Monday, March 26, 2007

Luang Prabang, Laos

What a calm, beautiful city. No power last night, so candles were everywhere, flickering light on the monastery roofs.

Getting here was rough, crammed like cattle with 100 other tourists on a slow boat from the Thai border. DO NOT take this boat if traveling from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang, and if you do, come armed with sharp elbows and a good book and try to score a few feet of space near a window.

I had to write a letter of apology to Thai immigration before crossing the river to Laos. The border official at the crossing North of Anlong Veng, Cambodia took my Departure Card and kept my Arrival Card. I wrote the letter of apology in the form of a one page mystery story, paid 50 baht for postage, and was good to go.

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