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Nagi of Mekong to Luang Prabang

Posted by jBird on 11/1/2009 at 22:18

hey all, sorry for the repost but i'm having trouble finding clear info on the Nagi slow boat to Luang Prabang... also apologize for this looooong post: two of us are planning on going to LP from Thailand late May/early June '09. i've been through just about every post on fish/lonelyP/trip advisor, trying to figure out the best/most economical way down the Mekong. the Nagi of Mekong seems to be ideal but there really is a lack of recent reviews an they're website, http://nagiofmekong. ...

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Looking for more people to hire nice slow boat

Posted by tylerhlewis on 3/5/2012 at 10:31

Hello, I'm looking for a few more people interested in hiring one of the nicer slow boats from Thailand to Luang Prabang. My fiance and I would like to take the nicer boat. I've contacted the folks at Nagi of Mekong, and he says he needs a minimum or four people to run the cruise. I would like to depart on June 24th. Should be around $150 US per person and includes accomodations in Pakbeng. http://sites.google.com/site/nagiofmekong/ Any takers? Any body know any other mid range options besides ...

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4000 Islands Sunrise? Sunset?

Posted by Wessandcoz on 24/4/2012 at 06:34

Looking to stay at 4000 Islands approx second week in May. We're a couple not looking for party life - just wanting to take in the beauty of the area and relaxing the "Laos" way First of all which island is the best for what were after? Sunset or Sunrise side? Any recommendations on accommodation - mid priced with aircon?? ...

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Si Phan Don to....Where?

Posted by mfriedberg on 19/6/2012 at 14:36

Hi guys. So I am spending a max of 3 weeks travelling from Vientiane to Si Phan Don but then I have another week or two to spend. I'm not sure whether I should continue south into Cambodia or go west into Thailand. If I went to Cambodia I would probably want to go to Siem Reap and Phnom Penh but neither of those are particularly close. I also am probably going to have to fly back to the states from Bangkok so it might make more sense to go to Thailand but it doesn't seem like there is anyt ...

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Viewed 1,988 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 26/6/2012 at 10:12

Laos: cash advance in bank

Posted by WinstonRumfoord on 7/1/2011 at 23:37

With the low cash limit on cash advances from ATMs has anyone done cash advances on a credit card from within a bank in Laos? I think all you need is card and passport. I don't know if you get the same exchange rate, or what the charges might be, or if there are any security issues. Can you do them at small banks in the provinces without ATMs? ...

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Mekong rafting, september

Posted by Pushkara on 6/8/2011 at 14:51

Hello! We have idea to go rafting by Mekong from Huay Xai to down at the beginning of september. Raft we want to make ourselves. Adventure and extreme lovers, who have no time limits WELCOME to join us Victor (49) and Katrina (32). Smokers Last year we living and traveling around South-East Asia. ...

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Overland Luang Prabang to Vientiane.

Posted by mangie on 17/11/2006 at 22:27

G'Day, We are Travelling Overland Luang Prabang to Vientiane. with a night stop at Vang Viang. Best modes of transport, Please. Bus --Boat -- or car.???????????????????????????????????????????????? Is it possible to do it by road as well as river? To anybody who has done it, please share experiences, Cheers. ...

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Free wifi in Vientiane?

Posted by jorowa on 25/2/2011 at 00:13

Doesn't anybody know of any restaurants and/or guesthouses offering free wifi in Vientiane? Or what about paid wifi? There were none (that I noticed) when I was there in 2009. ...

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Laos Oct.-Nov. 2012

Posted by billytheliar on 17/5/2012 at 15:47

Hi, everybody! I am planing to travel in SEA (Laos) mid.Oct.-mid.Nov.(30 days). I arrive in BKK 15 Oct. The general idea is to stay 2 days in BKK for some elemantary shopping (like toiletteries and some "I love Khao San" t-shirts who will, no doubt, make me very popular among my fellow-backpackers), then head to Laos over N.Thailand. I would like to spend some days in a place like Sukhothai, or perhaps Nan. I wouldn't mind "waisting" more time if I feel like it. Then go ...

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Nong Kiaow or Luang Nam Tha?

Posted by saigonredhead on 22/5/2012 at 02:09

I'm spending about 12 days in Laos this June. I'll be entering the country at Huay Xai and flying out of Vientiane. I'm planning to take the slow boat from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang and then spend several nights in Luang Prabang before taking the bus to Vientiane. I think I've got time for one other place and I've heard good things about both Nong Kiaow or Luang Nam Tha. Does anyone recommend one over the other? ...

