Travel

I’m On a Boat!

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Hello from the infamous slow boat to Luang Prabang!

So far its been a total hot mess where our tour guide keeps trying to jack us for $. Little things, conveniences such as getting our Thailand exit stamp for us, to trying to convert money, to getting us a room in Laos. I guess I’m naturally mistrustful because I said no every time.  I’ve read too much Lonely Planet I guess.

Anyways I’m currently drinking Beerlao(national beer of Laos) and hanging out for the next eight hours on this boat. Then tomorrow we’ll do it all again.

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Best things about Laos so far:
It’s beautiful
They have french baguette sandwiches just like Vietnam
They take US $ and Thai Baht
People seem friendly

Worst things:
You have to take malaria meds here. Lots of people are really sick from Malarone (I’m on Doxy)
You have to suffer to get to paradise.

I am the hero for the day because with my combined internet and Lao phrasebook I helped my roomie order Plan B. Yes, they have it at the border pharmacy.

Anyways back to boat time. Feeling very far away from home these days.

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