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Laos – Lovely and Luscious, A Real Forest Retreat

Laos – Lovely and Luscious, A Real Forest Retreat

After China, Laos was always going to be about rest and relaxation. If there is a better spot than South East Asia for doing exactly that, then tie me down sport, and call me an Aussie!!. The instant you enter South East Asia the shackles come off, the pressure dissipates, stress disappears, you start to feel relaxed immediately. In this part of the world there is no hurry, no need to rush. Everybody is happy and smiling. Friendly faces...

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A Pack Rafting Adventure on the Mekong River

A Pack Rafting Adventure on the Mekong River

While I was in Luang Namtha, Laos I had the pleasure of meeting a fellow Kiwi called Stuart Biggs. Stu and I discovered we were both fans of the adventurer Alastair Humphreys. Stu was so impressed he had taken a leaf out of Alastair’s book and decided to go on a pack rafting adventure. What I loved about Stu was the simplicity of his decision making.  As far as I could tell his decision making process had gone like this. Stu liked...

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Leg 3 of 5 – China to Malaysia

Leg 3a – China to Laos Our group of travellers enter China on June 20th 2013 and exits on July 24th 2013. Due to the Chinese government rules these dates are fixed. Visa’s Required – Visas for the vehicle and myself (for UK Passport) Distance – 4543 miles Time – 35 days Leg 3b – Laos to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Upon entering Laos, I head south to Cambodia and then across to Thailand and finally south into...

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