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Traveling via the river route in June

  • Katzman

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    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.

    #1 Posted: 24/5/2006 - 22:23

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  • somtam2000

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

    #2 Posted: 25/5/2006 - 06:11

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    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...

    #3 Posted: 25/5/2006 - 06:12

  • Katzman

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    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..

    #4 Posted: 25/5/2006 - 09:23

  • Ellen

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    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

    #5 Posted: 3/6/2006 - 23:56

  • petervienna

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    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

    #6 Posted: 13/6/2006 - 19:56

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