Romancing the Stone....
Trip Start Jan 15, 2010
15Trip End Feb 15, 2010
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There are no seats belts I must add on these local buses, something I would never consider to be without in the states, but here they say, you must just go with the local way, and hope for the best, which I am happy to report has always worked for me so far on my journeys
The town of Chiang Khong, is very small,. and basically just a stop over for trips across the border to Laos, which I will do in the morning. I just love small towns, its really what Im looking for and most of the time, so hard to find in countries gaining popularity, and growing to accommodate all the eager travels such as myself.
But today I am feeling like I'm part of a movie that I'm watching,. eager to be a part of it, and now arriving in this small town, catching a Tuk-Tuk which are all lined up and ready for the new arrivals, but only being 3 foreigners on this local bus, I'm able to bargain down for the short ride to my guest hose on the Mekong River.
My name is written on the chalk board as I walk in, " Miss Elizabeth, Welcome!" My guest house owner is so sweet, one of the things I just love in staying in these small guest homes. My room is huge, and facing the river, with a large balcony with chairs, and enough room for at least 3 people, all for $10 a night, quite a bit for a night on the border town, but really not a big splurge!
The town was easy enough to walk around, just one 7-eleven, which means, this is a small town. The locals were in the street selling snacks, and grilling freshly caught fish to all the tourists stocking up for the long two day boat ride ahead, and I got some great things to keep my snack bag filled for the next couple days., including some homemade coconut cookies :)The floors I soon found out where all made of creaky wood, but my days have been long, and the steps above my room at my guest house didn't keep me awake for long. I'm hoping that my Romancing the Stone adventure will continue, and maybe I will even meet my own Micheal Douglas.