#TravelInReality Week Six

Hello! We’re coming at you live from Don Det, one of the tiny islands that make up the 4000 islands in Laos. This is our sixth installment of our #TravelInReality series. If you haven’t read the intro, you can go here. Also, you can read last week’s post here.

We will be answering questions about traveling together as a couple – the good, the bad and the ugly. We’ll be writing week-by-week, and this week we traveled from Vientiane to Pakse to Don Det. If you have any questions you want us to answer, leave a comment below or send us an email!


1.) Where did you travel to this week?

This week we travelled from Vientiane to Pakse and then down to the 4000 islands for the last few days.

2.) What was the most challenging part of this week?

KP: The most challenging part will have to be sleeping for 6 nights without air conditioning on the 4000 islands. But to be honest, if that’s the worst of it, then we’re doing quite alright.

Sam: We managed to book a quite nice hotel in the 4000 Islands however the hotel doesn’t have any air conditioning. We were stuck with two fans which circulate hot air around the room. The past six nights have been pretty rough with sleep!

3.) What was the most annoying thing he/she did this week?

KP: I honestly can’t really think of anything that major. That’s how well this week went!

Sam: Kelly was frustrated with paddling on our Kayak trip.

4.) What three things are you grateful for in your relationship?

KP: Adventure, joking around and ambition.

5.) What was the most romantic thing you did this week?

Sam: I shaved off the beard I’ve been growing for two months!

6.) What was the number one topic that came up the most?

KP: How hot it is on the island!!

Sam: Definitely the intense heat in our hotel room!


View from the Island

7.) What was the best bar or restaurant you went to?

KP: The best restaurant on Don Det Island is Mama Thanon’s – hands down the cheapest and best food we’ve had here. My favourite bar is Happy Bar, overlooking the sunset.

Sam: There are many awesome little spots along the river here on Don Det Island where you can watch the sunset of an evening. Happy Bar is quite a decent bar/restaurant if your down to relax and have a few cold beers.

8.) Favourite memory from the week?

KP: Every day on the island has been amazing. My favourite memory has to be taking a small boat with about 9 people to a tiny little stretch of sand in the middle of no where and partying with strangers until the sun faded.

Sam: Would have been spending the day kayaking from Laos to Cambodia, exploring waterfalls and spotting dolphins along the way. Awesome experience!

9.) If you could tell your partner one thing you wish he/she did differently, what would it be?

KP: I wish he didn’t need the A/C on blast 24/7. I’m always freezing when I go to bed!

Sam: Be a little bit more patient. Time is time, and we are on an island now, on island time. So things aren’t always going to happen right away.


Sunset cruise on the Mekong

10.) From 0 to 10, 0 being “I could break up with him/her right now” to 10 being “I could marry him/her right now”, how in love do you feel after this week?

KP: Crazy to think how we could go from one extreme to the other, but I’d happily say we’re around a 9. We’ve had so much fun this week, relaxing and doing nothing on the island.

Sam: Comfortable 7/10 this week has been pretty relaxing.

Fun Fact About Sam/Kelly:

Sam can eat more than any other human I’ve ever met.

Kelly is pretty good at falling over. Whether on a flat surface or a wet surface, there is a high chance she will fall.


Stay tuned for next week!



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