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... Vietnam and Thailand also come off this road so the traffic is constant. I just wanted to get through this leg as quickly as possible. It was only 100kms or so along the highway but with the potholes, trucks, buses and cows its unwise to go faster the 50kms an hour. most locals were going about 40kms and I stuck to their speed generally otherwise you cant react to potholes and cows quickly enough. I almost hit a cow that decided to do a runner (I would have gone flying ...
... bombs and of mines, left by the Americans in the Secret War after the end of the Vietnam conflict. It also tells of the work down involving prosthetics for victims of road accidents. It survives completely on donations and the services are free for patients so you are obliged to leave a donation.
Finally the Buddha Park, an arduous public bus and tuk tuk journey taking around an hour, is worthwhile as it displays numerous statues, idols and ...
... small shack and couldn't seem to find where from there we head into the forest to find the cave. Luckily three young girls were there to show us the way (for a little tip at the end naturally). The girls lead us through the trees and to the
cave. We were all thinking that was it, but then the girls continued further into the cave clambering over rocks with much more grace and speed than all of us combined.
After following the girls for ...
... chance, hiring a brand new semi-automatic motorbike from the 'Mad Monkey' bike shop and with a marked-up map of the route from the owner in hand we set off.
Our first day consisted of a 100km ride, ending at the small village of Thalang. It felt amazing getting out onto the open road, main highway (12) and heading northeast, the closest you could get to complete freedom whilst travelling. We made a short stop early on to visit a local cave, but for ...
... discovered over 200 Buddha statues in the inner cave. This is still an active place of worship, so having paid 2000 kip (about 12p) to park my bike and a further 2000 kip to get into the cave, I was then offered a Falang skirt (foreigner skirt) to wear as I wasn't allowed in trousers. Luckily, I'd packed my sarong so on that went instead! The cave is very small inside, and with about 15 locals doing various things spade was at a premium and we just had a a ...
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