Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Day 190 - Day 1 of the Bolaven Plateau Loop
After renting a new and red Honda Wave, I set off to start the big Bolaven Plateau loop and go to the first stage in Paksong.
On the way to Paksong I stopped off at two waterfalls. First at Tad Champi, where people were enjoying a swim and the raft there, the second on the road was Tad Yuang, where I arrived just when everbody was leaving o had the view all for myself.
After having lunch at Tad Yuang and chatting with the Lao/French owner, I arrived in Paksong where I had a (slight watery) coffee before checking into a guest house there.
Since it was still early, I decided to backtrack a bit and go to see the Tad Fane waterfall, this one is quite impressive although you don't get great view over the height of it, they could to with a overlooking platform or so.
Above is my new ride for my time here in Laos, I really like the Honda Waves and miss my old bike, despite this being new.
The evening was spent driving around Paksong and having some beers with a few friends I met at my coffee stop earlier.
Tomorrow, I'll take the 'difficult and dangerous' road to Attapeu or Sekong but don't expect it to be anywhere near the 'shortcut' I took while on my way to Sapa.