I will be in Laos (VTE,VV and LP) in Feb and was just checking weather.com 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 remarks,
Everywhere I stayed in Northern Laos also offered a heavy blanket that kept me warm enough in the small room. With two of you underneath the covers it should be fine.
I was there a few February ago - and didn't have much problem at night with a long sleeve t-shirt. However, as I moved north I was happy to have my jeans and a fleece to pull on. Jeans usually don't need to be washed for a few days, so one pair should be fine - as well, just think to add one or two long sleeve shirts to put on under your hoody or wear as sleeping top.
Madmac a hoodie is a sweatshirt or jersey with a hood .......
#4 shambles has been a member since 12/7/2011. Posts: 7
Hahaha, funny !
Is "Hoodie" not the correct word for it? As you can tell, I am not a native speaker and probably that word was just invented by us? ;-) Like we say "Handy" when we talk about "Mobiles" feeling cool 'cause it sounds English. ;-)))
Nevertheless, thanks for the comments. I will take one more long sleeve and take my little boy as a hot-water bag .... ;-)
I just didn't think it would be THAT cold. Same temperature we have here at the moment...brrrr.
Hoodie is used in NZ, Aus and uk. I can't actually think of another word for it.
I was there a couple of years ago and my partner was there last year. LP, VV and Vientiane
The only time we got really cold was on the slow boat.
At night in LP I wore jeans and a Light hoodie or jersey.
If you had a light weight jacket maybe a puffer jacket that would be good.
#6 shambles has been a member since 12/7/2011. Posts: 7
Maybe I was lucky when I was in Northern Laos in January a couple of years back, but I don't remember being cold at all. Maybe the cheap whisky took the edge off.
The coldest it has been here since I lived here was six degrees celsius. My house isn't heated, and once the cold was absorbed, the place was freezing. But it seldom goes below ten degrees here. Can't speak for Northern Laos or Northern Thailand, but I'll be Rufus can.
Instead of taking a sweater from home... will I have the chance to buy a decent one in LP? I know about Shirts but what about hoodies, sweaters...?
Maybe a stupid question but I prefer asking.... ;-)
You can buy it all here but it's usually lighter than what you're probably used to.
Madmac...We have became aclimated to the weather. I used to chuckle at the Thais for being cold on what seemed to me then as a perfect day. Now I put something on with the rest of them. :) Have you seen any kind of a heater in this country?
What's a "puffer" jacket?
#12 neosho has been a member since 13/8/2008. Posts: 386
It's a strange winter here in Phnom Penh too.A week ago you needed a blanket.This week the weather has been unusually hot for the time of year.Still I think it makes sense to carry a thin jacket in case it returns to normality.