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Viewed 2,849 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 28/5/2012 at 08:55

Nong khai to vientiane border crossing

Posted by Bernardo on 18/5/2012 at 04:22

Hi, I am intending to cross the border at Nong Khai / Vientiane. I know I need a passport photo and US$30.00. Can I get the visa at a travel agency in bangkok? I am crossing the border with a hire van. What documentation do I need to have? how do I obtain the documentation? how much will it cost? Can I get the hire van documentation at a travel agency in bangkok?, to cross the border with the hire van? Also, If I buy a sim card for my phone in Thailand, will my phone be able to ring a number ...

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Viewed 3,989 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 21/5/2012 at 08:20

Muang Khua - Nong Khiaw - Luang Prabang

Posted by navilink on 24/4/2012 at 09:24

Just wanted to check on these route. My findings are that : Muang Khua - Nong Khiaw - 1 day boat ride Nong Khiaw - Luang Prabang - 1 day boat ride / x hours bus Now question is are they daily transports between these places now? I read you'll need to fill up boat in order to start journey. I'll be going in May (non-peak season). Anyone done this route before hope you can share, thanks! ...

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Nakhon Phanom - Thakhek - Nahin in one afternoon/evening

Posted by kuanzai on 10/5/2012 at 23:54

Hi everyone, It's been 4 years last I did Laos. And now I decide to revisit the beautiful Laos. I have a bold travelling to make during the day I touched down to Nakhon Phanom . I will like to take to Thakhek, then to Ban Nahin with public transport (or any pre arrange tour if I can get any). My arrival time to Nakhon Phanom is 1pm. Is this possible at all? I plan to do Konglor Cave the next day after overnight at Nahin. And the date will be 20 May. Is this time still possible to enjoy t ...

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Motorbikes in the rainy season

Posted by schuthie on 9/5/2012 at 16:42

Hi, I'm going to spending a month in Laos from around the 26th of July and would love to do some of the motorbike routes I've read about in the south (Pakse/Bolaven Plateau, The loop from Tha Khaek) and perhaps some in the north as well (Luang Nam Tha to Muang Sing, around Nong Khiaw if possible) and any other suggestions anyone has.....obviously the problem may well be the road conditions during the rainy season....are there sections of these routes that are stiil normally passable this time of ...

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Time for north and south?

Posted by asiatravel2012 on 4/5/2012 at 08:26

Hi, I've been doing some research but can't really find the answers I need. I will be travelling to Laos in October from Chang mai for 30 days and will be heading on to Hanoi. Originally my plan was to just see the north of Laos however the more I've looked into it the more I'd like to see some of the south as well, in particular 4000 islands, sai phan don for dolphin watching, Savannakhet for trekking and caving and pakse. Do you think 30 days is feasible to visit the south and back up to vi ...

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Itinerary for Laos and Thailand

Posted by Jenn80 on 26/4/2012 at 21:52

Hi all, I'm in Patong at the moment and my visa is nearly up so am hopping over to Laos. A friend is coming here to meet me on Sunday then we fly to Udon Thani Monday the 30th April and then onto nong khai for the night and cross friendship bridge in the morning. We woul like a bit of time in Laos but we would also like to come back to Thai and go to koh Samui and Koh Phangan we have to be back in Patong by the 14th May. Can anyone suggest an itinerary for us that includes a lot of fun, advent ...

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Passport photo Patong

Posted by Jenn80 on 26/4/2012 at 21:39

Hi all, A friend is meeting me here in Patong this weekend and we are travelling accross the friendship bridge into laos. I've read that I need passport photos to meet visa requirements. Is there anywhere in Patong I can get these done? Or do I have to go to phuket town? ...

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Lao Airlines online booking

Posted by daawgon on 7/4/2012 at 14:29

I'm trying to book on laoairlines.com and I'm getting "server error" on both IE and Firefox today, April 7th. Has anyone else had this problem. I wonder if it might be the slow speed of my connection? ...

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Traveling aug 2013 for 5-6 weeks

Posted by Hughesy297 on 24/4/2012 at 08:34

Hi I'm looking at going travelling with my girlfriend in aug 2013 for 5-6 weeks. We would be flying in Bangkok and would like to finish off in Phuket as we have family there. We have no preference as to which way we go, but would like to see as much of Thailand, Cambodia and Laos, even some off vietnam if possible. We would also like to attend one of the full moon parties. I would be greatful if anybody could sudgest routes to take, places to see/visit and the best activities to do? We have no ...

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URGENT! Scooter accident Pakse medical care?

Posted by achoo on 22/4/2012 at 00:38

I got scratches on my right arm, both hands and right knee from an accident yesterday. I went to a "clinic" in Paksong first and they put on some poor bandaids which I changed yesterday evening after a shower. Now the bandaids are sticking like glue in the wounds and I really don't know what I should do. I'm going to the International clinic here soon but I doubt they can help me that much. Should I go to Ubon (Thailand) and get advice there instead or does anybody have some proper a ...

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