We arrived in Luang Prabang finally after a marathon 9hours on a cramped boat! LP is much nicer than its predecessor Pak Bheng. It's the second biggest 'city' in Laos, it being more akin to a cosy village in England though. Still it has a nice atmosphere. We got accommodation with some of the people we had met trekking in Chiang Mai. The next day, Sam and I visited the Royal Palace. Laos was a monarchy up until the 1970s for those interested! Had the ...
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Slow boat to Laos!On Tuesday we set off for Laos in what promised to be a long journey but hopefully enjoyable, boating it down the Mekong river in Laos. We stayed in Chiang Kong that night which is on the thai/Laos border before hopping aboard the boat. Talk about packing as many people onto one flaoting vessel as possible. I should learn by now but it still amazes me just how little room one is afforded when using SE Asian public transport. The Mekong river lan...