From Chiang Khong in Thailand, I took a 2-minute boat ride over the Mekong to the Laos border. Then I took a minivan to Luang Nam Tha, which is a one-road town that has the best Laos coffee ever (coffee to condensed milk ratio was perfect). Then I took a chicken bus (there was a live chicken in a bag on the top of the '82 Toyota van) for the
Chiang Mai is a cool city an overnight train ride from Bangkok. Lots of temples, mote around the city, markets, and pollution. I got to pet tigers and watched a snake show.
Photos from around Bangkok and my trip to Kanchanburi, feeding elephants, waterfalls, the Bridge over the River Kwai