Borlaven Guesthouse

Pakbeng, Lao Peoples Dem Rep | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Pakbeng

Day 33 - Welcome to the Golden Triangle!

A travel blog entry by kriso80

... and enough water to fill a bath tub, and begun to march down the road. As I approached the slip road to the jetty it turned out I needn't have bothered, there were lots of stalls set up along the road selling fresh baguettes, sandwiche, beers and water etc, all waiting for the daily crowd of travellers and tourists heading down river. I make the distinction, purely because there is one. There are holiday goers, people on organized packaged tours and independant travellers ...

Slow boat to the thai border

A travel blog entry by luciecox


We took the slow boat option to cross the border into Thailand. A good option if you have time on your hands, and a little bit of a different experience. We stopped at Pak Beng which is the half way point. Not that much of an interesting place, we just found a guesthouse, had dinner and that's about it. We met a couple of Canadians on the boat and decided to hang out together, especially since they are also going to Chiang Rai once in Thailand. ...

Human trafficking, chavellers and slow boats

A travel blog entry by waughs


... It was also packed to the rafters. We, and our bags, were somehow crowbarred in and the trip set off. After maybe an hour on the road, we stopped at a cafe and noticed that it was quite busy with other travellers. Counting the minibuses, we found at least 5 others and all the drivers knew each other.

After a brief visit to a rather spectacular white temple (bling ecclesiasticism if ever there was some) and an impromptu stop while the minibus decided ...

Pak Beng to Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by cam_and_leah


... to poo loudly. One of them announcing it with shouts of "can you hear me?" Shower was at least warm. I can testify to this as the only person in the guest house to not wake up and say "**** having a shower, we're only sitting on a boat all day."....I was very tempted to do the same but after standing around looking lost for 5 minutes, I figured it was the only way to get my **** in order. We go for breakfast so that my phone has a chance to charge up from 75-100, but ...

Crossing the border

A travel blog entry by hudsimo

Last night was interesting. I'm sharing a room with Sean and we both woke to see/hear a Thai guy creeping around our room. Will do some investigating later this morning. It freaked us out!

The border crossing is very complex and will take a few hours. We an see Laos - it's about 1.5 km across the Mekong. There was a ...


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