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Xayoh Riverside Guest House Reservation

Posted by longleat on 12/1/2007 at 07:14

Is it possible to reserve the Xayoh in advance? I don't see an e-mail address. Also, does anyone know if it can accommodate three in a room? Many thanks! ...

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Gifts for local peolple

Posted by KAALIE on 15/10/2006 at 19:36

Hello, We leave 27th of Oct to Laos and CAmbodja. What can we bring for local people? soap, balpoints, t-shirts...??? Please give us some advise. thanks K&L ...

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transportation in Muang La or Pak Nam Noi?

Posted by namhoonkim on 19/12/2006 at 16:27

Hi..!! My wife and I plan to travel Laos next week. This is the part of our plan. When traveling, we want to visit Phongsali from UdomXai via Muang La or Pak Nam Noi by bus. In Muang La or Pak Nam Noi we will stop and rest. And at night we want to take the bus which we know would start from Lunag Prabang at 5:00 pm. Does this bus stop in Muang La or Pak Nam Noi? is it possible to take this bus at night? If there is anyone who knows it, please inform me!! Thank you for watching my ques ...

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Sabaidee Bus to Bangkok

Posted by skinnylatte on 23/11/2006 at 19:28

By the time I hit Vientiane, I might have to get back to Bangkok in a hurry. I understand how the carry out the border crossing, and I'd probably go with the train from Nong Khai in most cases. However this time I need to rush back to Bangkok on a certain day to pick someone up from the airport. I am thinking of catching the Sabaidee bus from Vientiane, so I can reach Bangkok by 6am the next morning. 1. How is this bus? I'm not too fussed. As long as it's not a scam, I'm happy. 2. Do they ru ...

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Laos to Hanoi

Posted by freenote on 4/1/2007 at 22:53

Hi ,we will be in Laos in about a month ,and wanted to travel up to the north and cross into Vietnam overland ,our destination being Hanoi . So ,what is the best rout , any help welcomed as we do not want to fly ! ...

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Info on Laos and Bangkok air pass

Posted by longleat on 4/11/2006 at 08:48

Does anyone have current information on the airpass. From what I understand this pass can be used in Laos and Cambodia. $50. per flight withink the country and $90. from one to the other. But I have only read this and really have no confirmation that this is correct. Are there two passes, one through Bangkok airlines on one Lao Airlines? Also, how can this be purchased? Any help would be very much appreciated. ...

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Laos Air Excursion Pass

Posted by longleat on 4/1/2007 at 08:13

Re. the Laos Air Excursion Pass: I have found the info on their website. Does anyone know how to purchase from the US? Also, will I need to make reservations for specific flights before we leave the US? We are all set to arrive in Hanoi in May and plan to use the Laos Air Pass to Vientiane and then to Siem Reap. Any advise you can give for booking will be greatly appreciated ...

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fly direct from Laos to Phuket?

Posted by londonalbion on 2/1/2007 at 00:02

does anyone know if one can fly direct from Laos to Phuket? Thanks, Guy ...

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Money matters - ATMS in Laos

Posted by razzy on 26/12/2006 at 07:25

Hey all I'm after some advice about carrying money around Laos (and Cambodia), as I have read that there aren't many ATMs at all. Does everyone just carry a mix of US$, local currency and traveller's cheques? Any insights appreciated! Thanks Razzy ...

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Vang Vieng to Vientiane by Kayak

Posted by princessdisaster on 13/12/2006 at 11:28

Hi I read somewhere that you can Kayak from VV to Vientiane has anyone done this? I'd just like to find out who offers this trip and what I could expect to pay. thanks PrincessD ...

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Vayakorn guesthouse

Posted by travellinnanny on 29/12/2006 at 03:17

just to let you know, first message sent to them via travelfish on 14/12/06, 2nd sent via their website 20/12/06 but no reply, so I have chosen somewhere else. But two dragons in Siem Reap I had an answer the next day! Great Love the site. ...

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Laos Airlines

Posted by chewbaca on 14/12/2006 at 12:32

Hi, First off, thanks so much for this board! I've gotten so much info. here it's really been amazing. I am trying to fly from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang. I have made two reservations and directly e-mailed Laos Airlines to ask about the reservations and not received any information. What's up? How do I make a reservation and get the tickets? There's no airline offices anywhere nearby. What should I do? Thanks. ...

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Laos Air

Posted by kimley on 6/12/2006 at 17:42

Hi I am flying Lao Air from Luang Prabang to Bangkok in Feb. I have read lots of negative comments about safety and cancelled flights etc. Can someone who has flown recently give some feedback. I'm on a tight schedule to get back to Singapore from Bangkok to fly home late that night. Should I be panicking? ...

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Less is More.........as they say!!!!

Posted by steviej on 12/12/2006 at 14:54

Hi all, Right then, we're putting some thoughts together regarding our impending trip to SEA. We're going to take advantage of Bangkok Airways Discovery Airpass but we have a dilemma??!! Our rough route is BKK to Luang Prabang then head south to Si Phan Don. Now then!! do we fly on from LP and skip Vientiane or take the road, via Vang Vieng, to Vientiane and fly out from there?? We have around six to seven days in northern Laos. Any suggestions/ideas much appreciated................. ...

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Travelmate to Laos - end Jan/start Feb 07

Posted by Squeezie on 14/12/2006 at 09:26

Hi, I'm a single female and am planning to travel through Laos for a week or so at the end of January/beginning of Feb next year. I don't have a problem doing it alone, as I know I'll meet lots of people along the way, but if anyone else is heading to Laos around the same time and might be interested in meeting/travelling with someone, it would be cool to have a travel buddy. My name is Sue, I'm 28 and travelling throughout South East Asia for a few months from January onwards. My email is ...

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flying from Vientiane to the islands

Posted by scootypaul on 11/12/2006 at 21:17

hello we are just about to do the classic route from huay xai down to the capital but wish to fly from there to krabi or near buy would you or do any one have recommendations of the best way to go about it !?????? cause we are making every thing up as we go!!!!! ...

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Laos more expensive than Thailand??

Posted by middleman1 on 6/12/2006 at 15:01

Hi there My son and his girlfriend have just arrived in Laos - now in Luang Prabang. From emails I have received he is a bit shocked at how much more expensive it is in Laos than Thailand. Is he correct here as I have seen no 'posts' expressing this view!! Maybe he is doing something wrong!! Anyone else been that have found it expensive? Thanks for a great site. I love Thailand and am keen to see more of SE Asia so I would be interested to know as welll. Sue ...

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on our way

Posted by rigo on 10/12/2006 at 13:11

hi guys, we are off to laos in two days, buzzing. does anyone know if its possible to get from savankhet to champasak without having to overnight in pakse thanks i will be sure to offer me advice and tips when i get back ...

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Living in Vientiane?

Posted by travelsalone on 6/12/2006 at 12:05

I am considering applying for a job at the international school in Vientiane, and am wondering what people who have been to Laos have to say. I hear, and read, it is wonderful to visit, but what about living and working there? Thanks for any insights you may provide, and happy travels! ...

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Suggestions for Northern Laos itinerary

Posted by Susal on 5/12/2006 at 08:09

Hi, Visiting Laos in February and have 10 days in Northern Laos after having come from Vang Vieng, therefore, Luang Prabang will be our first place. The following are must dos: 3 days Luang Prabang ?????? 2 days Gibbon Experience and then cross the border into Thailand Can't decide what to do for the 5 days in the middle. Also need suggestions on the mode of transport ie boat or bus etc. If anyone has any suggestions it would be great to hear from you. ...

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