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Tubing accidents in Vang Vieng

Posted by chinarocks on 8/9/2011 at 22:40

This may not even be "news" any more but I have heard that there has been some tubing accidents in VV recently due to very strong river currents. CR ...

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First time Backpacker to Laos

Posted by wengchun on 9/8/2011 at 10:20

Guys, do u think i manage to travel from Vietiane-Pakse-Luang Prabang- Van vieng- xieng khuong -Vietiane in 8 days? is really tough isnt it? cause i plan to spend few nites on sleeping bus. any advice? i going to Laos with a friend and i plan to explore on my own. ...

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Instead of Vang Vieng...

Posted by JavaJunkie on 4/2/2010 at 03:43

My husband and I are spending a week in Laos, arriving in Vientiane by overnight train from Ayutthaya, Thailand. Originally I had planned an overnight in Vientiane, bus trip and overnight in Vang Vieng, bus trip and three days in Luang Prabang, and slow boat to Huay Xai. The more I read about the length of the bus trips on curvy roads and the touristy-ness of Vang Vieng, the more sense it made to fly from Vientaine to Luang Prabang, which leaves us with an extra two days to spend somewhe ...

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Viewed 5,874 times, with 11 replies. Last reply by exacto on 24/9/2011 at 06:14

Pakse Airport??

Posted by jimmyjaxx on 10/3/2010 at 04:39

Is Pakse airport open as I'm hoping to fly to Siem Reap from there in early May?? Thanks in advance. j ...

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time in Luang Prabang

Posted by lagale on 9/7/2011 at 22:33

we are flying from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang and staying 2 nights prior to returning to Hanoi where we fly to HK. Is 2 nights enough, or rather it is actually 1-1/2 days depending on the hour we actually arrive in LP from SR. ...

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Viewed 3,654 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by idreamofdurian on 15/9/2011 at 13:08

Specific motorbiking question

Posted by jgreen on 13/9/2011 at 15:14

I know you experienced Laos tavellers on this forum must get sick of us newbies asking these pain in the ass questions so I'll be brief My girlfriend and I will be making our way to Laos in January for the first time. We are super excited and want to do a motorbike trip when we are here. Something with stunning views and it can be up to 4 days long. She has little to no motorbiking experience so it would have to be an easy-ish ride. Can you recommend a good ride for us to do? Is the Bolaven pl ...

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Surface mail track & trace from Lao

Posted by savorygal on 7/9/2011 at 14:45

I sent a package from the Luang Prabang post office to the US in late february. The package has not arrived. I have a receipt with a tracking number but cannot seem to find anyplace online to track/trace the package. Is it possible they are still waiting for a container to fill up? Should I just resign myself to the fact that in all likelihood the package is lost? ...

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Homestays and Gibon Experience

Posted by Tessa123 on 11/9/2011 at 15:48

I'm going to Loas in early October this year and will be doing alot of Homestays and other cheap accomodation. Do I need a sleeping bag or will they provide such thing? Also would this offend them? Is there any etiquette that i should be aware of with homestays and just generally travelling around Laos? I will also be doing to Gibon Experience, for this are sleeping bags a necessity? Thanks ...

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Landslide Delaying Bus Travel Vientiane/Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang

Posted by wanderingcat on 23/8/2011 at 08:22

Report from another forum. Sounds like there has been a rather large landslide along HWY between Luang Prabang & Vang Vieng that is taking some time to clear. Vehicles cannot pass, so passengers have to transfer between buses on either side of the landslide in order to continue with their journey. Involves walking (& carrying all baggage) on an uphill/downhill (depending on direction of travel) path cleared across the landslide. Be prepared for delays. There is an article in the Vi ...

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Itinerary for Northern Laos

Posted by amberriot on 1/9/2011 at 21:02

Hi there, My husband and I are English teachers in Southern Thailand and we have most of October off. I'm looking for suggestions/validation about the leg of our trip in Laos. Any insight would be excellent. I feel like I've been on travelfish for 2 weeks straight trying to make sure we don't miss anything. We will enter Laos from Thailand and start in Vientiane. I've heard from co-workers that it's eh, so we will spend one night here (we arrive very early in the morning, so we should have eno ...

