Frozen we cling to the moped firmly. Our adventure in Central Laos is accompanied by an icy wind. Trees that look like burned matches stick out of the water. Our multi-day motorcycle tour leads past small villages and large caves. The Thakhek loop: a review.
"Sabai dii! Hello! "A few children playing on the riverbank wave to us. We'll do it for you until the slowboat takes us out of sight.
If you're lost on the Bolaven Plateau in Laos, you'll be in for a surprise: the village of Kokphungtai with its opium smokers.
Recognition number 57: If the drinking water bottle is frozen next to the bed, it was cold at night.
Now, about five women covered with colorful cloths stand in the water to wash themselves. An older man, who is just shampooing his hair, sings out loud ... and incredibly beautiful. A little boy drives four or five water buffalos through the same stream. A young man with a big bag takes off his pretty shoes, rolls up his pants and sets off ... to the office?
We just do not do anything on Don Det. But we do it right: A story of neat idleness.
When I cycle for the first time over the Nam Khan River to the city, Luang Prabang seems unreal to me. Is this the real life or an enchanted island on the edge of time, a forgotten backdrop of a kitschy Indochina movie? This place is so beautiful that you are afraid it might change too fast.
From the northern border of Thailand to Luang Prabang by boat - better you can not tune into the wonderfully peaceful atmosphere in Laos. But who takes a break in a village on the bank, quickly realizes that he has no idea how it is the people here.