A group of travelers (Tamar and myself along with a Dutch couple) join the Laoations and Vietnamese on the three hour trip to the Vietnam border in a Swangthaew...which is a pick up truck with benches in the back and a cover. Not very comfortable, especially in the winding, mountain roads of Northern Laos.
Road to Hanoi November 16th 2005 We leave Phonsavan early in the morning to get a jump on heading to the Vietnam border (we have to first spend a night in Sam Neua). At the bus station, which again is just a dirt parking lot, a group of nice buses are parked. We are told our bus to Sam Neua will come shortly. Soon a delapitated vehicle that looks like it was once a bus comes up the road. That of course is for us. We board th ... read more
Most of the journal entries are from my 14-month round-the-world journey I took from May 2005 until July 2006. It was an amazing adventure which took me to some incredible places and allowed me to meet a great group of individuals. Feel free to email me about any of the places I have been or with questions about traveling. Remember, a tourist knows where they are going but can't remember where they've been BUT a TRAVELER knows where he/she has been but not where he/she is going!... full info