Boarding Call in Pak Beng, Mekong River (see my comments)

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The morning boarding of the boats was a bit chaotic. It was first come, first serve, but first boat loaded, left last. It did not matter in final analysis, as all the boats arrived after 9 hours, almost the same time, as the boats stopped along the way to pick up more passengers. 3 boats were filled up in Pak Beng, but each got overloaded by the time we arrived at final destination. Booking On Line, is not an option yet! ;-)

The steep embankment was hard to negotiate, if you had sandals and heavy luggage!

I have come on board as one of the last ones, as my timing was already adjusted to Lao/Thai attitude. Easy does it. However, we still manage to get 1 st class seats!

It was fine to suffer a little bit with my fellow young travelers. The trip cost us about $100/for 2 (starting at Chiang Mai), and we had friends in Luang Prabang in every restaurant we had a meal, as the trip bring together a lots of like minded people.

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Comments (82)

Ge Ko on January 7, 2015

A really interesting photo!

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Greeting,

Ge Ko

Tomros on January 8, 2015

yes it was an interesting trip!

recommended for younger folks!

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  • Uploaded on September 15, 2011
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    by Tomros
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2011/04/18 09:01:49
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 4.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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