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Free Tourist Visa

Posted by lm_w on 24/6/2009 at 22:56

Does anyone know if the free tourist visa is happening straight away??? ...

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Chiang Rai to Huay Xai/Chiang Khong and on to Pakbeng.

Posted by DShearer86 on 23/4/2009 at 04:30

Just a quick question. Is it possible to bus it from Chiang Rai early enough to get to Chiang Khong/Huay Xai and get on a slow boat to Pakbeng in the same day? ...

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Chiang Mai to Laos

Posted by benhopes on 16/6/2009 at 21:49

Hi, What is the best way to travel overland to Laos? Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong or Chiang Mai to Udon thani thanks Ben ...

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bangkok/seim reap border crossing

Posted by den on 16/6/2009 at 03:41

I hope to travel by train/taxi to and from Seim Reap. As I will not have proof of a return flight can I re-enter Thailand from Cambodia after my visit to Seim Reap. ...

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Query on Laos to Cambodia border crossing

Posted by phili on 11/6/2009 at 03:06

The advice for here at Travelfish for the crossing between Laos and Cambodia is that the traveller should use a travel agent. Is this still correct? If it is still correct, can anyone advise on good travel agents, the price they charge, and anything else I might need to know. I would really appreciate any advice.....!! thanks x ...

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Kaam Samnor Border Crossing, Cambodia Visa, Laos Visa

Posted by kpop on 10/6/2009 at 02:57

Hello All! I have a few visa related questions: 1) Is it possible to get a Cambodia visa on arrival at the Kaam Samnor/Ving Xuong border crossing? 2) Is the standard Laos tourist visa for 15 days or 30 days? I would be entering from Vietnam at the Dien Bien Phu crossing and getting my visa at the border. 3) For both Cambodia and Laos visas, are the border officials particular about your photos? Do they need to be a certain size, etc? I was planning to print a few 4" x 6" head sh ...

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Laos visa in Bangkok

Posted by javienlared on 9/6/2009 at 18:15

I,m wondering if it will be better to get my Laos visa in BKK better than in Huay Xai border. Comparing time spend in both places. Any one can help me whith that... Cheers ...

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Are rush Visa Services reliable?

Posted by splacknuck on 9/6/2009 at 02:02

I am a US citizen still in the US, and I need to get a 60-day tourist visa. I need to get it sent out, processed, and back within 10 days, because I travel a lot and need my passport most of the time. Regular consulate processing takes at least two weeks unless I deliver it by hand, but lots of rush services offer 5 day and even 24 hr processing. Yet they are not in the same city as any consulate. How do these middle-men work, and are they reliable? Thanks awfully! ...

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Please Help :) More visa info

Posted by lauren8 on 26/5/2009 at 09:02

Hi, This site is fantastic... I am flying into Bangkok on 17th Sept from Singapore.. I have an English passport and have a flight out of Bangkok to England on 22nd Oct .. A few things that I want to ask.. 1. I know my flight is more than 30 days from when I arrive in Bangkok but I am actually only looking at staying in Thailand for less that a week as I will be going to cambodia vietnam and laos. So was thinking would it be ok if I got the 30 free day visa when I arrive in Bangkok? T ...

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vietnam, cambodia and laos... help required!

Posted by adriandems on 23/5/2009 at 17:16

we will be traveling for 4 weeks in cambodia, vietnam and laos (we are originating in bangkok). which of the below itineraries makes more sense considering border crossings and visas? thank you! Bangkok- Siem Reap (4 days)-4000 Islands (2-3 days) - Vientiane (2-3 days), Vang Vieng (2-3 days)- Luang Prabang (3-4 days)- Hanoi (3 days)- Halong Bay (2 days)- Hoi An (2 days)- Hue (2 days) - Nah Trang (2 days) - Ho Chi Ming (3-4 days) or... Bangkok-Chiang Mai (4 days) - take boat ...

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Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam

Posted by Camuski on 25/5/2009 at 02:28

Hi Seasoned travellers! I'm planning to travel to Thailand, Cambodia then onto Vietnam. Was wondering what the most feasible approach to this journey would be (basically the best border crossings from Thailand to Cambodia then from Cambodia to Vietnam) I've got a month, and I'm not too worried about the time I spend in Thailand or Cambodia, I'd like visit Angkor Wat, my main priority though is getting back to Vietnam to see some more of the South which I missed on my previous visit. I'd ...

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Viewed 1,985 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by brucemoon on 27/5/2009 at 19:12

getting an indian visa in se asia

Posted by cerpin on 22/5/2009 at 00:14

hi guys just wondering if anyone has had any experience of getting an indian visa in se asia?. I know there is an embassy in bangkok but i'm having trouble finding visa info on it. does anyone know how long it would take etc? thanks ...

