Wednesday, September 21

Cruising the Mekong River in Laos

Hmm. I havaen't been very active on RaroLens recently. Well, that's a bit of an understatement as you can see; the last video was added towards the end end of January so it's time to catch up and add a few more.

In March we went on another Pandaw cruise, this one was on the Mekong River in Laos. Fabulous, as all the Pandaw cruises are. The boat was newly built ( and had just 10 cabins so it was easy to get to know everyone; and the crew were as friendly, efficient and fun as always.

The Laos Mekong is quite different from the Vietnam and Cambodian sections downstream with many fast-flowing sections and rapids. Our trip headed from the capital Vientiane to Huang Say on the border with Thiland.We finally disembarked in Chiang Khong, Thailand. As we cruised north, the scenery became more mountainous and the weather got colder.

Here are a couple of videos of the cruise (and one of these days I'll get around to finishing some more, because Laos was a fascinating country).