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Bangkok - Laos

Posted by bonerjams69 on 19/2/2007 at 17:02

Hey, I am looking for information regarding crossing the border from Thailand to Laos....suggestions if we want to cross from Eastern Thailand in to Southern Laos. Also has anyone taken a bus from Bangkok to Laos - if so any details/recommendations/warnings are welcome! Thanks! ...

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Border Crossing - Muang Khoua - Dien Bien Phu

Posted by redmill on 28/11/2007 at 08:47

Any info regarding this crossing would be appreciated. ...

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Concerns about transport/problems w/ pre-arranged visas

Posted by limeandsoda on 12/11/2007 at 18:45

My friend and I are getting visas for Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos issues before we leave for our trip. (Yes, it is more expensive, i'd perhaps prefer to get them on-arrival, but for a few reasons we are not). We have to specify an address of residence whilst in the countries, and i have just put the adresses of guesthouses we will likely try to stay at in the first towns we come to. Is this adequate?? My main QWuestion: The application forms ask you to specify an entry/exit date, which we ...

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Laos Visa in Phnom Penh - don't get it here!

Posted by ruxandra on 6/11/2007 at 22:32

Just a heads up - I went to a travel agency this morning to get a Lao visa in Phnom Penh. They said it would cost 37$ USD and it would take one day. After reading on the net I figured the agency is making about $7 on the job so I decided to go to the Laos Emabassy in Phnom Penh and get on on my own. I was speechless to find out at the embassy, after filling in all my forms and having the 3 pictures, that they were charging 47$ USD for a 48 hour turn around and 57$USD for a 12 hour turn around. ...

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Vietnam Visa

Posted by rocketgirl on 26/10/2007 at 22:50

Can you get a Vietnamese Visa in Luang Prabang. If so, does anyone know how much this costs and how long it takes? I know Vientiane is the best place to get a Vietnamese visa, but I'll only be there for a few hours before my flight and don't want to spend all of that at the Vietnam Embassy! ...

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Lao Cambodia Border - Visa in advance

Posted by jella82 on 17/10/2007 at 13:42

Has anyone crossed this border recently? Is it ok to get a visa on arrival? Any idea how much it costs? Debating at the mo whether we should just get one in Vientiane to be on safe side, heading to Vientiane tomorrow so if anyone has any ideas it would be greatly appreciated? :) ...

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Travelling from Ho Chi Min to Phnom Penh

Posted by donnaansell on 1/10/2007 at 20:09

I would like to take the 3 day, 2 night trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh going through the Mekong Delta and I was wondering, do I need to get a Cambodian visa in advance? I've travelled to Cambodia before and I know you can usually get a visa on arrival, but because this will be part of a tour I was wondering if visa on arrival is still an option? Also if anyone else has done this trip can they recommend a good tour company please for budget travellers. ...

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Phnom Denh/Tinh Bien

Posted by Axel on 12/6/2007 at 17:42

crossed here at the end of april 2007. Pretty straightforward if you do not want to go via Phnom Penh. It should cost around 60000 Dong for a one-hour-motorbike-trip from Chau Doc. If you are lucky you will come across a car on the Cambodian side of the border which will take you on an excellent road to Takeo (10$). ...

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Stay in Huay Xai or Chiang Khong

Posted by paul123456789 on 16/9/2007 at 19:35

Hi. I am after your opinions (and reasons for them). When travelling from Chiang Rai, Thailand to Huay Xai, Laos with the intention of getting the boat to Luang Prabang - is it better to overnight in Chiang Khong or Huay Xai? Can you book you boat from Chiang Khong? What is the earliest you can get started in travelling down the river? Which is cheapest? Which did you find nicest / friendliest / most interesting? Can you get Beer Laos in Chiang Khong? ...

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which visa - non immigrant cat0

Posted by g_singh on 5/9/2007 at 20:16

hi, the wife and i are off to SE Asia for 5 months then india for a month. We are going to be using thailand as a base to travel to other countries within the 5 months, at the moment i see us spending most of out time in thailand and a 2 to 3 weeks per surrounding country tops. Speaking to the thai consulate today i have been advised to get a 'Non-Immigrant Visa with multiple entries = £100.00', is this the best option for us? ...

