We plan to drive to Luang Prubang. We will cross the border at the Nam Hueng, near Tha Li in Loei. Has anyone driven this route recently?.
-What are the road conditions? We will be driving a Yaris.
-From my research it appears that in the past there were unpaved sections. Is the road fully paved now?
-Is the bridge over the Mekong finished yet?
-We are thinking of going in July, but that is rainy season. Would the rain make the roads impassable?
My Thai wife is a very capable, safe driver, but any first hand information would be useful to decide if we should make the trip.