After he left, I thought it logical to go across the border into Laos and travel north and back into Thailand for Chang Mai etc. Being in my first Lao hostel I have got the impression from other travellers that this goes against the grain of the usual backpacker circuit.
I have no issues meeting new people overall but I don't really want to get stuck in a rut of meeting people I would like to travel with only to find that they are going the way I just came from.
Almost considering going to Bangkok and travelling north from there but it is a bit of a waste of time and money (especially considering I just bought a Laos visa).
Any solo travellers on here who did Laos south to north? Would be great to here you experience of it.