I didn’t post for a couple of days because we didn’t really do much of interest, and then when we did do some stuff – Hedgehog Cafe! Kayaking! Walking tour through a local market! – there was no time to post! We’ll try and do a couple of posts when we’re stationary in a couple of days. I really loved the market tour and want to get it ‘on paper’ before I forget what I did and ate.
Meanwhile … we caught a luxury bus to Chiang Rai on Tuesday, spent a night there and then caught another bus to Huay Xai in Laos yesterday. That can be a very confusing experience, so I’ll fill in more detail about how we did that later too.
And now we’re in Laos! We stayed at the Sabaydee Guest House last night – comfortable room and a very helpful owner who is organising our boat tickets for us. This morning we’re doing Day 1 of the 2-day ‘Slow Boat’ trip down the Mekong to Luang Prabang. It’s been pouring with rain here all night, so this might be interesting. And wet. Very wet!