Since there were no buses going directly from the Cambodian capital to the Laos Capital, we had to make a stop in Pakse, which is the city where bus destinations from the four South-East Asian capitols meet each other (Bankok, Phnom Penh, Vientiane and Hanoi).
The border town did not have much to offer, except for some tuk-tuk rides that must have been some of the scariest things I have done in my life. All the motorcycle taxis here had home made, open wagons mounted on the side of their motorcycles. And with roads being almost empty at night, the driver was driving full speed with us hanging party on to our luggage and to each other. Luckily nothing happened, but it sure did give us a small adrenaline rush, and a promise to catch a regular taxi car for the rest of our stay in Pakse.