Spent all day on the minibus from Luang Prabang to Luang Namtha. The mountain scenery was spectacular and the roads weren't too bad.
The bus company picked me up at the hotel a little after 07:00. The bus left at 08:00 and arrived at about 17:00 with the usual bathroom and lunch stops.
The driver picked up some locals along the way. One old couple hacked, wheezed and vomited the whole way and then the old lady laid on the floor of the minibus and blocked the door so we had to step carefully over her to get in and out.
As usual the final stop was not close to the town. It was at the long distance bus station at Map Location: 20.927847, 101.403124 which is about 9 kms from the town. All the tourists on the bus had a take a shared truck taxi the rest of the way.
After checking in to the hotel, I had a delicious dinner at the night market including sausage, duck, and a plate of noodles. Afterwards I was having tea and cake at a coffee shop at there was a terrific crash between a motorbike and a pick up truck right outside. The poor motorbike driver couldn't get up and the people were trying to stand him up. That's about all I could watch and a few minutes later he was gone so I guess they took him to the hospital. The police came later and did a full investigation.