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Road Muang Khua to Vietnam

Posted by tpurple on 1/2/2011 at 03:33

Hi All, I was wondering if anyone has recently taken the Bus from Muang Khua to Dein Bein Phu, Vietnam, and if so what are the conditions of the road like and how long did this take? I was planning to take this route in March however read that this road is currently under construction. Also, I would be coming to Muang Khua from Nong Khiaw, I was wondering what the chances are of getting from Nong Khiaw to DBP in 2 days (any time of the week), i.e. would it be okay to book a flight from DBP t ...

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Why did my post get deleted?

Posted by jmdma808 on 17/6/2009 at 07:55

There was nothing in the terms of use against asking about singles bars in Laos or where i guy can meet single ladies. WTF? ...

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Luang Prabang - Huay Xai - Luang Nam Tha

Posted by Baffin on 9/10/2011 at 06:47

Hi, I will be in Laos for approximately 2 weeks at the beginning of december. I will start in Luang Prabang, and then go to Huay Xai (base of the Gibbon Experience) and Luang Nam Tha (for trekking in Nam Ha NPA) in no particular order. Now, I know it is common to go down the Nam Tha and Mekong rivers (meaning that I'd go to LNT first, then HX, and then back to LP). Is it possible to travel the other way around? from LP to HX on the Mekong, then from HX to LNT? Would I avoid the flow of bac ...

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Is Lao just about trekking? Plus flight/bus advice

Posted by Bridgequeen on 31/7/2013 at 02:32

Hi I am planning a trip for about 16 days in November/December to SE Asia. I have done Cambodia twice and love it but think now I should venture out to Lao as everybody I have met on my travels says it was their favourite place. My problem is this - 1 Lao appears to be expensive to get to. I will fly into Bangkok probably (though could do KL). I hate Bangkok with a passion and will want to get out immediately, I can see flights to Lao with Lao Airway at about $175 one way (plus about 7 hours lay ...

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tham kong lo cave

Posted by L100 on 27/7/2013 at 11:51

im heading to vang vieng and was thinking before going on to don det island going through tham kong lo cave: has anyone been there lately? is now the wet season a good time to go is it not dangerously infested with mosquitos? do you know if there is a bus from vang vieng to the cave area _ i was told its possible to sleep in ban kong lo village or in a homestay near the cave_ and is there a direct bus going from this area to the 4000 islands basicly im wondering how much it would be out of t ...

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Nong Khiaw

Posted by L100 on 18/7/2013 at 23:10

Hey, We are staying in Luang Nam Tha and would like to go to Nong Khiaw for a few days before continuing to Luang Pravang down the river Would love for advice and tips is it safe & reasonable to take a night bus on saturday night from around LuangNam Tha _ indluding the tuktuk that would take us to the bus station or would it be bettersafer going sunday morning would love a recomendation for a nice inexpensive guesthouse bunglow and ideas of nice things to do there including meeting l ...

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Going to Laos from Singapore. Need Currency (Lao Kip)???

Posted by Andrew500 on 22/7/2013 at 06:48

Hi All I just got back from Laos and have around 2,000,000 kip left. This is over $300 SGD. I thought I'd be able to change at local money changes but apparently not. As such, if you're in Singapore and planning to go to Laos anytime soon, I'd be happy to sell to you. I will offer much better rates than anything you will find inside Laos. My contact is andrewf222 (at) yahoo ( dot) com and I work near Somerset on Orchard Road. Thanks Andrew ...

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Going to Laos from Singapore and need some Lao Currency (Kip)??

Posted by Andrew500 on 22/7/2013 at 06:40

Hi All I recently returned from Laos and had around 2,000,000 Kip left. I thought I'd be able to change it at the local money changers but they all say no. So.. if anyone in Singapore is heading over to Laos for a trip sometime soon and would like to buy some kip at a much better rate than you will receive in Laos itself then I will be happy to sell. Just let me know - my contact is andrewf222 (at) yahoo (dot) com. Not sure it was necessary to put it like that but I guess it just felt right. ...

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Itinerary advice needed for a 1 week visit to Laos with 2 young kids

Posted by skwan00 on 16/7/2013 at 01:46

We're a family of 2 adults and 2 young kids (3 and 5 years old) and are planning to see Laos for a week in late December 2013. We are thinking of flying from Bangkok to Luang Prabang for 4 days, then fly to Vientiane for another 3 days before we fly back to Bangkok. I'm looking at the Discovery Airpass as an option. Can you suggest places to visit with 2 littlies on tow? Are there any good day trips that are kiddies friendly? Also, should we do our currency exchange in Laos or in Bangkok? ...

