Huay Xai (Thai – Lao Border), Laos

After a local bus chugging up across the countryside from Chiang Mai, it reached Chiang Khong on the Thai side of the border. I strolled down the jetty getting stamped out of Thailand, hopped onto a long tail boat and not minutes later I was in Laos (technically the People’s Democratic Republic of Lao). I thought I’d mention my crossing as this had to be the most scenic and relaxed border i’ve had to cross, simply getting across the river! After that I hopped on a pickup and made the bus station for a night bus to Luang Prabang.

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