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which is the most southern border crossing Laos>Thailand

Posted by christay2009 on 4/11/2009 at 18:38

i've been trying to work this out but i think i'm being thick?! i can't find a decent map either! ...

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Pakse airport??? confused

Posted by cassrose on 4/11/2009 at 07:09

Hey Does anyone know if you are able to fly Luang Prabang - Pakse . Am wanting to in January. Same people are saying it has re opened but on Laos Air it says Pakse is not available. Can anyone please help?? Thanks! ...

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Live from Luang Prabang - A great guide

Posted by lennybruce on 28/10/2009 at 16:04

Thanks to the advice and help of TA'ers 'dobsonshow' I got in touch with Bouasy ('See' for short) who is a registered guide and driver here in Luang Prabang. I just spent two great days with him seeing the area sights. He is extremely knowledgeable, incredibly hospitable and helpful and speaks excellent English. After he picked me up at the airport he sorted me out with a Lao sim card, drove me around town for a good orientation and then we talked about what we could do for a couple of days of t ...

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Getting to Tokyo, already checked Kayak

Posted by jclarkson on 30/10/2009 at 10:14

Delta canceled my flight from SGN to Tokyo so I figured I may as well stay in Laos and fly out LP, any advice on any airlines that may not be listed on Also, any advice on the best (cheapest, and if there is a fun one day stop all the better) way to get from Laos or Vietnam to Tokyo? Thanks a bunch, Josh ...

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Pakse Airport

Posted by mkelly139 on 7/10/2009 at 09:53

i have a flight booked/reserved Thurs, 3 Dec from Pakse > Luang Progang. The airport at Pakse is closed for repairs and scheduled to reopen sometime in January, 2010. I have been told that passangers flying out of Pakse will be bussed instead to Savannakhet for their flight to LPQ. However, when checking on the Lao Air web site, I find no flight our of Savannakhet on Thurs, only M, W, F. Does anyone have any relyable information in regard to this situation; or are there other alternative ...

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Viewed 4,052 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by Dylan on 29/10/2009 at 10:38

2 weeks in Laos... a good itinerary??

Posted by gandhiji on 28/10/2009 at 17:10

Hi all, I don't personally have any experience of Laos, but following research from the Rough Guide and Lonely Planet I have come up with the following itinerary, for end of January time: Day 1: Enter Laos at Houayxai Day 2-3: Slow-boat to Louang Prabang Day 3-5: Louang Prabang, incl. day trips to Wat Chom Phet/Kouang Si Day 6-8: Vang Viang: tubing/caves Day 8-9: Vientianne Night of 9th travel to Paxke via VIP bus) Day 10: Paxke to Champasak by boat along Mekong, and see Wat Phou r ...

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Salsa in Luang Prabang

Posted by MADMAC on 27/10/2009 at 00:13

I heard that someone has started teaching Salsa in Luang Prabang. Has anyone heard anything else about this? I'd love any details if available. ...

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Flights from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai

Posted by kiwigirl08 on 17/10/2009 at 01:56

I purchased tickets online from Laos airlines & my visa was debited £180 somethig and we never received any confirmation of the flight. I have tried contacting them, but no one spoke much english. Emailing them also failed to get a reply. I am worried that I will lose the money. Has anyone had this happen or heard of the airline being dodgey? ...

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10 days in Laos. Any ideas?

Posted by traveladdix on 24/10/2009 at 17:25

Hi, My friends and I have exactly 10 days in Laos. We are going to fly to Bangkok early Dec and then take the train to the border crossing to go Vientiane . We are thinking Vientiane > VV > LP. Any ideas how long we shud spend there and what we shud do? Or any other places you guys recommend? Any itinerary in Laos (completely different from ours) are welcome. But keep in mind, we must fly via BK. Thanks!! ...

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boats from Champasak to Don Khong?

Posted by Pjotra on 24/10/2009 at 05:29

Does anybody know if the boatconnection between Champasak-or Pakxe and Don Khong still exists, as mentioned in the Travelfish description. And if so, what the departures and price are? ...

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Ubon to Pakse - what are the options?

