Miller and the Adventure to Vientiane

So it was back to Pakse and I immediately discovered the advantage of travelling in a group……… so much easier to barter for rides and cheaper than the strippy stuff at Tescos!!!! 😉 We were on the public bus, lucky enough on this occasion, less some live stock, lengths of timber and unfortunately…….. the sacks of flour!!!….. which meant a tight squeeze and a sore arse, being forced to sit in the equivalent of the crash position on a plane!!!!! Maybe there was something they werent telling us!!!!! 😉 But the random boxes remained………. glued to the best seats!!!! 🙂

And Pakse……..well what can you say about the place ………?…….. its tom tit…… shit!!!….. I dunno what the deal is there, but its the most boring and run down of towns…… there seems to be fuck all to do there yet it somehow supports five 5 star hotels!!!! Who the fuck stays there? Who the fuck would want to stay there?!!!! Its a mystery to me….infact it must be a mystery to the people that stay there!!!!!…… In their 5 star hotels!!!:-) I didnt want to stay there…. infact I reckon the only reason you end up staying there is because you werent quick enough to book your ticket to leave when you first arrived!!!! 🙂

Its a strange place……..its the biggest town in southern Laos…….and for the people entering Laos from the south travelling north……..its their first town and is seen as Laos gateway………but for the people leaving Laos travelling south from the north…….its their last town and it must be seen as Laos arsehole!!!!;-) Unless of course you’re Elton John entering Laos from the south and travelling north……….. then Pakse always an arsehole!!!!! 😉

But we were flash bastards and were quick enough to book our tickets…….. leaving that evening on the night bus to Vientienne…….and we had a choice of 3 buses………the public one (definitely not), the not so public one (maybe?) or the flash one (definitely maybe)……and cos we had already realised we were flash bastards, we opted for the flash one!!!! 🙂 But we had some hours to spare so went back into town and went on the internet……and I sent the letter I’d written to Nicole (basically including the stuff you’ve read earlier…..now theres nothing on earth like receiving a hand written letter…..but sometimes an email will do)…. and then I recommended we all have a curry at that nice Ramadan place (turned out he had a chain all over Laos……. he was the Indian McDonalds!!!) before we caught the bus.

And the bus was ok…….. well apart from the mickey mouse fucking music!!!!!!!!!! You see……all over south-east asia they’ve got this thing on the more expensive buses…….for the entire time the bus is in motion, they have music playing….not just bellowing out….BUT FUCKING SCREACHING OUT of every bloody speaker its possible to wire into a 44 foot bus!!!!! And it aint just any fucking music either……..its some kind of asian pop that makes stock-aitken and waterman sound like Mozart!!!!! And not only do they play the music at full pelt……..but they play the cheesy videos on the tv aswell!!!!! It drives you fucking INSANE!!!!! And even when you’ve got your walkman on full blast………you can still hear the shit over the top of it!!!! I swear….if that aint bad enough….it appears that every bloody bus in the whole of south east asia has got the same music dvd with the same 10 tracks………either that or the entire pop chart in south east asia consists of ten songs, which have been in the top ten for the past ten years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 AAAARRRGGGHHH!!!

Its Fucking Mental mate!!!! At least I was by the time I fell asleep at about 2 am!!!……. they’d turned it down by then!!! Fucking hell….I’d rather listen to Kylie Minogue!!!! Now wheres my collection?!!!! 😉 And it was on to Vietienne…

Love and Light,

Miller

Author: Lee D Miller

I'm a bloke from Barking who has travelled the world and done his best to learn and enlighten. There's so much to learn and you cant do it all in a classroom. The World is the classroom and it's important that people wake-up to that fact.

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