Imphal, a city rated as a dangerous place to be due to local insurgents (rank 32 in the world at high risk of terror strike), this meant heavy military presence and several checkpoints in this part of North East India. The images of this stretch are here: End of Manipur, Nagaland to Kohima, Nagaland Kohima to Cheteba, Nagaland Cheteba to Zunheboto and Zunheboto [...]
Bicycle touring in Laos brought us back to familiar places because both of us had visited Laos before on separate occasions. This time we would see more of the places in between and some off the beaten path villages. We were reunited with the Mekong and enjoyed the tropical scenery. We entered Laos on the 9th of October and left the country on the 16th of November. We have cycled 1021 km and ascended 8776 meters.
‘Left, we need to stay on the left!’ we were shouting at each other every time we re-entered the road. We had crossed over from Laos to Thailand and had not realised we also had to change the side of the road we drive on until we had passed the border and saw the signs. We had [...]