We travelled from Chiang Rai to Chiang Khong on an old, rickety bus for 4 hours. Chiang Khong is a small border town used for travelling to Laos. Once we were dropped off we took tuk tuks to the border. After purchasing our Visas and going through entry formalities we took a bus to Huay Xai which is a small town that tourists use as a hop on point for the famous slow boat to Luang Prabang. We stayed a night here before waking up early to get on the boat.