I read so much about the Mekong, from the French exploration of the Mekong, and the sleepy country that is Laos. Tiger Air had a good sale flying from Singapore to Udonthani, a former-US air base, which is a short car ride from Laos. So, off to Laos!
09 June: Singapore – Udonthani – Vientiane
10 June: Vientiane – Luang Prabang
11 June: Luang Prabang
12 June: Luang Prabang – Vientiane (overnight bus)
13 June: Vientiane – Udonthani (with Ban Chiang thrown in)
14 June: Udonthani – Singapore