We were up early and packed, collected our sandwiches for the journey and headed down to the pier. James got some more food and water to take with us because we have now been told it could be a nine to ten hour journey! We went down and got onto the boat going to Luang Prabang, it was a different boat to yesterday. This one had some softer seats and some wooden hard seats, unfortunately we did get hard seats but at least we were sitting next to each other. There were loads of local people on this boat and only a mix of tourists, we were wondering how everyone was going to fit on. When we got on our bags were put underneath the boat so there was no turning back now. Once the front was full, bags were passed over the roof of the boat into the back engine room like yesterday's boat. We got on the boat at 7.30am and were supposed to be setting off at 9.00am, but at 8.30am another boat turned up. This was the same boat as yesterday so it had all comfy seats. We were gutted, there was no going back from the boat we were in but at least everyone would get there with a seat today. Sam and Steph came just as this boat turned up so they were in a different boat to us. The boats were being piled high with cargo including huge bags of rice which were stored down the aisle of the boat and scooters of which a couple were strapped to the roof and a couple strapped to the front of the boat. At 9.15am the second boat was ready and leaving, we still had ticket checks to do, we didn't set off for another hour which meant we'd been on the boat already for nearly three hours and already had numb bums! We actually got chance to look at the scenery this time in the boat and it was beautiful. We managed to watch two films, read our books and listen to music during the journey. We stopped a couple of times to let locals on and off, and get another scooter on the front. We passed the other boat with Sam and Steph on, on the way, I'm not sure how exactly, seen as they had set off an hour before us! We were expecting the journey to be around nine hours but after just over seven we pulled into the outskirts of Luang Prabang. They obviously have an arrangement with the tuk tuks at the top because the boat is supposed to take you all the way into the centre but we were about 6km away. It was everybody off though, but we were happy to be moving again. We got our bags and got into a tuk tuk which took us into the centre of town. There was a night market just starting which looked really good and is definitely something to come back and have a look at later. After a day like that we found somewhere to get a beer, we already have accommodation so we just sat and had a drink. We used the wifi to work out exactly where our guesthouse is, it's about 1km away so when we'd finished our drinks we got our bags on our backs and started walking. When we found it we checked in and chilled out for a bit. We went back out at about 9pm for something to eat, we walked through the big night market and people were already packing up. We found a place which did a buffet for £1 a plate which was great. We had a little walk around and everywhere was pretty much closed now, we found out this is because there is a midnight curfew in Luang Prabang. We got back to our room not very late but had to be let in, we slept well.