Na Mor to Luang Namtha

Another hilly but great ride. It was 69 km’s with no major pass, but many ups and downs. Today we did 691 meters of total ascent and 734 meters of total decent.

We had perfect road and little traffic until we hit Nateuy. At that point we could head north to China or go south towards Thailand. We went south. This was a good road (not as good as the road we were on this morning.

There were more big trucks and buses on this road.

We arrived at Luang Namtha and got a good guesthouse for $10 per night. The plan is to stay here a few days and visit some minority villages.

This area was heavily into poppy growing and opium production. They have since replaced this with other crops (bamboo, broom grass etc.).

Snack time part way up one of our climbs.

This is how far north we are in Laos. We are starting to see and hear of more Chinese influence in this region.

Here are a few water buffalo at play. I have been eating water buffalo quite a bit, while Janis sticks to tofu and chicken dishes.

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