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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I am married to my loving husband for more than 38 years now. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, until 11 years ago when I lost my youngest son. Since then my life is forever altered but yet unbroken....

My Travel Journal

"There isn't much I haven't shared with you along the road and through it all there'd always be tomorrow's episode" - Elton John

I started traveling around the world since early 80s when I had the opportunity to combine business trips with vacations. Then later when my rezeki is in abundance, there were numerous other trips along the way for vacations, most of the time with hubby and the kids when the timing is right. I have also started to compile the journal and photo-pages covering almost more than 25 years of world wide travel. Some destinations I visited just once, others many times. Many of those places are the obvious famous places people would like to visit but some, the casual traveler doesn't even think to try. I have placed links to my travel at the side bar of my personal page, My Life Reflections, and will be updating them from time to time.

My wish is to continue my travel and complete circumnavigate the globe, insyaAllah…

Monday, 19 December 2016

Q5 4NR Day 11 : Thakhek - Vientiane

“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness...” - Susan Gale

(Patuxai Victory Gate of Vientiane)

Day 11: Wednesday, 07 Dec 2016
Route: Thakhek - Vientiane
Distance: 337 km
Hotel: Avalon Hotel

By 8.15 am, after a short briefing and reciting of prayers the four motorbikes and the 4x4 started our journey towards Vientiane, the capital city of Laos.

The road was good all the way to Vientiane. We made a few stops for refueling and at Pak Kading Bridge we had some photo shots and a short rest. We arrived in Vientiane around 2:30 pm and checked in Avalon Hotel for USD30/night. Later, we walked to Nazim Indian Halal Restaurant for a late lunch.

After a short rest in the hotel, we strolled along the Mekong River to the Chao Anouvong Statue of the last King of Laos. Later we visited the night market, bought some t-shirts and had banana pancakes for dinner.

Back in the hotel we had to park the motorbikes in the lobby as it was not safe to leave the bikes on the streets at night.

(Getting ready to ride together)
(A brief stop at Pak Kading Bridge)
(Time to rest and photo shoot)
(Passing small towns on the way to the capital city)
(Refueling and toilet stop)
(Some distance of unpaved dusty road)
(The Victory Arch in the center of Vientiane)

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