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Laos in October

  • kirstenc

    Joined Travelfish
    9th September, 2009
    Posts: 6

    We are traveling through Laos in October and have heard it can be quite wet at this time of year. We are starting in Vientiane, taking a bus to vang vieng & then on to Lang Prabang and maybe some treking. Will the roads be passable or should we change our itinerary & investigate the possibilities of boat travel?

    #1 Posted: 30/9/2009 - 04:31

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  • somsai

    Joined Travelfish
    1st March, 2006
    Location United States
    Posts: 567

    All the roads are hard surface so not a problem traveling.

    Trekking might be . . . damp. And then again it might not be too rainy at all. Like they say, "some cows got horns, others don't" Boats everywhere are much reduced because of roads and busses.

    I like the rainy season, things are green, less crowded, and good fish in the market.

    #2 Posted: 30/9/2009 - 06:32

  • Rufus

    Joined Travelfish
    22nd April, 2007
    Location Laos
    Posts: 973

    Apart from the tail end of the typhoon today, October is getting closer to the end of the rainy season anyway. As Somsai says, the roads are fine. I am driving up that way myself on Saturday.

    #3 Posted: 30/9/2009 - 07:22


    Joined Travelfish
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    Man, that typhoon is just dumping continual rain... I hate when those thigns come through. I don't mind rain - but ceaseless rain that lasts for days I hate. Last night coming back from Ralph's (playing chess) I got soaked. And the rain was damn cold too. Oh well, the sun don't shine on the same dogs ass every afternoon.

    #4 Posted: 30/9/2009 - 12:30

  • christay2009

    Joined Travelfish
    8th February, 2009
    Location United Kingdom
    Posts: 414
    Total reviews: 4

    i am in Luang Nam tha now....its good. The weather is great for me, its hot but cloudy and with a breeze. No rain as of yet.

    #5 Posted: 30/9/2009 - 15:50

  • kirstenc

    Joined Travelfish
    9th September, 2009
    Posts: 6

    Thanks all. Sounds like travel will be good. Hope the typhoon didn't hit too hard.

    #6 Posted: 2/10/2009 - 03:43

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