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Laos 2013

Laos Motorbike Ride Report – Day 5

Vieng Thong to Phonsovan

  • 202km
  • 6 hours riding time

GPS Plot Day 5

The day started early and we were out packing up the bikes by 7am. As usual Shaun was trying to redesign how best to tie his bags on to the bike so while I was waiting I went for a ride up the street and managed to find a 19mm spanner (the one we’d needed the day before for the flat tyre) to add to our kit. Continue reading Laos Motorbike Ride Report – Day 5

Laos Motorbike Ride Report – Day 2

Pak Lay to Sainyabuli (Xaignabouri)

  • 216km
  • 9 hours (including breaks)

Todays ride included a bit of a detour to start the day that Jim had programmed into our GPS. He had said it was only a short day of riding and we could potentially be in Sainyabuli by shortly after midday. If we did get there around that time then we had the option to continue onto Luang Prabang and give ourselves a rest day. Continue reading Laos Motorbike Ride Report – Day 2

Laos Motorbike Ride Report – Day 3

Sainyabuli (Xaignabouri) to Luang Prabang

  • 122km
  • 4 hours riding (including breaks)

Ride Map Day 3

Side note: One thing to be aware of when travelling through Laos is the naming of towns. They will vary dramatically. Quite often there’s one name for road signs, one for local maps and a third for guide books (TripAdvisor) and things like Google Maps. Most of the time they were close enough that you would catch on but as with the case of Sainyabuli the name you see when planning the days ride the night before doesn’t even start with the same letter as the name you’ll see on the road signs along the way. If looking up places on your phone we also found Apple Maps to be far more detailed than Google Maps for both Laos and Cambodia. Continue reading Laos Motorbike Ride Report – Day 3