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Loang Phabang to Hoi An?

Posted by Rainbird on 24/11/2010 at 18:07

My wife (both retired but fit) and I have about 7 weeks in Asia travelling independently. Arrive KL 9th Dec leave from KL 23 Jan. We've booked to Hanoi for Monday 13th Dec and intend to spend about 5/6 days in the city to include a 2 day one night tour on Ha Long Bay. After that we plan on Luang Probang (probably fly) but then we want to travel overland down through Laos and come out at a border crossing near our next intended stop Hoi An . We can't figure this part out - I guess we need a mix ...

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Guesthouse, Restaurant, Homestay, Volunteering Huay Xai

Posted by carpeD on 18/2/2013 at 22:18

Daauw Home Bar, Homestay and Restaurant Non Profit socially minded Company, dedicated to empower the mountain people of Laos Rooftop Terrace overlooking the Mekong with Campfire and Beautiful wooden bungalows with nice paintings for 60,000 to 80,000 kip, shower and toilet inside, balcony with hammock and a relaxing terrace overlooking the Mekong River. On mainstreet go halfway up the temple stairs only a five minute walk but just above the increasingly busy main street you feel you have actually ...

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Where to stay on Don Det... Paradise Guesthouse - Where travelers take vacation!

Posted by LanceDonna on 24/10/2012 at 00:56

Located 10 minutes south of town, we have lovely wooden riverside bungalows with hammocks and the best view of the Mekong on the island. While the bathrooms are shared, we claim to have the most beautiful shared toilets in all of SE Asia! Visit the MSG-free Paradise Restaurant. The menu includes an inland information section and the best map of the island on the island. Our International Book Exchange benefits the 'Children's Fund' providing emergency medical/dental care for island women and ...

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Mekong River View Hotel, Luang prabang

Posted by mekongriverview on 11/1/2013 at 00:17

Weare a beautiful boutique hotel with a personal touch, located on thetip of the peninsula, at the very end of the old town, on the UNESCOsWorld Heritage Area. The view you have from the rooms andCafé/Restaurant is the meeting of great Mekong River and Nam KhanRiver. The Hotel is quiet and peaceful with the beautiful formerRoyal temple Wat Xienthong as your neighbor. We are ranked no 1 of all hotels by tripadvisor: http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Hotel_Review-g295415-d1377763-Reviews-Mekong_Riv ...

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Ock Pop Tok Villa

Posted by ockpoptok on 8/1/2013 at 23:36

We now have a beautiful 4 room villa in the grounds of the Ock Pop Tok Living Craft Centre. Nestled on the banks of the Mekong river we offer a boutique guest house experience unlike any other in Luang Prabang. Each room is designed according to the motifs from individual ethnic groups from around Laos. Surrounded by stunning views and the fascinating activities in our weaving centre, it's an oasis of peace and the perfect place to take in the unprecedented beauty of the region. Our Living Cra ...

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Nam Nern Night Safari (Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area)

Posted by pauleshoo on 20/12/2012 at 04:14

The Nam Nern Night Safari is a wildlife-spotlighting adventure by boat deep in the jungles of Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area, located in Houaphan Province in the northeastern Laos. Visitors stay overnight in an ecolodge built and managed by an ethnic community and learn about wildlife conservation, medicinal plants, traditional agriculture and history of the Secret War. Proceeds from the tour benefit wildlife protection and small-scale community development. This is one of the only pl ...

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Luang Namatha LPG Vientien

Posted by ShalomHOT on 8/10/2012 at 02:47

Need some advise as to time framework . Will be crossing to Laos via Chiang Mai towards LNM ( 3 nights?) transfer to LPG 3-4 days and Vientiane towards Bangkok . Need some input and suggestions. We are in our 40th and interested in tribal culture , arts and religion. Thanks ...

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Maison Dalabua - Luang Prabang - a little gem surrounded by lotus pond and tropical garden

Posted by MaisonDalabua on 5/10/2012 at 22:03

Maison Dalabua is an exquisitelittle hotel surrounded by lotus ponds and tropical garden, in the hearth of Luang Prabang , 5 min stroll away from the night market and the Royal Palace. With its 15 spacious and modernrooms, its landscaped tropical gardens with native plants, and its 2 amazinglotus pond protected by UNESCO, this hotel is Luang Prabang Dalabua, whichmeans in Lao language, Princess of Lotus. Maison Dalabua brings Lao cultureto the guest with a genuine warm hospitality, local artwor ...

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Walking from village to village on the Bolaven Plateau?

Posted by jesseroth on 16/12/2007 at 06:22

I'd like to actually walk from village to village on the Bolaven Plateau and stay in villages overnight - has anyone done this, with or without a guide? Travelfish says there are 273 tribal villages in Sekong - does anyone know if there's an area with small villages clustered 5-10 miles apart, and what it would be like to try to buy food or a homestay in them without a guide? If I need a local guide, does anyone have a recommendation? thanks ...

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Original Ho Chi Minh Trail Truck Route Map

Posted by tdlphoto on 28/8/2012 at 15:04

I will be traveling via motorcycle later this fall and would like to stick as close to the original Ho Chi Minh Trail truck route that ran through Laos, however I am having difficulty finding a valid map of these routes to put mine together. Can anyone provide any help or guidance in this quest? Here is a general overview of a map that shows the truck routes in red, http://www.psywarrior.com/HochiminhTrails4.gif , but more detail is obviously needed to make this route successful. Cheers, Tim ...

