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Levady Guesthouse

Posted by sleepygirl on 25/10/2006 at 08:44

Hi, I was wondering if anyone had email details for making bookings for Levady Guesthouse? I really wanna stay here between Dec 10th and Dec 12th (3 nights).. Thanks! ...

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mosquitos in Nov

Posted by slug63us on 24/10/2006 at 05:41

My wife, 4 year old child and I are arriving in Luang prubang on Nov 6. we'll be travelling 3 weeks to Vientiane, Pakse, Bolaven Plateau and finish in Si Phan Don. Does anyone know the mosquito situation for this time for these places. We have permethrin treated clothes, bed nets and deet. Are malaria pills necessary also? ...

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first time to Laos

Posted by shaana on 20/10/2006 at 16:05

Hi Im planning on getting the night bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, then onto Laos, I need to get to Huay Xai. Which border crossing do I go through and how much is a visa there?? is it best to get it ahead of time or is it ok to get it at the border?? i already have a supply of photos ...

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Beerlao in Mullumbimby!!!

Posted by marianwarren on 23/10/2006 at 15:24

Hi all beer enthusiasts I am enjoying my first Beerlao 5 weeks before I expected to ... normally drink Cintra - Portuguese, but they were out of stock. Beerlao is very similar in flavour with maybe less malt and slightly sweeter ... very nice, very quaffable! It's amazing being able to obtain this in a town with less than 3000 people. Regards Marian PS.I lied - this is my second ... had to wait to use the computer! ...

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weather in May

Posted by longleat on 22/10/2006 at 20:32

I read in Lonely Planet that the smog is very thick in Luang Prabang from February -May. Also, that it is so thick that locals themselves have red eyes and trouble breathing. Taking photos of landscape is difficult due smog in the air. I am going to LP in May and was wondering if anyone who has been there in May could confirm or relate their experiences with the air during May. May is the beginning of the wet season, so I hoped the air conditions are cleared up by then. Thanks so much! ...

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Southern Laos adventure - check itinerary please

Posted by kiwigirl on 14/10/2006 at 15:56

Hi, I have never been to Laos before but have always been facinated by it and heard only great stories. Now I have the chance to visit thanks to a special Jetstar deal flying from NZ via Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City. I know these sorts of Q's are nobodys fav's but I would really appreciate any feedback on a base itinerary I am working on for my 17 day southern Laos adventure. There may be glearingly obvious flaws that only the great poeple that monitor this board can point out to me. Travel ...

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Book hotel in LP on line?

Posted by yogamomma on 16/10/2006 at 04:19

I tried to book the Sala Prabang direct on their website but could not do it. Can I do it from a travel agent in Chaing Mai do you think? I'd like to cross that one off my list before getting there if possible. ...

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Where within Luang Prabang?

Posted by amz155 on 18/9/2006 at 06:54

We are trying to pick a few guesthouses to choose from while in Luang Prabang. However, I would like some suggestions on what area to stay in: i..e center of town, on the Nam Khan? How would you describe the different areas of town and which is most "quaint" yet conveniently located to walk around on food? Thanks! ...

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Vientiane/Luang Prabang /Chiangmai

Posted by KPTham1 on 26/9/2006 at 23:24

My wife and I plus an artist friend hope to be in Vientiane on 23 Dec and continue on to Luang Prabang the following day(24/12) where we would have 5 days before going over to Chiangmai(29 0r 30 Dec).I definitely appreciate advice on : can I arrange to visit the Plain of the Jars on the way to LP, presumably by road without taking too much time allocated for LP.From what I know, I have to turn off north of Kasi to Xieng Khouang and then double back again to LP.Can I do it in 1day or do I ...

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6 days in Laos - what do you think?

Posted by maaravi on 24/9/2006 at 20:30

hi we're a group of 5 friend going to Laos for 6 days in the begining of January. We only have 6 days and we want to travel through north Laos. We planned the following itinerary - we would love to read what you think of it. We describe our itinerary below - our questions are between **. - we intend to rent a 4X4 vehicle for the entire 6 days. - we intend to stay 1 night in each place. day 1: arrive in vientiane, take car, head to Vang Vieng (2 hours) - in Vang Vieng: river rafting, ri ...

