Finally after in all about 300 km on the road, I arrived to Nong Khai. I have already realized that this day was not good for travellers. A weekend coming up and obviously it is also a red day in the Thai calendar, so it is not only me travelling, a lot of Thai people are also on the roads.
28 February – 7 Mars.
What I thought to be a 4-day’s long stopover, became rather soon 6 day’s and in the end it became 9 day’s. My time here in Nong Khai and Pantawee Hotel has been absolutely fantastic. 9 day’s with mostly rest and relaxes, no excursions or daytrips. During this week, the temperatures been going up, maximum temperatures about 38-39°C every day. Then it has been very nice to have a swimming pool on the premises; there I could spend my time during the hottest hours in the afternoons. The only excursions that I have been doing during this time have been on walking distance from the hotel. I have seen the Mekong River, Talad Sadet – the Indochina market and one other big street market. I could easily stay here for a longer time, but tomorrow I go to Laos.