Archive for the 'Practicalities' Category

Dec 23 2012

3G internet in Laos

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Modern telecommunications meets old stupa

Accessing the internet in Laos is possible pretty much right throughout the country via several options, including some hotels in the more remote towns, such as Phongsali, which offer decent WiFi connections. But the problem with relying on hotel WiFi is that many of the less touristed towns simply don’t have hotels with free WiFi … read the full post

Dec 20 2012

Healthcare in Laos

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medical sign

Laos has a rustic appeal to many travellers who enjoy getting away from the sealed and packaged amenities of the West. Unfortunately, our immune systems aren’t always up to the task and accidents can happen when trekking through the jungle or spelunking in slippery dark caves. Here are some things to keep in mind when … read the full post

Nov 07 2012

How to get a Thai visa in Vientiane

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The Thai Consulate before the morning rush.

If you find yourself in Laos and are planning on heading to neighbouring Thailand, what you should do will depend on how long you plan to stay in Thailand. You can get 15 days visa-free in Thailand on arrival by filling out a simple form at your port of entry; no trip to the consular … read the full post

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