Posted by jet_bkk on 24/6/2009 at 11:07

I'm arriving in Ubon at 9am on Saturday and need to get to Pakse. I believe there is a bus at 8:30 and the next is 2pm so I was wondering if there are other ways to do this. Are there other buses, or minibuses going across the boarder and to Pakse? Can I assume it is no problem getting a visa on arrival at the border at well? I've been to Chong Mek before but never crossed. ...

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Viewed 9,007 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 24/10/2009 at 00:30

Phou Khao Khouay National Park

Posted by christay2009 on 22/10/2009 at 17:49

i am in Vientiane at the moment because i got my timing wildly wrong so i have 5 nights untill my flight [27th 8am]. I would very much like to go to this national park but i find the directions on TF abit confusing... "By bus to Ban Na, Tiger Lilly Resort, Ban Hatkai, catch the bus to the point on Route 13S on which there are turn-offs to the respective locations" i don't really understand this part i dont know if its just me being dumb though. If anyone has done this recently please let ...

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Viewed 4,758 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by christay2009 on 23/10/2009 at 10:31

more time in luang prabang or add vientane?

Posted by liustephen on 21/10/2009 at 17:39

hi there, we're headed to laos soon. we've got a few days planned in LP. question: is it worth it to stop over in vientane for a day on the way up (it would add a flight and a day in vientanne), or just take the time in LP? any thoughts? thanks! ...

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Rice Planting

Posted by pihapair on 20/10/2009 at 13:56

Hi , My question is,when does rice planting start or in other words when will we see greening up of the countryside? Im gueesing April but not sure. Ta Kev ...

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Nightlife in Laos

Posted by MADMAC on 16/10/2009 at 18:51

One of the things that prejudiced me against Laos from my first exposure was the lack of nightlife I found in Savanakhet. I'm a night guy - I don't like quiet, sleepy places. Mukdahan is New York city compared to Savankhet. But, as Somsai quite fairly points out, Savanakhet is not all of Laos. So, thinking about it, and just reading some other posts, I decided to ask the question - what cities in Laos, if you are interested in decent nightlife, are the places to be? ...

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Lonely Planet's Laos 6th edition reviewed

Posted by somtam2000 on 29/8/2007 at 17:35

The smart cookies over at Lonely Planet were kind enough to send us a complimentary review copy of their new guidebook to Laos, released August 2007. So, if you're planning on going to Laos and are still looking for a guide, you may find our review of interest. Our verdict? It's terrific -- easily the best on the market. You can read the full review of Lonely Planet Laos 6th edition here. If you've an opinion on the latest edition, please feel free to add it in here. Thanks! ...

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Viewed 8,574 times, with 13 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 18/10/2009 at 01:54

Muang Khua to LP

Posted by lodge on 19/3/2009 at 16:10

Does anyone know the best way to get from Muang Khua to Luang Prabang? From the maps I've looked at there doesn't seem to be a direct route; if this is the case, any information on bus or boat combinations to get there would be greatly appreciated. Thanks ...

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Vientiene, Luang Prabung and?....

Posted by furneburner on 9/10/2009 at 19:44

Will be visiting Laos, for an unknown time at the moment, maybe 10-12 days. Wanted to do Luang Prabung and Vientiene, but having a bit of trouble finding somewhere else that's not too inconvenient in a short amount of time. Of course there is Van Vieng but i think i want to stay away from there. Any recommendations? ...

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4000 islands june/july/august

Posted by mmmmbeerlao on 16/10/2009 at 09:48

What kind of weather/conditions could a guy expect within the 4000 islands area during june july and august? I was there during April and had super hot days and storms by night. Will it be similar or different? Thanks to any replies ...

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Boat trip Luang Prabang to Muang Khua

Posted by shunter on 26/9/2008 at 22:41

Gday, im planning on travelling between LP and Muang Khua by boat (with a couple of days in Muang Ngoi) and was wondering if it was better to do the trip starting from LP and ending in Muang Khua or vise versa? Or does it even make a difference? Is there a difference in traveling time or anything like that? Cheers ...

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