Getting into Thailand from Houay Xai was dead easy. We walked down to the ‘immigration checkpoint’, got stamped out and took the ‘ferry’ over to Chiang Khong.
A seven hours bus ride brought us into Chiang Mai. That town feels a bit like home by now, after all that travelling it’s nice to come to a place where I now the hotels and eateries. I had a bit of time to catch up with Samart and Palm and then it was already time to go again.
Yesterday evening I arrived in Singapore. I have four nights here but I feel slight regrets. Even a mediocre noodle dish costs $6. After the food heaven that is Thailand, this is a budget travellers’ nightmare.