Muang Kuai, Laos

Crossing the border to Laos was a blur (or nightmare) of bribing border officials, torrential rain, a gas tank running on fumes, riding our bikes well into the night, and a few tears. Luckily it ended in great relief at finding a town with a guesthouse and restaurant. North Eastern Laos is not the place you want to be wandering into the bush to find a place to sleep! More than 2 million tonnes of bombs were dropped on Laos during the Secret War (that’s a planeload of bombs every 8 minutes for 9 years!) and thousands of kilometres have yet to be demined. This is one place you want to stay on the beaten path.

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Rural Laos
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A pretty good representation of how we feel after a long day on the bikes.
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On the balcony of our bungalow. We pretty much just read books here for several days looking over the river at the town.
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Steve, TJ and Melissa – three peas in a very small pod
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Getting cozy with the locals on the boat to Muang Neau, a village only accessible by river.

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Local kids training cocks for a fight.

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Several days later we decided it was time for one last adventure on our motorbikes before selling them. We waited out the rain by drinking too much coffee under a covered patio and were heading east before noon.

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Rain, rain, go away…

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