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  • somtam2000

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    This week's travel film is a short motorbike bit somewhere in Laos. Does anyone know where in the country this is? I'm guessing southcentral - Tha Khaek way, but I don't really recognise the landscape at all.

    Also, what the hell does the other guy have on the back of his bike?!

    Cheers

    #1 Posted: 3/3/2014 - 06:02

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  • LeonardCohe-
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    Middle of nowhere.

    #2 Posted: 3/3/2014 - 06:40

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    Interesting concept of packing light.... I'll strap a big backpack to the back of my bike, then strap a wheelie suitcase on top of the backpack, and bungee cord some lose clothing (?) on top of that, then I'm done.

    #3 Posted: 3/3/2014 - 13:49

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    Muang Ngeun - Hongsa?

    #4 Posted: 4/3/2014 - 00:14

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    Stuart, I have no idea where it is. I think Leonard is correct.

    My observations:

    1. The song sucks.
    2. The bike he is riding sucks more.

    Light travellers they are not.

    #5 Posted: 4/3/2014 - 00:54

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    @Madmac, yes, it is a piece of garbage, tho I did like the music.

    @Billytheliar - I've not done that road - wherever it is, looks like a fun ride.

    #6 Posted: 4/3/2014 - 02:07

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    Adding bad music to a video seems to be common with travellers. I'd rather just hear the bike and other location sounds.

    #7 Posted: 4/3/2014 - 19:49

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    Too many bands are trying too hard to be cool.

    #8 Posted: 5/3/2014 - 01:48

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    Arctic Monkeys are cool enough though.
    I like the song, the video is great! beautiful landscape. Wish I knew where that was

    #9 Posted: 5/3/2014 - 16:07

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    Could be in Xieng Khouang province somewhere. Doesn't look like anywhere around Tha Khek that I can remember, the mountains seem very high.

    The video could definitely have done without the Arctic Monkeys song... the Sheffield accent doesn't quite work with the landscape!

    #10 Posted: 6/3/2014 - 12:25

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  • MADMAC

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    I never get the attraction to those little 125 bikes. For around town they're OK, but on the open road? They just suck.

    #11 Posted: 7/3/2014 - 02:31

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