Laos and behold

Things have changed so much in the year and a bit since I last road out into northern Laos, it's not that the place has suddenly become wealthy and healthy; it's just that there has been an overwhelming influx of Chinese farmers, but it still remains an offbeat and fascinating frontier land, and a great place to ride.

With slightly skinny tyres and my raging touring bike (now renamed a gravel bike) I suffered like the proverbial dog, but it was great none the less. Here are a few images from the last week.