Jun 16, 2020 • 5M

Couchfish Day 56: On the road to Phonsavan

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Stuart McDonald
The Couchfish podcast. Following a day by day itinerary through Southeast Asia—for all those people stranded on their couch.
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My bus to Phonsavan leaves (in theory) at 8am so I grab a quick khao ji pate and head to the bus station. The trip is around 270 kilometres in total, but will take at least eight hours. As I wrote yesterday, Laos may be small, but the going is slow.

We get going just before 9 am and take Route 13—the original artery between Luang Prabang and Vientiane. P…

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