Part 9. (A short meeting with a scorpion)
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The two islands were not that big and I was in a mood to see more of the region the following day. I planned to book a half day tour in one of the travel agencies next to our bamboo cottage, Pavel and Mit quickly agreed to join me. Even Veronique was interested. Sergej on the other hand enjoyed cycling so much the other day that he decided to keep on exploring the islands on two wheels. The tour we booked for about 12 USD per person was supposed to bring us first to a spot to observe the rare Irrawaddy dolphins and then we should visit the Khone Phapeng waterfalls which are considered the largest in
This half day trip was fine even if we didn’t see much of the rare dolphins.
The Khone Phapeng waterfalls on the other hand were quite beautiful and impressive, but the mass tourism had arrived here already and we had to “fight” between all the people for a good spot to get a nice picture. Most of the tourists were actually Asians, I guess mainly Thai, Cambodian and Lao people.
Our last night on Don Det we had a little meetup with one of the islands creatures. When we finished our dinner in one of the open air restaurants on the way back to our accommodation (it was pretty dark) we saw a dog barking on something on the ground.