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Expat websites for Laos

Posted by placeshifter on 31/7/2010 at 23:29

Just curious if there's an active ex-pat discussions board for people living in Laos by any chance?

#1 placeshifter has been a member since 26/7/2010. Posts: 22

Posted by Rufus on 1/8/2010 at 09:48

There are some but they are all pretty hopeless. You are better off asking questions of those of us who live there. Mac is close, I live in Vientiane, Bob is somewhere in Thailand.
These are some sites
http://www.laopages.com/
Also try TeakDoor
http://falanginlaos.com/index.html is ok if you want to buy/sell stuff.
http://www.orientexpat.com/forum/country/11-laos-forum/

#2 Rufus has been a member since 22/4/2007. Location: Laos. Posts: 973


Posted by Barns on 1/8/2010 at 10:06

There's also a good board for buying and selling stuff, learning Lao, finding staff & services etc at www.findinlaos.com

#3 Barns has been a member since 3/3/2010. Location: Laos. Posts: 16
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Posted by placeshifter on 1/8/2010 at 13:05

Thanks a lot Barnes!

Found this: http://www.immo-laos.webs.com/hr200-900.html through your link and some of the homes look downright luxurious.

Unfortunately, they're all for Vientiane. Is there just not that much stock of rental houses available in Luang Prabang?

#4 placeshifter has been a member since 26/7/2010. Posts: 22

Posted by placeshifter on 1/8/2010 at 13:33

By the way, I just happened to look at a link to the Rivertime Ecolodge and it looks quite charming.

We are a couple with a 3 year old child and intending to visit Luang Prabang.

However, we most definitely enjoy beautiful, peaceful, nature-filled settings where we can get a local experience in a private lodge/villa.

Unfortunately, I have to work US hours via Internet and telephone (voice over IP). Is it possible to get a high-quality, reliable Skype call connection to the US from Rivertime (typically from 10pm - midnight and 6am to 10am)?

Thank you.

#5 placeshifter has been a member since 26/7/2010. Posts: 22

Posted by Rufus on 1/8/2010 at 13:40

Well, that's the last time I will ever post any information for you.

#6 Rufus has been a member since 22/4/2007. Location: Laos. Posts: 973

Posted by placeshifter on 1/8/2010 at 13:50

LOL. Sorry, thank you for the links as well.

#7 placeshifter has been a member since 26/7/2010. Posts: 22

Posted by brinch on 7/6/2014 at 15:15

This thread seems a bit old, so here is an update. Two news boards for Laos expats are http://laosforums.com and http://laopride.com. They are both active and worth adding to the list.

#8 brinch has been a member since 29/4/2014. Posts: 2

Posted by SoManyMiles on 9/6/2014 at 05:02 TF writer

For Luang Prabang, there are several active Facebook groups for Expats:
Expat Luang Pra Bang
Buy & Sell Second Hand Luang Prabang

There are many Groups for Vientiane. Just search for "Vientiane Social" "Buy & Sell Vientiane"

For websites, it's http://jclao.com and http://www.worklivelaos.com - there are active forums, mostly focussed on Vientiane. Also look at Sabaidee Magazine. You can find their print copies in coffee shops, hotels, etc, read their magazine online or check out their active social media accounts http://sabaidee-magazine.com

Hope this helps

#9 SoManyMiles has been a member since 7/2/2014. Posts: 62


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