Long Journeying in Laos

Soundtrack: Some crap Isan music. Loud

2/17 Bangkok to Vientiene: 11 hours (sleeper train overnight [Thai RMs know and love it; actually quite pleasant])

2/20 Vientiene to Luang Prabang: 9 hours (ghetto fabulous bus with an awesome hobbit bathroom [see previous post])
2/23 Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw: 5 hours (facing backwards in a truck bed on a midget stool. Don't worry, the few times slammmed brakes threw me backwards, a bag of rice or a stranger's upper thigh caught my fall)
2/23 Nong Khiaw to Muang Ngoi: 1 hour (long tail boat to a town with no electricity)
2/26 Muang Ngoi to Nong Khiaw: 1 hour (same boat, this time wetter due to rapids)
2/26 Nong Khiaw to Luang Nam Tha via Udomsay: 8 hours (Minivan. Warm and dusty)
2/27 Luang Nam Tha to Huay Sai: 5 hours (minibus. Warm and dusty)
2/27 Across the border Huay Sai to Chiang Khong: 3 minutes (boat)
2/27 About to board Chiang Khong to Chiang Mai: 5 hours (minivan)

SO over bus rides.

But no complaints for this scenery :)

Post with more experiences than transportation and my actual pictures to come shortly! (thanks and props to Ben and HJFKlein for their photos here)

1 comment:

Jodi Pitchforth said...

Awesome. So jealous of you right now. And so missing you right now.