Thursday, April 26, 2007

Day 13: Luang Prabang

“Up and out”

Woke up this morning in time to get myself organised before the flight. Caught up last night with an Australian guy who works as a train driver in the Queensland cane fields. He’d also done a fair bit of bike touring in Australia, so had a good chat over Mexican food.

Got the bike unpacked and took it out for a test ride – everything OK except for a broken spoke. The chances of finding someone here with a truing stand seem remote. Had dinner with Marney, a Melbourne girl I met on the plane, and the spicy chicken curry was sensational. Luang Prabang is spectacular with lots of wats (temples) and surrounded by mountains. The architecture is also great, though lots of travellers in this town to share it with. The guesthouse I’m staying in is fantastic, down a side alley away from the noise and at $10 a night a bargain.

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