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  • placeshifter

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    26th July, 2010
    Posts: 22

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

    #1 Posted: 31/7/2010 - 23:29

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  • Rufus

    Joined Travelfish
    22nd April, 2007
    Location Laos
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    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 Posted: 1/8/2010 - 09:48

  • Barns

    Joined Travelfish
    3rd March, 2010
    Location Laos
    Posts: 16

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

    #3 Posted: 1/8/2010 - 10:06

  • placeshifter

    Joined Travelfish
    26th July, 2010
    Posts: 22

    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 Posted: 1/8/2010 - 13:05

  • placeshifter

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    26th July, 2010
    Posts: 22

    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 Posted: 1/8/2010 - 13:33

  • Rufus

    Joined Travelfish
    22nd April, 2007
    Location Laos
    Posts: 953

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

    #6 Posted: 1/8/2010 - 13:40

  • placeshifter

    Joined Travelfish
    26th July, 2010
    Posts: 22

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

    #7 Posted: 1/8/2010 - 13:50

  • brinch

    Joined Travelfish
    29th April, 2014
    Posts: 2

    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 Posted: 7/6/2014 - 15:15

  • SoManyMiles

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    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 Posted: 9/6/2014 - 05:02

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