going to vang vieng this morning after the fog lifts. check out the XE waterfall along the way. was wondering how good a shape the back road to phonsavan through xaysomboune is in. on a sport bike, don't mind dirt, but don't want to have to do 30 km/hr the whole way. dave, found a map, it's a lifesaver, thanks. will do a road report no matter which route i take to phonsavan, then will go out the northeast corner into 'nam probably about the end of the week.