When I was leaving Laos for Thailand I had two options for transportation: take a bus that would take me from Luang Prabang to the Thai border within the whole day or go for a 2-day boat ride on the Mekong River. I didn’t really considered the first option. I was tired of endless rides in rammed buses with horrible drivers. Especially that the roads are not in the best condition and I had heard about numerous accidents involving tourists. I opted for the boat which was one of the most pleasant journeys of my Southeast Asia adventure.