We had a fantastic time with numerous adventures during our 9 months in India and Nepal, but this was also the time when our bodies were pushed to their limits. We truly needed a proper rest. After two lazy weeks of being in Bangkok and doing “nothing” we decided to revisit Laos for a packrafting experience on the Nam Ou river. The decision to go back to Laos seemed to be a great opportunity to discover the North of Thailand while getting closer to our starting point for the trip on Nam Ou. And just like that we found ourselves in beautiful Chiang Mai exploring its streets as a sort of backpackers – with the boats and camping equipment on our backs.