Hmong New Year – Phonsavan

Chilling in Phonsavan. Having tagged along with Chris for the first part of his tour. Decided to hang out in Phonsavan with Tanoy from Cranky T Bar & Cafe for a few days. Chris and the group continued to head south on their journey. Tanoy informed me a few months earlier that the Hmong New Year in Phonsavan is…

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Long Chieng LS 20a

  Three reports covering Long Chieng trips. Aussie Tim’s first trip back in 2013 when on a work trip with Phou Bia Mine. Long Cheng (Tieng) LS 20a – Phuo Bia Mine Trip Thongkhoon, Oddvar and myself have a reccy and see if it is possible to get in with out passes and approval from Vientiane. The reccy was…

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Adventure Riding Southern Laos

  Adventure Riding Southern Laos. Recently back from a fantastic 9 day ride in Southern Laos with Chris and Mike. Chris took some time out from Moto Lao based in Luang Prabang to join us.. Big effort for him to meet us at Muang Nong.. Well done.. Basically we crossed Chong Mek / Vang Tao.. Then turned left a…

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Viengxay – City of Victory

    Viengxay – City of Victory. The Viengxay caves in Houaphanh Province of North-Eastern Laos are an extensive network of caves in limestone mountains. Four-hundred eighty of these caves were used by the Pathet Lao during the Second Indochina War to shelter from American bombardment. Up to 23,000 people lived in the caves, which contained a hospital, a…

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Luang Prabang to Muang Nan – Riding the Mekong

  It has been a few years since I have done this route. The development has arrived big time. There is only around 10 km which is relatively untouched. The rest has graders and track being widened all the way. Where they have not caught up. The bridges are going in ready for the main road works arrival. Some…

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