Jedziemy na północ Laosu #30

Hello Moving forward with our journey throughout Asia in 2017, it's Ula and Bartek Just a tip: the best way to watch the episodes is by using two playlists: Asia and Venezuela They contain all BezPlanu episodes published so far Obligatory coffee on the way to Buddha Park I'm looking at the screen now, that's what I see Woah that's cool Is it warm? Cooler than in the last two days I'm melting! Like 37 degrees [98 F] But not that much sun So maybe a bit better I'll be honest with you – I wasn't so keen ongoing to the Buddha Park But you know Ula and how lively she is whenever she wants to see something.

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I had no choice, it seems So like a Disneyland but with Buddha's monuments It's a combination of Hinduism and Buddhism Lots and lots of monuments can be seen here Of Buddha and Shiva? Well I don't know You are the one who's more spiritual I'm the Excel type of guy Anyway, some monuments picturing gods.

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That's just a Buddha Disneyland Oh come, it's nice, there's some shade under these trees Upstairs? Really? Oh! Ula has just read that the founder of the park In the 60s or 70s In 1975 he ran away from Laos to escape communism He decided it makes more sense to save himself Rather than develop the park He ran away to Thailand And opened a very similar park there Well, the Buddha Park is not as significant as the fact, that some cotton got into my ear Is it still there? My hearing is fine, but I don't know, I'm getting nervous He used a baby swab, a tiny one Yeah, I bought baby swabs I was cleaning my ear and I took out the stick only Maybe the cotton fell out earlier or it's in his ear Well I guess I would've felt that it was the stick only We're on our way to less civilized lands soon And if it starts hurting in a Burman jungle.

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The usual way of parking your bike – end to end Tons of bike, little space Our thunderbolt We have to pay too, I guess The guy knows the pronounciation of Poland better than me, the shame.

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I decided to bend the rules of #NoPlan And like a pensioner, I made a list of what is necessaryto buy for our journey The result? You'll see Still buying nothing, just looking around We're searching for hammocks now If we get stuck in the jungle in Burma or Laos, we will sleep in them Some anti-mosquito ones with a net Ah, water, we have to have some water Fuel? Fuel, just in case, if there is an option No hammocks But see how cool it is No tricksters Apart from beggars The beggars in Laos are quite pushy They come up to you and poke you “Give me some, come on” like rushing you Tiring I'm sorry, hammocks? Nope, she has no idea.

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Okay, I'll show her a picture Almost like an apple I don't get it at all Not only does she not speak Polish, she has no idea where hammocks are! They're in a Chinese market, just have to get there Gold and silver The market turned out to be so big We've been walking for an hour Still no sight of hammocks, perhaps we'll give up And go to a tiny Chinese market They apparently have flashlights there.

Our bike lamp is too weak It's easy to fall into a pothole at night That's happened a few times I'd buy flip-flops too, look at mine Mhm, the smell! Wafers! Ula is in danger! She's won the battle with herself The hardest kind of fight They have GoPros! We might have got lost on our way to a Chinese market I just want to say this is city center Cameras Massage saloons The Chinese market, a bit empty now As it's 1 PM and I guess it's too hot Fake iPhones, Samsungs All and nothing the next day Our thunderbolt is fully packed, let's go to the north of Vientianne No, wait.

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the north of Laos! Our brains don't work that well early mornings We liked the city, it's a wonderful place to relaxEspecially after being in Vietnam for some time We're gonna chill in a French Parisien cafe Such cool stuff here in Laos It's hard to lose weight here.

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Okay, coffee only So we're on the road again The road is fine, then it suddenly ends.

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and comes back again Laos is a poor, but very picturesque country, perfect for motorbike travels So we're on our way to the north, just crossing a river Then we say some people that drovetheir trucks into the river We're wondering what the point is Looks like they're having a picnic No, look! They're washing the cars in the river! That's a car wash I mean it's free The cheap way, just grab a rag, then wash it down The bridge is shaking visibly, btw If a truck is coming through, you can really feel it The low water levels are proof it's the dry season There's an Indiana Jones-style bridge over there It's prettier here, you know? Nice boulders Shall we go there? NO! God, she's already asking me to go down there She just can't keep still “That's nice, shall we go down?” In theory we could, but we still have lots of distance to cover No, Ula doesn't look strange at all Exercising there, jumping I think Laotians are used to white peoplejumping next to their bikes Let's see if I got a thirty Ah, you've got some, okay Five, six.

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We've reached Vang Vieng Still a few miles till we get to our house We must cross two beautiful bridges over the Nam Song river See for yourself Enough of those bridges There, in the distance is our little house But we'll tell you something more about it next week.

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