Hi everyone, I’m standing under a waterfall in Laos and blobbing to you.
I had a major problem on the road when I was leaving Cambodia. Something on my bike started rattling really loudly, and then my iPhone fell off the handlebars and onto the road. The phone is okay, but the case wouldn’t lock back into the mount. After inspection, I noticed that the plastic clip on the mount had chipped away over time, and now it’s useless.
Then later when I got to an outlet, the iPhone case (with battery) won’t charge anymore, and this is how I was charging my iPhone because my iPhone charging cable is busted. So now I can’t use my phone . I’m trying to find another charging cable but apparently it’s a difficult thing to find in Laos. I guess no one’s connected to 3G high-speed mobile internet for your fast-paced, on-the-go lifestyle in Laos. But I have seen Lao young guys with jeans that have an “iPhone 4″ tag on the back; Apple makes iJeans for corny Lao teen boys.
I’m up in the Bolaven plateau at the Tad Lo waterfall near Salavan, Laos, and I wanted to take Route 23 North to Muang Phin, but I’ve learned that it’s basically a jungle path with lots of river crossings (thank you Travelling Two bike touring blog), including a huge impassable bridge that got bombed by the Americans in 1968. So I’m going to avoid that and go back towards the main road