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135 full-color pages of photos, stories, anecdotes, illustrations, journal pages maps and more!In addition to the four major sections on Yunnan, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand I have included some back story on both my first (and unsuccessful) attempt to motorcycle through China as well as how the planning for the trip came together.I have chosen the very best of the more than 4,000 photos from the trip as well as the most humorous, moving and fascinating of the several hundred anecdotes for Southeast Asia on 2 Wheels.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Laos, Miles Covered.

Pakse, Lao P.D.R.

Here is an overview of my ride through Laos so far.

1. Boten. Crossed the border, entering Laos.
2. Nam Tha. Taught a free English class and got invited to a village party.
3. Oudomxai. Met the BMW motorcycling couple from the UK.
4. Muang Kuah. Chartered a riverboat to carry self and bike (and 7 others) to Luang Prabang. A dazzling eight-hour float down the ancient Nam Ou river.
5. Luang Prabang. Beautiful, breath-taking historical city and UNESCO world-heritage site.
6. Phonsavahn. Learned about America's Vietnam War legacy and witnessed the ancient 'Plain of Jars.'
7. Vang Vieng. Innertubed down the 'party town's' river. The ride in - one of the best.
8. Vientiane. Dusty, dirty, lonely capital of Laos. Rather not go back.
9. Pak Ngeum. Drank in the kindness and hospitality of a local Lao family - sharing in their daily life.
10. Tha Khaek. A lovely little spot on the Mekong River - enjoyed the local street food and
views of Thailand across the stream.
11. Savannakhet. A brutal ride in oppressive heat and sun. A mirror of Tha Khaek - a jewel
on the Mekong. Invited to a Lao barbecue where I learned to play Lao games.
12. Pakse. Where I write this post. Larger than Savannakhet and full of great temples and river views.
13. Cambodia. Ready to tackle the border again!

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