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... too bad. I leave my big backpack at the lodge and just take a change of clothes and towel for the next few days. I can always rinse the clothes and hang them to dry overnight.... my still wet underwear was hung on my bike to flap in the wind and dry as I rode along on day one :). Today I have to travel the highway that extends from south Laos all the way up to the capital Vientiane so it was the main road for many locals and all the tour buses and trucks. The roads ...
... bars and restaurants.
Of the sites, the National Museum is decent enough and entertaining if only for some hilariours phonetic spellings of world leaders' names, curious translations into English of the display signs, and a completely random stuffed Leopard which is exhibited for no apparent reason.
The Cope Centre is definitely worth the 2km walk to the east of the city centre, as it is home to an excellent exhibition in relation to the victims ...
... local delicacies and ice cream. Dave, Wielbka and I weren't so brave to sample the local fare and opted for ice cream, but Phillip had a go on a bag of maggots and live ants!!! There was also bats and other small cute looking critters available for the more adventurous appetites.
Happy that our long shot of a shortcut had paid off we continued on to the main
road to find Xiang Liab Cave.
Taking the turnoff to the cave we ...
... to locate. It included finding a very traditional village at the end of a long dirt road, then riding through a wat with loud Rick and roll music playing. When we finally found the cave, we drove through a creek right inside the huge cavern.
Nwxt stop; Savanakhek!
... s riding in Pasi!) we hired ourselves two new automatic bikes, to be come affectionately known as Beauty and the Beast (2 Honda 125cc bikes, the ZoomerX and the ScoobyI), and set off anticlockwise towards Thalang Village, our destination for the first day (we hoped!).
On Day 1 it was not such a long bike ride, but there was a lot to see so we set off around 9:30am. First stop just outside Thakek was the Buddha Cave, apparently found in the 1980s by a man ...
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