Thursday, May 8, 2014

PLACES: 4000 Islands, Laos

4000 Islands in Laos is the place you have to come to if you want to be a bit isolated from the rest of the world for a while. It's not exactly 4000 islands in the middle of the Mekong river but if you would count every single pile of sand then you'll probably discover 4000 "islands". The most laid-back island would definitely be Don Kong or also known as the "Big Island". Spending more than one day here is not really recommendable for people who like it when there are things going on. It feels like time would never go by when you stay here. If you are more into spending your evenings in a bar and  discovering the nature around with a kayaking tour then you should better stay on the Island Don Det.   
This is an island full of small cheap bungalows you can share with others or just stay in one of them on your own. Better chose one which is by the Mekong river so you'll have a nice view from your little terrace which mostly will have 1-2 hammocks and an outdoor fan. You can choose from bungalows with your own bathroom or with a shared bathroom outside which of course are cheaper but I wouldn't recommend them. Be sure that there's a mosquito net in your bungalow and check it on any holes or damages before you check-in.
It's a great islands which is easily discovered in 2 days. Spend one day discovering the island by bicycle and spend the second day with a kayaking tour around the islands where you get to see one of South East Asia's biggest waterfalls.

- AJ -

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