Pakbeng - Day 83
Trip Start Jan 31, 2008
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Travelling down the Mekong is a truly mesmerising experience. It's one of those thinks you must do before you die. Even though the boats are horribly uncomfortable when you're sat down, there is enough space to walk around so it's not so bad.
Today we are heading for a little town called Pakbeng which is on the banks of the Mekong. Really small traditional Laos town, stayed in a really nice guesthouse. Probably one of the best places I've stayed in Asia so far. In Chiang Mai I bought a package which included transport to the Laos border, tonight's accommodation, 3 meals and two days on the slowboat. Pretty happy with everything so far.
Unfortunately I've developed an eye infection, really uncomfortable. Never had anything like this before. Think I picked something up in the jungle, probably while bamboo rafting. I got some sun cream in my eye and then went into the river. More than likely I scratched my eye and something nasty in the river has caused the infection. Fingers crossed it goes away soon because Laos isn't the best place in the world if you need medical attention.