Borlaven Guesthouse

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Laos - Slow boat on the Mekong

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo


... a classic minibus for 15 people that was supposed to make a short stop in Chiang Rai, so that we were able to see the famous White Temple (Wat Rong Koom). We paid for the minibus BHT 350 which sounded like a good deal considering that most agencies were selling one seat in a normal big bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong for BHT 370.

At 10.00 they picked us up from our hotel in Chiang Mai and we started heading north. On the way to Chiang Khong we met a ...

Day one slow boat to Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by jessicagloor


... great and not too packed with people. The crew on the boat all seem lovely. I met an older Australian couple who love in Noosa Lombock (Indonesia) and know Troy really well. I said for then to say hi to him for me. The fellow travellers on this trip are; Sebastian from Germany Henry from UK kushla from NZ Raphael from ...

Laos and the mighty Mekong river.

A travel blog entry by almightyg73


... trade route as it links the West of China to South East Asia. We passed hill tribes going about their daily lives. Men sat fishing peacefully at the side of the river in their long boats and children playing in the water. The first impression of Laos was brilliant. Non of the infrastructure and industrialisation of Thailand here but a much more serene way of life. I was really enjoying the trip so far.

We spent six hours on the boat the first day before arriving at the ...

Huay Xai to Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by paul_emma


... Beer Lao seems more consistent in its strength and taste, but after about 10 cans she was worse for wear. The only saving grace was that we had gotten to bed at around 22:00, giving us plenty of time to sleep and recover. Laos has a 23:30 curfew so most things start and finish relatively early here. We met Marianne and hoped into a tuktuk for the short trip. The Pier is equipped with breakfast and packed lunch making stores, we really ...

The Mekong

A travel blog entry by skjaer


... in the region, subject to various rulers, for thousands of years. The drug trade, small, has also been ongoing for that long, featuring marijuana and opium. The main religion is not Buddhism, but rather a form of animism, where things like animals, plants, rock, mountains, rivers, and even the wind have souls or spirits. Not sure of the particular mix of beliefs that people here hold. Buddhism in Thailand has aspects of animism, but here the latter ...


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