Travel Blogs from Chiang Khong, Thailand

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From The Rubber Triangle to The Golden Triangle, Chiang Khong, Thailand travel blog

From The Rubber Triangle to The Golden Triangle

A travel blog entry by lisa-ashley

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... , in Thailand, while gazing at Laos on the other side of the river, we continued further east, about 60km along the Mekong to Chiang Khong, where we'd be stationed for the week. I sat that night drinking beers at the Tam-mil-la guesthouse, which dubed as ...

Slow boat on the Mekong, Houayxai, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Slow boat on the Mekong

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... in our passports before jumping on a little boat (20 B or GBP 0.25 each) which takes us across the mighty Mekong to Chiang Khong in Thailand. As we leave the quaint backwater of Laos I feel like I am re-entering civilisation again as the modern buidlings, ...

Border town boredom, Chiang Khong, Thailand travel blog

Border town boredom

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Laos visa prices Minivan journey uneventful nice to look out over restaurant balcony and see Laos across the river shared room with Zohar and waited until ...

Crossing into Laos, Chiang Khong, Thailand travel blog

Crossing into Laos

A travel blog entry by meandher

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Chiang Khong - Day 82, Chiang khong, Thailand travel blog

Chiang Khong - Day 82

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... a little of some of great roads in peak district. With some subtle differences such as jungle and banana trees. I stay in Chiang Khong over night in the Namkhong guest house overlooking the Mekong river. Then tomorrow morning cross the river into Laos to ...

Long Necks, Chiang Khong, Thailand travel blog

Long Necks

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... me. Nothing like a couple of verbal beat-downs to keep the ego firmly in check. We bounced around a lot but finally settled in Chiang Khong for a couple of days waiting for our boat ride to Laos. Highlight of our stay here was one of the stranger haircuts ...

Border Time, Chiang Khong, Thailand travel blog

Border Time

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... at a roadside stall for whatever reason we could not fathom with him simply explaining "They were cheap". The guest house in Chiang Khong was right on the river giving great views over the Mekong to Laos in evening which we whiled away playing cards ...

Border to Laos, Chiang Kong, Thailand travel blog

Border to Laos

A travel blog entry by canaussie

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border crossing and goodbye to ...

The sleepy town of Chiang Khong, Wiang, Thailand travel blog

The sleepy town of Chiang Khong

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

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We'd arrived at the sleepy town of Chiang Khong which is where we would cross the border to Laos. We decided to stay one night and travel across early the next morning. We stayed in a hut down by the river which was a bit of a bad choice as in the evening ...

Sleepy Border Town, Chiang Khong, Thailand travel blog

Sleepy Border Town

A travel blog entry by cosmicllama

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... massive, thick haze that rested above the brown earth. It made me thirsty... The ride was uneventful, and we arrived to sleepy Chiang Khong in the late afternoon. Since the border crossing would have to be made in the morning (Thai-Lao border closes ...

Bordering on Boredom, Chiang Kong, Thailand travel blog

Bordering on Boredom

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Anatomy of a Sunrise, Chiang Khong, Thailand travel blog

Anatomy of a Sunrise

A travel blog entry by dane

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I enjoy my sleep, so sunrises aren't something I see much.  But I figured watching one over the Mekong was worth stepping out of my bungalow for.  It was worth it.  We stared across the river at Laos, watched the mist melt away as the sun ...

Thai Border, Chiang Khong, Thailand travel blog

Thai Border

A travel blog entry by rcys

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... Unfortunately, the people in the back of the taxi probably had nothing to do with it. Welcome back to thieving Golden Triangle Thailand. Whew! Disaster averted. I would have been really pissed if they got off with my bottle of JW and Beer Lao. My ...

A change of plans, Chiang Khong, Thailand travel blog

A change of plans

A travel blog entry by hils

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... sounds. We just grabbed our bags and ran. We headed back to Chaing Rai on the truck and got the bus up the Chiang Khong. We found an excellent little place with lovely little bungalows and a restaurant overlooking the river to Laos. I went to pick ...

Death-boats down the Mekong, Chiang Kong, Thailand travel blog

Death-boats down the Mekong

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... ' replacement blade, available for 25 baht on Phi Phi island. There are a number of possible explanations: 1) the Gillette in Thailand has gone it alone and is marketing products about 25 generations behind Gillette's current range of three to four blade ...

Heading north, Chiang Khong, Thailand travel blog

Heading north

A travel blog entry by idarich

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This afternoon we arrived in Chiang Khong, a small town on the banks of the Mekong and the border crossing to Laos. We travelled up by minivan from Chiang Mai, where we spent yesterday (after a sleeper train journey from Bangkok). Unfortunately our ...

