Saturday 10th November 2012
12.11.2012 30 °C
We have a lazy morning. However we do walk to the coffee shop to have another delicious coffee and go to the bank to get out some more money. The good news is we are below budget - our delicious meal last night cost us £15 including 2 beers, 2 fresh lime and sodas and four different dishes. This meant we treated ourselves to a taxi to take us to Chiang Khong. We were planning to take the bus but they seemed to leave only every so often - no one was quite sure when and you couldnt book seats plus there was no air conditioning. I think the VIP bus we took to Chiang Rai from Chiang Mai spoilt us somewhat. Our journey took us about two hours and again we saw loads of paddy fields, pineapples, bananas and every spare piece of ground was filled with corn plus of course wonderful flowers. As usual the taxi driver drove too fast for me to take any decent pictures of them.
Our hotel is overlooking the Mekong river and we have the most wonderful view from bed. We have an early start tomorrow morning as we have to clear customs in Laos before catching the boat to Luang Prabang at 9am and we gather it can be fairly chaotic.