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Slow boat down the Mekong – from Pak Beng to Luang Prabang

I am re-blogging this post from Jill.

Jill is doing something I love doing you see.

I am on a mission to discover the best Slow Boat Trips in the world. Slow boats that represent normal everyday transport. Im just in love with a big navigable river. I’ve lived on the Shannon in Ireland and on the Canals in England. I can’t get enough of it. If any one knows of a blog or a website that focuses on this stuff please tell me. Ideally I am searching for the Slow Boat version of the Man in Seat 61. Thats the best rail travel website in the world; http://www.seat61.com

Jill's Scene

The Mekong is the 12th largest river in the world. It rises on the Tibetan Plateau, flows through Yunnan province in China, into Burma, then Laos, where in places it marks the border between Laos and Thailand, on into Thailand and then Cambodia before forming a large delta in Vietnam and flowing into the China Sea.

For me it’s one of those rivers, like the Yangtse, or the Yellow River, the Seine or the Mississippi, a river you hear so much about in the course of your life and, if you’re very lucky, you might get to see it for yourself. Even catch a boat on it.

In fact, taking a slow boat down the Mekong sounds romantic, in a sedately adventurous kind of way. It’s a popular way to travel between Huay Xai, on the Laos-Thailand border, and Luang Prabang. For most it’s a two day trip. We joined…

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This entry was posted on 17/04/2015 by in River Travel, Slow Boat and tagged , , .
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