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Muang Khua

Posted by teamika on 29/2/2012 at 12:06

Things are changing fast on the little town on the Nam Ou. New highway bridges are being built over the Nam Ou and the Nam Paak. Look for Muang Khua to experience some significant growth in the next few years. Electricity is on pretty much full time. Its still a great place to visit. Few falang stay more than one night, missing out on the flavour of the place. See it soon, as it will change quickly. I was there twice in the last month and both times were a hoot. Try staying on the far ...

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How sucky is it to travel by bus?

Posted by grak88 on 23/2/2012 at 21:25

Hello fellow fish. I am in Don Det right now. Just got here after a long bus journey from Cambodia. Thinking of travelling by bus to Vientiane and Vang Vieng. My question to anyone who has done it is this: HOW BAD IS THE RIDE AND THE ROADS? My research online says it sucks. The people I have talked to here say it sucks (especially the part between Vientiane and Vang Vieng. Any other stories? I think it's like 12 hours from Four Thousand Islands to Vientiane. I don't know if I should b ...

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Yes, you can get visas at Laos/Cambodia border

Posted by grak88 on 24/2/2012 at 05:02

Came through the Laos-Cambodia border yesterday by bus. You can get your Laos visa at the border crossing. I've read elsewhere that says you can not, but I think that may be old news. ...

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Shipping to Laos

Posted by dt on 20/2/2012 at 15:58

Hi I'm new to the forum and would like to introduce myself. I'm a seasoned traveler to Thailand and Laos and someday my wife and I would like to retire in a small village a few miles outside of Vientiane (Ban Pafang). For the past few years we have been remodeling my wife's grade school and providing toys and clothing for the kids. But its hard to do with just the baggage allowance EVA airlines. Does anyone know if there is a reasonable way to ship boxes of clothing and toys from the US t ...

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Malaria in Laos?

Posted by grak88 on 19/2/2012 at 18:34

We are bussing up to Laos from Cambodia. We'll be working our way south to north in Laos. What's the malaria situation and should we be taking malaria pills throughout? Thanks! ...

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getting Chinese Visa and boarder crossing in Laos

Posted by Thomasbreakwell on 16/2/2012 at 23:15

hi all, sorry if this post is in the wrong place but..... im Australian and will be in Laos around November and ideally want to cross the boarder into Yunnan, China from Laos, there is alot of conflicting information on most of the popular forums about whether i will be able to get a chinese visa in any part of Laos (i need a 90 day visa) and if it is possible or realistic to cross the Laos/chinese boarder lately. i will be staying with a friend who is a Laotian local, would he be able to help m ...

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solo traveller in Laos

Posted by solotraveller on 29/1/2012 at 06:01

Solo female traveller in Laos 2Feb12-28Feb12 is it safe? ...

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1 month rough itinerary, what am I missing?

Posted by whardy on 10/2/2012 at 04:42

Hello everyone, my girlfriend and I are traveling Laos for a month from mid-march to mid-april. We've done quite a bit of research, on this site and forum and beyond, but we wanted to ask the gracious members of the forum for further advice. A bit about us, we're in the backpacker budget range looking to spend about $1,000 USD/person for the month. We're very active, looking for exciting treks, and a mix of on and off the beaten trail stuff. We're going to hit up the usual stuff, unless there's ...

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Khong Lor river cave

Posted by rayc101 on 14/1/2012 at 23:41

Hi all, Re Khong Lor river cave I have been unsuccessful in finding advice about water levels in the cave during the wet season, and whether navigation through the cave ceases during this period. I would appreciate some advice on going through the cave in July. Cheers R ...

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Off for my 6 week trip ! Thanks !!! ;-)

Posted by GermanCoastgirl on 3/2/2012 at 10:03

Hi All, after a year of rough planning, checking on loads of posts and feeling great while studying your posts, I am finally leaving for our 6-weeks-trip with my 5 year-old boy to Laos and Thailand this upcoming Sunday ! Thanks to all of you ! As soon as I am back I will finally be able to provide you with answers and advise as well !!! Cheers, Birgit ...

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Luang Prabang accommodation

Posted by stevewilkes on 17/1/2012 at 15:36

Any recommendations on good guest houses for LP for a five day stop over. Were flying in on the 2nd February. What are the must see's of LP and places to eat? ...

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Best way to travel from Bangkok to Vang Vieng?

Posted by lewks on 7/1/2012 at 19:02

Hi people I am landing in Bangkok on the 22nd of march and am going to spend a couple of days there before making my way up to Vang Veing to go tubing. I am thinking of traveling overland or water to get their and flying back and was wondering what the best way to travel overland there was and any places to stop of for a few days on the way I would like to see some of northern Thailand and other parts of Laos as well i have roughly 2 weeks to for this part of my trip! Also what would be the bes ...

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Need new friends in Laos, Feb 26- Mar 16

Posted by daruneemm on 30/1/2012 at 19:27

I am young Thai lady traveling to Laos by myself on Feb 26 - Mar 16 I would to meet a travel companion in Laos. Meeting new friends . I'm interested in finding a platonic travel partner to share expenses and see interesting places.I plan to be in Loas on Feb 26 arrival to Vientiane then going to Vangvieng and Luang_Prabang . Please let me know if you are interest. Thanks Emmy ...

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Getting a SIM card in Don Khon

Posted by think87 on 16/12/2011 at 05:27

is it possible to buy a M phone SIM is don khon? I know its a dumb question but im planning on being here for 5 days and in the middle of changing out my thai SIM for my Lao SIM i dropped it in water. Anyway to get one while in Si Phan Don? thanks ...

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Skip the north, doing only the South ?

Posted by 3drazor on 26/1/2012 at 15:01

Hello, i'm currently planning a second trip to Laos and Cambodia. As i have already seen the big hitters, i'm planning to see something new, possibly more rural than the last time (best thing of the last trip was Nong Kiaow ) and thats where i'm a bit stuck with my intinerary. At first my plan looked like this: Go to Chiang Rai, spend some days there, go over to Laos and spend maybe 4-5 nights in northern Laos (Luang Namtha province), doing some sightseeing with a scooter (Muang Sing, Boten, vi ...

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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 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 rem ...

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Gibbon experience - booking

Posted by jaycee404 on 19/12/2011 at 01:16

Hi all, being the indecisive person i am, i've decided that i want to do the gibbon experience. I've been on their website, sent an email and tried to call a couple of times to no avail, the phone rings out. My question is from your previous experience how long has it taken to make contact/book the tour? I ask because i'm flying out of Australia on 7 Jan and i need to re-arrange flights to chiang mai in order to take part.. Thanks in anticipation! ...

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Alternative option for Luang Prabang - Pakse trip

Posted by jennyk80 on 21/1/2012 at 16:50

Hello, I would like to discuss feasibility of my travel plan. We will enter Laos through Vientiane and continue to the Luang Prabang via VV. After few days in LP and surrouding arreas we will continue to the south and cross border to the Cambodia (high level plan - there should be stops during the journey). My question is - how difficult (how many hours, what can be seen during the trip) is to travel by route Luang Prabang - Phou Khoun - Phonsavan - Muang Khoun - Paksan and after conti ...

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Malarials and Japanese inoculation?

Posted by stevewilkes on 14/1/2012 at 03:37


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Flying into Laos

Posted by Micheal1 on 15/1/2012 at 05:57

We wish to fly from Chamg Mai to either Luang Prabang or Vientiane, have tried Laoairlines sight but cant get any info. Can anyone help with prices and is it better to book, once we are in Thailand?? Thanks Micheal ...

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