My bus trip from Danang to Pakse
Good day. Our SE trip had come to an end. We crossed the border of Vietnam and Laos, from Danang to Pakse. We made a call in the central bus station in Danang 10th of October and was informed that there's only one bus going to Pakse and this was not air conditioned. We realized that we were on the both opposite ends of Danang and it would cost us much to go to the station via taxi. We instead booked our bus going to Pakse in camel travel upon recommendation of our guesthouse. Sadly, we did not get the service we were promised of.
We were told that the bus would drop us in Pakse but the bus we rode was actually a Danang - Vientiane bus. The driver dropped us in Sepon, Savannakhet province (almost 400km away from Pakse) and gave us 50,000 kip each to ride another bus (local bus) to Pakse. Also, we were told that we would arrive Pakse by 9pm but that's too far to what really transpired. We were dropped off in Sepon at 12 (midnight) and arrived in Pakse at 3am.
Maybe the two stops (lunch and dinner) accounted for these delay. This is acceptable since the VIP sleeping bus also didn't have its own toilet (which it was also told to us that we would have one). Bus having flat tires, stopping on a vulcanizing shop, stopping on an area to unload the number of sacks of goods and stopping again to reload them- these also made the travel time longer.