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vacinations- a need?

Posted by roupap on 28/2/2012 at 10:35

Hello Travellers! Im planning a trip to Laos_ cambodia in April. what are your experiences as far as vaccination concerned ? im not generally very kin into taking unnecassary treatments or vaccination or tablets. so, how important is that really ? Thank you all for your help!!!! Roupap ...

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Southern Laos Itinerary Advice

Posted by lucasdg on 29/7/2011 at 10:55

Hey everyone, So far my itinerary has us entering Laos in Huay Xai, slowboat to LP, bus to Vang Vieng, then bus to Vientiane. From Vientiane, I figure we will avoid the horrible bus and take the only flight we intend to take - Vientiane->Hanoi. From there we will go down the coast of Vietnam. The trick is, I'd really like to check out some of the south of Laos too, but want to do as little backtracking as possible. So, I'm thinking, if I can get from say Hue to Pakse, I can follow the Me ...

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Don Dhet to Da Nang

Posted by quazzer on 3/2/2012 at 18:15

Hi, I am looking for the best way to get get from Don Dhet to Da Nang or Hoi An !!! Should I go over Pakse, how expensive is it etc. ???? Thanks already ! cheers, chris !! ...

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Anybody knows a good route for independent trekking in Northern Laos?

Posted by vlasov on 28/12/2009 at 03:14

Somewhat for 3-5 days with a descent sporting component and in less crowded place I would prefer to doint on my own although hiring a competent guide or joining a small group of 2-3 would also work Thanks in advance ...

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Liftshare: LP to VV

Posted by 2bit on 4/3/2012 at 06:49

Anyone interested in sharing the cost of a private car & driver from LP to VV? There are 2 of us & we'll be heading to VV on March 13/14/15th but we don't really fancy chancing a bus or minivan & can't afford a whole car to ourselves........... We're flexible on time/dates at the moment but don't get into LP till March 10th. In the meantime, any hints on where to hire a driver in LP would be great Cheeeeers ...

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Don Det to Bangkok

Posted by max_snyder on 29/2/2012 at 04:49

Has anyone recently gone from Don Det to Bangkok? What does the journey entail and roughly how much did it cost? Is anyone on the island offering shuttle buses? Any info would be great, cheers! ...

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Muay Thai/Laos in Luang Prabang

Posted by esternrodriguez on 11/2/2012 at 12:13

Hi Guys, Im going to be living in Luang Prabang for two months and I was really hoping to begin training muay thai/laos during my stay. Do any of you know of any muay thai/laos gyms in the area? Ive looked a lot online but have yet to find any. Thanks so much, Elias ...

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Traveling options- Laos Cambodia

Posted by Reloosh on 12/2/2012 at 04:50

Hi hi hiii First of all, I want to tell all of you that im amazed by the massages full with though and care... BRAVO I'm on my way to Cambodia from the lovely Vietnam... I'm very interested about the getting-from-place-to-place ways for backpackers.. Is the bus system comfortable? Train system? What are the prices? Also, is there a bus/train rout that leads to the border with Laos? Which one is it? Thank you thank you! Reloosh ...

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Boat from Vientiane to Luang Prabang

Posted by grak88 on 28/2/2012 at 10:09

does anyone know whether there are any boats that still go between Vietiane and Luang Prabang. Everything online and in LP says no more boats because of road improvements. But some guy in Don Det said there were boats operating between the two cities and takes 7 hours. Any info would be appreciated. ...

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Muang Khua

Posted by teamika on 29/2/2012 at 12:06

Things are changing fast on the little town on the Nam Ou. New highway bridges are being built over the Nam Ou and the Nam Paak. Look for Muang Khua to experience some significant growth in the next few years. Electricity is on pretty much full time. Its still a great place to visit. Few falang stay more than one night, missing out on the flavour of the place. See it soon, as it will change quickly. I was there twice in the last month and both times were a hoot. Try staying on the far ...

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How sucky is it to travel by bus?

Posted by grak88 on 23/2/2012 at 21:25

Hello fellow fish. I am in Don Det right now. Just got here after a long bus journey from Cambodia. Thinking of travelling by bus to Vientiane and Vang Vieng. My question to anyone who has done it is this: HOW BAD IS THE RIDE AND THE ROADS? My research online says it sucks. The people I have talked to here say it sucks (especially the part between Vientiane and Vang Vieng. Any other stories? I think it's like 12 hours from Four Thousand Islands to Vientiane. I don't know if I should b ...

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Yes, you can get visas at Laos/Cambodia border

Posted by grak88 on 24/2/2012 at 05:02

Came through the Laos-Cambodia border yesterday by bus. You can get your Laos visa at the border crossing. I've read elsewhere that says you can not, but I think that may be old news. ...

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Shipping to Laos

Posted by dt on 20/2/2012 at 15:58

Hi I'm new to the forum and would like to introduce myself. I'm a seasoned traveler to Thailand and Laos and someday my wife and I would like to retire in a small village a few miles outside of Vientiane (Ban Pafang). For the past few years we have been remodeling my wife's grade school and providing toys and clothing for the kids. But its hard to do with just the baggage allowance EVA airlines. Does anyone know if there is a reasonable way to ship boxes of clothing and toys from the US t ...

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Malaria in Laos?

Posted by grak88 on 19/2/2012 at 18:34

We are bussing up to Laos from Cambodia. We'll be working our way south to north in Laos. What's the malaria situation and should we be taking malaria pills throughout? Thanks! ...

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getting Chinese Visa and boarder crossing in Laos

Posted by Thomasbreakwell on 16/2/2012 at 23:15

hi all, sorry if this post is in the wrong place but..... im Australian and will be in Laos around November and ideally want to cross the boarder into Yunnan, China from Laos, there is alot of conflicting information on most of the popular forums about whether i will be able to get a chinese visa in any part of Laos (i need a 90 day visa) and if it is possible or realistic to cross the Laos/chinese boarder lately. i will be staying with a friend who is a Laotian local, would he be able to help m ...

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solo traveller in Laos

Posted by solotraveller on 29/1/2012 at 06:01

Solo female traveller in Laos 2Feb12-28Feb12 is it safe? ...

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1 month rough itinerary, what am I missing?

Posted by whardy on 10/2/2012 at 04:42

Hello everyone, my girlfriend and I are traveling Laos for a month from mid-march to mid-april. We've done quite a bit of research, on this site and forum and beyond, but we wanted to ask the gracious members of the forum for further advice. A bit about us, we're in the backpacker budget range looking to spend about $1,000 USD/person for the month. We're very active, looking for exciting treks, and a mix of on and off the beaten trail stuff. We're going to hit up the usual stuff, unless there's ...

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Khong Lor river cave

Posted by rayc101 on 14/1/2012 at 23:41

Hi all, Re Khong Lor river cave I have been unsuccessful in finding advice about water levels in the cave during the wet season, and whether navigation through the cave ceases during this period. I would appreciate some advice on going through the cave in July. Cheers R ...

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Off for my 6 week trip ! Thanks !!! ;-)

Posted by GermanCoastgirl on 3/2/2012 at 10:03

Hi All, after a year of rough planning, checking on loads of posts and feeling great while studying your posts, I am finally leaving for our 6-weeks-trip with my 5 year-old boy to Laos and Thailand this upcoming Sunday ! Thanks to all of you ! As soon as I am back I will finally be able to provide you with answers and advise as well !!! Cheers, Birgit ...

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Luang Prabang accommodation

Posted by stevewilkes on 17/1/2012 at 15:36

Any recommendations on good guest houses for LP for a five day stop over. Were flying in on the 2nd February. What are the must see's of LP and places to eat? ...

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