus after having had a great catch up with some really great English girls to be faced with Ellie and Ade the guys we met in India and traveled with for 2 weeks in China. So random, after many squeals of delight and much jumping up and down we spent the next few hours (5) catching up on each other escapades and laughing at the fact that they had 'done' Cambodia in 5days!!!!! Unfortunately they were heading off to Vientiane and we were heading out the following day to Tat Lo so maybe we will meet in Thailand?!! Didn't get swindled by the the tuk tuk driver and didn't have to pay a different price at the bus station. Hurrah!! 25'000 kip to Tat LO, come on!! Actually ... read more

Asia » Laos » South » Tat Lo December 17th 2008

We took an overnight sleeper bus from Vientiane to Pakse, a dusty (again) town in Champasak, a southern Lao province. A sleeper bus! This was such a luxury, albeit one that probably defies most modern safety regulations. Not that that's any different from most travel here. The bus had wide bed berths on either side. You climbed into bed, under your provided blankets and pillows and snuggled in for the ride. We were given sausage and vegetable dumplings for dinner, and I fell asleep watching the moon cast slim columns on the asphalt and listening to Terry Gross interviewing Tina Fey. Podcasts do wonders to make extended travel sustainable. We spent a day in Pakse eating real, down home Lao soup, featuring a host of organs from at least four different animals, and watching the Champasak ... read more
Schannelhannelestenhauser at our cozy home, Tat Lo
overlooking our sunny bungalow
kids playing takraw

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