Day 256. 92km. Pakkading – Na Hin

Posted: November 13, 2015 in Cycling, Laos
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We left the main road along the Mekong, and left the busy boredom, exchanging it for rocky, pointy mountains, karsts, and a spectacular view over a wide flat plane surrounded by cliff faces.

An amazing view - the photo doesn't do it justice

An amazing view – the photo doesn’t do it justice

The stress lifted as we turned the corner, and made our way through a rolling landscape. The speeding white Toyota Landcruisers were no more, and the road was returned to local traffic. We undulated our way through dense forest, with the calls of the cicadas and chainsaws reigning supreme. Not as krass as in China, but, we passes some ugly quarries and tree harvesting. Mostly it was a cycle through nature and the heat.

Karst landscape

Karst landscape

Rocky hills

Rocky hills

Banana and pineapple stop

Banana and pineapple stop

  1. Such a contrast in landscapes; what a way to travel!! Am enjoying a virtual trip.

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    Spectacular landscape. In my grocery-dominated world, I dream of the fresh fruit vendors of the tropics. Nothing tastes like freshly picked, tree-ripened fruit!

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