Namkhong Riverside Hotel
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So here we are in Chiang Khong...another one of the many 'Chiangs' that exist in northern Thailand...sitting on our hotel balcony that backs directly onto the Mekong, and has a fantastic view straight across to Laos. Not bad, not bad at all.
When we were walking the main street of Chiang Khong today, we were gobsmacked by the …
We left chiang mai at noon for a 5hrs painful ride on the back of a mini van to get to Chiang Khong. Chiang Khong was a very small town with limited Internet access. We did got scam by paying for the Internet that wouldn't work in the guesthouse we stayed in. We stayed for a night and early next morning we crossed the river to Huay xai (Laos) to board our slowboat.
Not only is there free wifi in my room at the hotel in this little
border town, but it is the smartest place I've stayed yet and dinner,
breakfast and a packed lunch for tomorrow are included! And the hotel
is sorting out my visa (and everyone else's). It's a really nice place
and has a pool too. Sort of boutique backpacker.
... to pay in dollars than Thai baht or Laos kip) and then having some food cooked for us by Maleewan followed by our little Loi Krathung celebration. This was really special, we (me, Holly, Maleewan, 2 girls that worked at the guesthouse and 2 men that were staying there) set off our lanterns and then took our homemade krathungs down to the Mekong river, made our wishes and pushed them off to float downstream. As it was the last night of the festival lots of lanterns were ...