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About that trip…

I’m still going. But maybe backwards. It seems like things might be less hectic because of festivals, crowded slow boats, etc. if I go to Siem Reap first and then the other way through Laos (Vientiane, then Luang Prabang, then boat to the Huay Xai border) and then back down through northern Thailand. But hey, I’ve got time.

This has a few advantages:

  • The boat from Luang Prabang is much less popular than the boat to it.
  • I miss the flower festival in Chiang Mai in a couple days.
  • If I need to skip anything, it’ll be in Thailand (which is not the priority).
  • If I get malaria on the slow boat, I’ll come down with it in Bangkok or Hong Kong instead of Siem Reap.

It looks like I’ll need to leave Lingnan around 9 a.m. tomorrow, assuming about an hour each for transport to ferry, ferry, and transport to airport.

I’ll try to post when I can, but of course getting online when traveling is never certain.