En route from Luang Prabang to Pakse in a Chinese turboprop.
Waterways close to Pakse
Pakse bus terminal, awaiting departure to Si Phan Don (Don Khong)
Local transport stops often, fills fast.
Boarding the ferry to Don Khong across the Mekong.
Jo on ferry to Don Khong.
The main drag.
Local girls at local wat, Don Khong.
Typical water transport, northern tip of Don Khong.
Grasshopper, northern tip of Don Khong.
No hut is complete without adequate reception for Thai karaoke channels in full HD.
How many mopeds does it take to sink a rickety boat?
Awesome power of the Mekong,
Local girls on ferry back to Don Khong.
Picture of relaxation. Checkers (using bottletops), cycling and a spot of gardening. A truly daily ritual.
The reason many Laoatian gardens go to jungle.
A string of frogs, anyone?
A modest market stall.
Tip: tie your birds legs together and to some large object to prevent it from escaping.
Sunrise over the Mekong.
Anyone have a recipe for this?
Refrigerated meat is overrated.
Petrol station and attendant.
Early morning market in full swing.
Market car park.
Why did the crab cross the road (towards the market)?
Waterbuffalo pondering whether or not any bargains where to be had at the market.
A smaller yet still impressive set of falls off Don Det.
Cycling around Don Det.
Foe at a local eatery, southern tip of Don Kong
Family gathering and hair cleansing at local eatery, southern tip of Don Kong.
Dubious stretch of railway, Don Kong.
Steamy jungle on former railway cutting, Don Kong.
Don Det huts.
Bridge joining Don Det with Don Kong.
Late afternoon saunter through rice paddies, Don Det.
Considering the exchange rate, happiness is going extremely cheap.
Greg's exhaust pipe burn (going septic).
Jo's exhaust pipe burn (going septic).
Mr Pho of Mr Pho's Guesthouse fame. A tremendous guy, stay in his lodgings.
Loading the ferry to Don Khong.
Preparing the ferry for departure, Don Khong.