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After spending the day and one night in Pakse we caught a Tuk-tuk out of town heading east into the Bolvan Plataeu. It was about an hour travel time to our destination, one of Laos premier waterfalls, the 120 meter Tad Fan. Our Tuk-tuk ride was fun. And it was good to get out of the heat of Pakse and up into the cooler climate. The Bolvan Plataeu is quite high in elevation and thus much cooler than the surrouding low land valleys. It is also famous for its coffee growing.

We stayed then night at the Tad Fan Resort, a quaint hideaway of wooden bungalows situated accross from and just above the waterfalls. Great views from the restaurant. The food was good and so was the seclusion from the hussle and bussle of scooters and urban culture.

After a restful sleep with the backdrop soundtrack of the falls plumetting to their doom, I had breakfast and went trekking. Anthea opted for the sleep in.

With a group of four other travellers we headed off to see the top of the waterfalls of Tad Fan. The hike was actually quite challenging and slow going. It was steep to get to the top of the falls, but it was worth it.

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