Regarding border crossing to Laos. I would like to share this story: " Some weeks ago", a group of off road bikers going with a wellknown biker who organizes off road bike tour in Cambodia went North of Siem Pang (North of Banlung) Ratanakiri. Z . and his fellows bikers entered illegally into Laos (I guess they have GPS, so they probably know where they were??). Anyway, they ended up somewhere on Nat # 13 and have tried to cross back " Legaly" into Cambodia. I don' t know what kind of troubles they had with Lao authority and didn' t meet them. I just met friends who tell the story. Of course, Laos authorities don' t like at all this kind of problem and this may explain the closure of border for bike in & out of Lao. If our good friend Z.. want to share his story and tell us more, we may understand more about the situation. :?