Huay Xai to Pakbeng, Laos

The Mighty Mekong

The Mighty Mekong

The slow boat to Luang Prabang from Huay Xai leaves at 11am from a ‘dock’ about 2 kms outside of town.  A bus takes some of us over there from the city centre at 9:30, leaving us some time to get a coffee and provisions for the boat ride.  We will be on the boat for some six hours today, ending up in a town called Pakbang.  We will be left to find accommodation for the night then rejoin the boat the following morning at 8:30. Continue reading

Thailand To Laos

My First View of The Mighty Mekong

My First View of The Mighty Mekong

My wanderings today take me to Laos. The bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong leaves at 9am and takes roughly six hours. It makes a brief stop in Chiang Rai which brings back so many good memories of the White Temple, the Black House, and the IHF Rescue House for children. I’m taking the Green Line because its cheap, quite comfortable, and my past experience was positive. The ticket is 451 baht (~$15US) and can be bought at the Chiang Mai bus terminal. Continue reading