Jan 15, 2010
Day 9, Jan 10, luang namtha to na teuy
Wow, 40 km! ? Well, here is what happened: I made pretty good time to na teuy, which is the turn off to china. I pulled over at the crossroads restaurant for lunch. I enjoyed a good bowl of soup when I saw a bike traveller swinging around, apparently coming from china ( the border crossing is 20km up north). And what a traveller this guy turned out to be! He bicycled all the way from Frankfurt/ Germany through eastern Europe, Russia, kyrgistan, china and now Laos towards Singapore!! What a accomplishment! That is really something! Christian is now in the pantheon of my personal heros....
And what was supposed to be a quick lunchbreak become a beergarden session. Talking, discussing, philosophing, exchanging information, travel tips and just shooting the breeze, and downing a couple of beerlao till late afternoon. What a pleasure and not really in need of an excuse (to break the ride short).
So I decided to stay here overnight, Christian carried on to luang namtha.
Km 39.2. Ave 20.7. Tm 1.53