1st Laos Trips 1995

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

There were 2 trips in 1995

First trip was 10 - 17 February 1995.
Chiang Mai - Oudom Sai & Return
The bike was a Honda: Honda AX-1
Total distance was 1,638 kms.

Second trip was 5 - 18 November 1995
Chiang Mai to Jinhong & Return
The bike was Honda Baja.
Total distance was 2470 kms.

Previously posted in
The Luang Prabang Loop

HOUEI XAI - LUANGNAMTHA
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I think more than anything it was the stream crossings I always remembered the most.

Then it was the people as usual..
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Vieng Phoukha, the main street & centre of town.
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Don Chai, still my fave village on the HX - LNT road.
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Luang Namtha, the main street in 95.
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MUANG SING
The Main Street
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The Sing Thong Hotel & the only accommodation in town then.
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The road Luang Namtha - Muang Sing
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The dirt section LNT - Muang Sing.
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On the road Luang Namtha - Muang Sing. Great people!
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Akha village Luang Namtha - Muang Sing
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Luang Namtha, the main street
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Ah yes, those were the days....and who you would have never thought of publishing Laos guide maps back then.
 
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The Muang Sing (Pang Hai) local border crossing to China

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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
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Marco

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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:
 

LivinLOS

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Superb pics.. And please make sure they are backed up and hosted (elsewhere) for posterity.
 

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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 :)
 

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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????
 

ronwebb

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Rod Page;291096 wrote: 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????
That sums it up. Brilliant David and keep 'em coming.
 

brian_bkk

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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