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Slowboat to Luang Prabang  
   

Slowboat to Luang Prabang

With it's hard wooden benches and almost no leg room, this was our transportation for the next two days. We spent 6 hours on it the first day, stopped at Lek Bang for the evening, and then another 7 hours on the slow boat the next day. Tamar and I were the last to arrive at the boat on the second day and found it was full. So they herded a group of us onto an even smaller boat but we all had our own seats.
Luang Prabang

November 7th 2005
I have not been writing much so I thought I would expand a bit...hope it is not to much... We ventured from Chaing Mai via minivan to the border town of Chaing Khong. There we stayed the night at a riverside guesthouse and handed in our passports so we would have Laos Visas in the morning for the ferry ride across the Mekong. There was not much to Chaing Khong save a few restaurants and guestho ... read more
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Lao or Laotian Flag Laos was under the control of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the Communist Pathe... ... read more
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