Today’s travel photo is of the view of the Mekong River and cloud covered mountains in the village of Pakbeng, Laos. Pakbeng is the halfway point of the two day slow boat journey between Luang Prabang and the Thailand border crossing at Huay Xai, and it is certainly in a very scenic part of the river. I took this photo from the dining area in the guest house that I stayed in. It was late afternoon when we arrived, and the clouds soon came in to cover the hills and mountains that sit high above the Mekong. In this photo, you can see all of the slow boats tied up together at the dock. It is quite interesting watching them all try to squeeze in together in the one spot. We actually had to hop out onto one of the other boats before we could get onto land. It’s times like these that I am glad that I travel with a backpack.