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Hotel Riverside, Vientiane

Posted by limek on 22/10/2007 at 18:23

Hi there, Does anyone have the website address or the email address of Hotel Riverside in Vientiane. The link in travelfish page goes to a hotel of the similar name in Florida. I tried sending an email using the 'contact via email form' and I got a mail delivery failed, the email address was info@riversidehotel.com. thanks a bunch in advance for your help. ...

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That Luang Festival

Posted by squong on 21/10/2007 at 11:38

Does anyone know the official dates of the That Luang Festival in Vientiane? I've seen 10/31 and 11/24 on the internet. Has anyone been and can you describe what it's like? I'm the type of traveler that prefers more authentic traveling to the tourist mobs.... Thanks in advance. Spencer ...

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weather in Nov

Posted by shiragreen on 17/10/2007 at 16:47

hi, according to your weather info, Nov is supposed to be ideal for laos. but how about North Laos, as in, North of Luang Prabang? how cold will it be there? thanks!!! ...

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Place between Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang

Posted by Lars on 11/10/2007 at 20:54

Does anybody know of a good place to stay between Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang? Me and my 10 year old daughter will take the bus between Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang but wish to stay overnight in between. ...

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And again...Lao Airline..sorry

Posted by ich40 on 16/10/2007 at 22:11

I tried to book Lao Airline, but everytime i go to laoairlines.com i get a virus warning. Can i still trust this page? I also try to find my way from Luang Prabang to Thailand. Is there boats going daily? And how much does ist cost? Thanks for your help.. ...

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Lai Heua Fai Festival in Vientiane

Posted by baldoria on 10/10/2007 at 21:09

I read that the Lai Heua Fai Festival in Luang Prabang is on Oct 27. How about for Vientiane? Do you know of any Ok Phansaa event taking place there from Oct 24-25? ...

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Tad Fane Resort

Posted by culbertk on 8/10/2007 at 03:30

The Tad Fane Resort (by the Tat Fan falls) has a website but I have not been successful in using the on-line reservation form or contacting them via their FAX number. Brief research on the resort and recent travellers indicates that people continue to stay there. Is there a site or contact number for Tad Fane to make reservations in advance? ...

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nhong kai border crossing to vientiane -- VISA?

Posted by jasminsingh on 6/10/2007 at 10:14

hi just read and heard different things on that. has anyone been to laos recently? how is it with the visa? will i get this at the border or do i have to get it here in advance? thanks for letting me know, jasmin ...

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Measurement in Laos

Posted by Eileen1870 on 3/10/2007 at 02:57

Can anyone tell me if Laos uses the metric or imperial measurement system? I'm putting together information for some construction volunteers and it would be helpful to know how to format it. Thanks ...

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Lao Airlines again

Posted by regina5 on 1/10/2007 at 01:01

Uups! What I wanted to ask: Has anyone used the Laos-airlines.com site to book tickets with Lao Airline recently? They are offering a bargain excursion pass. I read some negative things about them (a scam? an agency in Paris?), but the posts were all more than 1 year old. Thanks for any info. ...

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Lai Heua Fai Festival/ Louang Phabang

Posted by moonlight on 1/10/2007 at 15:28

Does anyone know the exact dates in 2007 for the above festival. I know it occurs in October but dont find the dates (full moon?) Is it worth to attend this festival in Louang Phagang? Thanks for your advice! ...

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Luang Prabang, Biking & Rafting Recommendations

Posted by alexsis1 on 20/9/2007 at 03:34

We would like to do some biking and rafting, preferably with guide. Any companies/agencies you would recommend? We are also comfortable traveling independently so if you that that is a good route as well, please provide insight as to where to go, etc. Thanks! ...

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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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