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Does anyone know where this road is?

Posted by somtam2000 on 3/3/2014 at 06:02 admin

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

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Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 3/3/2014 at 06:40

Middle of nowhere.

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Posted by antoniamitchell on 3/3/2014 at 13:49

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.

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Posted by billytheliar on 4/3/2014 at 00:14

Muang Ngeun - Hongsa?

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Posted by MADMAC on 4/3/2014 at 00:54

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.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 4/3/2014 at 02:07 admin

@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.

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Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 4/3/2014 at 19:49

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

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Posted by MADMAC on 5/3/2014 at 01:48

Too many bands are trying too hard to be cool.

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Posted by marianaamc on 5/3/2014 at 16:07

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

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Posted by JaiYen88 on 6/3/2014 at 12:25

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!

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Posted by MADMAC on 7/3/2014 at 02:31

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

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