1st Laos Trips 1995

Discussion in 'Golden Oldies' started by DavidFL, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Some golden oldies from my original Laos Trips in 95....

    Previously posted in
    http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/threads/28617-The-Luang-Prabang-Loop

    HOUEI XAI - LUANGNAMTHA
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    I think more than anything it was the stream crossings I always remembered the most.

    Then it was the people as usual..
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    Vieng Phoukha, the main street & centre of town.
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    Don Chai, still my fave village on the HX - LNT road.
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    Luang Namtha, the main street in 95.
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    MUANG SING
    The Main Street
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    The Sing Thong Hotel & the only accommodation in town then.
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    The road Luang Namtha - Muang Sing
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    The dirt section LNT - Muang Sing.
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    On the road Luang Namtha - Muang Sing. Great people!
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    Akha village Luang Namtha - Muang Sing
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    Luang Namtha, the main street
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    Ah yes, those were the days....and who you would have never thought of publishing Laos guide maps back then.
     
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  3. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    The Muang Sing (Pang Hai) local border crossing to China

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    German Joe from Joes Bike Team, Chiang Mai, crossing back over to Laos after a short excursion into China. Note the white chalk line on the dirt road where you must stop your bike.

    Joe it's time we went for a ride in Laos again.

    The same border crossing October 2008
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  4. Marco

    Marco Ol'Timer

    antastic David

    you must be in that unque position,you can see the development when the yrs go by, good and bad ones.

    China border crossing,, not so much border guys,, why cant just ride there or did they have next post behind the corner??? :wink:
     
  5. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    2wheels :thumbup:
     
  6. LivinLOS

    LivinLOS Ol'Timer

    Superb pics.. And please make sure they are backed up and hosted (elsewhere) for posterity.
     
  7. burnjr

    burnjr Ol'Timer

    nice photo david..already past 18 years..nice memory
     
  8. s.sathiya

    s.sathiya Active Member

    Love those pictures David!! Thanks for sharing!!
     
  9. Jurgen

    Jurgen Ol'Timer

    These shots are valuable memories for Laos lovers. What strikes me the most is to see the same "red/blue bike" on pictures since twenty years! It must have passed the 300K :)
     
  10. ballbkk

    ballbkk Active Member

    OH BAJA250 & AX1 in action!!!

    Thank you for your photo

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  11. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    The Muang Sing morning market

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  12. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Lanten in the Luang Namtha market.

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  13. Rod Page

    Rod Page Ol'Timer

    Like all those that have commented before I'm absolutely blown away by the photos you are posting of days gone by; well actually to be truthful I'm bloody jealous that I wasn't there & wonder what the hell I was doing with my life......we only go 'round once!
    Some accompanying text/memories????
     
  14. ronwebb

    ronwebb Ol'Timer

    That sums it up. Brilliant David and keep 'em coming.
     
  15. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer

    Wow.. Golden Oldies - 1995.. Hard to believe that is nearly 20 years ago.
    I was studying IT and Business while you were having a blast...

    Great stuff David..

    Displays the pedigree of GT-Rider with the in-depth reports and accompanying photos..

    Well done..

    Cheers
    Brian
     
  16. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    95 in the poppy fields Houei Xai - Luang Namtha

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  17. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    95 with the Khamu, Luang Namtha- OUdom Xai.

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    Lunch

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  18. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    95 Fueling up in Luang Namtha.

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  19. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    1995. Hongta Hotel, Luang Namtha.

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  20. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    1995 Hanging out with the Akha. Muang Sing - Luang Namtha.

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    The Akha in the morning market. Muang Sing.

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  21. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    A pho breakfast in the Muang Sing morning market. 1995.

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  22. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    An Akha - Arai Belle.

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    Muang Sing - LUang Namtha.1995.
    Does anyone recognizes the Easy Bar sticker on the AX1-250.
    Easy Bar was one of the original farang - tourist bars in Chiang Rai, & run by Toi.
    It was the pre runner to Lobo / Lamyai bar in Chiang Rai.
     
  23. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Lamet hill tribe.

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    Houei Xai - Luang Namtha.
     
  24. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    1995. Oudom Xai - Pak Beng

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    1995 Oudom Xai - Muang Khua.

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  25. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    1995. With the Lanten, Luang Namtha.

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  26. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Pak Beng 1995

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