Both Sides of the Mekong in Black & White

Both Sides of the Mekong in Black & White

I have heard the term ‘off the beaten path’ so much over the last few weeks that it has lost most of its meaning at this point, but Chaing Kong and Huay Xaith were certainly parting from the beaten path even if they were not all together off of it. We weren’t exactly in the middle of a forest or a 30 person village, but Chaing Khong and Huay Xai were the first towns we visited where almost no locals spoke English and travelers were not a common sight. They were quite towns in Thailand and Laos, respectively, with charming people, views and wildlife.



Mighty Mekong

My first sighting of the Mekong & Laos

Life on the Mekong

Life on the Mekong


Geckos will hang out just about anywhere, and they aren’t shy about letting you know where they are. These two were on the ceiling above our dinner table in Chaing Khong.


Flowing hair

A Thai woman’s waving hair



  1. Erica · April 28, 2014

    Favorite post thus far. Awesome pictures I love the framing of “My first sighting of the Mekong & Laos”.

    • VinnyMo · May 1, 2014

      Thanks Erica, it was a unique place. We were staying in the attic of a very old building that was right on the river. I passed that view on the way up to my room and it kept catching my eye.

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