1st Laos Trips 1995

Discussion in 'Golden Oldies' started by DavidFL, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Some golden oldies from my original Laos Trips in 95....

    Previously posted in
    https://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/threads/28617-The-Luang-Prabang-Loop

    HOUEI XAI - LUANGNAMTHA
     251277030-M.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

     251277044-M.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

    I think more than anything it was the stream crossings I always remembered the most.

    Then it was the people as usual..
     251277592-M.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums
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    Vieng Phoukha, the main street & centre of town.
     251277707-M.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

     251276370-M.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

    Don Chai, still my fave village on the HX - LNT road.
     251276207-M.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums
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    Luang Namtha, the main street in 95.
     251277696-M.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

    MUANG SING
    The Main Street
     254723710_G3fyB-M.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

    The Sing Thong Hotel & the only accommodation in town then.
     254725431_TuFjJ-M.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums
     254723780_HMPFB-M.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

    The road Luang Namtha - Muang Sing
     254723786_BhTfn-M.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums
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    The dirt section LNT - Muang Sing.
     254723781_tWXsZ-M.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

    On the road Luang Namtha - Muang Sing. Great people!
     254723760_UR2qp-M.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

    Akha village Luang Namtha - Muang Sing
     254723757_e3Ah4-M.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

    Luang Namtha, the main street
     254723746_KrN6c-M.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

    Ah yes, those were the days....and who you would have never thought of publishing Laos guide maps back then.
     
  2. The Muang Sing (Pang Hai) local border crossing to China

     561551410_LQ6Mz-M.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums
    German Joe from Joes Bike Team, Chiang Mai, crossing back over to Laos after a short excursion into China. Note the white chalk line on the dirt road where you must stop your bike.

    Joe it's time we went for a ride in Laos again.

    The same border crossing October 2008
     391161578_rnsAo-M.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums
     

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  3. antastic David

    you must be in that unque position,you can see the development when the yrs go by, good and bad ones.

    China border crossing,, not so much border guys,, why cant just ride there or did they have next post behind the corner??? :wink:
     
  4. 2wheels :thumbup:
     
  5. Superb pics.. And please make sure they are backed up and hosted (elsewhere) for posterity.
     
  6. nice photo david..already past 18 years..nice memory
     
  7. Love those pictures David!! Thanks for sharing!!
     
  8. These shots are valuable memories for Laos lovers. What strikes me the most is to see the same "red/blue bike" on pictures since twenty years! It must have passed the 300K :)
     
  9. OH BAJA250 & AX1 in action!!!

    Thank you for your photo

     TTI_7639-1copycopy.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  ballbkk at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums
     
  10. The Muang Sing morning market

     291066=16135-gtr-muangsing95.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

     291066=16136-gtr-muangsing95-2.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

     291066=16137-gtr-muangsing95-3.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums
     
  11. Lanten in the Luang Namtha market.

     291086=16142-GTR-Lanten-LNT-Market.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

     291086=16143-GTR-Lanten-LNT-Market2.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums
     
  12. Like all those that have commented before I'm absolutely blown away by the photos you are posting of days gone by; well actually to be truthful I'm bloody jealous that I wasn't there & wonder what the hell I was doing with my life......we only go 'round once!
    Some accompanying text/memories????
     
  13. That sums it up. Brilliant David and keep 'em coming.
     
  14. Wow.. Golden Oldies - 1995.. Hard to believe that is nearly 20 years ago.
    I was studying IT and Business while you were having a blast...

    Great stuff David..

    Displays the pedigree of GT-Rider with the in-depth reports and accompanying photos..

    Well done..

    Cheers
    Brian
     
  15. 95 in the poppy fields Houei Xai - Luang Namtha

     291218=16193-GTR-Opium-Laos95-B.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

     291218=16192-GTR-Opium-Laos95-2.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums
     291218=16195-GTR-Opium-Laos95-D.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

     291218=16194-GTR-Opium-Laos95-C.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums
     
  16. 95 with the Khamu, Luang Namtha- OUdom Xai.

     291220=16197-GTR-Laos-Khamu-95.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

    Lunch

     291220=16196-GTR-Laos-Khamu-9-2.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums
     
  17. 95 Fueling up in Luang Namtha.

     291332=16231-GTR-Laos-Laos_Fuel-95-3B.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

     291332=16230-GTR-Laos-Laos_Fuel-95-2B.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

     291332=16232-GTR-Laos-Laos_Fuel-95C.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums
     
  18. 1995. Hongta Hotel, Luang Namtha.

     291338=16234-GTR_Hongta-LNT-95.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

    Houei Xai - Luang Namtha

     291338=16235-GTR-Laos-HX-LNT-95B.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums
     
  19. 1995 Hanging out with the Akha. Muang Sing - Luang Namtha.

     291355=16236-GTR-Akha-Laos-95B.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

     291355=16237-GTR-Akha-Laos2-95BB.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

     291355=16238-GTR-Akha-LaosMS-LNT-95.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

    The Akha in the morning market. Muang Sing.

     291355=16239-GTR-Laos95-MuangSingMarketB.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums
     
  20. A pho breakfast in the Muang Sing morning market. 1995.

     291548=16282-GTR-MuangSingMarket95.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums
     
  21. An Akha - Arai Belle.

     291549=16283-GTR-Akha-MS-LNT-95.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums
    Muang Sing - LUang Namtha.1995.
    Does anyone recognizes the Easy Bar sticker on the AX1-250.
    Easy Bar was one of the original farang - tourist bars in Chiang Rai, & run by Toi.
    It was the pre runner to Lobo / Lamyai bar in Chiang Rai.
     
  22. Lamet hill tribe.

     291550=16284-GTR-Lamet-HX-LNT-95.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

    Houei Xai - Luang Namtha.
     
  23. 1995. Oudom Xai - Pak Beng

     291562=16286-GTR-UX-PakBeng-1995B.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

    1995 Oudom Xai - Muang Khua.

     291562=16287-GTR-UX-MuangKhua-1995B.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums
     
  24. 1995. With the Lanten, Luang Namtha.

     291578=16296-GTR-Lanten-LNT-1995.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

     291578=16292-GTR-Lanten-LNT3-1995B.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums
     291578=16295-GTR-Lanten-LNT6-1995.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

     291578=16293-GTR-Lanten-LNT4-1995.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

     291578=16294-GTR-Lanten-LNT5-1995.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

     291578=16291-GTR-Lanten-LNT2-1995B.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums
     
  25. Pak Beng 1995

     293894=17479-GTR-PakBeng2-95B2.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums

     293894=17480-GTR-PakBeng95B.jpg in 1st Laos Trips 1995 from  DavidFL at GT-Rider Motorcycle Forums
     

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