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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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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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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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Laos kip for sale in bangkok at good rates

Posted by mc600 on 16/8/2011 at 12:42

I have just got to bangkok from laos and realised that no one will will change kip so im looking for someone to buy it off me. I have 27.5 USD in kip and will sell it for around 20 USD, will be in bangkok till the 22nd so just reply to to this post if you are interested. ...

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Laos kip for sale in bangkok

Posted by mc600 on 15/8/2011 at 20:07

I have just got to bangkok from laos and realised that no one will will change kip so im looking for someone to buy it off me. I have 27.5 USD in kip and will sell it for around 20 USD, will be in bangkok till the 22nd so just reply to to this post if you are interested. ...

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getting from the Gibbons Experience to Luang Prabang

Posted by ashiraishi on 8/8/2011 at 08:55

Hello! My boyfriend and I are planning to do the Gibbons Experience at the end of this month (still waiting to hear from them to actually book, go figure). We would be entering Laos from Vietnam and so would be leaving from somewhere near the park and/or Luang Namtha, not Huay Xai. Has anyone figured out the fastest way from the Gibbons Experience to Luang Prabang? Or any recommendations for a halfway point rest stop? Thanks! ...

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From Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong and later to Houei Xai (Laos)

Posted by Russian on 1/6/2010 at 02:49

Good-day, Please help me sort my itinerary out. How would I go about catching a bus from Chiang Mai across the border to Houei Xai? My final destination is the Gibbon Reserve development in Laos. What bus terminal will I need to go to in Chiang Mai? According to my map, there are at least 2 bus terminals: Chang Phueak and Arcade. What bus should I catch? Will I need to buy tickets in advance? Is there a bus schedule somewhere online? Thank you very much! ...

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Cambodia to Laos

Posted by Tira on 6/8/2011 at 04:52

I will be traveling to Siem Reap on Dec. 23 and leave SEA on Feb. 2 from Luang Prabang and I’m hoping to get some good tips/tricks/does and don’ts from all you travelers. I have traveled to SEA before but not for such a, relatively, long time. Here is what I have in mind and it would be great to get some feedback what I should / shouldn’t do, what to do and maybe places to stay overnight etc. I would very much like to volunteer somewhere on the way, I know I will again go to Big Brot ...

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Viewed 2,235 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Tira on 6/8/2011 at 20:30

Do I need a transit vist if I am not leaving the airport?

Posted by Katie_F on 4/8/2011 at 12:01

I just booked a flight from Siem Reap to Hanoi through Vietnam Airlines. The website didn't mention anything about a connection, but once I booked the confirmation shows a 40 minute layover in Luang Prabang. I have a feeling that the plane is just making a pit stop there and then the same plane will carry on to Hanoi, but on the chance that it's not will I have to get a visa if I'm not leaving the airport? I'd just like to be prepared in terms of paperwork and pictures. ...

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Mosquito Nets - useful?

Posted by krestniy on 5/8/2011 at 14:23

Do I really need to carry a mosquito net? We'll be in Vietnam and Laos for 40 days total, including some tours. It seems that most nets come either with a hook that attaches in the center or with strings at each corner. I am wondering about how useful they will be. If a room has a place to tie the hook - wouldn't it have a mosquito net? And if it doesn't - where would the net be placed? Thanks! ...

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Looking for Travel Buddy

Posted by junjie87 on 2/3/2011 at 10:55

Hi, I am intending to travel in Laos for 2+ weeks in December 2011. Looking for a travel buddy (male) of similar interests. I'm interested in outdoors, caving, trekking, doing homestays, going to rural areas, interacting with locals etc. Anyone's who is interested please reply here or PM me! Thanks! Cheers ...

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Lao Airline Luggage Help

Posted by schmuly on 6/7/2011 at 18:35

Hi, just went to book Luang Prabang to Hanoi - I got to entering my card details and there was no questions about checked - in luggage. The Lao Airways site says "information coming soon". Do I need to purchase luggage like most low-cost carriers or is it included? Thanks ...

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Travelling through Laos

Posted by giroffle on 28/7/2011 at 17:55

Hi I am new to this site, but have been trawling it for a few days as my partner and I are travelling to SE Asia for three months in November beginning in Chiang Mai.In mid-Nov we start our trip in Laos (Hiay Xai --> Luang Prabang --> Vientiane --| STOP....all this is in hand (..so to speak) but from Vientiane I am not quite sure how to plan the next part From there we want to head down to Cambodia and know the route we want to take... -->Savannakhet --> Pakse --> Champasa ...

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from north of thailand to Luang prabang laos

Posted by eishil on 26/7/2011 at 22:29

Does any one know how to travel from north of thailand to Laos Luang Prabang? I'm in Tak then what is the next place for me to go then to Luang Prabang..please help me Thanks in advance ...

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Luang Prabang to Chaing Mai, Help please!

Posted by Tomhamish on 27/7/2011 at 15:46

hi we are planning on taking the slow boat from LP to Huay Xai in a days time, however we are pushed for time. Will the boat arrive in Huay Xai in time for us to get a bus to Chaing Mai that same day? and does anyone know how long the bus takes? Also if anyone knows an alternative way of getting from Luang Prabang to Chaing Mai other than flying please let me know!!! thanks Tom ...

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1st time return to Laos

Posted by askosa on 5/7/2011 at 04:47

I have been in the US for 30 years. Going back to visit Laos for the first time. Will be going to Ventiane, Vang Veng, Laung Prabang, Pakse and Champasak. Any advise? where is a good place to be? any OUT Travel places, club to visit? ...

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From Vietnam to Laos, and staying in laos for 3 weeks

Posted by norwayman on 20/7/2011 at 19:46

Hey travellers! So, I'm going to SE ASIA after a trip in China, where I cross over to Vietnam to do the nothern part of the contry. The plan so far is to go from Hanoi to Laos somehow and somewhere. The question is this: What is the best way to get in to laos, and do anyone have an itinerery suggestion for laos for 3 weeks..? thinking of ending the trip with the slowboat out to thailand (to chiang mai). I have done some reading about the subject, but is it normal to travel straight from Hanoi ...

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