On the motorbike with the ferry from Bueng Kan in Thailand to Paksan in Laos
Bueang Kan is a small trading village along the Mekong River. As the river is here the border between Laos and Thailand there is even an immigrations office ... but that is not really in use anymore. In the city is still a ferry crossing, but this is only for cargo and local people (Thai & Lao). About 10 km west of the city is a bigger ferry for cars, trucks and people. This is also an international border-crossing with on both sides an immigration office. So after a evening and night in Bueng Kan we took the first morning ferry to Laos. It all goes very easy and relax. There is an immigration officer to take care of your passport and an English speaking lady to take care the paperwork for the motorbikes. And of course an custom officer. Not that we notices anything of it all as for a little bit money the English speaking lady took care of everything and we just had a chat with the local truck drivers. Our tour to South-Laos was beginning! For more motorbike trip reports see Motorbike Trip Reports.