June 2019


Boats, bikes and border officers…

The next part of our journey takes us north to the Vietnam border, which is about 5 days away all being well. We have had many iterations of our plan for this part of our ride through Laos, as there are lots of different routes – most of which include some big hills.  After our […]

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Our most EPIC journey yet…but a great reward at the end

Wed 19 June.  Vang Vieng to Kasi Camping (in the hills).  80km. We departed our lodgings in Vang Vieng at 6am with some trepidation about the route that lay ahead of us. There were big grey rain clouds in the sky and it was the start of what we guessed would a few tough days …although […]

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Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang, Laos – notes for other cyclists

Notes for cyclists planning to travel from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang, Laos The terrain between Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang in Laos is a much discussed route by long-distance cyclists who want to travel either north to Vietnam, or south to Thailand. The main reason for this interest is because of the mountains between […]

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It’s ’gurt lush’* in Laos!

* gurt lush in the southwest of England means something is really really good!! So, having picked up our passports from the Vietnamese embassy, including the all important 3-month visas, we were free to leave Vientiane. Other people have mentioned that there’s not much to do here and as tourist sites go this is true. […]

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An improved plan for South-East Asia and Australasia

Blimey, how time flies! The last time we stuck a wet finger in the air to predict where we might be in the future was way back before we had even entered Bangladesh! A lot has happened since and now seems a good time to update our plan for the near and extended future. All […]

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Vientiane…a fine introduction to Laos

10 – 14 June 19 – Vientiane, Laos Vientiane is 35 kilometres from the Thai border, and as soon as we arrived a few interesting things happened…. The first is that we instantly became millionaires! The currency, the Lao Kip has 11,000 to £1, meaning that a £150 ATM withdrawal gave us 1.5 million Kip, […]

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