Good beans, bad coffee
Pakse Travel Blog› entry 10 of 45 › view all entries
The Bolaven Plateau is the covered in coffee and tea plantations with beautiful waterfalls scattered throughout. Paces is the main city in the area which makes it the typical stopping point for travelers heading south. The town is quite bland. However, the slow pace lowered my beggar guard which allowed for some interesting insight into daily small town life in Laos. We found a nice cheap Korean BBQ restaurant where locals went for special occasions. These style restaurants have been some of my favorites so far.
The coffee served in most restaurants in Laos is horrendous. Like most gave up on it after giving more than enough chances in several cities. The syrupy black hole always swallowed condensed milk without a hint of color change.
The surrounding waterfalls were nice but not the most spectacular I have seen so far. At the end of the day my time in Pakse was a little bland and if I did it again I would have bypassed it completely and headed straight to the much more interesting 4000 islands to the south.