Originally Posted by damo010
doing a 3 week tour in north Thailand and Laos, i know Thailand well but have not yet been to Laos. from what i have heard & read its much the same but about 20 years behind.
my plan is to hammock camp in the more remote areas and use cheap guesthouses in the towns.
my question is about how easy is it to get food on the road in Laos and keep lots of calories on board with out taking your own cooker etc?
basic route will be on highway 13 north then a left hand turn back towards Thailand.
going next month any info & tips welcome :-)
check crazy guy for trip reports. from what i've heard/read, route 13 - cambodia to
vientienne - is rather dull. 1000 km's of same-same. you'll be parallel to the river, but
won't have many views. they say the route on the thai side is much better.
that's what i've heard. i've never done that route. all my lao cycling has been in the
north. have always planned my routes stopping at towns/villages with guesthouses.
no trouble finding food. even the smallest of villages will have a convenience hut or
two selling water, soda, cookies, crackers, candy, and ramen noodles. they'll boil some
water if you ask.