The Mighty Mekong May 17th 2010 Ness and I make it to Chiang Khong around 9pm and find a rudimentary guesthouse to stay the night. The next morning we cross the border in to Laos via the ferry (motorised canoe) and obtain visas from the immigration hut. From here we board a river slow-boat bound for Luang Prabang.
Two days in less than comfortable conditions and a night in Pakbeng don't rob us of staggering mountain scenery or t ... read more
Asia » Laos 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
Ness and I have always hungered to see the world but in our own separate lives circumstance has always prevented us for one reason or another. I mentioned to Ness one night in the pub that i planned to go traveling. Seeing an opportunity to fulfill her own dream she pledged to go with me. At this point, eye to eye, we realised nothing could stop us!
Ness is the perfect traveling companion for me, our souls sing a similar tune and we connect on many levels. I write this after being on the road for six weeks and not a cross word has passed between us. I am not sure how i would have fared at s... full info