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Boat to Laos14 viewsFirst thing in the morning, we took a taxi boat across to Laos. Farewell, Thailand.
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Tuk Tuk Tsk Tsk15 viewsWay too many of us, bags and all, loaded into a tuk tuk, on our way to passports and immigration.
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Mekong River12 viewsThen it was time to board one of the small boats at the end.
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River View15 viewsLooking forward and downstream on the Mekong. Our slow boat would offer many glimpses down the valleys like this one.
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Slow Boating It13 viewsIt takes two days on the slow boat to reach Luang Prabang from the northern border crossing.
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Other Rivergoers11 viewsAs you can see, we weren't the only ones working our way along the waterway.
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Small Temple10 viewsOn a little peninsula in a bend in the river.
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Pineapple11 viewsThey send the kids to sell us fruit as we stop at a little village.
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Mountains Again10 viewsThere are some genuinely tall mountains along the border.
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Scarred Hills10 viewsProbably used for agriculture, they look like scabs on a baby's face.
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The Slow Boat13 viewsIt was not overcrowded, was quite friendly, and combined with the scenery, a beautiful way to enter a country.
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Efficient Alcoholic13 viewsRachel demonstrates the method of drinking on the cheap.
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Mama Shun14 viewsWe work out our details checking in.
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Pang Beng11 viewsLooking up the street from the neighbouring guest house, where most people stayed.
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Rainy Welcome8 viewsWe got a fair amount of rain that afternoon. Luckily there was nothing to do in the town anyway.
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Julia Roberts and I18 viewsYup, I met her here. OK, maybe not, but Rachel sure looks like Julia Roberts, wouldn't you say?
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Get My Goat10 viewsPart of the Laos border patrol?
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Back Aboard10 viewsWe boarded the boat at 8:30 but some people were told 9:30 which meant an extra hour. No biggie.
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Misty Mountains10 viewsThere were so many places where the hills were pulling thin pieces of cloud across themselves.
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Laos Karst13 viewsThe river, contrary to all reports, was just as beautiful on the second day.
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