Friday, July 4, 2008

Coming back from China Border 3.7.08

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Some pictures before Boten

This the Town call Boten in Laos the last border town to China.It's 3.00pm on 3th. July I reach the Boten. I cross Laos immigration in Boten and cycle to China Border immigration. Sad to say they don't want to renew my visa. A nice lady and speaks good English at the visa counter advise me to go back to Malaysia and get a new Visa. She also try to help me to see other officers to solve my problem. But Sorry it do not work. I start to think what shall I do now. Ok I made decision to go back to Malaysia and got the visa done. I do not want to disappoint my friends and fans who are following my cycling trip to China.
Immediately I hire a Van from Boten to Houei Xai. I paid RM100 for me and the bicycle, and reach at Houei Xai at 11pm. I stay night in Houei Xai and cross the border to Chiang Khong the Thai border by boat. From Chiang Khong I took a local bus to Chiang Rai, I paid 20Rm for me and the bicycle. I stay a night in Chiang Rai to get the morning bus to Bangkok. Morning I took 6.30am bus to Bangkok and reach at 6.30 am the next day. I paid 50RM for the bike and 68Rm for me. I I took a train to Padang Besar at 3.00pm and reach 9.00am the next day. I paid 89RM for me and bicycle 12RM. I was very tried travelling by bus and train for past two days. I stay in Padang Besar a night and took a bus next day from Kangar to Butterworth. Paid about 15RM. I left my bicycle in Padang Besar Hotel. Now I back home in Nibong Tebal. I have arrange my visa in Penang on Monday the same date I arrive in Butterworth. I will get my fast visa on Wednesday for 15days only. No problem I can renew once I enter China. I paid 200Rm for my new visa. I have no plans yet maybe if I have time I may go to China from Hanoi, Vietam border.
The picture below is from Boten to Hauei Xai in Laos. Thanks for your comment. You will see me cycling in China. My next Blog ( http://startcyclinginchina14708.blogspot.com/ ) Please go to my next blog. Thanks
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1 comment:

Leo said...

hi david,

thats sad. actually u can buy a new cihnese visa in china embassy in laos or vietnam. it vails for 1 month. thus u dont need to come back to malaysia.
just let me know if i can help u for ur china visa. u can ask our embassy if they have social visa for visiting friend in china. if yeah i would like to help u.

cheers
leo