Well, my trip is getting ever so closer, so last few preparation and planning need to be done.
I want to explore the Bolaven plateau for three days or so on a bike. I have been on bikes before, but not that often, so I rather want to ensure that I hire a bike in a good condition. So I wonder if anyone could recommend a reputable agent that offers motorbike hire (in a good condition). Also, do some offer automatic bikes, or only semi-automatic?
Secondly, I was advised that it is cooler on the plateau. Living in Scotland cold has probably a different meaning than in Laos. Would a thin jumper be sufficient? Trying to keep the weight of my bags to a minimum, and only want to take what I really need. However, wouldn't like being cold.
Finally, does any one have a nice recommendation for a guesthouse in Pakse (around $10-15)?