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... roughly handed over in a plastic bag - for pets or soup?! We shuddered to think. It was an interesting experience but we headed back to our accommodation after a while empty handed. After resting for a bit and singing Happy Birthday (Laos style - they sing it in English but miss out some words and a line of the song as we know it) to the 2 year old Joshua (plus having an offering of some delicious coconut cake), we met some new residents at Dauuw Home (who had come to ...
... with the local population and carried on drinking until late in the night. In the morning it was a 7.15am check out and Tuk Tuks to the border where it took an age to get visas for all of us before they let us into Laos. Another set of Tuk Tuks to the River Mekong where we get on to a long boat for a 9 hour cruise ride to some River Bungalows where we will be spending the night (hope they sell ...
... br> The organised trip from Chiang Rai costs 1,550 Baht - which is around $50.
I paid the following:
Bus Chaing Rai to Chiang Khong: 65 Baht
Tuk Tuk to the border: 50 Baht
Bus over the bridge: 25 Baht
Tuk Tuk to Huay Xai: 25,000 Kip (or 90 Baht)
Boat Trip: 240,000 Kip (or 900 Baht)
So doing it yourself is around 400 Baht cheaper, however you have to stay a night in Huay Xai or Chiang Khong, if possible Inwould ...
... ruins of the French built Fort Carnot is located. One of the barracks was still preserved, while the other was lying in ruins
Two watch towers stood proudly at the hilltop. I climbed up one of them and was greeted by this bunch of Lao kids playing up there . ...
... We stopped in Chiang Rai to view the most amazing temple I have ever seen. The designs and detail that went into it were surreal.
I listened to music, chatted with the Brits a bit and we eventually landed in Chiang Khong (border town to Laos). Unfortunately Tom and Rory were not stopping there and we parted ways.
Chiang Khong was a dump. Our hostel was old, dirty and barely better than the bamboo bed in the jungle. No soap, towels or ...