Chiang Khong | Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Mists rise from Mekong River at dawn

Though I resisted the idea of climbing out of my cloud-soft king size bed and leaving Luang Say Lodge, my boat beckoned for a second day of my Mekong River cruise...

Chess match on the roof of our boat

Over the years I’d heard all the horror stories about crossing from northern Thailand into Laos and taking a slow boat to Luang Prabang. Each day hundreds of travelers cross the...

Food vendors line the streets in Chiang Khong, Thailand

I’ve passed through my fair share of border towns over the years. Many are shabby, filthy encampments that exist on either side of a barren no man’s land where immigration officials...