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2 weeks in Laos on my own?! Sticky!

Posted by cig on 20/10/2008 at 15:05

Hi, what a fantastic website! have been reading non-stop. Heres my dilema... I will have 26 days to explore Thailand and Laos in Jan, I especially would like to see much of Laos. I start off in Phuket ( Islands/beaches etc) will take overnight train to Bangkok. Then off to Kanchanaburi - Ayutthaya, then an overnight trip to Chiang Mai. I would then like to spend a good amount of time going through there and into Laos. And finishing up by taking the train from Vientiane to Bangko ...

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The Laos slow boat thread Sticky!

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/1/2008 at 16:28

Hi all, If you have done the Huay Xai - Pakbeng - Luang Prabang boat trip by slow boat, please post in this thread when you did it and a rough idea of how many people were on the boat with you. This is to give other readers who are weighing up doing the trip an idea regards to overcrowding on the boat. As always, my humble thanks! ...

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Favourite place in Laos? Sticky!

Posted by BigRoss on 23/5/2009 at 23:17

This is a post with very little practical value. Laos is my favourite place in the whole world, and I'm sure I'm not alone in saying that. I wonder which places in the PDR are other people's favourites? I have two I can't split: The Katamtak waterfall and Mr Boune Hom's Bungalows on Don Dhet. The falls are really not very impressive compared to some, but they are so deserted and such a bugger to get to, that being there is really quite special. Certainly you've proven your trail bike riding ...

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My Northern Laos Trip: Beginning to End Sticky!

Posted by christay2009 on 23/11/2009 at 02:45

My Northern Laos Trip: Beginning to End I travelled around Northern Laos for just under a month from the 29th September onwards, moving fairly slowly south through Laos beginning in Luang Nam Tha and ending in Vientiane. This is more about information than sharing stories of my trip. Border Crossing I travelled from Kunming (capital of Yunnan province, China) to Mengla, where buses run to the border and beyond. There is a direct, overnight sleeper bus [more than one] from Kunming to M ...

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Welcome and Terms of Use Sticky!

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/1/2006 at 16:30

Hi, I'm somtam2000 and I'll be moderating the Travelfish travel board. I'm here to answer all your questions -- or at least the ones I know the answer to -- as for those that are mysteries to me, perhaps other Travelfish members will be able to answer. You'll see you need to be a member to post a new question or answer an existing one, but if you're already a Travelfish member, you don't need to join again. Your existing login works just fine. A few of general pointers; 1) I do have to ...

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SIM card in Laos

Posted by JeremyNicholl on 27/11/2016 at 23:14

I'll arrive Laos in a couple of days and assume I'll need to change the Thai SIM card I'be been using in my iphone. Does anyone know the best Laotian SIM card to use and how to get one, preferably in Huay Xai, which will be my first stop in Laos? ...

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elephant festival Northern Laos

Posted by ellenfried on 29/11/2016 at 17:21

I would like to know the dates for the elephant festival in Northern Laos in 2017. I believe it will take place sometime in February. Has anyone attended, and, if so, how was it? ...

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Contact info for NK Adventure

Posted by pigletthepug on 29/11/2016 at 09:24

Hello, I've come across positive reviews of NK Adventure in Nong Khiaw but cannot seem to get their contact info. Am in Nong Khiaw for only 2 full days, so would like to arrange something in advance. Thanks. ...

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Photography

Posted by NiqiGrobler on 23/11/2016 at 03:15

Hello, I recently moved to Vientiane and I'm studying photography. Can anyone tell me where I can get hold of a Light Tent in Vientiane if at all possible. Thank you! ...

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Bus travel in Laos

Posted by chrisfish on 6/8/2016 at 09:22

Hello! I am planning a trip to Laos and Cambodia for myself and two friends in November. We will have three weeks, and I have an itinerary largely planned, and am booking hotels - don't want to have to run around looking for a hotel on arrival when we only have a limited time. My question - is it realistic to expect to be able to turn up in say, Vientiane , and be able to book a bus out to Vang Vieng two days later for three people? November is obviously quite peak time. If you think we ...

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Sending Mail from Laos

Posted by tlm44 on 23/1/2009 at 08:36

I just wanted to let everyone know what happened to my box of souvenirs I sent home from Laos. The box was open and most of my stuff was taken. Interestingly enough it was all the stuff that had anything to do with the countries - had the name on it - tshirts, bracelets, scarves, my lonely planet (which was in there by accident), an $90.00 silk dress, I am not even sure what else. I sent it thru the official post office. Just a warning for everyone. ...