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Border Update: Dom Kralor - Veun Kham (cambodia-laos)

Posted by smkuchta on 12/5/2009 at 16:37

Border name: Dom Kralor / Veun Kham (Cambodia-Laos) Date used: May 10 2009 Visa on arrival available: No entering Laos, Yes entering Cambodia, Your nationality: Canada & US Comments: Quick crossing. The officials on both sides asked for $1 for a stamp fee, easier to pay than argue as transport is non-existent and your minibus isn't going to wait while you argue the merits of a dollar. Took minibus from Stung Treng to border, met by Lao minibus on the other side, followed by boat to Do ...

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Laos, tourist visum AND visum on arrival

Posted by eggewaertslamp on 11/5/2009 at 03:55

Can I get a tourist visum at Vientiane or Khon Khaen, and save it, and enter Laos on a visum on arrival, cross Laos into Vietnam up to Kontum, and then return into Laos at the Bo Y crosssing using the visum obtained at Vientiane or Khon Khaen ? Anybody tried this before.. maybe for a trip into Cambodia at the Veung Kham border where no visum on arrival is available when returning into Laos. I know the laos visum must be used within 60 days from delivery. ...

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Cambodia/Thailand scam

Posted by lodge on 22/4/2009 at 19:06

me and my friends recently used the Aranyaprathet/Poipet crossing to get into Cambodia. On leaving the train we were approached by a tuk-tuk driver who said he would take us to the border crossing for 20b. However, instead of taking us to the crossing, he took us to an outdoor office in the middle of nowhere. These guys gave us entry cards to fill in, claiming to be a reputable travel company and 'proved it' by showing us their email address (which was 'beer7979@hotmail.com'). They said they ...

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Border Update: Sop Hun / Tay Trang

Posted by brucemoon on 20/4/2009 at 21:07

The Travelfish details at 'Laos 'border crossings' for this crossing are now out of date. Yes, the bus leaves Muang Khua on the Lao side for Dien Bien Phu on the Vietnamese side at 7:00am (sometimes later, but don't bet on it departing late). One is well advised to be at the departure point (Vietnamese side of the Nam Ou [river] by 6:30am as the seats on the bus are limited and it's a first come first served basis). As we left, several people were left stranded because they didn't ge ...

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Viewed 4,694 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by brucemoon on 21/4/2009 at 16:13

Trying to fit it all in!

Posted by Intrepid82 on 21/4/2009 at 11:35

I am having trouble trying to fit Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos into three weeks! I have the option of a 10 day tour of Vietnam (with the option of travelling north from HCMC or South from Hanoi). I am trying to find the most time and cost efficient way to include the following places in my trip: Siem Reap/ Angkor Wat Vientiane Vang Vieng Luang Prabang The maximum time I can spend is 21 days. Any help on the best order in which to travel/routes would be appreciated.... ...

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Border Crossing: Huay Xai / Chiang Khong

Posted by brucemoon on 20/4/2009 at 21:16

Hello The Travelfish details on the Laos border crossings for Huay Xai / Chiang Khong are outdated. The river crossing is now 40baht, but!!!! The ticket sellers now impose an extra 10baht for any bag (whatever size) being carried by a farang (foreigner). So, the full ferry cost is 40baht. At the Laos border, the immigration staff impose a US1 or 40baht fee. You cannot escape this fee. If you arrive at the weekend, it is called a 'weekend fee'. If you arrive after 4pm, it ...

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northern Laos into Northern Vietnam

Posted by JamesHamblin on 13/4/2009 at 21:12

My plan so far is to get into laos from thailand at the houayxai border in the north and catch the slow boat down the river to louang phabang. I was planning on gettin a bus from there to Phonsavan and then to the border town at Na Meo. However i did want to try for the border at Tay Trang . When I get into Vietnam I want to head straight for Hanoi. If anyone know of what the best way from either the Tay Trang or Na Meo border to get to Hanoi, could you please say. Im planning my trip and ha ...

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Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and back to Thailand

Posted by JamesHamblin on 8/4/2009 at 00:15

Can anyone help? I have been pulling my hair out all day about Visas. I fly into Bangkok 28th April and have a returning flight on the 31st June. On arrival in Bangkok I want to travel north towards the border with Laos, travel through Northern Loas, cross into Vietnam and go down the East coast towards the South, were I will enter Cambodia and back into Thailand, hopefully all in time to get my flight home. My total stay in Southeast Asia is 34 days. My Thai visa has been causing me a headach ...

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