We took a bus from Vientiante, Laos, to Nong Khai, Thailand, by way of the Friendship Bridge that spans the Mekong River.
From the bus station, we took a tuk-tuk to the Mut Mee Guest House.
1111/4 Kaeworawut Road
Nong Khai 43000, Thailand (click for map)
The Mut Mee was a lovely guest house, and I felt very fortunate they had a room free as we hadn't made prior arrangements. The place is very relaxing, and we loved it there.
Our room was beautiful, but the mosquito netting was necessary as the guest house was right off the Mekong.
Mut Mee offered food, and they had a vegetarian menu almost as large as their omnivorous menu.
We ended up getting many meals here at the guest house. Nong Khai wasn't the most vegetarian/vegan friendly, and we knew we could trust the chefs at Mut Mee. On one occasion trying to order a meal in town, not even our trusty Vegan Passport could save us.
So here's what we had at Mut Mee over the few days we were there:
Marya had this Fried Aubergines with Tofu dish:
The next day I had this Pad Pak with Cashews:
And Marya had this lovely Tofu in Ginger Sauce:
You get this great view of the Mekong while dining.
From Mut Mee you can walk down to the river where you can catch a dinner cruise (we didn't do this), or have a meal or just drinks at the stationary floating bar.
On a late night visit to the back bar of the floating bar/restaurant, we brought our own snacks from the 7-11 across the street:
Between the beer, food, and hammocks, Mut Mee is sustaining and relaxing enough that you need never leave. But in addition to being food tourists, we're cultural tourists, and wanted to see the town. Mut Mee rented us some bikes so we could get around town quickly.
Mut Mee's website lists several area cultural sites, such as the Sculpture Park and various temples in town, and several other site just outside of town, such as the Phu Phra Bat Historical Park
We only managed to get to the Wat Lam Duan, a temple with an enormous Buddha atop overlooking the Mekong.
We were unable to go inside of the temple, but could walk around the outside and go all the way to the roof.
We went looking through the open air market for some baguette to go with our Thai wine for our overnight train trip back to Bankgkok.