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Photography

Posted by NiqiGrobler on 23/11/2016 at 03:15

Hello, I recently moved to Vientiane and I'm studying photography. Can anyone tell me where I can get hold of a Light Tent in Vientiane if at all possible. Thank you! ...

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Bus travel in Laos

Posted by chrisfish on 6/8/2016 at 09:22

Hello! I am planning a trip to Laos and Cambodia for myself and two friends in November. We will have three weeks, and I have an itinerary largely planned, and am booking hotels - don't want to have to run around looking for a hotel on arrival when we only have a limited time. My question - is it realistic to expect to be able to turn up in say, Vientiane , and be able to book a bus out to Vang Vieng two days later for three people? November is obviously quite peak time. If you think we ...

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Sending Mail from Laos

Posted by tlm44 on 23/1/2009 at 08:36

I just wanted to let everyone know what happened to my box of souvenirs I sent home from Laos. The box was open and most of my stuff was taken. Interestingly enough it was all the stuff that had anything to do with the countries - had the name on it - tshirts, bracelets, scarves, my lonely planet (which was in there by accident), an $90.00 silk dress, I am not even sure what else. I sent it thru the official post office. Just a warning for everyone. ...

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Nong Kiao to Luang Prabang By Boat/Minibus

Posted by Antaro on 7/11/2016 at 07:05

Hi out there! Has anyone recently done the trip from Nong Kiao to Luang Prabang with a combination of boat to the first dam and from there to Luang Prabang by Minibus? I've heared that this trip is offered by some travelagents in NK and wonder how much this would cost and if it's worth it. I've done the whole trip by boat a couple of years ago when the river still was open and really loved it ... Any advice appreciated! Regards, A. ...

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Road Conditions - Lao Bao to Savannakhet

Posted by carlosmm4 on 13/7/2015 at 20:58

I am interested to know about the road conditions to cross Laos. plan is to start at Lao Bao border in Vietnam with Dansanvah in Laos and Cross Laos to border with Thailand at Savannakhet is the road ok to travel in a mini bus ? or is the road at times of the year (example in monsoon season) not able to be travelled by mini bus and only able to be travelled with a 4wd jeep or motorbike ...

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Sloe boat from Luang Prabang

Posted by fredi1966 on 6/11/2016 at 03:41

Hi, my plan is to travel on a slow Boat to Thailand. Do this trip 5 years ago with a luxury boat ( Shompoo Cruise) now i would take the regular slow boats . Now the have all good seats like car seats? from which point they start ? where can i buy the tickets ? thanks fredi1966 ...

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Singapore to Laos for a week or less!

Posted by zestgoh on 3/11/2016 at 06:40

Dear Fellow Travel Fishes!! i am planning to go Laos but only have a week or less. I wish to see Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang and Vientiane (optional) and are coming from Singapore. is it possible to go by this schedule? 1. Vientiane 2. Vientiane - Luang Prabang (Fly) 3. LP 4. LP - Vang Vieng 5. Vang Vieng 6. Vang Vieng - Vientiane airport - Singapore Is there a better way? love to hear from you ...

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Dilemma: Luang Nam Tha or taking more time south?

Posted by CyrilCarton on 22/10/2016 at 23:06

Hi, First time post. Already had a great time reading all the info on Travelfish! Our dilemma: should we go for about 2-3 days to Luang Nam Tha (that's about 5 transport included) or should we spend some more days in the middle/southern part of Laos? We are a couple who likes hiking and interact with the local people. We took the slow boat and are now about 3-4 days in Luang Prabang. We still have about 10-15 days in Laos to spend (before we go to Cambodia) and also want to go south of La ...

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Proof of onward journey

Posted by deborahd16 on 26/9/2016 at 20:08

When doing land border crossing from Thailand into Lao do you have to have proof of onward journey to get visa and gain access to the country. Travel agents have informed me that you do. Intend on traveling from Lao then into Vietnam and wondering if this is going to be the same - proof of onward journey? Planning on traveling fora about 3 months and only have sketchy plans . Any advice and assistance gratefully accepted. ...

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Vientiane to Udon Thani Airport

Posted by Sansam on 25/8/2016 at 08:11

Hi Travelers, I will be travelling by road from VTE to Udon Thani (UTH) airport by road very soon (Sep-2016). My flight from Udon Thani to BKK is at 12:45 pm. Can you please advise if I take the bus from VTE at 8 am to UTH will I be able to catch the flight? Just to add, on the way there will be Laos/Thai border crossing and a tuktuk ride from UTH bus station to airport. Thanks. ...

