Leaving the bike behind

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

  • I’ve been riding around the Bolaven Plateau in Laos on the so-called ‘Southern Swing‘ and today was my final day on the moped. The original plan was to spend a couple more days on the bike riding to and from Attapeu where there are supposedly some impressive waterfalls. However, having learned that the roads were impassable by moped in a number of places it didn’t seem worth the risk. Having crashed my moped in Thailand I wasn’t about to do that again!

    There were a number of waterfalls on the road back to Pakse where, after grabbing a bite to eat and a relaxing iced mocha with my travel companion, Jade, the pair of us caught the night bus to Vientiane which will be some ten or more hours away.