After being hold up in Luang Prabang during the big freeze.. It was time to break out... I did enjoy the time in LPQ.. Love going back. But those 7c day time maximum temps and 3c 4c at night were too much.. Not to mention the cold rain... Before the big blast of cold from China.. Went for a look along the Mekong to Muang Nan. Report here. http://www.gt-rider.com/se-asia-motorcycling/topic/luang-prabang-to-muang-nan-riding-the-mekong Now decided will go the more conventional way as there was a lot of rain and really wanted to be in Xanakham in the evening.. Wasn't sure how muddy it would be.. Turned out to be a good plan as there was plenty of mud and roadworks heading down to Xanakham. First a ride back up to the Kasi - Nan bypass. Always enjoy a ride through here and the spectacular scenery. Getting ready for the big climb up to the top - Going towards Kasi. Looking back down to where I just took the previous picture. At the road works view point before you drop down to Kasi There is a little road works trail that goes off to the left. The view from here looking down to the twisty road and the view point people stop at. Then that magical bit of twisty road.. As you can see the weather is still a bit cloudy after the storm from China. Looking back behind me to the the landslides.. Saw some pictures on our FB Laos Adventure riding group.. That had this road in much better condition in December.. Imagine how this will be when the rainy season comes! Looking down in to the valley. Here is a thread for the ongoing status of the Nan - Kasi bypass status. http://www.gt-rider.com/se-asia-motorcycling/topic/kasi-muang-nan-road-condition More to come.