Originally Posted by twobob
Mekong islands are generally served by flat boats that incur a larger fee, check they are not served by car ferries (Don Khong etc.) some locals work the bike crowd, one to the north of Don Kohn tried it on me telling me his was the only boat capable of carrying bikes
Here with a group of 8 falangs, and taking our 115cc scooters from the Lao "mainland" to Don Khong. We hadn´t arranged anything beforehand, and I think we had to wait about 30 minutes at the boat landing (but this was in December 2006)... anyway, Si Phan Don was fantastic, well worth a visit!
The stairs are actually way steeper than appears on the photo – and also finally lifting the scooters into the boat (and off the boat) was a bit of a handful. I definitely would NOT want to try this with a big, heavy bike!!
Returning from the islands some lazy days later, our bike transport was on this "ferry"... it did look a bit hairy, but luckily the weather was calm! (Actually they took us on another, regular boat
, and that one so nearly capsized
after hitting something, probably an underwater tree)!
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