Weds 16th January.
Well, we got up at 5.15 to catch a tuk tuk to the bus station in Phonsavan to catch a mini bus to phoukoun (where we kept our bikes). The mini bus driver appeared to be trying to break the world ground speed record as we hurtled safely through beautiful landscapes ranging from rice fields, meadows and thick lush jungle covered mountains. One of our passengers was doing impressions (VERY good ones, of ‘Spit the dog’ of tiswas fame. Disgusting!
We arrived in phoukoun after three hours and ate some breakfast before riding to Kasi, around 35 miles of mountain roads. Some very steep, but thankfully, plenty of down.
Then we came across a hot spring ‘resort’ of three huts and a restaurant. We had no hesitation in paying 10,000 kip (£1) for an hour long soak in the hot mineral pools nestled beneath the rising mountains around us. Just what we all needed. We then proceeded the final 15 miles to Kasi giving loads more ‘low fives’ to kids on the way. Arrived in Kasi. A one horse town where the horse has gone, some time ago..
Still we have found a lovely guest house run by an elderly French speaking Lao man. Now relaxing, waiting for dinner……photos to follow…..
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