The family travels by train from
through Udorn to Laos.
They must jump off at the Nong Khai
train station and cross the
Mekong River bridge.
Thai and Lao are fairly similar languages - somewhat like Spanish and Italian are to each other.
On this trip, Dad hires a Lao man named Wilat to take the family in his
Songthaew [a taxi
truck with two benches that passengers sit on]. They begin in the capital city of
People in This Story:
Wilat (Songthaew Diver)
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