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Night temperature?

Posted by GermanCoastgirl on 23/1/2012 at 14:09

Hi there,
I will be in Laos (VTE,VV and LP) in Feb and was just checking weather.com to get in the right mood.
BUT then I saw that currently the night temperature in LP goes down to 4 C??
Is that really true? I planned on taking one pair of jeans and a hoodie as long clothes but did not think of taking warm clothes esp. for the night for me and my boy.

Can you please advise? I suppose most of the hotels just have sheets.... will I freeze then??
Please note: I am a girl! ;-))))

Thanks for some remarks,
Birgit

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Posted by caseyprich on 24/1/2012 at 04:55

Everywhere I stayed in Northern Laos also offered a heavy blanket that kept me warm enough in the small room. With two of you underneath the covers it should be fine.

I was there a few February ago - and didn't have much problem at night with a long sleeve t-shirt. However, as I moved north I was happy to have my jeans and a fleece to pull on. Jeans usually don't need to be washed for a few days, so one pair should be fine - as well, just think to add one or two long sleeve shirts to put on under your hoody or wear as sleeping top.

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Posted by MADMAC on 24/1/2012 at 12:18

Casey, they might not be in the room in the evening!!! Come on hombre...

Yes, bring a decent jacket. It gets chilly here at night during February.

BTW what is a "hoodie"???

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Posted by shambles on 24/1/2012 at 13:45

Madmac a hoodie is a sweatshirt or jersey with a hood .......

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Posted by GermanCoastgirl on 24/1/2012 at 14:34

Hahaha, funny !

Is "Hoodie" not the correct word for it? As you can tell, I am not a native speaker and probably that word was just invented by us? ;-) Like we say "Handy" when we talk about "Mobiles" feeling cool 'cause it sounds English. ;-)))

Nevertheless, thanks for the comments. I will take one more long sleeve and take my little boy as a hot-water bag .... ;-)

I just didn't think it would be THAT cold. Same temperature we have here at the moment...brrrr.

Cheers!

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Posted by shambles on 24/1/2012 at 16:39

Hoodie is used in NZ, Aus and uk. I can't actually think of another word for it.

I was there a couple of years ago and my partner was there last year. LP, VV and Vientiane

The only time we got really cold was on the slow boat.

At night in LP I wore jeans and a Light hoodie or jersey.


If you had a light weight jacket maybe a puffer jacket that would be good.

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Posted by Rufus on 24/1/2012 at 18:16

The cool weather seems to have disappeared already. The last few days have been warm to hot.

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Posted by MADMAC on 24/1/2012 at 20:57

Rufus, I don't know about Vientiane, but it got cold here again last night. Not brutal cold, but around 15 degrees...

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Posted by travellingsarah on 24/1/2012 at 22:25 TF writer

Maybe I was lucky when I was in Northern Laos in January a couple of years back, but I don't remember being cold at all. Maybe the cheap whisky took the edge off.

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Posted by MADMAC on 25/1/2012 at 02:48

The coldest it has been here since I lived here was six degrees celsius. My house isn't heated, and once the cold was absorbed, the place was freezing. But it seldom goes below ten degrees here. Can't speak for Northern Laos or Northern Thailand, but I'll be Rufus can.

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Posted by GermanCoastgirl on 25/1/2012 at 15:01

Instead of taking a sweater from home... will I have the chance to buy a decent one in LP? I know about Shirts but what about hoodies, sweaters...?

Maybe a stupid question but I prefer asking.... ;-)

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Posted by neosho on 25/1/2012 at 17:46

You can buy it all here but it's usually lighter than what you're probably used to.
Madmac...We have became aclimated to the weather. I used to chuckle at the Thais for being cold on what seemed to me then as a perfect day. Now I put something on with the rest of them. :) Have you seen any kind of a heater in this country?
What's a "puffer" jacket?

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Posted by Rufus on 25/1/2012 at 18:06

You won't be able to buy a jumper in Luang Prabang. You can buty that sort of clothing in Vientiane, espcecially at ITEC, but then even only in the colder months. A light cardigan will suffice.

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Posted by MADMAC on 25/1/2012 at 21:21

"A light cardigan will suffice."

Unless you're riding at night. Man it gets nippy then! I froze my cajones off last night.

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Posted by Rufus on 26/1/2012 at 04:31

Speaking in a soprano voice now, Mac?

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Posted by MADMAC on 26/1/2012 at 05:32

A few more nights like that and I will be.

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Posted by sayadian on 26/1/2012 at 07:09

It's a strange winter here in Phnom Penh too.A week ago you needed a blanket.This week the weather has been unusually hot for the time of year.Still I think it makes sense to carry a thin jacket in case it returns to normality.

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