The Slow Boat into Laos

After a few months of fast boats, long tail boats and slave ships, it was finally time to embark on one of the most popular boat trips in South East Asia, the slow boat down the Mekong River from Chiang Rai in Thailand to Luang Prabang in Laos. I booked my ticket two days before …

The White Temple in Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai is usually the last stop on most backpacker routes through Thailand before heading into Laos. Along with an incredible night market you can visit Wat Rong Khun, or the White Temple as it's known to us, which is actually a privately owned art exhibit that was created from the ruins of the original …