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ten days - gibbon experience, luang prabang and a beach in thailand

Posted by Maitreyi on 15/6/2011 at 19:57

Hi, We are planning a ten day vacation and Laos has captured our fancy. Everyone is raving about Northern Laos, particularly Hua Xhai and Luang Prabang is what we are keen on exploring. We have barely ten days to spare and we dont want to spend all our time traveling. Another place that seemed very pretty to me is Halong Bay. We are not very keen on spending a lot of time in cities- being in forests , trekking , spending some time on a beach seems perfect . So, this is what I have very rough ...

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Eloping in Laos?

Posted by sofiainswe on 16/6/2011 at 00:02

My boyfriend and I are taking a trip to south east Asia next year and we have been thinking about having a wedding ceremony whilst in Laos. We just want to have an extremely simple ceremony for the two of us and exchange some rings, once we return we plan on going to the courthouse in our country and "officially" getting married, but we really want a small ceremony in Laos. How would one go about this, is it something you could just ask about at a hotel or guesthouse and have them arra ...

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Viewed 1,983 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Rufus on 19/6/2011 at 06:22

Budget stay in Vientiane

Posted by avipatkar on 17/6/2011 at 21:17

My interest is History and Nature hence where to stay more - VTE or LPB? I have only 4 days in my booty. Please suggest the budget places to stay at both the places. Is there any night bus available from Nong Khai to VTE and VTE to LPB? How much time and money these buses would take? Any suggestion for visiting theses two places - cautions, if any. ...

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Popping across border to Nong Khai and back?

Posted by busylizzy on 16/6/2011 at 06:14

Hey there - this is possibly a stupid question, but hey, it won't stop me from asking. I was just wondering if that's possible from Vientiane to Nong Khai (and back)? I am flying into Vientiane, but if this was possible, I would like to go to NK for the day - without needing another visa to come back into Laos. (I think that I have read previously that this can be done from Thailand into Myanmar (and back).....) I've scoured around but haven't come across the answer anywhere... ...

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1 mont left in Asia, suggestions??

Posted by azsha6617 on 16/6/2011 at 18:12

Monday morning i am taking slow boat into Laos. No set plans. I have one month left and can't decide where to go. Is the weather bad in the south of Laos right now? I'd really like to relax on a dreamy, budget friendly, not so touristy beach sometime before going home. Any suggestions? ...

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Pakse to Hanoi by bus - possible?

Posted by Jimbobber on 16/6/2011 at 13:41

Hey, been looking but can't find any information about a bus route from Pakse into Vietnam. Anyone have any info? Final destination is to be Hanoi, but wouldn't object to going to Hue or somewhere else. Advice much appreciated! Cheers, Jim ...

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Bkk > Laos > Koh phangan Itinerary Help

Posted by teeo88 on 14/6/2011 at 10:00

hey guys, hoping you could help me with my itinerary; answering a few questions i have and to see if my itinerary is feasible in the amount of time i have. 1. MEL > BKK (1 Dec – 5 Dec) Depart MEL 1 Dec @ 2.30pm Arrive BKK 1 Dec @ 7.55pm 2. BKK > Chiang Rai (6 Dec) Depart BKK 6 Dec @ 6.50am Arrive CEI 6 Dec @ 8.10am 3. Chiang Rai > Chiang Khong (6 Dec) Depart Chiang Rai 6 Dec @ 9am Arrive Chiang Khong 6 Dec @12pm 4. Chiang Khong > Huay Xai (6 Dec) 5. Huay Xai (7 Dec – 9 Dec) ...

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Viewed 2,146 times, with 10 replies. Last reply by teeo88 on 16/6/2011 at 06:20

The Laos Loop

Posted by sarah7196 on 15/6/2011 at 18:43

Hi guys, Bit of a random one, but I read/heard somewhere something called ‘the Laos loop’….I was wondering if anybody had any ideas what this was? Cheers + happy travelling xx ...

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Viewed 2,274 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by caseyprich on 15/6/2011 at 20:07

Savannakhet stop or straight to Pakse?

Posted by brea on 6/8/2008 at 18:16

I have ample time to stop in Savannakhet but I have not met a traveler who has spent anytime there. I am aware of the various NPA's in the area. Can someone please comment?? THanks for you assistance. ...

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THAILAND TO LUANG PRABANG BY BOAT

Posted by JAYDIN on 30/5/2011 at 20:22

We will be traveling this summer in thailand/laos with kids, age 13 and 16, and are looking for a safe somwehat comforatble boat to Luang Prabang from Chiang Khong or Chiang Saen. The speedboats sound dangerous and the slow boats uncomfortable. Anything in between? thx ...

