Sunday, 4 May 2014
The Jamieson Connection in Vientiane
Judy and Don Burrows son Chris, who lives in Vientiane, shared his local knowledge to prepare us pretty well for the dramatic change from the comfortable road conditions that we had enjoyed in Thailand. We also sheltered from a heavy downpour on his back patio. Before talking with Chris we had imagined that we could cover 180km in 4 hours, but the mountain road from Vang Vieng over to Luang Prabang turned into an 8 hour expedition. Roads are pot-holed and windy with several long, steep climbs and descents.