Journey to Luang Prabang

Crossing the border from Chiang Khong in Thailand to Huay Xai in Laos involved a 5 minute boat ride across the river (and a night in limbo as we arrived too late to process our visa on arrival...oops!). After sorting this out the next day, we began our two day slow boat to Luang Prabang (with an overnight stop in Pak Beng).

The speed was idyllic, the mekong was mighty and the jungle was dense and impressive. It was a rather glorious, even if long, couple of days.

 

Photos by Ben Journee

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Our boat on day 1

Our boat on day 1

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An incredibly expensive box of noodles! (What can one expect being such a captive audience?) The beer was perfectly reasonable though!

An incredibly expensive box of noodles! (What can one expect being such a captive audience?) The beer was perfectly reasonable though!

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