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  • Kiu Kacham to Luang Prabang
    on Mar 31, 2013 in Laos
    DAY 113 – Our legs felt decidedly stiff after the climbing of the previous day, so we were grateful of a twenty kilometre downhill to start the day! Flying down the hill at speed in such an early hour can (…)Read the rest of this entry »...
  • Namxa Noy to Kiu Kacham
    on Mar 30, 2013 in Laos
    DAY 112 – With a big day ahead we got up before sunrise and ate a rice and fried egg breakfast at the guesthouse before setting out around six thirty. Grace left about fifteen minutes before us, saying she preferred (…)Read the rest of this e...
  • Vang Vieng to Namxa Noy
    on Mar 29, 2013 in Laos
    DAY 111 – We rode out of Vang Vieng, stopping briefly at the market on the northern edge of town to buy breakfast. We avoided the grilled frogs and rats, and opted for some sticky rice and pork skewers instead, (…)Read the rest of this entry...
  • Vang Vieng
    on Mar 27, 2013 in Laos
    DAYS 109 & 110 – With our flights back to Australia not for another three weeks, and we only had another three days riding until reaching Luang Prabang, the endpoint of our tour, we decided to take a few days (…)Read the rest of this entr...
  • Phon Hong to Vang Vieng
    on Mar 26, 2013 in Laos
    DAY 108 – Another pre-sunrise wake up meant we set off before dawn once more. Finding food at this time proves to be a little challenging and we generally have to ride a few kilometres to a town along the (…)Read the rest of this entry »...
  • Vientiane to Phon Hong
    on Mar 22, 2013 in Laos
    DAY 107 – After three rest days in the Laos capital it was time to move on, so Yami Grace and I rode north out of Vientiane to begin the final leg of our trip, the three hundred kilometre ride (…)Read the rest of this entry »...
  • Vientiane
    on Mar 21, 2013 in Laos
    DAYS 104 to 106 – We spent three full days in Vientiane, relaxing, eating baguettes, drinking fruit shakes and generally doing as little as possible. We managed to do one mornings worth of touristy things, but in general we didn’t do very (...
  • Ban Naxay to Vientiane
    on Mar 19, 2013 in Laos
    DAY 103 – With only 60km to Vientiane, we set off early and arrived by 11am. We were pleasantly surprised by the 20km downhill, downwind section into Vientiane which sped our journey. On arrival in the city, we popped into (…)Read the rest of...
  • Paksan to Ban Naxay
    on Mar 18, 2013 in Laos
    DAY 102 – With 147km to go until we reached Vientiane, it would be a little too far to complete in one day, so we decided to cycle to Ban Naxay, a town about 90km from Paksan, leaving us about (…)Read the rest of this entry »...
  • Vieng Kham to Paksan
    on Mar 17, 2013 in Laos
    DAY 101 – With Victor needing to cover the 250km to Vientiane in two days, in time to arrange a bike box for his flight to Tehran, he and Grace decided to ride ahead past our destination of Paksan, thus (…)Read the rest of this entry »...
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