I'm trying to plan a trip route, which includes 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 the Friendship Bridge (as I understood this is a Thanaleng crossing) and then continue to Luang Prabang. I've found a 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 and ideas are more than welcome.