I travelled to Chiang Khong by a local bus which went very slowly, packed on every package and everybody that could fit, had every single window open and took 2 and a half hours but it was pleasant travelling with locals. It was an interesting journey as I could see the houses of the local people in the hills and mountains. Now I am in my guesthouse in Chiang Khong and I am with other tourists waiting to cross the border to Laos tomorrow. Now I will go mingle with some of the guests. I have a cold today and I’m finding the drop in temperature from 35 degrees in Bangkok to 5 degrees in the north of Thailand really strange. It’s amazing that a country can have so many different climates.