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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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Kwang Si Falls & Tad Sae Waterfall in June

Posted by andrea73 on 9/5/2008 at 02:13

Hi there - I'm travelling to Luang Prabang in early June, and would like to check out the waterfalls. I'm wondering, however, if there will be enough rainfall/water by that time to make the trip worthwhile. Thanks for any thoughts! ...

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north or south which is best ?

Posted by mudgeerambler on 6/5/2008 at 16:27

Given a limited amount of time (app 2 weeks) which is best for flash/backpackers interested in local culture and food ? I dont travel in a hurry. Have the philosophy of seeing something properly rather than briefly ? Thinking of going in November , any comments here ? ...

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Bangkok to Luang Prabang/Vientiane

Posted by mattza on 29/4/2008 at 02:15

Hi there, We are travelling to Laos for a week in July. Yes I know a week is too short but thats what we have. We wanted to fly directly from Bangkok to Luang Prabang and thus minimise disruptances and valuable time travelling on the ground. The problem is - flights are ridiculously expensive. Looking at minimum $250 per person for the 1 way flight. I looked at potentially flying from Bangkok into Vientiane and then getting a boat (is this a good option?) from Vientiane to Luang Prab ...

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Sapa-Tay Trang-Udomxai- Luang Namtha

Posted by thegingerbird on 30/4/2008 at 21:08

hi everyone Just wondering how long it takes and what forms of transport to use to go Sapa - Tay Trang - Udomxai - Luang Namtha. Thanks for all your help, its greatly appreciated TGB ...

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wet season/any idea's?

Posted by barrylad66 on 5/5/2008 at 18:39

hi folks will be arriving in bkk early august and seeing it is the rainy season was wondering where i should set out to first. i am planning to visit all the neighbouring countrys loas vietnam,cambodia and malaysia...i have roughly 9 months to cover my travel's,so i'm open to any suggestions. many thanks ...

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electrical plugs/adapters

Posted by traceej on 16/4/2008 at 20:15

Hi all I have heard that it is possilbe to use a European electrical adapter in Laos and Cambodia. Is this correct? I have an 'Australian to European' adapter 250vAC with two cylindrical plugs. Otherwise what should I get? Is there a general Asian adapter? I am going to Thailand also. Any help is much appreciated. cheers TJ ...

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Viewed 4,913 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by traceej on 27/4/2008 at 17:09

Myanmar to Laos to Hanoi

Posted by biotope on 8/4/2008 at 20:14

Hi all, i'm planning a trip next mth and hoping to cover more ground namely from Myanmar to Laos and then finally end off in vietnam(Hanoi). Basically I only have about 10-14 days and would like to maximize it. Halong bay is a must see which is where I'll end off the trip so I have basically a week or so to spend in Myanmar and Laos. Any suggested must see iternary?? In additional, just wanna check if there are buses readily available to cross overland to these places? what kind of fees ...

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Maestro in Laos

Posted by TravelAddict on 15/4/2008 at 12:19

im going to laos in a few days. im not sure how long im gonna stay there. does anybody know if i can use my maestro-bankcard at ATMs in laos. maestro.com doesnt give informations about laos. thank you ...

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Don Det-Siem Reap/Phnom Pehn

Posted by suecatwoman on 19/2/2008 at 13:36

Whatever you do, do NOT book a ticket from Don Det to Siem Reap/Phnom Pehn! I booked one at Mr.B's and they left me in Kratie only to get scammed by the people at riverside hotel(horrible place)! Book a ticket to Kratie and figure it out from there. And another thing, stay away from Indian Food in Laos! ...

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Best route from Chiang Mai through Laos to Kunming,Yunnan

Posted by gonganath108 on 2/4/2008 at 12:00

My wife and I will fly fly from India to Bangkok. Our ultimate destination is Kunming, Yunnan Province, China. We had planned to take a train to Chiang Mai and then travel through northern Laos to Yunnan. Can anyone recommend the best route and modes of transportation? Where is the best place to cross into Laos? Where is the best place to cross into China? Can we get visas for Laos and China in Bangkok and how much do they cost. How many days should it take to travel from Ch ...

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10 day trip in Laos

Posted by kierjan on 14/4/2008 at 23:26

Hi All New here but would really appreciate your help. I'm hoping to be going to Laos in February/March of next year . Will be coimng in via Chiang Kong at the Huay Xia border crossing. From there we'll get the slowboat to Luang prabang, then head north to either Muang Ngoi or Nong Khiaow. After that we'll go back to Luang Prabang and then onto to Vang Viang. We eventually hope to end up in Hanoi so what i'm wondering is after that should we go to vientianne and fly to hanoi. or travel overl ...

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Four Thousand Islands in wet season

Posted by ade7 on 14/4/2008 at 21:44

Hi, I shall be in Laos in July this year. I gather that during the wet season the Four Thousand Islands are partially flooded with all the influx of water. Does this put it off limits for a visit in the wet season? Or, conversely is it more impressive and should definitely be on my itinerary? Any help much appreciated. Cheers, Andy ...

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Need help travelling southern laos

Posted by relf on 27/3/2008 at 12:22

Hey all, I need to figure out how to get from Vientiane to cambodia. Which of the following places do you recommend visiting? (cant do them all!) 1) Tha Khaek 2) Savannakhet 3) Pakse 4) Champasak 5) Four Thousand Islands Also, I know many fly from Vientiane to Phnom Penh, but is there a DIRECT route from laos to Siem Reap (my goal is to come down laos, visit siem reap and phnom penh without backtracking, and then make my way to vietnam (saigon up to sapa)). Also, how much will it co ...

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