Map: Two Weeks in Laos


[flashback post, painted map a month late] By boat, bus, and second-class bogey, we float and poke down the Mekong, across the northwest corner of Laos; on our way back to Bangkok, and beyond.

The first leg, from Chiang Kong, Thailand to Luang Prabang is a slow, two-day, tourist-choked chug of a float trip; then a week in Luang Prabang, where we are delayed by illness and the general languor of the place (I could think of worse places to be delayed). Finally, we forego Vang Vieng in favor of an alternate, less-trammeled route to the capital, “>via Sayabouri and Pak Lai. Vientiane is good to us as well, old-feeling and built low to the ground.

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