A start: Phongsali sits at the top end of Laos & is undoubtedly the most remote province in the country. It's also usually the coldest place in the country at an altitude of 1200-1500 metres. Sitting on the ridge line you often get a cold cold wind blowing down from China. The road there is long & winding & is a bit of a pig in many places. tight & narrow it is easy to make a mistake with oncoming vehicles on the continuous blind corners; & you often have to hit the holes or get run over. Then you finally arrive in Phongsali & it feels a bit like youve arrived at a lost world in the mountains. more to come.