With bikes on board a boat, Jurgen Chopard sails though the controversial Xayaboury dam to retrace the Mekong river of the early French explorers.
Sailing through treacherous rapids that sunk treasure laden ships fleeing invaders years ago, this is a truly colouful report with the history of the brave early French Mekong explorers plus tragic attempts to flee invaders & lost royal treasures in that mighty S E Asian river.
Jurgen stops in a remote riverside village, plus reports a lost historical stupa built in honour of early French officials who drowned here in the Mekong.
This is a highly informative recommended read for anyone remotely interested in riding a bike in the region & understanding the importance of the Mekong.
Check it out on GTR here: https://www.gt-rider.com/se-asia-motorcycling/threads/through-the-xayaboury-dam-luang-prabang-to-pak-lai.13016/