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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Home - Journeys - Thailand and Laos 2020 - Tuesday, March 3, 2020

We get up early in Lat Krabang where we slept with family.
The luggage is packed further, that is done quickly, we drink coffee and at eight o'clock Kaeng brings us to the airport because we leave for Laos today. It is about a 20 minute drive to the airport because it is very quiet on the way.
Check-in is easy, check-in of hand luggage and even passport control is fast.
We still have time to look around at the tax-free shops. Pia buys something there against sunburn.
When we wait until we can board the plane, we notice that it is very quiet. That also turns out later, the plane is only half full.

We leave on time. Occasionally there is considerable turbulence because there are heavy showers over Northern Thailand and Laos, and we sit in a small plane.
At the scheduled time, we are landing in Luang Prabang where we pass passport control quickly. The e-visa that Tom has applied for saves a lot of time, at least half an hour of waiting.
We also purchase two Laotian SIM cards with a validity of 10 days.
The transport to the hotel, which we have arranged in advance, is already ready and at a quarter past one we are at the Villa Maydou Boutique Hotel. We get a different type of room than during our previous visit, but this room is also nice and neat.

After we have installed ourselves we go for a walk along the Mekhong. We see that there are many houses for rent or for sale, and there are also many hotel rooms for rent.
We see a kind of hotel boat on the river, and a trip along the Mekhong to Vientiane, an intended next destination, seems like fun. We are going to find out and check with our hotel.

We are going to eat at Lamache, a restaurant where we have already eaten during a previous trip. The food is decent.
It starts to rain during dinner, but we are sitting dry. It is going to rain harder, very hard even, and there is also a storm blowing. We flee inside to take shelter. It only takes a few minutes, but the entire terrace is a complete mess.
We have a drink and walk over the night market to the hotel; we notice again that it is very quiet. There seem to be few tourists in Luang Prabang.

Link: Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
Link: Lao Airlines.
Link: Luang Prabang Airport.

Written on: 2020-03-05


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