Cruising down the Mekong from the north of Thailand to Luang Prabang takes 2 days with a stop in Pak Beng. We stopped also at a lost village along the riverside meeting surprised villagers. While there are not tons of things to see along the shores, it’s indeed very quiet and the food was good on the boat. The overnight stop was excellent in a nice wooden bungalow and we were lucky on this one. Pak Beng is some lost village with no real road connection to the rest of the country and it’s a rag tag restaurant place that lives on the river’s daily shipment of tourists.