Tad Fane (Boloven Plateau)
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"Live for, dreams you share with me,
Live for, the places where we'll be,
Live for, a mystic scenery"
Isle in Me - Sylvan
I had slept quite well last night, but Paul had a bad night on his bed that was as hard as concrete. We asked for a different mattress but got offered a complete new bungalow instead, which we gladly accepted since we'd been having problems with our toilet as well. Breakfast was good since it offered the choice out of 5 options. It's really a shame that this resort is so run-down since food is good and the location is very nice and quiet.
Today we would do a 'figure of eight' trekking with the resort's guide and receptionist Sin through the area surrounding the Tad Fan waterfall.
We continued back to the resort and eventually reached the top of the Tat Cham Pi waterfall.
At half past one we were back at the resort for a Beerlao and a nice lunch. An hour later we continued the trekking and went down a very steep path that involved a lot of clutching at tree trunks and vines in order not to fall down.
Some uphill climbing and a further walk took us to the Tat Yuang waterfall, where the water comes down 40 meters before flowing onwards to Tat Fane. Although not as high as Tat Fane it was definitely as impressive since you could get a close view of this one. There was a possibility to swim near Tat Yuang but we skipped this since the water was shallow and didn't seem very clean. After a Beelao we walked back to the resort with Sin, his loyal dog (that had accompanied us the whole afternoon trek) and a French couple that also stayed at the resort. Sin had proven himself to be a good guide, though much more serious than Keo, Phoumy and Shot (or should I say 'not as crazy'?).
I was absolutely knackered by the time we got back and had to catch some sleep before taking a shower and heading back to the restaurant for dinner. After dinner we sat by the fireplace and chatted with the French couple - who'd been all over the world - about Laos and travelling before retiring around 10 o'clock.