Matt: "Untouched beauty, hard to get accommodation, so plan this in. This is possibly the most stunning place I have ever seen and there is no bugger there! Go before it gets ruined by tourism. 2 dive schools here too.
Matt: "Hire a motorbike and explore from here, nice little town if you have a meat craving there is a pretty shitty looking english pub that does pretty fucking good ribs, ask any local and they will point you at it. There are late night parties, again ask anyone who works in the bars."
The Upper Mekong in Laos is considered one of the most stunning journeys of the entire river. A great way to enjoy the scenery is a boat trip from Huay Xai at the border with northern Thailand to Luang Prabang, or vice versa.