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How to travel through Laos?

Posted by IndiaGabrielle on 18/7/2013 at 09:58

Hi Guys, Any advice on travelling through Laos would be great. Planning on doing a route of Chiang Mai - Laos - Hanoi. Thanks! ...

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Bus from Luang Prabang to Kunming, China

Posted by jc1257 on 21/1/2012 at 09:51

I'm thinking of taking the bus from Luang Prabang to Kunming, China. However, since it's a 28 hour bus ride, I don't want to do it all in one go. Does anyone know of some good places, in either Laos or China, to stop for a day or so to break up the trip. Also, is there a better way to do this trip? The plane tickets I've looked at from Laos and Bangkok are very expensive to Kunming. Thanks for the help. ...

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Southern Laos with kids

Posted by Joelle on 10/7/2013 at 11:53

Anyone interested in sharing tips and tricks on how to visit Southern Laos with children? Please get in touch! I publish first impressions and ideas on a regular basis (provided Internet connection is available) on it would be great to get some additional ideas and feedback. ...

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Laos guides and travel agents

Posted by L100 on 7/7/2013 at 01:17

Hey guys, I love this are so helpful ! would love recommendations on good reasonably priced guides and travel agents to assist me in touring Laos' "country side", getting to know local tribes and exploring nature. If anyone reading this is going that way and it would be possible for me to join- let me know L. ...

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prior bus reservation from Pakse to Vientien

Posted by idit on 7/7/2013 at 00:38

Hello we are arriving to Pakse in the afternoon and are interested in taking the night bus to Vientien on the same night is there a way to reserve the tickets on forehead from outside Pakse or outside of Laos? (maybe through an agency ?) would it be possible to just arrive without tickets? (we are 5 people including kids so... so...) is there a difference between the companies? I understand there are single sleeper buses as well? thank you all Idit ...

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Posted by L100 on 25/6/2013 at 09:31

Hey, I'll be traveling for two months a little bit in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. How much money, Dollars, do you suppose i should be bringing in cash other than a credit card which i prefer not using ATMs so much, and i hope to spend an average amount of money all together. Did any of you have experience with copying your credit card info during a purchase transaction- would love to get some safety tips. Thanks ...

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Namheung to Pak Lay and on to Xayaboury

Posted by topogene on 26/6/2013 at 23:36

27 6 2013 Loei Has anyone recently made the trip from the Thai border at Tha Li up to Pak Lay and Xayaboury? Public transport available, road condition etc. Buy you a Beer Lao in Pak Lay for the info, Cheers and Many Thanks TopoGene ...

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South Vietnam and South Laos itinerary

Posted by Foolslena on 21/6/2013 at 08:50

Hi everyone, thank you for all your informative posts. I wanted to know if anyone has travelled around South Vietnam and (South) Laos within the short time of about 3 weeks? Is it doable without to much stress? I think to travel about this route (or the reverse way): Fly to: HCMC (1 night) - Phu Quoc (Flight) (stay about 2 nights)- Mekong Delta (Ferry, Bus) (about 2-3 nights)- HCMC (Bus) (1 night)- Hoi An / Da Nang (Train or Bus) (stay 1 night) - Pakse (Bus) (stay 1 n ...

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Tha Kek Loop

Posted by jeeeebus on 19/5/2013 at 23:39

Recently read some not so good reviews on the travel lodge and Mr Ku's bike hire. Was recommended that a Mr Wang Wangs rental service was cheaper and offered a better quality bike. Has anyone been there lately and can advise as will be in Laos early july ...

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Huay Xai to Luang Prabang

Posted by Pocohantas on 11/6/2013 at 06:15

Dear All, Has anyone ever taken the speedboat to Luang Prabang? I have read it is dangerous and I would welcome the opinion of someone who has done it! Thanks for your time ...

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Luang Prabang to Vientiane- The truth about Vang Vieng

Posted by misstahlia on 7/6/2013 at 09:59

Hi all I will be visiting Laos in August, coming overland from Chiang Rai. I will have approx 11 nights as I have a flight out of Vientiane. So want to use my time wisely as this is my last stop before heading to KL to home (Australia). So thinking Luang Prabang seems to be where I want to spend the most time in. I am thinking 4 nights. I do want an honest opinion on the trek over the border from Thailand. Will I need to make a pit stop for the night, or is it a straight journey from Thai b ...

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