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  • hotdiggeydog

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    Hi all

    The 3 of us are off to Laos on 24th Feb 2010. The 3 of us are me (the bloke), Pregnant wife (5 Months at that stage-got it wrong last post, just glad I can remember her birthday :-) and our 3 yr old girl.
    After some great input from you guys and reading alot on the forums and various blogs I have decided to put this itinerary out there to see what people think. So here it goes:

    1 - Gold Coast to KL (Air Asia. We managed to get return flights for A$369 ) Yippee
    2 - KL - Vientiane . Then straight from the airport to Rivertime Resort.
    3 - Rivertime Resort
    4 - Rivertime Resort to Vang Vieng via Vientiane by minibus.VV overnight
    5 - VV - Straying at the Thavonsouk
    6 - VV - Early morning tubing, bikes and chillin out time
    7 - VV to LP Minibus. Staying At Le Bel Air Boutique Resort
    8 - LP. Seeing the waterfalls, crusin town and drinkin plenty of the amber fluid.
    9 - LP. See what the day brings ( Maybe the one day elephant trek)
    10 - LP. Moving to Xien Mouark Bellevue Resort.
    11 - Chilling and playing with our daughter in the pool & more beer lao
    12 - LP - Nong Kiau by Minibus. Staying at the Nong Kiau Riverside guesthouse.
    13 - Nong Kiau
    14 - Nong Kiau - Muang Ngoi by boat. Staying at (Don't know yet, Any suggestions?)
    15 - Muang Ngoi back to LP
    16 - Fly LP to Vientiane. Staying at Hôtel Khamvongsa
    17 - Arvo flight to KL
    18 - KL. Staying at the 5 Elements Hotel ( Wife shopping therapy!!!!)
    19 - Evening flight back to the land of oz
    20- BACK TO WORK!

    Thanks for looking over this and please any suggestions are very welcome. I thought that the minibus was the way to go,I can't see the fam wanting to be stuck on a boat for 7 hours(Nong Ngoi to LP)

    #1 Posted: 29/10/2009 - 10:24

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  • Captain_Bob

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    You're taking your 5-mo pregnant wife and 3 yo daughter for crazed tubing and beer-swilling holidays. Hoorah! Nice parenting dude.

    #2 Posted: 29/10/2009 - 14:19

  • hotdiggeydog

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    19th October, 2009
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    Oh Captain

    Don't read too much into the post. I will be doing this by myself..got to get a day off sometime. All I wanted to see was if people that know laos think that this plan is good or to spend time elsewhere and if the accom is good for my family

    #3 Posted: 29/10/2009 - 15:18


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    Actually there are some other posts here of kids tubing and having a great time. I'll let you know after I check the place out.

    #4 Posted: 29/10/2009 - 17:32

  • somtam2000

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    Looks good -- my only suggestion would be to perhaps skip Muang Ngoi and spend longer in Nong Kiaou -- the former is getting quite a few sketchy reports of late (mainly theft related).

    #5 Posted: 30/10/2009 - 08:58

  • christay2009

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    Location United Kingdom
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    You can always stay in a guesthouse that is
    out of the centre of town. Hopefully before all the
    drunken Valium taking fools come out your lil one will be in bed

    I reccomend the kayaking over tubing, you could all be
    in the same kayak, you get a guide and
    go down the same river

    ning kieow is way better than ngoi

    #6 Posted: 30/10/2009 - 17:20


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    I don't know, Kayaks need a steady hand and good balance. I suspect they'd be harder to competently operate when you're drunk.

    #7 Posted: 30/10/2009 - 23:29

  • naim

    Joined Travelfish
    19th October, 2009
    Posts: 4

    Hi hotdiggeydog,

    Pls see my Laos pictorials for some tips:


    #8 Posted: 9/11/2009 - 20:06

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