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  • LissB

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    I think this may be a long shot but thought I'd see if anyone knew what I was looking for.

    I went to Vang Vieng at the start of last year with some mates and am heading back with my boyfriend at the end of this year. We found this little place for breakfast with the best croissants we'd had in Asia, the people were very nice and the place, which I think you can stay at. The front was yellow with the eating area out the front and it was owned I think by a man from New Zealand. It was a little out of the center or busiest part of Vang Vieng.

    My question is....
    Does anyone know what this place is called?
    Has anyone stayed there?

    Any information would be awesome, thanks

    #1 Posted: 9/2/2013 - 22:10

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  • Bowner

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    Pans place? It's yellow and run by a guy called Chris from NZ. Was there the other week. Didn't have a croissant but the omelette was great!

    #2 Posted: 9/2/2013 - 23:17

  • LissB

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    Yes! That's it, thanks so much, loved the vibe of there. Hopefully we can get a room this time round.

    #3 Posted: 10/2/2013 - 00:00

  • mooball

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    Not sure Pan's Place is still run by Chris from NZ. I was there a few weeks ago as well and a British guy told me he owned it. Did you meet Chris, Bowner?

    #4 Posted: 11/2/2013 - 06:13

  • Bowner

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    Yep, met Chris and had a long chat with him so pretty sure he's still the man. Actually, he's from London originally but been in NZ for a number of years so I think we're probably talking about the same guy.

    #5 Posted: 11/2/2013 - 21:59

  • LissB

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    Chris was there when I was last too, but that was about a year ago.

    Has anyone actually stayed there?

    #6 Posted: 12/2/2013 - 03:34

  • mooball

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    Yep, that's got to be the same guy. I didn't stay there, but it seems a good place if you are going cheap cheap cheap. There is better if you pay a little extra though.

    #7 Posted: 12/2/2013 - 05:13

  • Bowner

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    Liss B - I was there only a couple of weeks ago.

    It's a pretty good place to stay but I was only there because the riverside places over the bridge were full. Wasn't disappointed at paying 40k for a room with it's own bathroom... and the omelettes are great!

    #8 Posted: 12/2/2013 - 05:37

  • chopin

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    hi, would like to know the location of this Pans place, relative to the main T-junction of VV where the Nisha Indian Restaurant is situated.

    #9 Posted: 13/2/2013 - 06:35

  • mooball

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    If you're talking about Nazim, it's on the same road. About 400m south.

    #10 Posted: 13/2/2013 - 06:49

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  • chopin

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    yeah ok, thanks mooball.

    #11 Posted: 13/2/2013 - 19:14

  • mariajames

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    I was alone there because the beach places over the arch were full. Wasn't aghast at paying 40k for a allowance with it's own bathroom

    #12 Posted: 18/2/2013 - 10:37

  • LissB

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    Thanks so much guys, you've been helpful.

    Now i was wondering if anyone knows any good accommodation in Luang Prabang. I've had a pretty decent look and can't seem to find anything too much. Because we are staying fairly cheap everywhere else I don't mind paying a little extra although I have found the cheaper places with friendly staff usually make the stay and trip more enjoyable.

    #13 Posted: 18/2/2013 - 17:18

  • chopin

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    Hi LissB, some places were mentioned here:

    http://www.travelfish.org/board/post/laos/20725_guest-houses-in-lp---got-any-favorites-

    There are so many places to stay in LPB you'll be spoiled. I have stayed in Somjith Guesthouse, quite liked it, around usd 8. Details can be found at

    http://www.tripadvisor.com.my/ShowUserReviews-g295415-d3349158-r144702227-Somjith_Guesthouse-Luang_Prabang_Luang_Prabang_Province.html#UR144702227

    #14 Posted: 18/2/2013 - 17:48

  • mariajames

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    a continued babble with him so appealing abiding he's still the man. Actually, he's from London originally but been in NZ for a amount of years so I anticipate we're apparently talking about the aforementioned guy.

    #15 Posted: 21/2/2013 - 11:53

  • snikrep65

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    Hi all
    I am Chris from Pans Place. Thank you you for all your supportive comments. Vang Vieng has a lot of opptions when it comes to accomadation so we work hard to create a fun place to be. For the record I was born in London but have been travelling since I headed for India in an old Bedford bus , 40 years ago. Nitsa and I took over from Pan and Neil 2 years ago after they had run the place for 5 years.. .

    #16 Posted: 4/3/2013 - 11:09

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