There was a master plan to hit southern Laos for Boun Ok Phansa to hopefully pick on the boat racing, Loy Krathong plus maybe the Mekong Naga Fireballs, but it somehow never eventuated. The main problem being the need for a "non-stop" 2 day ride from Cnx - Pakxe / Champasak to be there in time for the full moon. Arh I don't really need that I thought, so decided to head off to Chiang Khong for a night & then meander down o Nan for a few days & back home to Chiang Mai. At least that was master plan # 2. I was not in a rush & picked off another couple of temples in Chiang Khong for the GTR website. Wat Phra Kaew Wat Sop Som Wat Thung Duk In the late afternoon Naka's Kiosen upstream from CK is well worth a drink & photo stop (or two.) & this guy gets to hang out there everyday.