Hhhmmm.. It is been about 3 weeks since I got back from Laos and I’m still not my normal self yet. I have so much stories and pictures to share, but I just can’t focus on writing anything. So, please bare with me if I don’t make any sense at all.
My main goal for this trip is to see as many places as I can. The first week of my trip was spend with families and friends. One of my buddy from North Carolina followed me to Laos a week after I got there. He was born in small village about an hour and half south of Pakse, near the Thailand border. His parents separated when he was very young and saw his dad for the first time about 4 years ago for 2 hours. So, he wants to spend part of the trip with his half brothers and sisters. For some of his brothers and sisters is the first time meeting each other, as anyone could imagine the thrill and tears of joy seeing each other for first time.
Our journey to the Southern part of Laos begin so early that I didn’t remember much. I remember getting in the van and went straight back to sleep.
at the middle of Pak Ka Ding Bridge.. my cousin is offering to the god of river for permission to pass and safe journey..
it is normal to see people pray at the end of bridge.. since there's no traffic, we decide to stop in the middle of the bridge:)
this is where we stayed the first night in Pakse... The Champa Grand Hotel
I've notices most of the guests are Thai tourist that are staying here.. the breakfast brunch is pretty good.
the sunset on MeKong River.. this is the view of my room from 7th floor.
picture was taken from the courtyard of Champa Grand Hotel.. Laos-Nippon Bridge crossing MeKong River
City of Pakse.. in the middle of the picture is Pakse Market
the sign from the main highway.. Khon Pa Pheng Waterfall
this is it..... khon pa pheng waterfall.. all those hours in the car to see this fall.. hahah
i thought about walking down to the bottom and take some pictures.. but i was too tired!!
the ferry station to Don Khong and Don Det Islands..
my buddy had to take one of these ferry boats cross the MeKong River to Don Khong
it is a beautiful place.. so calm.. the locals are taking the bath right on the river..
i feel bad.. i wanted to take the picture but at same time.. i feel like i'm invading their spaces.
i really like this shot.. so peaceful
the fishermen are heading home with their catches of the day.
the second night in Pakse, we stayed here at Arawun Riverside Hotel
another view of the hotel.. i didn't care for this place, much prefer Champa Grand