"The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention..." - John Burroughs
Day 5 - ( 22/10/2012 - Monday)
Route: Vientiane - Xino, Laos
Hotel: Lattanaphonephasouk Hotel, Xino
|(Off-roading for 78km...)|
|(Dry and dusty...)|
|(Better part of the route...)|
We planned to ride early but the hotel provided breakfast only at 0730. To safe time we took an alternative dusty and rough off-road route of 78km and managed to cross the distance safely. We stopped at a small grocery shop to freshen-up and rest before we proceeded through the normal trunk road. Stopped at Pakxan petrol station for last refueling and rode on towards Pakse. It was already dark and dangerous to ride Laos trunk road at night as you have to be at all time alert of pedestrians, motorists and even cows and dogs crossing the road.
|(A 4x4 vehicle following close...)|
|(Solat time, any where possible...)|
|(Dangerous riding at night...)|
We decided to check-in a hotel in Xino and had simple dinner of white rice with our own food brought from home. Some bikers managed to wash their motorbikes to get rid of mud and dust.
The off-roading made us so tired and tonight we slept like tired dogs..