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Smooth Ride

When we left Luang Nam Tha, the road got pretty rough: lots of bouncing around in the back of the van! At some point, the road suddenly improved to a beautiful, newly asphalted, guttered highway.

When I asked why the road was so much bigger and better, here, the answer came back, "the Chinese build this road." No doubt the road, like the roads the Chinese have built in Nepal, are well paved all the way to China...

Click here to see a video of the drive through the untouched jungle; far from the effects of Agent Orange and commercial logging...

Click here to see a video of an agricultural burn.