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Traveling via the river route in June

Posted by Katzman on 24/5/2006 at 22:23

Hi all,

I'm going to go to Luang Prabang from Huay Xai in mid-June and I wonder if the monsoon is going to prevent the slowboats from travelling via this route?
Has that happened before?
Guess i am abit paranoid after watching news of the floods in Northern Thailand.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 25/5/2006 at 06:11 admin

Generally speaking the boats only stop when there is not enough water. The boats should be running.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 25/5/2006 at 06:12 admin

Ops! I for got to say Welcome to Travelfish!

I've not heard about the floods you mention - am on Samui at the moment lapping up the sun...I guess I'll have to flick on the tv...

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Posted by Katzman on 25/5/2006 at 09:23

Thanks a lot, now i can put my heart at ease and focus on planning this trip.

Btw, the flood has affected provinces in Northern Thailand such as Uttaradit, Nan, Phrae, Lampang and Sukhothai..

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Posted by Ellen on 3/6/2006 at 23:56

Just wanted to say that if you haven't taken this boat before, make sure you take something comfortable to sit on,

2 days sat on a wooden plank/seat is difficult on your ass, and unfortunately Laotian pharmacists are not familar with the word "hemroid"

LOL

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Posted by petervienna on 13/6/2006 at 19:56

Sabaydee, enjoy the trip and take a cushion with ! the monsoon - there is more water in the river - makes the trip more safty ! peace and Light !
Peter, Vienna, Austria

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