Muang Phin – Xepon (Sepon) 36km
A lovely leisurely ride today through more remote settlements amongst rolling hills and bush. Arrived Xepon for breakfast at 10.30am just in time for noodle soup for a late brekki. Checked out 3 guesthouses and none had wifi and then found the Viengxay Hotel and for $21nz we have aircon, fridge great big bed and big bathroom and wifi so here we are.
Xepon is another small dusty Laos village only 45km from the Vietnam border. We know we are close to Vietnam with many signs written in Vietnamese. Just had a walk around the local markets and you have no idea how excited we were to find an ice cream!!! It felt like Christmas. Amazing the things you miss when you don’t have access to them.
The little pigglets being sold at the market was a classic. Still alive all bundled up in their cane basket with a carry handle for 15000kip – $2.50nz.