I'm dreaming of a Laos Christmas and a sociable new year
20th October, 2010
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Hello every one,
It seems I will be spending the holidays in Laos. Which seems to me tobe a great thing. I think I will end up in Vientiane or Vang Vieng forChristmas, and certainly Vang Vieng for NYE. Sounds like the kind ofplace that I usually don't like to spend too much time, but I wouldvery much enjoy company since I travel alone. So my question is, whichguesthouses in those two cities would be recommendable for friendlystaff and good social atmosphere? Sometimes it is such a pain in theass discovering the "best" place to stay when you arrive in a newtown. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
On another note, is it possible to pick up and Indian visa in Vientiane?
Thanks so much!!
#1 Posted: 19/12/2010 - 11:35
Love is where you find it. I would stay at the Souphaphone guesthouse which is central and not too expensive.
For friends I would head to Bor Pen Nyang after about 8.00 or the Samlor pub after about 9.00
#2 Posted: 19/12/2010 - 15:37
That's great advice from Rufus. I'd love to be spending NYE on the Mekong Riverfront in Vientiane ! If you're willing to splurge a little for fancy NYE cocktails, check out the Spirit House further past Bor Pen Nyang. They'll definitely have champagne Other accommodations I'd recommend in Vientiane for meeting people are the Lao Youth Hostel (#2 is newer and cleaner) or the Mixay Guesthouse. They're cheap, too.
For all the Travelfish accommodation review in Vientiane go here -- http://www.travelfish.org/accommodation/laos/vientiane_and_surrounds/vientiane/vientiane/all
In Vang Vieng you'll have no problem finding a party. For friendly staff and a guaranteed group of people to party with, stay at the Spicy Lao Backpackers. If you want something a little more comfortable but still cheap, check out the bungalows on the island in the middle of the river -- Banana Bungalows or Otherside Bungalows.
#3 Posted: 19/12/2010 - 18:11
Oh, and there is an Indian Consulate in Vientiane and they should be able to issue your tourist visa -- http://indemblao.nic.in/visa.htm
#4 Posted: 19/12/2010 - 18:13
6th June, 2009
Just remember if you are looking to be "social" in Laos, be social with Vietnamese women, not Lao women. Legal issue there.
#5 Posted: 19/12/2010 - 19:51
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