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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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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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Motorcycling the Bolaven Plateau in August...Am I Crazy???

Posted by googdot on 31/7/2009 at 18:00

I am seriously considering motorcycling the Bolaven Plateau area in late August this year for around 1-2 weeks. I plan to start in Pakse, and do the loop around including Tad Lo, Salavan, Sekong, Attepeu, Paksong. Maybe head over to Champasak and even Don Dhet/Khon as well. I have some experience riding as I currently use a 125cc scooter on a daily basis, but the weather at that time makes me think that the trip might turn into a complete mud bath. Am I crazy to even consider this trip ...

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anybody in luang prabang right now?

Posted by buecax on 2/10/2009 at 13:00

is anybody from the forum in luang prabang right now? i´ll be here probably till oct 6th or 7th. i´m 40 (but look and fell younger *g*), german and travelling on my own. so maybe we could meet up for a drink or even hook up for a tour, if we got the same interests. they are offering 3day/2night tours to the plain of jars with stops at mountain villages, caves and waterfalls on the way. $100 if there´s 4 people, $150 if there are only 2 - and unaffordable if i´m on my own ;-) accomodation ...

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2 and a half months! where to go?!

Posted by wordy on 1/10/2009 at 23:31

ok, i've managed to wrangle myself 2 to two and a half months off work. Where to go.... right, i've been to phuket, so i dont wanna go back there, and i travelled vietnam a couple of years ago. This is my idea, Fly to Laos, travel down laos and do the tubing etc, into cambodia, and then fly to singapore and onto kuala lumpur for a few days. I fancy going to koh samui for the new year and xmas for the full moon party, then flying onto bangkok for a few days before flying home. Thinking of going m ...

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Typhoon Ketsana in Laos from CARE

Posted by somsai on 2/10/2009 at 04:07

Cut and pasted in entirety sorry no link restricted web site, sounds like mostly Sekong river, Sekong province and Attapue. CARE responds to devastating Typhoon Ketsana in Vietnam, Laos and the Philippines Melbourne 30.09.09 CARE emergency teams in Vietnam and Laos are responding in the wake of Typhoon Ketsana, the worst typhoon the region has seen in decades. CARE’s emergency response continues in the Philippines, helping some of the nearly two million people affected by floodi ...

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Laos in October

Posted by kirstenc on 30/9/2009 at 04:31

Hi, We are traveling through Laos in October and have heard it can be quite wet at this time of year. We are starting in Vientiane, taking a bus to vang vieng & then on to Lang Prabang and maybe some treking. Will the roads be passable or should we change our itinerary & investigate the possibilities of boat travel? ...

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Hanoi to Laos

Posted by chubos on 30/9/2009 at 18:21

I want to take a bus from Hanoi to Laos. I'm ok with the time and the bumpy ride etc. Can anyone please suggest me a reliable travel agency in Hanoi where I can get my bus tickets and how much it cost? cheers ...

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