We hired bikes and headed for the hills. Thankfully, the hills we headed for were not as dramatic as some of the ones surrounding us and our lungs and legs survived yet another gruelling test. My arse on the other hand felt like it had been used as batting practise by Freddy Flintoff and chums.
Ghost Nation April 4th 2007 Huay Xai - Luang Nam Tha - Nong Khiaw - Luang Prabang - Vientiane
“There’s something strange in you’re neighbourhood,
There’s something weird and it don’t look good,
Who you gonna call?”
Those of you whose answer to this question was “Social Services - I keep them on speed dial” should consider moving neighbourhood because the answer is of course, “Ghostbusters!”
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Asia » Laos Laos was under the control of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the Communist Pathe... ... read more
Years of staring at maps, debating routes, saving money and boring anyone in earshot with constantly changing plans finally culminated in our D-Day. 28th August 2006. The day that Vik and Bob went global.
Having made it to New Zealand without taking a single flight, we reached the conclusion that neither our finances nor our sea legs could stomach another container ship journey so we've cheated and taken a flight from New Zealand to Bangkok. From Bangkok we hope to stick with the overland theme and take a route home through Southern Asia: China, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey...
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