|Sunset over long boats moored on the Mekong|
On our overland journey from Thailand to Laos, we took two river journeys: a 4 hour ride down the Kok River from Tha Ton to Chiang Rai; and a two-day trip down the mighty Mekong, from the Laos/Thai border to lovely Luang Prabang.
|7 passengers board the boat to Chiang Rai: 2 Americans, 2 Canucks, a Frenchwoman, and local mother and child|
|On the 2-day trip down the Mekong, we shared the ride with dozens of other travellers from all over the world|
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|A flock of stilts fly by|
|A gorgeous kingfisher|
I was fortunate to see some interesting birds along the riverbanks,
...and the Lahu village we visited was holding a New Year celebration and the villagers invited us to join them!
|More beer for Paul|
|Sharing beer and loud disco: Lahu girls like to party!|
|Water buffalo like mud baths but also bathe in the rivers to cool off|
|The Mekong carves its way though many karst cliffs and and mountains ranges|
|Morning light on the Mekong|