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Goodbye bikes...Hello Cambodia! - Pakse - Stung Treng

Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | Views [1233]

Said farewell to the bikes....gonna miss you guys!   Our freedom on two wheels had finally come to an end (for now)   We were due to part ways with Lisa today, but she decided that it would be more fun to join us in Cambodia.     ... Read more >

Gallery: Road Trip Day - Don Det to Pakse

Sunday, 30 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Road Trip Day 8 - Penniless in Don Det - Pakse

Sunday, 30 Nov 2008 | Views [564]

We checked out of Mama Lao’s guesthouse and soon realised that we didn’t have enough money to get off the island. There are no ATM’s here, and after trying to exchange all the foreign currency we had, we still didn’t have enough! Fortunately, we bumped ... Read more >

Road Trip Day 7 - Don Det

Saturday, 29 Nov 2008 | Views [414]

The plan is....no plan. Hammack, Doze, Eat, Beerlaos, Sunset........It's a hard life!

Road Trip Day 6 - Don Det

Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | Views [456]

Explored the island on the bikes again……if I’m paying $25 US then I don’t intend to leave it stationery!   Saw some amazing waterfalls (Tat Samphamit) where the waters crash over the over rocky limestone rocks that blocks its way.   (Trying to put ... Read more >

Road Trip Day 5 - Hut in a rice field - Pakse - Four Thousand Islands

Thursday, 27 Nov 2008 | Views [692]

To be honest....in a hammock, in a hut, in a rice field, wasn’t the best nights sleep I’ve ever had.   So in the early hours we got our stuff together and continued our route to Pakse (once the ignition was fixed on Tim’s bike) Once in Pakse, ... Read more >

Road Trip Day 4 - One hell of a day!!!!!

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | Views [610]

After little sleep we set off in the early hours.   A beautiful start to the day....riding south with the sun coming over the hills.   After what was probably no more than two hours in the jungle, Tim got another puncture.  ****!  We had no choice ... Read more >

Gallery: Road Trip - Day 5/6/7

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Road Trip - Day 4

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

Puncture No3, more hookers, broken chain, Stopped by police
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Road Trip - Day 3....Lak Xao - Nr Nongthat

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | Views [718]

The first repair on Tim's bike was unsuccessful so we had so get it fixed again in the town.  After an hour or so we headed back towards the pass again.  The map had identified the track as 4WD only but it didn't matter as the bikes could go anywhere.... Read more >

Gallery: Road Trip - Day 3

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

Puncture, Local Villagers
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Gallery: Road Trip - Day 2

Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

Caves, etc
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Road Trip - Day 2...Ban Na Hin - Lak Xao

Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | Views [665]

Set off early to the Khong Lor caves.  To access the caves we had to ride through the surrounding farmland over dirt tracks.  It was a great ride as we raced over the tracks leaving a dust trails past the fields and villages.   We were the first Falang ... Read more >

Gallery: Road Trip - Day 1

Sunday, 23 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

Vientian to Ban Ha Hin
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Road Trip - Day 1.....Vientaine - Ban Na Hin

Sunday, 23 Nov 2008 | Views [515]

Got up in the early hours to get some kit before setting out on our road trip. Our destination was the near the Knong Lor caves some 300km or more east.  The road trip was amazing with a mixture of road and dirt tracks.  The countryside more and more ... Read more >


Saturday, 22 Nov 2008 | Views [407]

No plans today except to sort out the bus to Cambodia and have a look around the town. Later bumped into Tim who had sorted out the hire of two dirt bikes for us to make our way to Cambodia.  After some contemplation...two seconds.... we headed off ... Read more >


Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | Views [678]

Tim, Ben and myself hired some bikes today in order to get our Cambodian visas from the embassy on the outskirts of town.  Made good use of our transport and explored the area via the Mekong river banks. Stopped at few random places along the way ... Read more >

Vang Vieng - Vientaine

Thursday, 20 Nov 2008 | Views [509]

Chilled out in the morning with Ben and Tim watching Friends in one of the local bars prior to catching our bus transfer to Vientiane.  Once at the bus pick up we had to wait a while in the midday sun on the airport runway of all places.  One thing I ... Read more >

A day of sweet F.All in Vang Vieng

Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | Views [560]

After all the physical activities from the day before, I treated myself to a day of doing absolutely nothing.   Tim and I bought some DVD’s to watch at a local café/bar. (just to make a change from Friends ....which they have playing constantly all ... Read more >

Tubing in Vang Vieng

Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008 | Views [4931]

Now feeling 100% back on form, headed back to the river to have another go at tubing. Five of us had decided to give it another go, since non of us had a particularly enjoyable trip last time. Must have been something in the water. The sun was shining, ... Read more >

Motorbiking in Vang Vieng

Monday, 17 Nov 2008 | Views [791] | Comments [1]

Myself and four fellow travellers, who I’ve been with in Laos since I arrived, hired some motorbikes to explore the countryside that surrounds Vang Vieng.   We headed north to find some caves that an American had told us about earlier.   It took ... Read more >

Gallery: Vang Vieng

Monday, 17 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Fighting Fit and ready for some tubing...I think

Sunday, 16 Nov 2008 | Views [547] | Comments [1]

After a great night's sleep and rest, I was fighting fit again.....well almost.  Nevertheless headed down to the river early afternoon to tube down the river, this is basically sitting on a large tractor innertube and letting the river's flow gently ... Read more >

Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng - A road from hell

Saturday, 15 Nov 2008 | Views [581]

Set off to Vang Vieng today.   The bus picked us up 8:45, and to be honest I’ve felt better.   With virtually no sleep; sitting on a bus for 6 hours was something I could do without. It was a nightmare.   With my stomach still in a state of unrest, ... Read more >

Laung Prabang - Montezuma Takes Revenge

Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | Views [702]

I had a leisurely day looking around the town of Luang Prabang.   I met up with Pau, who Andy’s Peck’s (friend from Hove) Mother helped in the funding of his house a few years back.   Pau had been a monk for 13 years, but had to give it up to look ... Read more >

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