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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 http://www.howtotraveltheworldwithchildren.blogspot.com/ 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 site...you 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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Money

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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Laos itinerary and what to book in advance

Posted by PhantomRide on 21/5/2013 at 19:33

First time posting - many thanks to everyone who replies in these forums - been so so helpful. My wife and I are planning a trip to Laos in November. After lots of reading on travelfish and some other sites we are thinking of starting with the slow boat from Huay Xai to LPB. Then spending several days in LPB with time for a side trip to Nong Khiaw & Muang Ngoi. We've got about 16 days total - including travel time from the states. FYI we're more into relaxation & beauty. Not really l ...

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Luang Prabang advice

Posted by Undisclosed on 27/5/2013 at 20:39

Has anyone been to Luang Prabang lately? Is it super touristy? How long would you suggest staying there? I have heard a lot of good things about it, but I am wondering how much it has changed in the past few years. ...

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Electrical Adaptor

Posted by jeeeebus on 19/5/2013 at 23:41

Will be travelling through Cambodia and Laos in the next couple of months. Can someone advise as to the type of adaptor I need to get for power sockets. ...

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The Gibbon Experience in Laos.

Posted by kbabin on 11/4/2013 at 07:20

Hello! My boyfriend and I are planning on doing the Gibbon Experience in Laos. We have been researching and all the information we have come across has been anywhere from 2005 to last year, and we would like to know some updated information from anyone who has done it very recently (the last 6 months or even more recent). We've come across a lot of mixed reviews regarding the safety and quality of the experience. From the reviews we have read it seems as though its not as good as it once was? ...

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Honda Win 100 FOR SALE (Vietnam Registered)

Posted by willfurley on 13/5/2013 at 22:27

Honda Win 100 (Selling in Luang Prabang from [url=x-apple-data-detectors://0]18/05/13[/url]) $350 Vietnam registered so you can cross into Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam. - Great all round condition (solid bike, very enjoyable to drive) - Very reliable, no major problems (starts first time every day) - Changed oil regularly and regularly oiled chain and tightened when necessary. - Before i started i had the following done: New chain and sprockets New brakes front and rear New tyres New battery ...

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Good hotel/hostel

Posted by krystalt on 13/5/2013 at 08:24

Hi, I'm a college student travelling solo to Asia I will be in Cambodia for some time after I will be traveling to Loas, Luang Prabang 'm looking for cheap accommodation where it's a very social place, I'm a 20 year old college student. I want to stay at a place where it's not really family orientated. I also don't really don't care for things such luxurious hotel, Just one where it's I would meet new people, where it's really a sociable place. Any suggestions ? Thanks ! ...

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Phou Khao Khouay nat. park near Vientiane - anybody hired a guide?

Posted by QWE on 4/5/2013 at 09:17

Hi, I'd like to go observe elephants from the Elephant tower in Phou Khao Khouay nat. park near Vientiane and was wondering if somebody arranged a village tour guide on their own, not through a travel agent? Thanks for all yr answers. ...

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