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  • hotdiggeydog

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    19th October, 2009
    Posts: 2

    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)
    Cheers
    Hotdiggeydog

    #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
    Posts: 2

    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
    Cheers
    HDD

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

  • MADMAC

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    6th June, 2009
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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
    anyway

    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

  • MADMAC

    Joined Travelfish
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    Christy
    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:
    http://m.naim.my/pictorials-of-laos-trip-oct-2009

    Thanks!

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

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