Sooksomboon Guest House
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... distance apart incorporating a fantastic walk through the pine trees and the undulating hills of the surrounding area, providing some context to these intriguing archaeological sites. There are more than 90 sites in total, with only seven open to the public. The area has been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site but even if it achieves this status in the near future, it is definitely a top historical wonder of Laos. Each site is fundamentally the same, huge stone jars, some ...
... all around and it was
certainly a very different and picturesque journey for us both there.
Anyway, after reaching the cave (and having to go all the
way back to our guest house again to get our money, doh!) we hired a boat and a
‘guide’ and entered the mouth of the enormous cave entrance for the start our spooky
adventures underground in the dark….
Well we would love to show you what we found, but cave
photography is not a skill ...
... kip (£12) a day rental fee.
After the bikes were sorted we spoke to a German guy about the Loop who was adamant we couldn't do it in less than four days, which suddenly presented us with a new challenge to prove him wrong.
We started off with a sense of adventure, an average speed of around 60km/hr and the aim to cover the 500km distance in 3 days. The first check point was swiftly met and it was decided to venture forward ...
We jumped on our first local bus to Konglor Cave, which was quite an experience! We had countless stops and were joined by locals selling food, and shipping their goods to their remote villages. We bought some unripe mango, with a spicy chilli salt and boiled corn on the cobs! We shared the journey with a crazy French dude who has spent most of his life hitch hiking around the world, and a lovely girl from Leeds ...
... as we were conscious and had not appeared to have hit our heads or were bleeding. Within seconds though most of the village had come over, turned off the engine and stood the scooter back up. Malice and Thom (French couple we were with) appeared back to help. Luckily I had just bashed both knees, however Al had torn a muscle in his leg. Malice joked that in Asia they seem to put tiger balm on all scraps, 2 seconds later the grandmother of the village ...
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