Up the Mekong with Mr.C & Mr.D
Duration : 140 days
Total Distance :4905km
At the beginning of 1999, my friend Richard (Mr.C) and myself (Mr.D) went on a bike ride through the streets of Bangkok. Four months later we arrived a tad dusty and slightly unshaven into Kathmandu, Nepal after a journey of over 5000kms.
We followed the course of the Mekong river, from exotic beaches near Cambodia, past unexploded ordinance lying on the Chi Minh trail, through Laos where we drank copious amounts of rice wine with Hmong villagers; bounced around bike-eating potholes on Chinese roads, climbed huge snowy passes in the Himalaya, and finally were arrested by the Chinese Gestapo in Tibet.
This is our story written up in cybercafes along the way.
- January 20th : Ko Chang
Where Mr.C & Mr.D start cycling and find paradise lost.
- January 27th : Ubon Ratchatani
where Mr.C becomes a DJ, and Mr. D falls out of a bus!
- February 18th, Vientianne, Laos
where Mr C & Mr D become millionnaires and honorary paramedics(Lao style)
- February 25th, Louang Phabang, Laos
in which Mr.C is faced with unfortunate bike troubles and Mr.D is faced with unfortunate stomach troubles
- March 10th, Jinghong, Yunnan, PRC
in which Mr.C & Mr.D are catapulted into a wonderland of economic liberalization and another bout of the explosive doo doos.
- March 30th, Dali, Yunnan, PRC
in which Mr.C & Mr.D conquer Chinese roads - just.
- April 28th, Lhasa, Tibet
in which Mr.C & Mr.D get arrested on the roof of the world.
- April 29th, Lhasa, Tibet
in which Mr.D has troubled thoughts on the development of the world.