Today I wanted to cross the friendship bridge in Nong Khai to Vientiane with my Thai registrated bike. At the Thai side there was no problem, they gave me all the papers and stamps I needed, but at the Lao side the trouble began. The girl in room 6, Khampean, was very polite but she told us we could not cross boarder because from februari on they were not allowed to let pass Thai registrated bikes, from other countries was no problem. She would like to help us and asked her boss to let us pass the boarder but he was'nt able to give the permission. He sent us to the Ministry of Communication and Transports to get a paper with a written permission of the general director. That man was not friendly, the answer was just NO, he said there was no more an agreement between Thailand and Laos to let Thai registrated bikes through. After two hours we were back at the boarder with Khampean of room 6, she was very sorry for us and her boss too. They both were very friendly and polite to us. Khampean told us if we cross boarder in the North we would not have any problem. So, we started in Nong Khai at 08.30 and we were back in Nong Khai at 13.30. Be warned if you have a Thai registrated bike and want to cross boarder do it at Chiang Khong.