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Feb 18, 2017 - Thakhek and 'The Loop'

On Wednesday I got up relatively early to get myself together for moving on – I was heading over to Don Mueang airport to get flight up to Nakhon Phanom on the Thai / Laos border with the intention to cross over to Laos on by bus. Saying goodbyes to Amanda I flagged down a taxi and was on my way. I left plenty of time as it was rush hour but the taxi driver definitely didn’t hang around…. We were at the airport in no time at all and I had a huge amount of time to spare before the flight….rather it that way than stressing about missing it...

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Feb 25, 2013 - Paksan to Thakhet

Saturday Feb 23 87ks to Paksan Nickies sleep was disturbed with people coming and going to the hotel pete had earplugs in and was oblivious. . Outside our window a truck was left with motor running and blinker flashing for about 15 mins, there were noises in the room next door, then the truck drove off…mmm… maybe the massage service beside the restaurant was offering other services?? And this fellow’s need was so urgent he left the truck engine running!? We were glad to have stopped there, because there was very little along the next 20ks,...

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May 21, 2012 - Laos - Day - 20 - 7.5km Natural River Cave

Woke up early and met Chris and Sue for breakfast at 7am. Headed out walking through the village to Khong Lo Cave, just 1km down the road. Gorgeous sunny morning, crisp clean air and local villagers going about their daily routines - all amongst the settings of the surrounding mountains and rice fields. We were greeted by a passing tuk-tuk, the driver stopped and offered us a free ride into the cave, we quickly boarded where we were welcomed by Angela (from Canada) and Becky (from England) - two passengers who came from the drivers...

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May 20, 2012 - Laos - Day -19 - Journey to Khong Lo Cave

We spent the entire day on a bus bound from Vientiane to a small village in Khong Lo, just one km outside of the famous 7km river cave. We left at 9:30am and arrived in Khong Lo early evening. Our bus journey took us through beautiful countryside, karsts limestone mountains, winding curvy roads, roadside tribal villages, spurts of rain and many rice fields. We parked for 45 minutes along a roadside stop to wait for semi-trucks hauling large dam equipment to come down the mountain pass. The road was too narrow in places, and two vehicles...

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Mar 1, 2012 - Lak Sao

March 1 Lak Sao On our way to Lak Sao we stopped by the "Stone Forest" which was really cool, there was thousands of rock spires sticking up into the horizon resembling a forest. Lak Sao is a shitty little dusty on road town. They had a cool market that sold everything from live rats to dead raccoons which are illegal. We then headed to the Vietnam boarder

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Feb 12, 2012 - Tha Kheak and Ban Lo Caves

Hi all, For the last couple of days we have been traveling up to Ban Lo Caves via Tha Kheak. Well worth it. The lingo is getting a bit thinner up here as we have found going from Singapore up to here. Hi all, The caves were great, some parts were cathedral high and football pitch wide and so dark.There were some great stalactites and mites but the best part was coming out at the end of the 7km of darkness into beautiful sunshine that just lights up the turquoise water, massive mountains and stunning scenery. All ended with a jump off a big...

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Jan 21, 2012 - The Loop! Tha khaek

So the loop is motorcycle route around Tha Khaek area stopping off at caves and waterfalls and small villages. When we got to Tha Khaek we organised our bikes and Ben took me out to teach me! Was not as hard as i thought it would be. A lot of first time riders had done the loop no problem. At our guesthouse there were past log books/recommendations from people who had done the loop. Our first day it was scorching hot and we had views of green mountains all around us. We headed towards Mahaxai Mai and went to Lode cave which was pretty...

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Jun 6, 2011 - The Loop

The next day we all set of 8am. I need to find an ATM and than fill up my bike. So did Jayme and Radek. The other 2 bikes went straight for the caves. We arranged to meet back their. Somewhere on the way Gemma, the English girl and I lost Jayme and Radek. We got our things sorted and looked around for them. As we couldn’t see them anymore we tried to locate the 1st cave. We got a little lost but after some mini adventures in laos country side we managed to find the cave. We all met again at the 1st cave. It was not very interesting so we...

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Fields of gold

Jun 2, 2011 - Tha Khaek

The next morning after breakfast I went to K Plaza to pick up a new camera. I got a cheap one as they didn’t have the one I wanted. Than I went back to the hostel and our pick up came. Jayme and I were brought to a different bus terminal this time. We had to wait there for an hour for our bus. When we got on it, we were well impressed. the best bus we have been on so far in laos. It was a smouth and quiet busride to Thakek. From the bus terminal there we took a tuk-tuk to the travel lodge where we stayed for a night and rented motor cycles...

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Fields of gold

Feb 22, 2009 - Tha Keak

Hello friends, Not a lot to tell you about Tha Keak. It’s a very little town. You have the impression you are in the far west, there are very large deserted roads without cars. No luck the afternoon there is a storm coming up with rain and we are stocked in our hotel room. We stay just one night and go on with our trip to the south of Lao. Big kiss

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Jan 27, 2009 - Tha Khek

From Pakse I took an 8 hour ride on the local bus up to Tha Khek. The bus ride wasn't so bad and the chickens usually kept to their side. This place was only a stop over till my next spot, so we only stayed one night here to break up the time on the road.

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Dec 10, 2008 - Tham Kong Lo and Lak Sao

We stayed in an excellent little guesthouse in the small town of Ba Ha Hin, the rooms were basic but did at least boast warm showers and the food was sensational. It was a shame to move on. Ba Ha Hi offers a good jumping off point for visiting the cave at Than Kong, a 7 km long cave with a river running through it. Its moments like this that I was glad we had hired a motorbike as getting here by public transport would have been awkward and pricey. We hired a boat to take us through the caves which are some 100m high and wide in places and...

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