Heading for Laos, Chiang Khong, Thailand travel blog

Heading for Laos

A travel blog entry by directgb

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... extra night's accommodation. In the end I got the ride to ChiangMai for free (ie a full refund plus the ride). arriving in darkness in Chiang Khong, I didn't see much of it; but a couple of touts had met the bus as is often the way in Asia, and one ...

Houexai, Houexai, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Houexai

A travel blog entry by elionwy

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... good fortune to get a bus (5 hours) to Chiang Mai straight away! I had planned to get a lovely over-night train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok, but apparently the flooding was so awful last week (hangover from Vietnam/ south china typhoon?) en route that ...

Life in the Treehouse:  Bokeo Reserve Rainforest, Northern Laos/ Huay Xai, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Life in the Treehouse: Bokeo Reserve Rainforest

A travel blog entry by seanyb

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I met some people in Luang Prabang that convinced me to delay my departure to Bali and go to a very off-the-beaten path part of Laos to live in a tree house in the rainforest. I rescheduled my flights and despite safety warnings from both the Lonely ...

Fix Up Look Sharp., Chang Khong, Thailand travel blog

Fix Up Look Sharp.

A travel blog entry by kiffster65

... several people have said since 'how far from the sea was it?' a fair point when i have never seen any chiller trucks in Thailand and Chiang Mai is the furthest point from the sea anywhere in the country. On the 2nd we headed up to Chang Khong to cross ...

Chilling out in Chiang Khong, Chiang Khong, Thailand travel blog

Chilling out in Chiang Khong

A travel blog entry by bluecircle

... end the trek. I can definitely recommend booking with Jakawan hotel or through the travel agents at Bangkok train station. Back to Chiang Khong: the morning after the football, we rose early to catch the taxi across the river to Laos - it's literally ...

Up the Lazy River Mekong, Chaing Klong, Thailand travel blog

Up the Lazy River Mekong

A travel blog entry by thomasgillam

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... over 300 Km.  We ended our river journey in Huey Xai, Laos. We spent the night there, as we needed to enter Thailand at Chiang Klong with 30 days left to our flight home. Had we entered directly, we would need to get an visa extension or pay ...

North Thailand and Laos, Chiang Kong, Thailand travel blog

North Thailand and Laos

A travel blog entry by jb92434

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... with a monk who invited us to join him. In Tha Thon there were huge temples and buddas up the mountains, it was another really lovely place. After four days we were dropped of in Chiang Rai then bused it to Chiang Kong to get a slow boat through ...

PYLONS!!, Chiang Khong, Thailand travel blog

PYLONS!!

A travel blog entry by liv.ltd

After a long cold drink we bid Laos farewell and got on a little boat across the mekong to Thailand where we crossed through our first border without having to pay an extra bit for the cleaner, the dustbin man and the chimeny sweep!!  This was ...

Jour 8, Chiang Khong, Thailand travel blog

Jour 8

A travel blog entry by btoo

... sardines seront plutôt pénibles, au manque de place s'ajoute une chaleur étouffante et de la musique Thaï à fond les ballons. Arrivés 20H30 à Chiang Kong ville au bord du Mékong. Le Laos est face à nous de l'autre coté de la rive mais il est ...

Into Laos, Chiang Khong, Thailand travel blog

Into Laos

A travel blog entry by mhistie

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We spent a couple of days relaxing in Chiang Khong while we let a local agent sort our visas. While he worked we concentrated on enjoying our riverside bamboo bungalow, supping a few Singha beers and staring out upon the next leg of our journey: Laos, on ...

A slow day to the border..., Chiang Khong, Thailand travel blog

A slow day to the border...

A travel blog entry by adelecarroll

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Today has been uneventful. We have travelled for about 6 hours in a mini van from Chiang Mai to the Thailand and Laos border. We are staying one evening here before catching the slow boat (it takes two days with an evening stop off) to Luang Prabang in ...

Why i'd rather be lounging in a Belgium brothel, Chiang Khong, Thailand travel blog

Why i'd rather be lounging in a Belgium brothel

A travel blog entry by pablito

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... Thai Rak Thai or Thais love Thais... I'm really happy for you. Of course that was then and now I'm all chilled out in Chiang Khong which is a lovely sleepyish town over the water from Laos. And if the Bohemian owner of the guesthouse is the least ...

Boardercrossing, Chiang Khong, Thailand travel blog

Boardercrossing

A travel blog entry by janinger

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Das ist mal eine andere Grenze: Öffnungszeiten: 8-18 Uhr Transportmittel: Boot, Strasse bzw. Brücke gibt es keine Nachrichten aus der Region: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/800-dogs-rescued-from-smugglers-in-Nakhon-Phanom-30173604.html ...

Chiang Klong, Chiang Klong, Thailand travel blog

Chiang Klong

A travel blog entry by crocodile

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