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Any trip through SE Asia would not be complete without venturing into Laos. Personally, I chose to enter from the north and take a speed boat to Luang Prabang. Although the boat trip lasted only half a day, I learned a great deal about Laos and her people. I recommend the speed boat trip, I spoke with other travellers and heard horror stories about the two day "slow" boat trip...I guess it depends on how much time you have. On that note, time is not important when travelling in Laos. Be prepared to wait....and wait for what you are trying to do. I spent a day and a half waiting for a boat to take me down river. Understanding this is imperative when travelling. Along the Mekong, you will stop at various villages for gas, supplies, more passengers, etc. Don't be suprised if you are asked if you want to buy marijuana. There is an abundance of the stuff in Laos, but be wary on the river...I heard of police patrols roaming around. But heh, that's what God made a rectum for, right?
I'll be back for more tales about Laos shortly...