Santisouk Guesthouse

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Laos - Slow boat on the Mekong

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo


... girl with whom we talked for quite a long time. She was quite funny. The bus ride would be very good if they had stopped at the White Temple as we were promised by the agency. Although we were sharing the minivan with 8 other people, nobody was complaining except for us. Most of the people didnīt even notice we had already passed the temple, or they probably didnīt have a clue that we were supposed to stop. Gonzalo even tried to talk to our driver but he didnīt ...

Laos and the mighty Mekong river.

A travel blog entry by almightyg73


... of Pakbeng. In those six hours we hardly passed another boat on the river aside from the odd local guy fishing and two barges that were heading up stream. Just stunning scenery and the rural life of Laos was what we had to look out at and immerse ourselves in.

Eventually about an hour before sunset our boat pulled into the village of Pakbeng for our stop over that night. As we stood up to get off a guy from the village had already boarded the boat and was wandering round ...

Huay Xai to Luang Prabang

A travel blog entry by paul_emma


... to hurry. Two girls sat in their paddling pool pillbox and shot us with water as we strolled by. The two day 170km trip costs 480000Kip and there's a stop at Pak Beng for the night at around the halfway point. We read that you should get on the boat early to avoid a hard floor seat or one next to the deafening engine. Again there was really no need, the seats are numbered and so are the tickets. In addition it wasn't full. We departed a half ...

The Mekong

A travel blog entry by skjaer


... topics. We are entering malaria country, so have started taking medication to prevent this. We stopped for the day at Pakbeng, and are staying at a guest house with a great view of the river (photos or both). We just finished supper - water buffalo steak and fries for me, with Mekong seaweed dried and sprinkled with sesame seeds, which I did try (not so good).

Most of Pakbeng's population is ethnically not Laotian, but described as hill tribes that ...

Laos: The slow boat to Luang Prabang, via Pak Beng

A travel blog entry by daveandjenna


The slow boat to Luang Prabang is a staple on the backpacker/gap year route around South East Asia. The two-day cruise, which starts at Huay Xai on the Laos side of the border with Thailand, is the easiest and most pleasurable way of getting between Chiang Mai and Laos' cultural epicentre. In recent years it has picked up a bit of a reputation as a party boat, packed as it is with white teenagers 'doing' Asia. Unperturbed we set our sights on taking the boat ...


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