Yes I have been carrying a raft and paddle on my bike.
So after taking a slow boat to Luang Prabang Now I leave the bikeand head north. First part is a 13 hour bus ride to Prong Sali. Nota sleeper bus but a local bus. From there it gets interesting as I do notknow what is available to go north the next 80 k. When I get to Tam BangI will head down the Nam Ou River.
I see the utopian menu includes "Tomato chili sauce with boiled vegetarian"
“There is no such thing as a vegetarian snake” I hear from the person next tome reading wired bits of trivia. It is three so time to leave thisutopia.
Off to catch a bus north.
cut off the offending rubber as the tire iscoming apart. Other duel tire has a crack down the center and has notread. A bit further up the road the bus stops to change the tire at asmall shop.
Flip coin and decide to stay with bus for now, as hitching is notworking. I get back on the top heavy bus with young driver.
There are problems with lug nuts. I forgot the kid driver is goingto trying to make up time on these mountain roads in my calculation.
Horn is used on the blind turns which are frequent.
As dawn passes we are still on the road. Now I can see the hills that weare driving through. Steep hills with jungle are what I see through theclouds. Ladders are used to get from the road to fields in some areas.
At another stop I see I have had a box of ringers lactate under my seat.
The town has a Public address system with metal speakers on telephonepoles. At 5 pm announcements start with some music at times. Echoescome from speakers on others hills around town. At 7ish the speakers stoptalking.
298 Miles, 12:50 Moving Time, Max Speed 47.6 Miles, Moving Average 18.5 Miles, StopTime 6:48 Overall Average Speed 12.1 Miles, Temp Min 71F-84F, Start 8:00 next day end20:00, Accent 18295 feet, Max Altitude 2732 feet.
Sunny after morning fog cleared
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