Sunday, January 01, 2006

Day 121. Lao jungle to near Louang Namtha

Start: half-way between Houay Xai and Louang Namtha, Laos
End: Just outside Louang Namtha, Laos
Distance: 85 km
Time: 7'25"
Avg: 11.4 k/h
Max: 31.5 k/h
Total: 7350 km
Total riding days: 79
Riding hours: 0830 - 1750 (or 2150, if you include my late-night excursion)

I camped in a school yard, having asked the caretaker if this was OK.

At 2130 the caretaker's husband comes home, drunk, and decides to evict me in the middle of the night. Not very entertaining. It is pitch dark and jungly hills all around. I unroll my sleeping bag and half-sleep the rest of the night by the side of the road.

Happy New Year.

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