Couchfish Day 33: Phongsali

Lao bus timetables are a bit like Indonesian boat timetables. The hour-age you see on the timetable board (if one exists) is an inexact science. The bus could break down. A landslide could block the road. You might hit a cow. There are no shortage of permutations—believe me.

I’ve written before about an unfortunate experience on the road to Phongsali, s…

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