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Des nouvelles du Laos ou je traine toujours mes guetres
apres avoir laisse les copains speleos rentrer en France les uns apres les autres, mon objectif etait d'aller faire un tour vers le Nord est du pays, du cote de Phonesavan (plaine des jarres) puis vers Sam Neua pour voir les grottes du Phatet Lao.
De Vang Vieng …
... came back with a muddy **** from falling. After that we decided to venture a little further on the bike as we thought we had passed another coffee farm on the way in. We rode around 20km away from our digs and didn't come across anything so we decided to head back. All of a sudden the bike started spluttering and lost all power. We had broken down at the side of the road with no mobile, no water or anything!! Col tried a few things to get it going again ...
A lucky break dealt us a warm, dry morning. Grateful for a chance to get out, we grabbed a couple of motorbikes and set out on an adventure. Wat Phu (pronounced 'poo') was our aim.
Once out of town (which was busy and a little crazy), the road was wide and new and empty. The land was flat near the river, a far cry from the rugged hills in the north, but it was lush and green, the vast Mekong on our left cutting its way to the ...
... used to it and become more comfortable in the environment. It was
a very nice alternating route and we enjoyed being in the middle of
Continuing our way south, we headed for
Si Phan Don, or the 4000 (river) islands. Small and shapely rice
paddies, grazing bulls, playing kids&cats and of course lots of
islands make up the scene. Perhaps this is the most charming place ...
... The river was at a nice level too, I think it can get quite full during the rainy season.
After lunch we stopped at a weaving village where the women weave all of their shirts, scafes etc ...