We were a little worried when we booked our ticket last night as the guy didn't seem too professional. He didn't even want to get us picked up from our hotel until we insisted. So it was with relief that our ride arrived at just after 8am. We were taken to a travel agency until we departed at 9am in an old bus with plenty of leg room. The trip passed quickly as the roads were decent & it was only a 3 hour ride until we arrived at the ferry. After 30 mins of waiting we boarded a long boat to be taken across the swollen Mekong to Don Dhet island. We were in part of what is known as the 4000 islands. This is where the Mekong River slows down & widens out creating a lot of tiny little islands, some no bigger than a tree. We had chosen one of the smaller islands that is known for being relaxed & a very quiet place to spend your days. As there aren't really any roads here we only had a basic guide of directions to our bungalows. I left Jac with the bags & headed north through the small town to see if I could find our accommodation. After reaching the northern point & after walking 2 km's I turned around & returned to Jac. By the time I got back I was dripping with sweat as a result of how hot it was. We gathered our things & headed south which was the only direction it could be. After a 10 mins walk I again left Jac as it was pointless if the bungalows weren't along this track. Thankfully they were just around the bend. I returned to get the missus & found a cow had wandered up & was licking Jac. Very random. I gave it a pat, grabbed our things & made our way back to the accommodation. The place we are staying is very basic. The bungalows have an Asian toilet, cold showers, a fan & mosquito net. But their redeeming features are that they are on the rivers edge with a nice big balcony that has 2 hammocks. And so we passed the day by dozing & reading in the hammocks, listening to the sound of the river, animals & the Laos family behind us. This was just what we needed after so long on the travelers road. Several big thunderstorms passed during the afternoon which added to the ambience whilst we were tucked up in our hammocks. As darkness approached the rain hadn't abated so we went for dinner at the small restaurant by our bungalows. It was a choice that was vindicated as I had the best meal I have had for about 6 months, as well as free alcohol from Lutz, the German owner. As 10.30pm rolled around we retired to bed, with nothing but the sound of crickets & the water to put us to sleep.