Epic Awesomness! Cruising the Mekong with the GT-Riders!

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  1. TonyBKK

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    Cheers Rex!

    I'd really hoped we could talk you into changing your flight home so that you could join us on this adventure- I understand you're the one who first spotted that trail over the mountains and planted the seed in Brian's noggin to try and get through. :thumbup:

    We did get through eventually, but not on the trail you discovered and Brian plotted. More on that in a bit!
     
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    Some more pics I forgot to add from this ride...

    Mainly on or up the stretch to Xanakham.

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    We shared our pictures before going separate ways.
    Photo credit Oddvar..

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    Some more from this epic trip
    With we were doing this right now....

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    Looks like it was a real Fun trip.
    I've just made the mistake of asking a Lao friend what the 'Free case Village' sign means. It's nothing to do with a free case of beer Lao. It's sort of saying the Village is certified Criminal Free or something like that. You can see the Scales of Justice there. The blue sign next to that is saying it's a Clean/hygienic Village also. So just like the Clean food sign you get all over Thailand in restaurant's , maybe :-?
     
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    What a spot this was Pha Liap

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    The day after our misadventure where we ended up being arrested, we had another try to to find a trial between Muang Meth and Muang Fuang. We did not get through this day either. This video will show what happened.
    Stay tuned for more misadventures with Bangkok Weekend Warriors in their continuing quest in Muang Meth..

     
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    Epic... Love the Fukashima dust cloud when you hit the deck...

    Not to be out done by naked bend ford.

    We were slightly off track on the gps and ended up here with the lovely local ladies taking a bath as we arrived.

    Rush for clothing and cover up.

    Will dig out my gps tracks and overlay on Google earth.
    We were so close to joining up with the main track we took the next day.

    What a ripper trip!!!

    Oddvar the nan / bangkok weekend warrior ( when not in the north Sea looking for mh 370)
     
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    Fantastic Amazing and Yes, Awesome Adventure!. Well done guys..... What a memorable trip!!!!. Really enjoyed reading all that. Thanks for the post, gave me a good laugh today...Great pics and great videos..... Looking forward to seeing the next episode of the Misadventures of the Bangkok Weekend warriors..... Bring it on....
     
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    Maybe this will all disappear one day in the not too distant future

    Despite all the international flak it is taking for the Mekong dams - Xayaboury & Don Sahong - it looks like Laos is powering on "full speed ahead" & the next Mekong dam will be the Pak Lay dam.

    New information to hand:

    A recent meeting with the vice governors of Xayaboury, Vientiane, Chinese contractors & the Lao govt Water Resources Department concluded that seven villages will resettled to pave the way for the dam. There are 3 villages In Xayaboury Province - Pha Lieb, Huay Khay, Pak Toung & 4 villages - Pak Pen, Done Xayngam, Na-Oudom Tai, & Pak Yan - in Med District of Vientiane Province.
    This converts to 409 families in Pak Lay district & 380 families in Med district.
    The Pak Lay dam is planned to be run of the river, with a height of 51 metres.

    Enjoy it while you can guys,..maybe another GTR Mekong Boat Trip Part __ is well worth doing?
     
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    OMG Oddvar, the last 10 seconds made me spit out my beer I was laughing so hard! Another brilliant vid, can't wait for the next adventure!!!
     
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    Stumbled across this one again looking for some Mekong bridge info - god this really was an epic trip you guyd did after leaving the boat.
     
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