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March 24th, 2011 | Asia

South to Savannakhet…

After a full week in Vientiane, three days of which was spent watching the rain fall outside my window, I was itching to move on… The Big Fella had received a number of running repairs and I was eager to get moving so that I could get used to the bike’s new set-up… The evening […]

March 23rd, 2011 | Asia

Changing Gears…!!

After sorting out the little niggles with the bike, I sat thinking about the various riders I had met, and comparing my thoughts and plans with theirs… Many of my fellow travelers were riding to a clock that seemed to tick a lot slower than mine… I thought about all the places I had missed […]

March 21st, 2011 | Asia

Fixes and Surprises…!!

Bleary-eyed, I stumbled downstairs and into the covered parking on the ground floor of the hotel… It was 5.30 am, and it was still dark outside… The ladies who arrived to set up the breakfast buffet stopped and stared at me in surprise, then greeted me in unison… “Sabai Di, Mister Biker…!! Why awake so […]

March 20th, 2011 | Asia

Delays in Vientiane…

It rained or drizzled for three straight days after my arrival in Vientiane… Willi and I went into town during a break in the weather on Friday evening and after a light meal walked around to find a spot where we could sit and chat… He had been toying with the idea of heading back […]

March 18th, 2011 | Asia

Days in Vientiane…!!

When Willi and I made our way downstairs for breakfast, we found Meier’s bike already loaded… He had decided to cross into Thailand that same morning, and make his way down to Malaysia via Bangkok, as he only had six weeks of leave left and needed to sell the bike before heading back to Germany… […]

March 17th, 2011 | Asia

Tricky Ride to Vientiane…

The rain just wouldn’t quit… Willi had warned that the first 25 kms of road to Xiang Ngeun was under construction, and was “torn up and dusty” when he went through three days before… I wondered what the constant rain and heavy traffic had done to this section… I was betting that it would no […]