Thursday, October 05, 2006

Slow Boat to Laos

Jessica and I separated in Chiang Mai. She headed south for the islands, and I headed north for the border town of Chiang Khong. I caught a slow boat on the Mekong river from there into Laos, a 2-day trip, sort of as a research expedition for a future trip. So far, the expedition has been a success! The boat ride was just beautiful, with lush green scenery everywhere, and a soothing pleasure cruise on a large passenger boat.

The boat stopped off on the first night in a tiny village with a lovely view:

I met a nice group of travelers, which composed about 80-90% of the passengers, and I've been hanging out with them over the last new days. Now in Luang Phabang, I'll explore the city, stay for a few days, then make a bee-line to Bangkok to meet a friend who's flying in for his own vacation.

Everything is good. Everything is great.


duckmum said...

Great account of the trip, we are having fun reading it! Also the pics are amazing. See you in a couple of weeks!

Lisa G. said...

We miss you! All is well at AtreNet. Looks like you are seeing some really fascinating places. We can't wait for the stories in person. Take care, stay safe. See you soon.