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CYCLING IN THAILAND AND LAOS -- Bangkok, Thailand to Chiang Rai, Thailand, November, 2002

Total Miles: 3600
Miles/Day: 30
Days Riding: 120
Group Size: 1
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 5

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 35 Lbs.
Camping: 3%
Cooking: 0%
Cost/Day: $ 20
ACA Helped Me: No

Rider: Bill Weir; 51 years old, travel writer, Member UNITED STATES Email

Summary: From Bangkok, I rode into northeastern Thailand and on into southern Laos. In Laos, I rode nearly the full length of the country, then reentered Thailand in the north.; Self-Planned

Health Issues: none

Motivation: The people and culture of Laos make this the most popular cycling destination in Southeast Asia. I also enjoyed off-the-beaten-track cycling in northeastern and northern Thailand.

Most Challenging Aspect:The mountains in Laos form a formidable barrier between Vientiane and Luang Prabang.

Favorite Experience: Friendly people and the golden glitter of temples all along the way.

Least Favorite: none

Tips: Laos has just about everything a cyclist could dream of!

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Date Entered: Apr, 2020

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