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Accomodation booking in 'Remote Southern Laos'

  • caseyprich

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    Anyone who has moved from Pakse into Tad Lo and beyond (Salavan, Sekong, Attapeu, Paksong) - did you find it was necessary to book accommodation in advance on the loop through the Bolaven Plateau or were there usually good spots open?

    Especially interested in Tad Lo as I hear it is becoming more of an option and prefer to stay with a view of the river.

    (oops! - late january early february)

    #1 Posted: 20/12/2010 - 20:37

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  • Sethlake

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    Last July there was absolutely no need to book any rooms in advance during our loop. Part of the fun was deciding as we went and there we never encountered a guest house that had no rooms available.

    #2 Posted: 21/12/2010 - 06:27

  • MADMAC

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    How's the nightlife in Tad Lo?

    #3 Posted: 21/12/2010 - 21:36

  • Sethlake

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    Tad Lo is a sleepy little spot. There is not really any night life to speak of. However, after dark many backpackers tend to hang out at Tim's Guest House for drinks, food, or the only internet available for miles. We had some fun here meeting people etc.

    #4 Posted: 22/12/2010 - 00:07

  • caseyprich

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    I imagine there isn't much of a point asking if the curfew is followed up there.

    #5 Posted: 22/12/2010 - 06:28

  • Rufus

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    " the curfew"??
    What curfew? I have been here for 5 years now and have not experienced any curfew?

    #6 Posted: 22/12/2010 - 08:40

  • caseyprich

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    When I was in Luang Prabang in 2008 there was a midnight curfew enforced in the city . . .many guest houses were strict on locking their doors (though the bowling alley didn't lock up shop almost every business was closed). Didn't know if this applied anywhere else or was still in effect . . . i don't think it was just a part of the electricity.

    #7 Posted: 22/12/2010 - 09:06

  • MADMAC

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    Casey
    Ditto Savanakhet - but it wasn't strictly enforced.

    #8 Posted: 22/12/2010 - 09:15

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