Pakse - Tad Fane
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November 27th, 2009 – by: edsander
We had one last day at the Tad Fane resort left, but since there was nothing left to do here we decided to spend a day in Pakse instead. We walked to the Route 23 road and waited for a bus or song-taew (a small truck with benches used for local transportation).
We decided to walk to the morning market after getting directions at the tourist office and enjoyed a Beerlao at the Khem Khong restaurant on the Mekong, where we had lunch a couple of days earlier. Today it was again more than obvious what enormous difference of 40 km between Pakse and the Bolaven Plateau made. The temperature at Bolaven had been very bearable, but in Pakse it was almost impossible to venture out of the shadow.
After walking to the Japanese bridge across the Mekong we reached the morning market. Unfortunately this turned out to be the exact same market as we'd visited a few days ago, so after a short stroll we decided to go back to the city center.
Back in the center we decided to have lunch at the Delta cafe where we'd had coffee a few days ago. The food was absolutely excellent here and we also bought a bottle of light (7%) Pineapple wine for tonight. We'd planned to get a massage at the marvellous Champasak Palace Hotel but when we found out that they only had one masseuse we went on to an Cybercafe and some more beers instead.
Getting a song-taew back to the bus terminal was a bit of a challenge, but eventually we made it back there just in time for what was probably the last bus to Paksong.
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