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.

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  1. Hey Matthias.

    Nice chatting to you on the road. Haven’t had a chance to listen to your album yet (connection too slow, I think) but will get around to it sooner or later. If you are around Bangkok in one month we can meet for a jam šŸ˜‰ Choke Dii!

  2. Hhhhey! Matthias!
    My goodness are you really going to Africa man? here we are all travelling round the world with this lovely mondial. I have the regret to say that you lost today…;O)
    Otherwise I’m beginning to feel very sedentary again (and more and more I look at your pictures, dammned!) I wish to be on the road again.

    Yes, Cycle is the mecca of the transport means.

    Hope you still enjoying every thing, that you are not totally in the moonsoon…Happy, to be in the way…

    bye, take care

  3. Just after the incredible 4-0 against argentina, we were talking about you in a bar with wifi, and saw that we are in picture on your blog ! Nice…

    We hope you make peacefully your way to south Laos, but we are sure you would, as its all flat starting from Vientiane..

    We just arrived in (the crazy) Hanoi, and taking a couple of month bike-off.

    Good luck anyway !

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