G'day All, Last November James, Justin and myself all met up in Ubon. Time to try the new bag out on the KLX... The plan. Lets cross the border and take the first right off the tarmac and head to the Lao side of the emerald triangle. After the Emerald triangle head to Khong Island and see what we decide to do next. Getting across a bit later than planned.. but we still decide to give the Emerald triangle a go. Turn right at the first dirt road.. On OSM it doesn't show as linking up.. But looking on Google Earth is looks like there is a way through. So we decide to give it a go and if it can be done.. Update OSM. Interesting to see all my way points on the GPS show just up and over the mountains when James and I had been exploring a year earlier on the Thai side.. The road was wide and a bit boring.. But soon became interesting! Justin waited for us to make sure neither of us came along and went over the edge.. literally.. The road became a little boring.. Justin spotted a track going to the left and we went to explore.. It was real fun and we thought we were still mostly tracking in the correct direction.. That is until we popped back out on the road heading to Pakse.. Oh well.. Grab a coffee and the trail was fun. Quite technical and wet and muddy in parts. (Track already on OSM) We decide to forget about the emerald triangle and head to Champasak.. Again, avoiding the paved road and come in to Champasak from behind.. The road was not the best.. up and down and suspension bottoming out. Not far from Champasak.. I hear the sound every time I go over a big bump.. Then stop and look.. My subframe had snapped. Slowly make our way to Champasak. Check in and start the mission to look for a welder. We find a fella the next day.. Under James's supervision.. He did a pretty good job. James even made him paint it.. Professional at work. So we decide to stay one more day and head to Wat Phou.. Have been here a few times and never tire of this magnificent temple. More to come.