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Chaing Rai to Huay Xai

Posted by flashwoollysocks on 6/10/2006 at 12:38

G'day, 9 of us are wanting to travel next week from Chiang Rai airport across to Huay Xai .... what's the most interesting way ...or whats possible and what should we pay? ...

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Orphanage or children's NGO in Luang Prabang?

Posted by Asiawithkids on 5/10/2006 at 11:20

We're planning a trip to Luang Prabang in November with our daughters, ages 3 and 6. We'd like to do some volunteer work or take supplies to an orphanage, school, or children's service organization while there. Can anybody point us in the right direction? Thanks! ...

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Ive never been to Laos

Posted by michelleusher on 18/9/2006 at 21:24

but I have been to thailand...Iam planning on being in north Thailand for xmas and new year then crossing over to Laos. Would you suggest allowing a month to travel through? Iam in SEA for 3 months in total and on a budget. Is Loas a lot cheaper than Thailand? Can anyone put Laos in a nutshell? Iam very excited to go....... ...

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Lao Orchid Hotel Vientiane

Posted by fiatpug on 10/10/2006 at 18:19

Has anyone stayed here? Details on travelfish for email keep rejecting and phone appears to be not available. Can someone let me know better contact details as it looks great. ...

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Ancient luang prabang hotel

Posted by FabDiva on 30/9/2006 at 22:40

Has any one stayed here - it is quite new I think. ...

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Want to avoid the Tourist circuit ?- Had a great individual tour in Luang Prabang

Posted by mshakinhips on 5/10/2006 at 11:17

Having been on one tour to the Pak Ou caves and being herded like sheep, on and off boats, in and out of temples, caves, villages etc, met by locals sellling the usual sounvenirs, I was keen to see the city as I wanted to and away from the usual tourist circuit and crowds! I stayed at a great Guest House - Chantonome, Off Ounkham Road and a guy working there was very helpful, answering all my queries about what to see and do, which led to hime unforcefully he offered to tailor make a cycle ...

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Chang Mai to Luang Prabang Overland

Posted by steiny on 2/10/2006 at 05:05

We want to travel overland from Chang Mai to Luang Prabang during December, allowing three or so days. Is this a realistic timescale, allowing for the best route and stop-offs? Once you've crossed the border, how long is the boat trip from to Luang Prabang? What are the must-sees on the way? Any advice on the route would be welcome, thanks! ...

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Posted by willywillsh on 2/10/2006 at 15:24

hi in need of half an hour of someones time who is in Luang Prebang at the moment as i suspect that i have left my 1 meg memory card which is full of photos in the guesthouse i was staying at.. the problem is the name of the place has escaped me and i am in Vang Vieng. thus not being able to get the phone number and call them..... If anyone would be so kind to help me out i would greatly appreciate it and definitely reimburse you for your kindness.. if you are in a position to help me i ...

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Money Money Money

Posted by messej01 on 25/9/2006 at 17:58

My husband and I will be travelling through Laos in Dec/Jan 06/07 for approx 4 weeks and after reading guidebooks etc think we should be taking some US$ cash, mostly US$ travellers cheques and some Thai Baht cash. I travelled through S.America using a debit card and so am not used to carrying large amounts of cash. Basically my questions are: 1. do flashpacker guesthouses have safes (presumably if we go swimming etc we need to leave the loot somewhere)? 2. Is it safe carrying around lots of US ...

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Posted by amz155 on 30/9/2006 at 01:31

Will be in Laos/Cambodia from late Feb to late March. I know this is the hot/dry season so I am wondering if we need to bring long pants/long sleeves. Planning just to bring the bare minimum i.e. one of each to protect us from super-cold buses/rooms and mozzies and to throw in instances when legs and shoulders should be covered. Rest of the time will be wearing capris and skirts and t-shirts. Will these suffice? ...

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