On the way to Luang Prabang.
Along the way, the boat would stop several times and families with lots of luggage would climb down the steep river bank to embark the boat.
It got more and more crowded as we got closer to final destination. There are no docks or piers along the river, as during rain season it will just be washed away!!
Just look a the graceful hand of the young girl!
In this instance it was 5 women, who came abord. There was also an infant under the clothes of one of the younger woman. The grandmother took care of it most of the time.