Mekong River & Pakbeng

The overhang at the Thai border control station. Crossing the border from Thailand over to Laos. Boat is the only way to do it at this crossing. Border crossing on the Mekong River.
Crusing on the Mekong, the 10th longest river in the world at 3,050 miles long. Local on the river. Village on the Laos side.
Home cooked Lao food on the boat.
Pretty damn good.
Local transport Looking upriver
Local ferry Cattle More cattle
Locals Clouds coming over the mountains. More incoming clouds.
The cruise boat Banks of the Mekong Purple Oreos. They tasted like toothpaste. Terrible.
Beerlao!!! Near sunset Stopping at Pakbeng for the night.
Pakbeng at night The main street (and pretty much the only street) in Pakbeng. Boats waiting to continue the journey down the Mekong.
Dodging rocks Local kids Getting close to Luang Prabang.
Pak Ou Caves The Tham Thing cave is filled with hundreds of Buddha images. Buddha images silhouetted against the Mekong River.
Pak Ou Caves flower

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