On our way to Chang Kong, the Laos border, we stopped over at Chang Rai to see the White Temple, supposedly one of the most beautiful temples in the whole of Thailand although it isn’t due to be finished for another 60 years. 1,328 more words
During the past two months of cycling in Laos and Vietnam, Cayleigh has been dutifully recording distances, prices, and highlights of our trip. Hopefully this information can be of use to other cyclists interested in following parts of our route. 106 more words
We spotted numerous leftover bomb shells in Vieng Xai and this region of Laos… pretty surreal
One of the many caves with a hidden entrance to the communist hide-aways
Check out this drinks menu!!! My favourite is the 5L of “whine” for 250 000 kip (about $30)
Kids work hard here in Laos, but smiles abound!
Another welcome Beer Lao after a hard day in the saddle!
Beautiful views everywhere we look. This hut is used for grain storage.
Spectacular views of kids playing in the harvested rice fields.
This Australian couple, Liz and Bill (with their guide and driver) were our surrogate parents for three tough days of cycling- they passed us numerous times on the road and always checked in with us. They offered a welcome hug and beer when we arrived in Sam Neua. THANK YOU Liz and Bill!
The second school where we dropped off Big Brother Mouse books.
A poster teaching kids what bombs to look out for… right up there with learning their ABCs
During our first week in beautiful Luang Prabang, we tried to map out our itinerary for the next few weeks … we wanted to include other parts of Laos then onto Cambodia before hitting the beaches of Thailand. 316 more words