i heard many good things about laos from other cyclists and it became one of the most popular cycling destinations in southeast asia. the first one i met was joel from denmark on his roundtrip through thailand and laos. his blog.
on my last stop before vientiane in phonhong i met gaelle and…
ben from france. they were backpacking in new zealand when they decided to switch to the bicycle. no regrets so far as you can read on their blog (french).
as we where chatting in front of their guesthouse we saw alan passing by. he joined us for dinner and entertained us with his ukulele before our ways parted.
i decided against the guesthouse and opted for camping as it was only one day further to vientiane. i just made it a couple of meters until i ended up in a bar with a guy who spent seven years in germany and who invited me for a beer. after a lot of beerlao and some songs on the guitar i was invited to stay the night at a friends place. what a communicative day it was. tomorrow: vientiane and kick-off in south africa.