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3 or 4 days in LP

Posted by metropical on 9/6/2008 at 21:12

here's what I'm looking as possibilities to cover. Obviously I can't cover all this in the time period. Suggestions as to what to keep or toss? Thanks Night Market Wat Sene Wat Xieng Thong Wat Khili Pak Ou Caves, Kwang Si Falls Phou Si at sunrise or sunset Ban Phanom, Ban Xieng Lek Tad Sae Waterfall Ban Phanom The National Museum Central Market ...

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Looking for travel mate to Laos

Posted by gilbert on 15/6/2008 at 17:12

I'm planning to visit Loas on 9 sept 08. I'm looking for travel mate. Any one interested? ...

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HCMC to LPQ ?

Posted by metropical on 11/6/2008 at 20:55

I can't seem to find a direct flight from HCMC to LPQ. Is that actually the case or am I looking in the wrong place? My previous tour will end in HCMC so it would be most convenient. ...

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Vientiane to Hanoi

Posted by alexr on 4/6/2008 at 06:19

Hi, I have planned to travel from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang then from Vientiane to Hanoi. From here i have planned to do vietnam in two weeks going down the coast and then going from Saigon to Cambodia and finally back to Bangkok. I originally thought this was the most logical route but from looking at other itinaries it appears some people do Laos then Cambodia and then Vietnam. I would probably fly from Laos to Vietnam as this seems to be the quickest route as we have such a short ...

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Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & the Greater Mekong

Posted by ade7 on 2/6/2008 at 00:24

Hi, Has anyone tried the Lonely Planet guide "Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & the Greater Mekong"? Is it any good? Im not a huge fan of travel guides as a whole, but this may be worth taking if its any good. Obviously it wont be as detailed as the individual country guides, but Im thinking it may be of use as a general reference, since I am travelling all over the region (I dont want to have to carry an individual guide for each country). Any help much appreciated. Cheers, Andy ...

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Si Phan Don or Phom Phem?

Posted by Tuli on 26/5/2008 at 01:35

Hi there, we are travelling to Laos and Cambodia mid july to mid august, and we are not sure whether to go from Vientiane to si phan don and going from there to siem reap or going down direct from vientiane by plane to phom phem and then to siem reap. I know this type of questions are hard to answer, but as we don't have much time, what should I skip? si phan don or phom phem..? Thanks! ...

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From Vientiane to Bangkok by train

Posted by the_tundraman on 21/3/2008 at 14:24

Hello, Has anyone gone from Vientiane to Bangkok by train? Am looking for some useful info about how to travel from Vientiane to Bangkok by train. Would be great if i could find out what type of trains (1 day, 2 days?), how often they run (twice a day? once a day?) and how much it might cost (for different classes, if any). Most important, how many days in advance would you need to book tickets? I'd be most grateful if you have any reliable agents who do the booking for you and give you a ...

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Entering Laos from Thailand (Overland)

Posted by dharmakaya on 25/5/2008 at 18:23

Since I will have only about 10 days in the region(Laos&Cambo) I would need to fly a leg or 2 I reckon.. Id like to keep it to the bear minimum though. Need advise on best and fastest overland travel : From Phuket I thought Id stop in ChangMai for 2 days while heading upto Laos. Iv found that there is a train from Surat Thani which goes upto Chang Mai if I hop of to switch trains along the way (bypass Bangkok). Laos itinerary looks to be : Luang Prabhang **** Vang Viang ** Vientian ...

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ATM's dispense what currency, $ or kip?

Posted by jourdin on 29/5/2008 at 14:59

I have seen conflicting stories about what ATM's dispense, kip and/or US dollars. What's the true story? Do some machines dispense two different currencies? How does one know what currency a machine dispenses? ...

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Bus times Huay Xia to Luang Namtha?

Posted by emmarose on 26/5/2008 at 16:36

I am travelling from Chiang Mai to Luang Namtha and would like to do it in one day. Has anyone else done this? When do the buses leave from Huay Xia for Luang Namtha? Thank you ...

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visa advance in kip? or dollars?

Posted by emielvl on 26/5/2008 at 18:31

In lp of laos (2007) it is noted that credit card advances or in lao kip only. Is this true or is it also possible to get an advance in dolars or baht? Thanks, Emiel ...

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14 days - Laos and Siem Reap

Posted by thegrailer on 5/5/2008 at 11:16

First off, I’d am thrilled to find such a great site. We are planning to Visit Siem Reap and as much of Laos as possible in 14 days on the ground. Preferably we would spend a month but I only wish for that much time off. I’ve researched and reviewed books, blogs and this site but think we still need some outside advice. Here’s our plan for the 2nd half of July: Arrive BKK from JFK and fly on to Vientiane the same night. Spend ~2 days in VTE. Fly from VTE to Luang Prabang and spend ...

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Viewed 3,496 times, with 13 replies. Last reply by thegrailer on 24/5/2008 at 22:14

flights to and from Phonsavan

Posted by deb on 23/5/2008 at 22:04

Cant seem to find flights from Luang Prabang to Phonsavan or Phonsavan to Vientiane Saw on a website for $35/$44 but there is no info on what airline or where to book ...

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Paradise Resort Ko Phi Phi

Posted by deb on 23/5/2008 at 21:15

Has anyone stayed here recently? Any comments would be appreciated ...

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Huay Xai Border to Boat Question

Posted by TheBarang on 9/5/2008 at 22:49

So the Julie Guesthouse in Chiang Mai does a package where they take you to Chiang Khong (bordertown) to spend the night. In the morning, you cross into Laos for the slow boat from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang. If the border opens at 8:00 am (is that right?), what time does the boat leave? Is there enough time to cross over, do all the paperwork, etc? I don't want to miss the boat! ...

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Which trek in Luang Nam Tha?

Posted by erinzita on 3/4/2008 at 14:08

Hi, Can anyone recommend a particular trek near Luang Nam Tha? We are thinking of 2 or 3 days but are flexible. It would be great to hear your expereiences. Thanks. ...

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Accomodation at Baan Donchai

Posted by thegingerbird on 18/5/2008 at 16:57

I am probably going to be hitting the gibbon experience from Luang Namtha, staying the night before the experience at Baan Donchai. Has anyone else done this or got any recommendations of where to stay in Baan Donchai and costs? cheers TGB ...

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Lao Airlines?

Posted by michmich11 on 6/5/2008 at 08:42

Safe? Reliable? I've heard mixed things. Thanks! ...

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Vietnam to Laos

Posted by Gerry on 15/5/2008 at 05:37

Is there an easy overland route between Saigon and Laos? Alternatively, how are the flights? Thanks ...

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travel adapters

Posted by barrylad66 on 11/5/2008 at 22:14

hi i know this has been asked before,but i cant locate it.. what sort of adapters best for general travel to se asia.and where could i possibly purchase one? many thanks for any replys ...

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