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Viewed 4,020 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by flupe on 14/6/2011 at 15:35

Visa info needed

Posted by anandgrafiti on 14/7/2009 at 16:55

Hi, I am an Indian citizen. I am planning to travel to Laos via Bangkok-Chiang Mai-ChiangKhong- border. I understated that Thai visa can be obtained on arrival for 1000THB. But i read somewhere that this visa will be nullified on crossing the border and on reaching Laos. Now Lao visa costs another 40$ for Indians. I intend to travel back via Vientine, take overnight train to bangkok. Now at this stage should i take one more entry visa to Thailand? is there a way I can retain that Thai visa i to ...

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Viewed 3,726 times, with 19 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 13/6/2011 at 14:47

Chiang Rai to Chiang Khong by Taxi?

Posted by debidokun on 27/11/2007 at 00:54

I'm flying from Bangkok to Chiang Rai on December 4th. I then want to head to Chiang Khong to cross the border into Loas. I was wondering what the cost might be to take a taxi from Chiang Rai airport to the Chiang Khong. I'm posting this under Laos as I figure most people going this wasy are going to enter Laos. I realize I can take a bus as well and the cost will be less. However since there are 2 of us, I figured the additional cost for taking 1 mode of transportation instead of 3 1) air ...

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Must see in Laos??

Posted by azsha6617 on 30/5/2011 at 01:21

Any suggestions for a first time traveller? I am 24, solo female. will be arriving in Luang prabang by slow boat. ...

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Two trips to Laos

Posted by Phoenix66 on 29/5/2011 at 19:37

Hi, I'm planning to go to Laos twice on my south east Asian travels. The first time will be with a tour company and I'll be flying in from Chang Rai and then spending 6 days there. I would then like to go back and spend more time there (say a couple of weeks) and am likely to return about 6 to 10 weeks later. What should I do about visa? Also, would it be ok to just get a visa when I'm there or should I get one before I go? Thanks ...

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Nong Khai Tesco Lotus open on Sundays?

Posted by Barns on 26/8/2010 at 14:40

I realise Nong Khai 's in Thailand not Laos but people here are much more likely to visit Nong Khai or even live there than people in the Thailand forum so I thought better to ask here. Sorry if that's wrong or whatever. Anyway, does anyone know if Tesco Lotus in Nong Khai is open on Sundays and, if so, what times? Taking my staff on a shopping trip and we can only get away this Sunday! Thanks! ...

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Malaria tablets Help/advice

Posted by danielleandmike on 8/5/2011 at 07:22

Hi we have been given a prescription for Doxycicline for whilst we are in Laos, were also going to Thailand and Vietnam and have been told that these are low risk areas so wont need Malaria tablets for here. The thing is we have read about so many bad side effects Doxycicline gives. Has anyone suffered any side effects from this?? I know its not worth not taking them as the effects of Malaria are much much greater than the side effects of Doxycicline but i just dont want anything to spil are tri ...

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Two weeks in Laos

Posted by aktivstrain on 30/5/2011 at 16:00

I am planning to spend two weeks in Laos in 2 days. I haven't set up a travel plan yet but I read this on travelfish's intro page about Laos: "A temple tour, sunset or perhaps an elephant trek from the northern capital of Luang Prabang. A boat ride down the Nam Ou river. A slow riverbank afternoon in Vientiane . Tubing in Vang Vieng. Slow lazy days in the 4,000 islands. World Heritage Wat Phu in Champassak. The spectacular Konglo cave near Tha Khaek." Are these doable in two weeks ...

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Laptop repair in Vientiane

Posted by jorowa on 26/4/2011 at 21:40

Can anybody recommend a laptop/notebook computer repair place here in Vientiane? Looks like my fan died and then my graphics card burnt out. I think both need to be replaced... ...

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Laos stops and transport

Posted by magoo23 on 23/5/2011 at 10:48

Hi im in the process of planning our Laos leg of our SE Asia backpacking trip and im a little stumped on Laos. 1) My girlfriend and I arn't all that keen on Vang Vieng but can't find out much about any alternative stops between Vientiane and luang prabang. Any Ideas? or should we just make the bus trip from vientiane to luang prabang in one hit. 2) We are having some trouble finding quality accom in luang prabang within our price range of roughly $15 per night (a few dollars give or take is ...

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Viewed 2,271 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by caseyprich on 25/5/2011 at 08:10

FRENCH AND ITALIAN LANGUAGE TUTORS IN VIENTIANE

Posted by jrwitherspoon on 19/5/2011 at 19:17

im already in vientiane: may 19 to june 1 at least. I need five hours with a native speaker of french and five hours with a native speaker of italian. can anyone suggest where i might quickly find such tutors? ...

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