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After three amazing days driving around, we returned to Thakhek. The road was supposed to be boring and straight but we found a few thinks making our way back really enjoyable.

First of all we tried to reach a lake 32km north of Thakhek but it was a little bit too extreme for our motorbike. Melanie finished covered of dust after she fell down from the motorbike when Sam switched in first gear to climb a steep asset. It was hillarious.

Secondly, we joined a wedding ceremony where Sam found a new girlfriend: a 70 years old woman who was looking for a young and strong man for the night! It was really funny but we left before getting trapped drinking beer Lao and eating with them.

Thirdly, Sam tried so hard to save fuel and avoid a refill than he finaly ran out of petrol 5km away from Thakhek! Tamhee was really worry about Sam and Melanie but I knew exactly what happened.

It was an great trip and I enjoyed every single day with unexpected surprises along the way, especially at the end!

#TheLoop #Thakhek #Laos
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What you will see from now is what makes #TheLoop famous: #KonglorCave . Konglor Cave has an unique feature: a river flows throughout the cave for 6km and on the other side is a Lao village.

Our boat driver was really impressive and knows the cave by heart. Armed with a spot light he avoided every rocks that could make the boat sink... I can't really describe the sensation inside the cave. I'm not sure there is a word for that. It leaves you speechless and amazed. Your eyes try to read the rock, you want to understand what surrounds you.

Stalactites and columns are illuminated by yellow or blue lights to reveal an uncommon beauty. You are inside a mountain and you walk in its heart. After 45min in the darkness, the exit of the cave and the Sunlight gives you the kiss of life. You feel reborn and look at around you with new eyes.

Sometimes one or two beautiful cows will swim next to you. We will do the same once returned from the Lao village and then we drive back to Koung Kham guesthouse where Tahmee, unfortunately seek, waits for us.

Keep reading Day 4: https://plus.google.com/102217601796446844695/posts/bMmnVr92zQp

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The second day was the most uncomfortable on the bike. Once we left Sabaidee Guesthouse the road was brand new but less than 30 kilometers after we were on corrugated and dusty dirt roads until Lak Sao. Sam and Melanie drove passed us while we were stopped at a shop. They were trapped in a dust cloud and couldn't notice our bike on the side of the road. Luckily they found us back an hour later on the road when we were looking for a place to get lunch.

Past Lak Sao the road is really good and the scenery becomes quite mountainous, especially on our righ hand side.
We stopped at a natural fresh pool later in the afternoon before driving to Nahin a little bit after the sunset.

Keep reading Day 3: https://plus.google.com/102217601796446844695/posts/YW3QGzwrv5G

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Finally I changed my mind. I won't make a video about #TheLoop around #Thakhek in #Laos because my footage aren't good enough (too many vibrations from the motorbike). Instead I will share all the wonderful pictures taken during this 4 days trip!

Here is day 1 from Thakhek to Thalang

The road is in excellent condition. The mountains around Thakhek and Green Climbers Home have a unique shape and are a paradise for climbers. The scenery will be quite poor after that and will start getting better on the way up to the dam. The reflection of the trees (alive and dead) on the lake makes the scene really photogenic. We will be rewarded by a beautiful sunset with dark clouds before it started raining.

Keep reading Day 2: https://plus.google.com/102217601796446844695/posts/Nh3NBtqQoKK
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