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Take the slow boat

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Westerners, especially Brits and Americans, are notorious all over the world for our fast pace of life and hurry to get things done. With this in mind, it is not surprising that so many tourists take the fast boat down the Mekong River every day, the trip from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang taking only a few hours, rather than the two days of precious time which the slow boat consumes.

The slow boat, as the name suggests, is the slowest way of getting from the border town to the old capital city. But slow is not necessarily boring, and with miles of meandering river routes, sheer mountains and dense forests to gaze at, the scenery is nothing less than spectacular.
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