The southern swing

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  • A mother and her three daughters walk along a quiet road in the Salavan Province of Laos. I passed them on this, my first day of riding a moped over the Bolevan Plateau in southern Laos on a route known as the Southern Swing.

    I began the ride in the town of Paksee and slowly rode some 85km (52.8 miles) along the Salavan Road to the small village of Kieng Than Lei near the Tat Lo waterfalls. That’s where I am tonight, settled in a comfortable large guest house beside a rice paddie for the princely sum of 30,000 Kip, that’s just £2.33 (US $3.66). It even has hot water in the en-suite bathroom!

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      • I see things from time to time Robin which I know you would like. You would love the guest house I stayed in last night, the rice paddie and the furniture was awesome. All made from local wood.

        Hey, did the comment details on here get retained this time? I mean do you still have to write your name and email address each time still?

    1. Lovely friendly picture Simon. The rice paddies remind me of Macedonia too. Enjoy 🙂 (and keep watching out for those bombs!!)

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