New country alert: Laos!

Posted on October 2, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Hello all! I am rather getting ahead of myself as we haven't even written about the last stop in Thailand (Chiang Rai) yet, but damn if a new country isn't exciting..

I will intercept quickly to say that Chiang Rai was a lot of fun. Here, have two pictures of it: 

I am very interested in the monks, it seems! Click on the picture to get through to James' shot and a bit about the wat

This was at the Chiang Rai Night market, where they had 2 stages set up where traditional singers and dancers performed while we ate.

So, new country! Laos!
We were supposed to stay on the Thai side of the border (for border read: Mekong river) this evening and cross on the morrow, but on the spur of the moment James said, why don't we go now?! So we did! Got our passports stamped several times, bought visas and filled in landing cards (can you 'land' off a boat that took 2 minutes to cross a river?), and found a place to stay in Huay Xay, Laos. So tomorrow we get a slow boat down the Mekong river to the lovely city of Luang Prabang. It will take 2 days with a stop for sleeping in the middle. It will be an experience, and we are forearmed with cushions. All will be well :-)

So catch you on the other side of the river, with stories and pictures to regale you with..

xR

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