Laos to Cambodia

I had spent 4 days chilling in Dondet, one of the 4000 Islands in the south of Laos. As the pictures from the previous posts showed (4000 Islands, cycling, kayaking), it was a scenic location. It was also one of the laziest, most laid back places I’d been to since Pai, Thailand. But like all…

The Loop: Day IV

Day 4 now had a new plan. The original idea was to bike 50km down to a junction. Turn off and go 20km to the Blue Lagoon. After a swim do the 20km journey back and then another 50km down taking us back to Thakek. The new plan was for Sinead and Abbie to break…

The Loop: Day III

Whether we do the Loop in three or four days was something we hadn’t decided until the night of Day II. Whilst discussing what time to rise we opted for a slightly easier itinerary to cover everything at a more relaxed pace. As a result we had a slightly lazier start on Day III. We…

The Loop: Day II

With Day 1 safely under the belt I groggily arose early at 0627 for Day 2. The side effects from the Doxycycline had started kicking in and I’d had some silly, memorable but unrestful dreams for the previous few days. I snuck a quick peak out the window to see the weather conditions without letting…

The Loop: Day I

We were all up, showered and ready to head out at the agreed 0830. We went to Wang Wang and picked up our bikes. The bikes had about 30,000+ kilometres on the clock and looked in good condition. Both breaks worked, the lights and indicators worked and the bike moved between gears mostly smoothly (I…