I’m headed to the farthest northwest reaches of Thailand, to the opium production den of Asia. The meeting point of Thailand, Burma, and Laos. Before going straight into Myanmar I’ll try to catch a boat on the Mekong, either to China or to Laos. I don’t know where I’m headed yet, but I’m more interested in hitching a ride on a commercial boat than on one made for passengers. I’m not really sure where I’ll surface, but the allure and mystery of the area is what’s drawing me towards it. Hopefully I won’t wander into an opium production facility and get shot at, but even that would make a good story. See you on the other side of the Mekong.