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Nong Kiao to Luang Prabang By Boat/Minibus

Posted by Antaro on 7/11/2016 at 07:05

Hi out there! Has anyone recently done the trip from Nong Kiao to Luang Prabang with a combination of boat to the first dam and from there to Luang Prabang by Minibus? I've heared that this trip is offered by some travelagents in NK and wonder how much this would cost and if it's worth it. I've done the whole trip by boat a couple of years ago when the river still was open and really loved it ... Any advice appreciated! Regards, A. ...

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Road Conditions - Lao Bao to Savannakhet

Posted by carlosmm4 on 13/7/2015 at 20:58

I am interested to know about the road conditions to cross Laos. plan is to start at Lao Bao border in Vietnam with Dansanvah in Laos and Cross Laos to border with Thailand at Savannakhet is the road ok to travel in a mini bus ? or is the road at times of the year (example in monsoon season) not able to be travelled by mini bus and only able to be travelled with a 4wd jeep or motorbike ...

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Sloe boat from Luang Prabang

Posted by fredi1966 on 6/11/2016 at 03:41

Hi, my plan is to travel on a slow Boat to Thailand. Do this trip 5 years ago with a luxury boat ( Shompoo Cruise) now i would take the regular slow boats . Now the have all good seats like car seats? from which point they start ? where can i buy the tickets ? thanks fredi1966 ...

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Singapore to Laos for a week or less!

Posted by zestgoh on 3/11/2016 at 06:40

Dear Fellow Travel Fishes!! i am planning to go Laos but only have a week or less. I wish to see Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang and Vientiane (optional) and are coming from Singapore. is it possible to go by this schedule? 1. Vientiane 2. Vientiane - Luang Prabang (Fly) 3. LP 4. LP - Vang Vieng 5. Vang Vieng 6. Vang Vieng - Vientiane airport - Singapore Is there a better way? love to hear from you ...

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Dilemma: Luang Nam Tha or taking more time south?

Posted by CyrilCarton on 22/10/2016 at 23:06

Hi, First time post. Already had a great time reading all the info on Travelfish! Our dilemma: should we go for about 2-3 days to Luang Nam Tha (that's about 5 transport included) or should we spend some more days in the middle/southern part of Laos? We are a couple who likes hiking and interact with the local people. We took the slow boat and are now about 3-4 days in Luang Prabang. We still have about 10-15 days in Laos to spend (before we go to Cambodia) and also want to go south of La ...

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Motorbike from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

Posted by philip81 on 10/10/2016 at 09:13

Hi all, I've looked long and hard to find some answers to the following questions but so far unsuccesful. I hope someone(s) here can address one or more of our concerns. We (my girlfriend and I) will be traveling through Laos for a couple of weeks soon, and as part of this we want to do a motorbike ride from LPB to Vang Vieng , and back. Now I noticed everyone seems to drive Route 13 over Phou Khoun (this route), which we're planning to take for the drive back from Vang Vieng to LPB. For dr ...

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Proof of onward journey

Posted by deborahd16 on 26/9/2016 at 20:08

When doing land border crossing from Thailand into Lao do you have to have proof of onward journey to get visa and gain access to the country. Travel agents have informed me that you do. Intend on traveling from Lao then into Vietnam and wondering if this is going to be the same - proof of onward journey? Planning on traveling fora about 3 months and only have sketchy plans . Any advice and assistance gratefully accepted. ...

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Vientiane to Udon Thani Airport

Posted by Sansam on 25/8/2016 at 08:11

Hi Travelers, I will be travelling by road from VTE to Udon Thani (UTH) airport by road very soon (Sep-2016). My flight from Udon Thani to BKK is at 12:45 pm. Can you please advise if I take the bus from VTE at 8 am to UTH will I be able to catch the flight? Just to add, on the way there will be Laos/Thai border crossing and a tuktuk ride from UTH bus station to airport. Thanks. ...

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Bus Info

Posted by ysasinha on 25/8/2016 at 12:06

Hi guys! I'm travelling to Laos on October and my initial itinerary is below. However, I need help to figure out if the buses schedules fit it. So, is there any night bus for: Luang Prabang x Vang Vieng ; Vang Vieng x Thakhek ; Thakhek x Vientienne? In thakhek I'm planning to do the loop. It worths? What is the best company to rent the scooter? Many thanks!!! ITINERARY: 18/10 - Bangkok x Luang Prabang Arrive 15h30 19/10 - Luang Prabang 20/10 - Luang Prabang 21/10 - Vang Vieng ...

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