An early Mekong boat trip. Hired a boat & sailed from Houei Xai down to Pak Beng. Meow's first trip in Laos, about year 2000. 5 Swiss + Meow & I. We didn't need a big boat, only 1 bike & 7 people. A smaller boat would suffice. The boat crew weren't happy about trying to fit the AT in the boat & wanted to stow it on the bow.... I wasn't exactly enthralled with this idea, & after they'd "tied" it down I was able to convince them No No. It goes in the boat... which it did, sort of & just. So off we went sailing down the 'Khong to glorious Pak Beng chilling out & drinking beer.