Day 281 – Thai-Laos border crossing

After arriving at a hostel late last night near the Laos border, we were woken at 7am and taken to another guesthouse for breakfast of eggs and toast.

The border crossing was over a river. You got a stamp out of Thailand easy enough on one side of the river. Paid a dollar for a boat ride across the river into Laos.

The river crossing

The river crossing

It was chaotic at the Laos border with everyone trying to get their visa and no queuing system in place. It took about 2 hours. Then we got a minibus to Luang Nam Tha where we would be staying for a few nights. We arrived around 2pm. Luang Nam Tha is a tiny place and consists mostly of a stretch of road around 100 metres long. There are a few accommodation options and there were a handful of tourists though it appeared to be one of the less popular tourist places.

We ate some lunch and booked a 2 day trekking tour for tomorrow – the main reason for coming to the area. In the evening we went to the night market which consisted of a maximum of 10 food stalls and ate sticky rice and half a duck.

John then had a chocolate pancake and I ate 2 grilled bananas – energy for the trek!

Duck and rice!

Duck and rice!

About Julia Chan

I’m Julia and I've just returned from the adventure of my life. I went travelling around South America, the South Pacific and South East Asia for 12 months, and I'd do it all over again if I could! Julia on Google+
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