Laos may offer peace, tranquility and some breathtaking tourist sites, but its unpredictable weather and dirt roads mean that Morgan Parker has to face his toughest days yet. Called "Hell Day", Morgan and his bike are almost broken during a freezing rain that renders his motorcycle powerless. With hypothermia setting in, it's a race to find shelter before he literally loses consciousness.
After recovering, Morgan travels down the Mekong, rides elephants, visits temples, zip-lines through the jungle and makes a memorable visit to Child's Dream. He learns how they are building schools to provide an education to children who otherwise would receive none. Then it is a race to the border, attempting to evade unscrupulous "fixers" whose quest to scam Morgan knows no bounds.