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  • AirCommando

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    Headed east across Route 12 from Thakhet then south on Route 28 till it joins Route 9. Know Route 9 is
    a new paved road, but cannot locate any info on the status of Route 28. Van ok?

    Route 12 goes through the mountains across the Mekong from Nakhon Phanom. Being an old geezer I spent quite a few nights at Monty's Ice Cream Parlor on the Thai side watching the bomb drops across the river.

    Today I work to help the kids in the schools around Nakhon Phanom and in Laos and travel at my own expense as does every member of our organization; the Thailand Laos Cambodia Brotherhood primarily composed of men who served in those countries during the war.
    I'm headed back again with my wife and another friend who was also at NKP during the war to work on some of our projects and see areas in southern Laos well known from the air. Been back quite a bit to NKP and northern Laos, but no on the ground southern Laos experience in Savannahket and Thakhet provences. Check this for info if your interested: http://www.tlc-brotherhood.org/thare.html
    There are about 500 of us in our nonprofit charity mostly former American military men. If you want to
    learn of the former classified American presence at Nakhon Phanom http://aircommandoman.tripod.com/

    Thanks to any and all for info and I enjoy this travel board.

    #1 Posted: 20/11/2007 - 06:05

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  • AirCommando

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    Guess no one in Travelfish knows anything about Route 28 so I will have to post a message about it when I get back.

    Cheers

    AirCommando

    #2 Posted: 30/11/2007 - 02:39

  • somsai

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    I don't know anything about the roads in Southern Laos but I found your website very interesting and added it to favorites. You might try searching through Golden Triangle Riders, or GTRiders, they usually have good road information about Laos.

    Have fun

    #3 Posted: 1/12/2007 - 01:15

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    Sorry, missed this questions somehow. AFAIK Route 28, passing through Nakai, is mostly dirt but in reasonable condition -- this is a key leg on the Tha Khaek Loop that lots of backpackers do by motorbike. Van should be ok, just a bit bumpy.

    Sorry for late reply!

    #4 Posted: 1/12/2007 - 14:04

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