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    My last road trip Laos & Thailand

    Im attempting to start a thread about a recent roadie through Lao and issan, im using imgur for the pics which is new to me since photobucket started being coonts. just posted a pic but it seems like its quite a small thumbnail. also my first time posting pics since the forum upgrade. can you guys tell me if its viewable or tiny pic, as it appears to me


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    also imgur doesnt seem to be resizing the fookers i would like 800x 600 because most of the photos were huge taken on the phone

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    Also, If the mods could step in and change the Thread title to MY LAST ROADTRIP LAO&THAILAND. sorry , posting half pissed

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    The little guest house pictured is in paksan. a sleepy little border town on the Mekong. Fook all going on there but there was a bit of boat racing which is what we were escaping vientiane for. cheap at 70000 kip a night. paksans a 3 hour drive from vientiane, we were headed for Konglor cave another 3 hours down the road
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    The picture is fine. Keep them coming.

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    Ok, cheers. i will crack on

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    If you uncheck the wee box below where you paste the link the attached images bit below the pic won't show

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    It was just a short trip and consisted of 1 night in Paksan, 1 night in Konglor, 1 night in Nackom phanom (witha stop in thakek to cross the river, then 1 night in bung kan which is opposite Paksan on the Lao side.

    Ferrys to take the locals to bung kan




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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    If you uncheck the wee box below where you paste the link the attached images bit below the pic won't show
    ah, ok. ill get my head around that sooner or later

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    Up up and away





    Sure hope it doesnt burn anyones house down
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    After Launching these in the muddy mekong praying for continued access to cold beer and good food the jobs a good un




    And if i ever want to smuggle anything (or myself) across the river Somchais my new mate in Paksan
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    The next day it was about another 3 hours to reach Konglor cave, Tourisms in its infancy here and the roads a little rugged but i can definately recommend the boat trip through the cave, Kids loved it
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    In Konglor itself there isnt much to choose from but we got a nice place called spring river resort, about $50 a night but good for 2 adults and 2 nippers


    Cheaper accomadation can be found though



    Dont be expecting Haute cuisine though. most people bring there own or eat at the resort, we got lucky, the food was great at spring river resort


    Fish larp


    And something the wife had, no prizes for guessing what it is


    washed down with 10 of these


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    The Loom at spring river resort. wheres the fookin pringles.



    ah, there they are, BYO

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    Good show BLD. The Kong Lor was on my list but we missed it. We ended up at a different cave just south of there on our way to the four thousand Island area. That trip was cut short due to high water so I guess I need prior planning on when such a trip is possible. I gathered they knew Kong Lor water was too high for the trip so they took me to some high ground cave that a river ran under.

    Beautiful area in a mountainous region so I will not complain. Thanks for taking the time to post up pics of your adventures.

    The fishes.

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    It was my first foray to the cave, its a bit of the beaten path to get to, but well worth it, yeah sometimes the boats dont run if the rivers high, we got lucky


    we paid about 230 000 kip for 2 boats which is crazy cheap for a 2 hour trip, first the boatboys paddle you across the river before transferring you to the motorised ones


    you get a life jacket and a helmet


    The cave entrance. it goes for 7 kms




    It was pitch black in there apart from what you could see with your headlamp but at one point the boatboys stop to let you walk through the cave while they take the boats around to meat you







    we went about lunchtime and were the only 2 boats in there, i can imagine it would get bloody noisy with plenty of boats chugging around, but they seem to keep the boat numbers down, its run as a sort of cooperative







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    Hope these pics arent coming out to big ?

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    very nice BLD!

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    10% Special brew, jeeze

    That cave exploring looks fun, thanks for sharing.

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    Konglor is nice enough for a day trip but 1 night is really enough.

    Locals are Friendly


    We hit the road for a 3 hour trip to Thakek


    My wife wanted to stay overnight in Thakek but i had been there many times before and convinced her that its super boring and we were better of crossing the bridge and staying in Nakhon phanom on the thai side. We had lunch in Thakek and took a few photos of the old French style buildings then fooked of







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    Being a sunday i was expecting the bridge to be busy, like it is in vientiane on the weekend but we were the only car there,



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    I always get the job of filling out the Lao and Thai immigration forms for all 4 of us so was pretty pissed of that the dozy fooker on the Lao side hadnt bothered to return them to our passports after stamping, resulting me filling out another 4 Apart from that the bridge crossing should of taken no more than 10 minutes.

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    ^^ I've never been across the 'Friendship Bridge'.

    Didn't know what to expect ... but I expected 'more friends' (traffic).

    Good travel thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    Being a sunday i was expecting the bridge to be busy, like it is in vientiane on the weekend but we were the only car there,

    That's a nice photo, BLD.

    The "moobs" shot was a cracker too!

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