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

Pakbeng and Leanne

Yep, I'm The Funniest Person They Know

Yep, I’m The Funniest Person They Know

The day starts early.  Leanne and I meet for breakfast at 7:15.  She is taking a couple weeks off traveling to simply breathe.  Me, well, I’m to be on a boat at 8:30 according to my line of thinking yesterday, but as the time approaches, I am less inclined to move.  When in doubt about a next step, sometimes it is best to stand still.  So that’s what I’ve decided to do.   Continue reading