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38 year old female wants to back pack Thailand in Mar 2013 but has no idea where to start

Posted by Sazzle74 on 13/8/2012 at 12:12

Hi I'm currently looking at my first solo travel adventure and have chosen Thailand I hope to do this in March to April 2013and i'll be using annual leave and I'll be traveling from the UK. Unfortunately I have no idea where to start or the best places to go I am a confident woman so not scared to try anything my main aim of this trip is I'd really like to have my breath taken away and to gain as many memories as possible! Any advice or suggestions would be gratefully received and thank you f ...

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Cooking Class in Vientiane

Posted by morven on 21/3/2011 at 19:12

We show visitors to Vientiane Lao style cooking in the garden by the Mekong River. The garden is in a quiet area of Vientiane where you can watch Lao life pass by. You will make a variety of popular Lao dishes and use the freshest ingredients. Using traditional cooking implements and cooking methods provides the perfect photo opportunity. We limit our Lao cooking classes to a maximum of six people so you get the opportunity to interact with our Lao cooking instructor and further enhance your k ...

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Pakse Medical Care

Posted by LanceDonna on 16/4/2012 at 01:37

We have had a number of travelers tell us that they could not find good medical care in Pakse, Laos. They are normally sent to the public hospital, which is below our first world standards. Adjoining the hospital is the International Poly Clinic and it is excellent. They have an English speaking staff, x-ray department and lab testing abilities. The clinic has modern facilities with spotless rooms, if you need to be admitted. When you are facing the public hospital, to your left, at the end ...

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Ban Na Elephant Observation Tower

Posted by luciehayes on 15/12/2006 at 17:07

We recently had a fantastic experience on this trip from Vietiane. Organising it through a tour company, or calling Ban Na village, it is possible to arrange for a couple of guides to take you to the observation tower on the edge of the Phao Khuey National Park and then spend the night there awaiting wild elephants. Our trip was well organised through the staff at Ban Pako Guesthouse/Bungalows (another good stay within an hour of Vientiane). Our guides were great and looked after us wel ...

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New Sports Bar in Pakse

Posted by mpsimcock on 26/1/2009 at 13:48

Hi All, My name is Michael and i have just opened a new Bar/ Restaurant in Pakse, Laos. We offer western foods such as NZ Steaks, Fisn "n" Chips, Spag bog ect.. as well as freshly cooked traditional Lao Foods. All our prices are local cost, Food and Drinks, with live sport running for the duration of openning times from 10 am to 11 pm. Our friendly staff are only new so please don't excpect 5 star services however once you have enjoyed our Daily Happy hour from 5 - 6pm i am sure you would apprec ...

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My blog about living in Laos

Posted by hanoiteacher on 6/2/2012 at 20:41

Hi I have just joined your site and would like to inform you of my blog about living and travelling here. Midnight Train to Georgia - The Lao Chronicles http://mair-hyman.blogspot.com Even though I live here with my family, this is not a personal blog about us - it is about being here. Many thanks Mair ...

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Travelling from Laos to Cambodia via Dom Kralor - our experience

Posted by keepontravellin on 10/1/2012 at 09:52

We spent Christmas 2011 in Don Khone (the southernmost of the 4,000 islands) and wanted to travel into Cambodia via Dom Kralor (the only land border between Laos and Cambodia) on 28th December. There were a number of adverts around Don Khone for the VIP bus from Pakse /Siphandon to various destinations in Cambodia and a number of people were selling tickets but all were essentially for the same service (Paramount Angkor Express). We're not bothered about a VIP bus but it seemed to be the ...

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Border crossing at Tet 2012

Posted by MARTHA60 on 15/1/2012 at 19:32

We are traveling north in Laos, hoping to cross the border at Tay Trang and arriving in Dien Bien Phu on January 23, 2012, the beginning of Tet. We have a some questions about what is possible and would really appreciate some advice. Will we be able to cross on January23? Will we need to pay extra as it is a holiday? (We already have a visa) Will we be able to get transport and accommodation in Dien Bien Phu? Will it be easy to fly to HCMC? Thanks in advance. ...

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Sysomphone Guesthouse, Luang Prabang

Posted by sysomphone on 9/12/2011 at 10:21

Sysomphone was one of the first guest houses in the Ban Visoun area of Luang Prabang - but set up its own website just recently: http://sysomphone.weebly.com/index.html The owners, Mama Sy and Papa Somphone, are friendly hosts, and their manner is typical of the Lao style of hospitality, offering free water and bananas, and sharing their food with you at every possible opportunity. Sysomphone is one of the older style guest houses. What makes Sysomphone special is the traditional family atmo ...

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Jaidee Bar and Italian-Laotian Restaurant in Pakse

Posted by jaideepakse on 17/11/2011 at 09:04

Hi all, my name is Ricky from Italy and i'm the co-owner of the Bar-Restaurant with my Lao girlfriend. An Italian chef and a Laotian chef for the best of both cooking. Original Italian and Laotian taste till late! We are in front of the Sleeping Bus Station to go Vientiane inside the city; Any occasion is good to visit us: a lunch, a dinner, a sandwich, a fruitshake, a cocktail, or just only for the FREE WIFI! The bar offers cocktails and good music. We cook any kind of Lao dishes! On demand ...

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