Looking for amazing hotspots in Asia? See this video and decide what you want to read! I made an easy list for all the places in the video and linked them. Enjoy and have a great trip! If you have tips for other travellers please help each other and leave them in the comments!
This month I’m traveling for 12 months, like 365 days! I always said, I’ll go and see how long it will be. I didn’t had a goal to stay away for long. I just wanted to travel and do want I want to do.
This was my first big backpacktrip and I can say it isn’t my last one. When I think back about the last year it was crazy. Sometimes I scroll my Facebook or Instagram and see all those memories! Sometimes a bad picture still had awesome memories! I learned a lot about myself, the people around me and the world. Nobody can take that from me.
When you are on Don Det or Don Khon (4000 islands in Laos) you can rent a bike for 10.000 kip (1 euro or $1.20). With the bicycle you can cross the islands and bike around. When you rent a bicycle check the tires if they are good enough. Because the road isn’t that good.
When you are on Don Det that is tubing a nice thing to do in the afternoon. In the morning hire a bicycle and explore Don Det and Don Khon. In the afternoon relax in the tube. You can’t compare the tubing in Don Det with the tubing in Vang Vieng. The river is calm and there are no bars near the route. The costs to rent a tube is 10.000. (you don’t have to pay a deposit.)
The laundry service on Dot Det is famous about their scams. The 8000 kip for the laundry looks cheap but they fixed the scale so one kilo is two kilo. And when you say something they don’t care. A lot of tourists will pay the bill and pick up their laundry again.
Ok, it can be one wrong scale so I checked several shops. My laundry is one kilo so thats easy. The first one my laundry weights 2 kilo. The second shop my laundry weights 1.5 kilo (with a 700ml bottle). The last shop my laundry was 3 kilo!
In Pakse you can easy book the Bus from Pakse to Don Det or Don Khon the 4000 Islands. The ticket you can book for 60.000 (6 euro / $7.5) kip at every travel agency in Pakse. The ride will take around 2.5 hours. First we were in a minivan and after 2 hours we changed to the big bus. Make sure the boat is also included in your ticket, else you’ve to pay the boat as well when you want to see the island. (To Don Det 15.000 kip to Don Khon 20.000 kip)
The Pakse Motorbikeloop you can do it in two or three days. I advise to do the loop clockwise the most beautiful views and waterfalls will be in the second part. So you get more exited instead of getting less exited. (So I describe the loop clockwise)