I'm trying to plan a trip route which include traveling from north Thailand to Vietnam. Since I don't have a strict time limitation, I thought that maybe instead of taking a flight I could travel by land through Laos. Now I'd like to ask if someone already done such trip? How much time such a route could take? What are the available transportations options? Is it safe?
Currently what I had in mind (according to some internet research), is to travel from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Friendship Bridge (As I understood this is a Thanaleng crossing) and then continue to Luang Prabang. I've found few posts regarding the available routes from Luang Prabang to Vietnam here and here. So I guess I'll just have to choose one of them and hope that I'll be able to make all the arrangements when I'm there.
Any other tips\ideas are more than welcome.