Muang Nan-Xayabouri: Short ride but still going up and down

Saturday 12, January 2019 39 km – Total so far: 988,5 km

Today we woke up late at about 7:30am. We were lucky the guesthouse gave us a hose and we started to clean our bikes then. They were so dirty and the dry mud was already hard like stone. Hard work!


After I helped Hernan to adjust his gears. He found they were not working properly because he couldn t change the small plate in front. It took us while until he discovered the reason of the problem. Some dirt was blocking the shifter…..

We checked all the screws, put some oil and  were ready to go.
At 10:30 we had to say good-bye to each other. Everyone cycled on his own way and we left in different directions. Hernan, my friend, take care, have a safe ride and may all your dreams come true.

I cycled on and the road was busy with some Chinese trucks. I’m already used that the road is going up and down. In this part of Laos I never had a route that was flat. I took it easy and I was enjoying the ride as I knew it would be a short one. I crossed the new built bridge over the Mekong that it is not even showed in Google map, yet.

I stopped for a drink at a small shop. There was a little girl inside and in the beginning she was shy. After she began to talk some words in English and then even brought me her school book. I was an English teacher for 15min, haha can you imagine!?
I reached my destination early and I checked in in a guesthouse called Bounvong Guesthouse. I went to have some lunch and on my way back I strolled through the market. I bought one of these cheap chinese head torches everybody uses here, even on motorcycles.

We will see how long the batteries will last…. On the market you almost could buy everything –  frogs, birds, crabs and some larvas I really haven’t got any idea what the hell that was.I came back, took a shower and did a power nap. Later I went to the same place to eat some rice and chicken again.

I did the journal and at 11pm I went to bed.

The guesthouse
The guesthouse
Ready for the shower
Ready for the shower
A little be dirty
A little be dirty
Mud pedal
Mud pedal
Now the front wheel
Now the front wheel
Lubrication time
Lubrication time
Shoes next time
Shoes next time
Ready to go
Ready to go
Last selfie with Hernan
Last selfie with Hernan
Main street
Main street
Close to my destination
Close to my destination
Going up
Going up
Beautiful mountain landscape
Beautiful mountain landscape
Now going down
Now going down
The new bridge
The new bridge
The Mekong
The Mekong
The Mekong
The Mekong
Almost there
Almost there
Sweet kids
Sweet kids
My guesthouse
My guesthouse
Delicious lunch
Delicious lunch
Main market
Main market
Main market
Main market
Dying frogs
Dying frogs
Birds ready for the grill
Birds ready for the grill
Dying crabs
Dying crabs
Market view
Market view
Larvae of ...
Larvae of …
Porks legs
Porks legs
They got also a mall
They got also a mall
My new torch
My new torch

 

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