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Viewed 2,901 times, with 9 replies. Last reply by amberriot on 5/9/2011 at 16:24

Little Eden Guest House On Don Det

Posted by laallee on 13/5/2011 at 20:50

Does anyone have the email or telephone number please, thanks. ...

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Viewed 3,687 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by csawala on 4/9/2011 at 20:16

Itinerary Review for 2 weeks in Laos.

Posted by Peachula on 31/8/2011 at 16:12

From every person I've talked to Laos has been their favourite part of SEA, so I've considered adding an extra week, but I do have a few extra days to play with either way. Here is a general idea of what I was thinking for my itinerary, I've included traveling days and places I have to cross through, I'll be flying in from Hanoi to Luang Prabang , just looking for any reviews or aid on my itinerary. Main places I wish to see are Luang Prabang, Vang Viang, Vientiane , and the 4000 Islands ...

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Viewed 2,492 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by exacto on 1/9/2011 at 19:42

Watching Football

Posted by OregonDuck541 on 31/8/2011 at 23:39

Hi, My friend and I are huge American Football fans and we were wondering if there were any places to watch NCAA football in Vientiane? Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated or if no one knows of any bars a good site to stream the Oregon LSU game on September 3rd would be much appreciated as well. Thanks! ...

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Laos in 5 days?

Posted by globalgypsy88 on 25/8/2011 at 06:07

Hi all, quick query I am hoping you may be able to help with. I am travelling to South East Asia late October and I'm trying to fit in as much as possible. Travel fish have a fantastic guide for a week in Laos, for the main (touristy) places I want to visit but no links to where I can find details on transport. My plan is Vientiane -> Vang Vieng -> Luang Parabang, in 5-6 days! The bus would be ideal but I'm hearing bas things namely on the comfort/ speed/ safety of these journeys. H ...

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Viewed 1,945 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by globalgypsy88 on 29/8/2011 at 16:31

Female traveller - October 2011

Posted by oliviawijaya on 22/2/2011 at 01:50

Hi, Has just bought cheap air asia ticket from KL to Vientiane in September. I will travel alone on 26th October to 1st of November. Anyone want to join? ...

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Viewed 3,710 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by ahmedlakhani on 25/8/2011 at 16:36

Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang - Need advice

Posted by chopin on 16/8/2011 at 23:24

I am planning to go from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang via slow boat in Chiang Khong/Huay Xai. A few things need your advice: 1. Is it worthwhile to book the slow boat thru an agent at Chiang Mai first, or at Chiang Khong, or just hop on one in Huay Xai? Any chance of being ripped off? 2. What time is the bus leaving Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong? Arrival time? What is the latest fare? Should I take bus or private minivan, or any better options? 3. How long does it take to clear immigration at ...

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Weather in Thailand/Laos in early-mid April

Posted by kara_12 on 7/8/2011 at 14:29

Hey Guys, Was wondering if I could get some advice on the weather in Laos (Vientiane, Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang) and Northern Thailand ( Chiang Mai ) in early to mid April. Is the smoke from the farmers burning unbearable? Is it still a good time to go tubing or is the water level to low? Also is Chiang Mai a good place to be in for Songkran? Does everything shut for these 2 days? Thanks heappppppsss ...

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Local bus from Vang Vieng to Vientine

Posted by AGRO on 13/8/2011 at 16:36

Hi everyone. We usually like to figure out travel ourselves rather than using tour agencies because it's cheaper, less likely to get ripped off etc etc We were wondering how we can catch the local bus to Vientiane. We don't like the big VIP busses as we found you can't really see much out the windows, and a few other things while the 2nd class bus (from luang prabang) was cheap, comfortable and overall was a fine experience as far as long bus rides go. Can we just walk up to the main road or ...

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Flights from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang & Luang Prabang to Hanoi(V'nam)?

Posted by aussieboonmar on 8/3/2006 at 22:21

Hi, does anyone know of an airline that flies either of these routes? ...

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Viewed 10,320 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by bebop5 on 19/8/2011 at 12:45

Vientiane Nong Chan Water Park

Posted by AGRO on 17/8/2011 at 20:15

According to this website it's been closed for months. We made a day plan to head out there but just by fluke stumbled across this site. http://krusinthemekong.wordpress.com/2010/03/14/nong-chan-water-park/ Just a heads up to alter it on the travel fish guide on things to do. However I can't confirm if it's really closed or if/when it will reopen ...

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