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
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
Also try TeakDoor
http://falanginlaos.com/index.html is ok if you want to buy/sell stuff.
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
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)?
#5 placeshifter has been a member since 26/7/2010. Posts: 22
LOL. Sorry, thank you for the links as well.
#7 placeshifter has been a member since 26/7/2010. Posts: 22
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