At Paksan, our ferry awaits to return us to Thailand, on the other side of the Mekong river...we will make that voyage tomorrow morning...
There is another ferry for bigger loads...
From Khammouan we have taken another local bus, which follows the Mekong River bank. On arrival in Paksan we plan to repeat our behaviour of the previous nights in previous cities. However, we find Paksan has very little to offer, and we see all of it while walking about looking for the elusive hotel accommodation.
Eventually we discover a nearly built resort on the river bank, and cause chaos when we ask for three rooms to sleep in. After claiming three rooms, each with a roof, we find that the resort kitchen is not yet functioning, but does have an icebox that is suitably stocked with very cold Beer Lao.
We are all exhausted...Koen suggests food is not a priority tonight...Tim and I agree...so we settle on make-shift chairs in the [unfinished] beer garden overlooking the river, and do our best to empty the icebox. I will sleep well, even if the unfinished room falls down on me in the night.
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