Border Crossing: The Slow Boat to Laos

This was a two day Journey from the Thai border town of Chang Khong to Luang Prabang in Laos, with a stop over in Pakbang.

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Small boats took us on a short journey across the Mekong into Laos, where we were issued our visas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Then a short tuk-tuk ride

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To the boats…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The boats were of varying niceness, and seemed to be based on the luck of the draw. The first day we had a very comfortable boat that was almost half full.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The second day we were not as lucky. (Not pictured: late-comers who had to sit in the engine room!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both days, we were treated to lovely scenery and glimpses into life along the Mekong.

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