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border crossing: Trapeang Phlong in Cambodia from Xa Mat (vietnam)

Posted by telias on 8/9/2007 at 02:42

can i get any information aboutany experiences Trapeang Phlong/Xa Mat crossing Cambodia /Vietnam. Can I get from Trapeang Phlong to Sen Monorom. ...

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Bo Y border crossing

Posted by caiuss on 7/9/2007 at 18:11

Hi, As I got the information about this border crossing mainly from the TravelFish site (Visa and border crossing FAQ), I thought I should share this: I crossed from Laos to Vietnam at Bo Y without any problem. The Vietnamese formalities were even faster than when I entered Vietnam from China at Mong Cai. My Rough Guide to Laos (from Feb 2007) says that the border was closed to foreigners at the time of writing. However when I checked the Rough Guide to Vietnam (Sep 2006) I found they say ...

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Overseas Vietnamese (and family) visa exemption

Posted by xtrinh on 3/9/2007 at 03:10

If you can prove you are ethnically Vietnamese, new regulation allows overseas Vietnamese and their families to enter Vietnam without visas as of September 1. But you must still obtain a visa exemption certificate, which allows multiple entries and a stay of up to three months at a time. The certificate will be valid five years. ...

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Boardercrossing from Laos to Cambodia

Posted by mjdgard on 30/8/2007 at 10:14

Hello, I would like to go from laos to cambodia and therefore need a combodian visa. Different resources report different things. Some say 'visa on arrival' is possible (Don Khon) and some say it is not possible (Veun Kham / Dom Kralor). Does anyone has up2date informations about the border crossing from laos to cambodia and if it is possible to get a visa on arrival or if I need to organize one in advance in Bangkok. Thanks for your help! Mjdgard ...

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Is Luang Prabang to Nan overland now possible?

Posted by tazzalenghe on 29/8/2007 at 09:13

Rough Guide suggests this is in the works but it's not mentioned in articles on the recent added crossings. Is this possible? If so, how can itbe organized? tazza ...

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My Phuket/Ranong VISA RUN EXPERIENCE! not bad!!

Posted by sonicbum on 13/8/2007 at 18:42

August 9, 2007 I looked around for the cheapest deal for a VISA RUN, and they cheapest I could find it for, which included the Myanmar VISA STAMP was 1300 baht, but I ended up going with a travel agent that was right next to my guesthouse (Highway 61 Revisited, on Nanai Rd for 300 baht per night for a week with a/c and an automattic bike for rent for 500 baht for a week as well) because he would meet me there the next morning and the bus would pick me up there for 1400 baht. He was an older th ...

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Hanoi to Luang Prabang or Phonsavan

Posted by greentara68 on 24/7/2007 at 19:47

Does anyone know approximately how many hours it takes to get from Hanoi to Luang Prabang or Phonsvan via the Na Maew/Nam Xoi crossing? Cheers! ...

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Bangkok to angkor Wat

Posted by tuckere on 20/8/2006 at 10:58

I'm a little concerned about the crossing at Aranya Prathet point. From what I have read about the road, beggars, bribes, etc. Is it easier to fly from Bangkok to Phnom Penh? If i was to do this, how would i thien go about getting to Angkor Wat? I would like to hear anyones experiences from crossing at Aranya Prathet also!!!!! Cheers. ...

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Another Laos visa question

Posted by steveandlesley on 14/6/2007 at 20:30

Hi I know that I have to obtain a visa if I want to travel across the border from Cambodia into Laos, But,,, If I go by air from PP to ventienne can I get a visa on arrival at Ventienne airport, or any other Laos airport? regards Steve ...

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Entering China from Vietnam

Posted by jamestaylo on 8/7/2007 at 18:47

The internet, in all its deviltry, has given me conflicting reports. Is it possible for an American to take a train from Hanoi to Beijing and enter China with a Chinese visa that was not issued in Vietnam? We will be crossing over in Dong Dang. My girlfriend’s visa will be issued in the USA and mine will be issued in Taiwan. Is it even possible to get a Chinese visa stateside if you plan on entering from Vietnam? ...

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