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Booking flights Lao Airlines

Posted by JenDVM on 27/9/2007 at 04:54

Hello! Does anyone know if it's OK to wait to book flights after arrival in Laos? I'll be there in mid-October. If booking beforehand is advisable, what's the best way to do it? Getting lots of great info from TravelFish! Thanks, Jen ...

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Euros in Laos

Posted by Montevideo on 28/8/2007 at 02:38

As I would not like to change Euros into Dollars in Europe only to change them to Kip in Laos I would like to know whether Euros can be changed at an appropriate exchange rate in Laos. ...

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From Luang Prabang to Hanoi (or at least vietnam)

Posted by etam on 13/9/2007 at 21:40

Hi! I've set up a nice route that takes me from bangkok to hanoi, but I still have a big question to straighten out. I intend to travel from Luang Prabang to Hanoi, without killing to much time. Does anybody have a suggestion on how I should do this? A realistic time estimate would also be of great value. Flying, although this probably means I have to get back to Vientiane, might be an option, if travelling by bus is too time consuming. But hopefully there's things to see along the bus ro ...

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Rough Guide's Laos 3rd edition reviewed

Posted by somtam2000 on 15/8/2007 at 22:53

We've just added a book review for Rough Guide's Laos 3rd. If you're planning on going to Laos and are still looking for a guide, you may find the review of interest. Our verdict? Wait for the new Lonely Planet. You can read the full review of Laos 3 here. If you've an opinion on the latest edition, please feel free to add it in here. Thanks! ...

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working in laos

Posted by justinblomsness on 20/9/2007 at 21:28

I'm in China, planning a trip to Laos. I taught English here for a year. What is the foreign language teaching situation in Laos? What's low pay, high pay? Are there many jobs available? Also, does anyone have suggestions for jobs for foreigners traveling to Laos? ...

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4 weeks itinerary for Laos

Posted by Harry05 on 15/9/2007 at 19:17

In january 2008 I will be travelling in Laos for about 4 weeks (after one month in Thailand). After Laos I will also visit Cambodia and Vietnam (maybe good to know if you want to give me some advice). I am a quite experienced traveller but it’s my first time in SE Asia so it’s always good to get some good and actual advice. I don’t care about luxury (and prefer atmosphere above that): a private, clean and basic room (with fan) will be fine for me. Here’s my global itinerary for Laos: ...

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Distance/Time - Border to Chiang Mai

Posted by EmjayReet on 7/9/2007 at 09:57

Hi, Now I know this info is out there somewhere but I have spent ages trying to find it unsuccessfully.... Staying in Huay Xui overnight, wanting to go to Bangkok the next day.... Can someone tell me how long I can expect to take to get to Chiang Mai? Trying to book a flight from CM to BKK and need to have a rough estimate of how long it will take to get there? Best options? Pricing? Any other info would be great at the same time! Reet xx ...

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Advice Needed: Where's the best place(s) to visit in Laos?

Posted by mariamini on 18/8/2007 at 15:39

Hi, We're currently in Vietnam, looking to go into Laos very soon, for roughly a week. We've got some guide books and have read up on travelfish but was hoping perhaps people could help us on here. I'm looking for peoples recommendation of any particularly good spots we should definately go to? We've got 7-10 days to do it. Any help will be appreciated, Thanks, Maria ...

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Posted by scootypaul on 21/11/2006 at 21:49

Has anyone been up to the gibbon experience northern loas Houayxay if so what was it like and how easy is it to get to from Vientiane Cheers Scootypaul ...

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Vang Vieng to Vientiane airport

Posted by grazee on 19/8/2007 at 11:48

Greetings all, I need to get from Vang Vieng to Vientaine to catch a flight leaving at 1540. On paper it seems quite doable to leave VV on the morning of the flight. Is transport on that route reliable enough to get there on time, or should I play safe and travel to Vientiane the previous day. Thanking you in anticipation Enjoy your travels, Grazee ...

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Any festivals in August?

Posted by arundati on 26/7/2007 at 16:14

Hi guys. I'll arrive in Vien, VV and Luang in the next month. So, I'd like to ask for some information on traditional festivals/activities held in Aug. Would like to know the exact time and place. Thanks so much. ...

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Harry Potter Book in Laos?

Posted by notacrime on 24/7/2007 at 00:14

Anyone found the new Harry Potter book in English for sale anywhere in Laos? We're in Luang Prabang and will be in Vang Viang and Vientiane over the next week. Thanks! ...

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Western New Years in Laos

Posted by peachiest99 on 14/7/2007 at 16:43

I am planning to make the Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang trip, via the HuayXui border over the 31st of Dec (New Years Eve) and I am wondering if this will be a problem with the border or the organising of bus/boats. Has anyone had any experience with things being closed on New Years Eve or Day? ...

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rocket Festival

Posted by eidechse on 1/8/2007 at 20:44

Hi there, I heard about a rocket festival in the north of Laos (Muang Sing maybe) some time around November that should be really cracy, lots of monks involved and rockets, etc. Does anybody know the exact date, place and how to get there? Thanks a lot! ...

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about vietnam airlines and "indochina loop"

Posted by ketchoop on 31/7/2007 at 21:32

Hi. Searching by the net i found some advices in different agencies about something called "indochina loop" or "trans indochina". that's a kind of "pass" to connect Ha noi- vientiane- pnohm penh and ho chi minh city, with good prices ( but different in one or another agencie)...about 250US$. Do you know that?, and the important you know if we could change vientiane/luang prabang and phnom penh/Siem Reap in the "pass". thanks, and cheers from Spain ...

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Vietnam to Laos Lao Bao

Posted by traceyspacey on 17/7/2007 at 16:35

Has anyone done this recently? Were you issued a 30 day visa on arrival? ...

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pakse hotel - do not stay there

Posted by jheidenr on 13/6/2007 at 11:15

do not stay there! they double charged me and wont give me my money back. totally overpriced, they try to pressure you into tours in order to minimize their cost and accomodate other travelers. hot water didnt work consistently. ...

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define "modest swimwear"?

Posted by JlyGrnMigt on 15/7/2007 at 20:00

A few of the pages here mention that modest swimwear is required so as to not offend. Does that mean a one-piece is ok or should I plan to cover up even more? thanks ...

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Renewable energy electrifies Lao villages!

Posted by Laotraveller on 11/5/2007 at 11:06

On my trip through Lao a special opportunity to see the country from a different angle came my way. I was travelling in the Northeast of the country and heard about an inauguration of an new power grid in a little village called Nam Kha which was supposed to be very innovative. That made me curious. After a bit of researching on the web I found the company responsible for that, and asked them if I might attend the opening of the grid as well. I still had a few days in Laos and thought I might ...

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Visa: upon arrival or in advance?

Posted by rkmoilan on 24/6/2007 at 02:37

How long will it take to get a visa upon arrival in Luang Prabang? I'm trying to figure out if it's worth it to save some time and get the visa beforehand. ...

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