It took a good six hours to travel from Pakse to Savannahket. The trip was pretty uneventful apart from Jono having his toes pecked to death by a chicken in a box below his seat and Will having a stare out with a duck (don't worry I didn't loose a game of poker to a group of dogs).
We spent two nights at Leena Guesthouse. It's a great budget option with warmish showers and good beds. The food they provide is limited but there are plenty of good eateries around town. Sadly we probably stayed in Savannakhet a night too long, because there is nothing to do. It's a cultural, historical desert with little character distinguishing it from anywhere else in Laos. It should be twinned with Slough or Scunthorpe.
|Guard dog at Leena's Guesthouse|
To stop visitors being totally pissed off with paying a small fee for visiting this utterly pathetic collection there are additional cabinets full off donated specimens, mostly from Bedfordshire, England. Now I worked on landfill sites around Bedfordshire for two and a half years. I had a large collection of ammonite and belemnite fossils which I found in the clay on my office desk. What I was not expecting was travelling to the other side of the world to see a collection of creatures found in a seam of Oxfordshire clay. So if your from Central/Southern England and don't fancy seeing a museum full of rocks you can find in your garden don't bother visiting.
|Welcome to "Dinosaur Museum". Don't worry nothing's going to rampage around town|