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Bus Info

Posted by ysasinha on 25/8/2016 at 12:06

Hi guys! I'm travelling to Laos on October and my initial itinerary is below. However, I need help to figure out if the buses schedules fit it. So, is there any night bus for: Luang Prabang x Vang Vieng ; Vang Vieng x Thakhek ; Thakhek x Vientienne? In thakhek I'm planning to do the loop. It worths? What is the best company to rent the scooter? Many thanks!!! ITINERARY: 18/10 - Bangkok x Luang Prabang Arrive 15h30 19/10 - Luang Prabang 20/10 - Luang Prabang 21/10 - Vang Vieng ...

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Savannakhet to Si Phan Don

Posted by blvdve on 12/8/2016 at 15:52

Husband and I will be spending 5+ weeks in Northern Thailand and Laos this November, and I have a vague itinerary planned that includes, during the last ten days, a few nights in Savannakhet (guesthouse booked) and then a few more nights on Don Khone (likewise), with just the one day to get between the two. I assume that we must first get to Pakse and then travel onwards. Has anyone done this journey, with advice to offer? Is it complicated getting from arrival in Pakse to departure > 4 ...

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Transport About vientione to Luang Prabang

Posted by stat on 16/7/2016 at 05:43

Hi!!!Nice to see u all!!! My name is stat I plan dec travel vientione -Luang Prabang-Chin mai, I need some advice about transport is use train,boat or bus better? thanks ur all!!!! ...

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Transport Don Dhet - Laos/Cambodian border - Stung Treng

Posted by Sheepy247 on 16/7/2016 at 02:14

Is it easy/cheaper to organise your own transport (on the same day) from Ban Nakasang to the Laos/Cambodian border, and from there to Stung Treng using buses? Great website, have been referring to it for past few months during our travels. Have trawled through various online sources but few up to date, would appreciate any guidance on this! ...

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Best time for the gibbon experience

Posted by Linda56 on 10/5/2016 at 22:39

hi, I'm wondering when is the best time of year to do the gibbon experience. I have holidays in October and thought as I'm in Krabi it might be worth going, but realised its wet season. Has anyone been at this time and can tell me more. Minnie. ...

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Nam Nern Night Safari helps tigers back from the brink

Posted by somtam2000 on 14/5/2016 at 19:11

Looking to get off the beaten track, support a worthy cause and perhaps spot furry creatures? Read on. "Suddenly the torch is trained like a laser to a single spot; that’s the signal. We turn on our own torches and point. The glow is unmistakeable. There in the brush is a sleek feline body and two yellow orbs shining back at us. It is a civet. I shiver. I’ve been on safaris before but never one where spotting an animal is so important." Cindy Fan for The Australian. ...

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Another attack on the new road between Kasi and Luang Prabang

Posted by somtam2000 on 11/5/2016 at 18:52

"Second Lieutenant Santhi, a soldier who died during the attack, was from Nanh district’s military division, said one of his relatives who declined to be named and did not provide the soldier’s surname. The assailants shot Santhi dead while he was walking in front of the other soldiers, the relative said, adding that he didn’t know if the soldiers were in pursuit of the gunmen." These attacks are really starting to add up in number and are very concerning. You can read the full ...

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Report: Bolaven culture, nature, and hiking without guide

Posted by TheWilds on 9/5/2016 at 10:04

Hello fellow travelers! We are two outdoorsy people with about six months of traveling behind us and we just spent six days motor biking around the Bolaven plateau. We discovered a few great places along the way that we wished we'd known about sooner, so we thought we'd share. You do not need six days, but two may not be enough if your goals include hiking and spending some time with locals like ours did. Note: the prices are what we paid and may change for many reasons. TAD TAYICSEUA (44km ...

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Travelling the length of Laos

Posted by sketchinbawlz on 7/5/2016 at 23:28

Hi, First time post. Website is great resource. Heading for the first time in Asia, from Thailand into Laos in June 2016, doing Luang Prubang, V.V, Vientiane and than want to do Don Det - I know opposite end of the country. Is their anyway to get down there without means of airport. Save me having to go back and around to Cambodia and up to Don Det of which I'd have to pay another visa fee. Open to any ideas, don't mind long hauls. Thank you in advance. ...

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Private driver from Luang Prabang to Plain of Jars to Vientiane?

Posted by ankeshk on 8/5/2016 at 00:09

Hi, We are looking for any leads for a car + driver to take us from Luang Prabang to Vientiane via Phonsavan Plain of Jars over 2 days on 11 May. Ideally the driver can speak little English. Any idea how much this would cost and who is the best person to offer this? ...

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