Matt and Cynthia's Odyssey travel blog

Champasak Palace Hotel

Presidential Suite - Sitting area

Presidential Suite - Bedroom

Presidential Suite - Balcony

View from the balcony

Cynthia's birthday cake

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Happy Birthday Cynthia

Today is it- the BIG 3-0! We got up early, packed and went out to breakfast. After a quick trip to the mini-mart for the largest Coke available we walked the short distance to Champasak Palace Hotel. We checked into the suite and spent the next several hours just enjoying it. We ordered room service and had lunch on our verandah overlooking the river, which was really very nice. Around 3pm we walked down to the hotel sauna where I got a fantastic aromatherapy massage and then we met up in the sauna for a good steam. It began to rain heavily by the time we made it back to the room so we relaxed until dinnertime. Just after we ordered room service the entire town had a blackout so we weren't really sure if we were going to get dinner or not. Matt went down to get candles and the front desk told him they would bring some up to us. We were thinking that, if we did get dinner, we could have a quiet, candlelit dinner on the verandah. They did bring us dinner, an absolute feast and, in lieu of candles, they also brought a huge generator spotlight- so much for setting a romantic mood (soon after the electricity came back on anyway). Ended the evening with a nice soak in the jacuzzi tub- pefect ending to a perfect day.

July 1 thru July 2 - Downtime in preparation for Cambodia

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