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The 4000 Islands of Southern Lao

Mekong Delta near the Cambodian border

Boat dock for the trip to the islands
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On our way, lots of traffic on the river
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Our first view of Don Det
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Found out it was more for the twenty something crowd with 'Space Cookies, and 'Mushroom Shakes' And the local beach loving water buffalo. Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
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So we headed out....
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Over the old railroad bridge....
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To some quiet bungalows...
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On a beautiful private beach on Don Khon, the next island.....
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Where the restaurants were empty.....
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And beautiful Temples, and waterfalls filled the landscape
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Where the monks lived
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Friendly local kids
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The road to Liphi Waterfall
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Locals selling their crafts
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Sunset from my deck
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Breakfast!
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Our taxi for the trip to Khon Pha Peng waterfall
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Our restaurant from the water
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Farm life along the Mekong
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Local critters
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Khon Pha Peng waterfall, the largest in South East Asia
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Restaurant along the way
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Our ride awaits for the trip back to Don Khon
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We picked up the owners kids for the trip back
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Nice houseboats for rent
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Under the bridge and back to our beach
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The beach on the south end of Don Khon
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With amazing swimming holes
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And boats to take you to find the Irrawaddy Dolphin. One of the only species of freshwater dolphin still in existence
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Looking over to Cambodia
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The hoist the French built to overcome the falls
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And take goods by train to the shipping dock they built. If you wanted something shipped up the Mekong, you had to do it through the French.
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The old loading dock
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The landscape was absolutely amazing!
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The motorbike ride to Don Det for dinner and entertainment
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My trusty steed
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Little naked boy driving his boat along the river
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Sums up life on Don Det
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A beautiful little village
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Traffic on the bridge
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The first bungalow was mine, the third Ted and Nattaya's
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The staff having a spirited game of Badminton
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Sunset, day 2. just like day one, Amazing!
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Hammocks on every porch
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Hand woven walls, not very soundproof, but nice
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More happy travellers we met. Ed and Sue who owned a resort in Nepal
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Oh yeah...they were Aussies!
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Posted by ikombazana 19:45

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looking at all your pick's, and your remark's are realy interesting, as a fellow traveler it's insperational, actually i read your comment's on the thorn tree from time to time. my fav place is gnapoli beach burma, so thank's mate, and good luck on your travel's, and who know's we might meet up out there one day' MARK

22.04.2012 by mark

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