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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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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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mini bus vang vieng to vientiane

Posted by phili on 15/10/2009 at 18:38

i noticed on this website that a mini bus leaves vang vieng for vientiane at 9am.... how reliable is this? ...

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Train from thailand to laos.....

Posted by think87 on 26/9/2009 at 10:25

Has anyone hear taken this train yet, and is so can you confirm whether visa on arival is available this way? ...

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Viewed 2,148 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by pdrysdale on 14/10/2009 at 19:07

24 hours in Vientiane..

Posted by sarahg54 on 2/10/2009 at 10:07

What to do...? I am arriving on 17th of Oct on the Bangkok-Nong Khai train then crossing the Friendship Bridge border, so I suppose I'll arrive in Vientiane at around 10am. Have a flight to Hanoi the next day (not long, but can't be helped unfortunately..) Any must-see highlights, or suggestions for eating sleeping would be much appreciated. Thanks-from a long-time reader but first-time poster :) ...

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Anyone going to Vientiane 30th October?

Posted by jackel on 13/10/2009 at 16:50

Hi there is there anyone traveling to Vientiane around 30th October? I will be there for about 5 days and interested in meeting up with other Aussie's or English speaking people ;) Its my first time in Laos.... cheers ...

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4000 Islands

Posted by SEQfunbod on 17/8/2009 at 06:48

I've read that 4000 Islands is great. But, other than it being an island filled river in a wide valley, I don't know. What other good things are there that make 4000 islands a place to include on my up coming travel? ...

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If you had 30 days in Laos ..... (North and/or South)

Posted by dclayw on 17/9/2009 at 12:16

would you do both the north and the south? We are entering/exiting Laos via return flight KL-Vientiane so a bit of backtracking will be involved if we do both north and south. I know the above sounds like a bit of a no-brainer question but if we miss the south are we really missing much of Laos? With all of our previous travels we have been on the move quite a lot and this time we thought we might do something different, like spending 2+ weeks in LP. We are interested in scenery and the pe ...

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Can you get Chinese Tourist Visas in Laos?

Posted by spakky on 8/10/2009 at 23:18

hello, Having heard it's not possible to get a Chinese tourist visa in Hanoi (only Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam), I wondered if it's possible to get one over the border in Laos instead. Has anyone any experience of this they can share? thanks loads. x ...

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Internet Cafes in Savannakhet Laos

Posted by kmeksavanh on 24/9/2009 at 08:32

Hi, I'll be going to Laos early next year and I was wondering if there are any Internet Cafes in Savannakhet, Laos at all or one near it at least or is it best to bring my laptop? Thanks. ...

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Koun Savan GH Luang Prabang

Posted by Pjotra on 10/10/2009 at 04:01

Does anybody has an experience with this GH-price (janauari-HS), clean,quiet, how to book etc.? ...

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Typhoon Ketsana

Posted by robmacca on 9/10/2009 at 06:01

I'll be travelling to Southern Laos at the beginning of November and was wondering how badly the area has been hit by Typhoon Ketsana. Plan to visit Bolaven Plateau, 4000 Islands, Champasak. Is anyone currently there or is familiar with current conditions? ...

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gibbon experience- pay in advance?

Posted by Seba on 7/10/2009 at 00:03

Hey, I made a reservation for the gibbon experience starting on the 27th of October, but now they're asking me to already pay via paypal. Since I've never read about this and on the other hand have read tons of threads mentioning it's paying cash on arrival, I'm wondering... ...

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help please!! visa's and travel!

Posted by wordy on 6/10/2009 at 05:05

right got some very helpful advice on here before so please help again!! ok, i'm flying into vientiane and want to travel down the mekong, see a lot of places, do the tubing etc, and then cross over into cambodia. Here are my questions which i think i have the answers too but i need to confirm - how do i go about obtaining a visa for Laos? can i get 1 at the airport in vientiane?? which seems to be my only answer as we dont have an embassy for Laos in the UK. Secondly as a visa lasts for ...

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Weather in Luan Prabang

Posted by asabaum on 5/10/2009 at 04:23

Looking to be in Luan Prabang on October 11, how will be the weather and how has the rains affected the area? ...

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