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... we were going to head to a waterfall but when we arrived there was nobody at the box to buy the tickets, soooo we decided to skip it and make the final 45km stretch of the journey to Konglor. This was one of my most favourite parts of the whole of my travels. As we were driving down the road the sun was starting to set behind the mountains, the locals were all smiling and waving at us, the farmers were all bringing in their cattle so there ...
... So we open up my bike and he gets out his plastic tubing and siphons fuel from my bike to his and off we both go again. That made me feel better knowing that locals do dopey things too, just in case it happens to me further down the track.
Once off the highway the road winds around and up and down through cooler mountains. Its a very beautiful ride but still a bit hairy with trucks and steep declines. Its nice to feel the cool breeze coming out of the ...
... at a nice looking restaurant/bar overlooking the river to have a drink. We ordered two large Beerlaos and a Pepsi, and somehow that translated in Laos to five large Beerlaos and no Pepsi, they weren't overly cold to begin with and with the heat of the day were more the temperature of a coffee by the time we could get them down.
Just as we finished our beers a tropical storm rolled in so we hopped in a tuk tuk and made
our way back to ...
... remote, however we somehow managed to find a decent restaurant for lunch - rather unsurprisingly we were the only customers the whole time we were there.
A huge hydro-electric power station and accompanying dam has been built in this part of Laos causing mass flooding of an area that would have once been covered by rainforest. An artificial lake has been created from this flooding which we drove around after leaving Nakai. It was incredibly eerie driving past all of ...
... before heading back to the bikes.
Next stop was Xiang Liab cave, where an old man showed us around inside a huge winding cave with many walkways and Dom nearly fell in the water after slipping on a small tree branch bridge. The man was very friendly, but unfortunately the only English words I picked out during the 30 minutes were cave, hello, elephant, photo OK, torch and 30 when asking to be paid! We made a very brief stop at Tha Fa Lang, a small ...
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