Just a quick note that I've just added a new thing to the forum that should help people to find the answer they're looking for -- especially if the question has been asked before.
At the end of each discussionyou'll now see a list of up to a dozen related threads -- ie threads that may be on the same topic. Now this is all determined automatically, so there could be some mismatchs, but in general we hope this will help people find the information they're after without needing to ask a new question.
For example, take the post today on getting from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng here you'll see while some of the "related posts" at the base of the thread are about other overland trips, one of them does cover this trip (like I said -- not perfect, but probably helpful.
If you've any suggestions on how this could be made more helpful, please let me know.
Also, if there are no related threads, then nothing shows!