Three days, 1100Km, one back pain, one broken van, loads of near death experiences – for us, people close by and lots for cows, goats and chickens. We decided to rent a van with Ayrton Senna as the driver, sadly with some of his speed, none of his skill but almost similar end result. We went from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng, then to Vientiane, then to Savannakhet and now in Pakse, south Laos. Rain has gone, yea!! But now too hot, groan!! 38C this pm, and hotter forecast tomorrow. We are used to 5C so need to readjust our inner temperature settings. Hopefully this will happen soon, or the next month isn’t going to be much fun.
The van broke down, but quickly fixed. Vientiane rather good coffee but not as cute as Luang Prabang, which has our vote for ‘best city in Laos’. This may change as we go further afield.
The next few days there will be little wifi, so update on Monday. Our audience (both of you!) need not be worried, and we are sure the anticipation will be difficult to deal with.
As your devoted readers we just want to say how our days over the forthcoming weekend will have a big hole as we understand you will not be able to furnish us with intimate details of your progress and pitfalls. Do please ensure that as soon as internet access is regained there is a blog of such magnitude and munificence that we can repair ourselves to a state of information equilibrium.
Our news: cats are well, plants are so so, house is dry, wheelie bins are empty. Judith inspired, thinking of getting a road bike for her birthday! Guy has done his first triathlon in years, and survived!
Looking forward to the next instalment ; Tiger and Lily send their love,
Guy and Judith x