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Thai/Cambodia border crossing... affected by current conflict?

Posted by positif on 17/10/2008 at 12:19

Hi All, Just wanted to know... is the border crossing at either the aranyaprathet/Poipet or Hat Lek/Ko Kong affected by the current military conflict between the two countries? Thanks S. ...

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Multiple vs. single entry visa for Vietnam/Cambodia

Posted by rohnin on 14/10/2008 at 21:20

Hi, I'm planning a trip to Vietnam --> Angkor Wat --> Vietnam do I need to get a multiple entry visa to return to Vietnam? Or would it be cheaper to fly straight from Siem Reap/PP back to the US? Thanks! P.S. Any itinerary tips appreciated for a 8-9 day trip ...

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visa dramas

Posted by luna86 on 9/10/2008 at 12:58

i am in thailand on a single entry tourist visa that is valid till november 23rd..i now want to go to laos and cambodia and then i need to come back to bangkok by november 16th to get my indian visa and flight to dehli...am i going to be able to get back in over the thai cambodia border? or will they make me get a new visa? or will i be appointed 30 days? ...

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Thailand - Will I need to apply for a tourist visa?

Posted by MEvans on 7/10/2008 at 00:44

We are travelling to Thailand beginning of next year. We arrive on 19th Feb and fly out on 25th March, so will be there for 35 days. Does this mean we will need to apply for a tourist visa or is it poss to get an extension on the 30 day rule? Thanks ...

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easiest way from KL to Bangkok

Posted by mjmaranion on 6/10/2008 at 21:22

I'm traveling solo on December from Singapore then to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and finally to Bangkok. What is the fastest and easiest way to get to Bangkok from KL? ...

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Savannakhet to Lao Bao

Posted by jigs on 23/9/2008 at 00:00

Hi, We're thinking of making the crossing from Savannakhet in laos over to Hue in Vietnam. Does anyone have any additional information on this? Or has anyone done this and therefore have any recommendations? From what i've read this seems the only tourist friendly border point, but other suggestions would be most welcome. thanks ...

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laos visa in hanoi, April 2008

Posted by cplhsu on 22/4/2008 at 17:46

Just thought I'd let any Aussie travellers know.... the going rate for a visa in Hanoi is $45 USD, you get it the next day - and this is at the Lao embassy visa branch located at 40 P Quang Trung, near Bay Nau Lake. The address listed in the LP for Lao embassy is correct, but they dont do visas there. You can get a visa for a similar price from the travel agencies around town but they tend to quote you different figures - between $45 to 50, for a visa in 2 days. The advantage is that you dont ...

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Thai exit proof - land,sea or air?? Tourist visa exemption - 30 days!

Posted by lauraandmark on 16/9/2008 at 16:24

Hi just looked at the thai embassy UK website and it says as long as you can prove you are leaving thailand by land sea or air thats fine - has this changed recently?? is there a way to prove leaving by land if asked by officials? I have flights booked from laos to vietnam within the 30 day period - i know it actually doesnt state i'm leaving thailand but would they understand etc?? Thanks, Mark ...

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Thailand Visa - multiple entry help!

Posted by lauraandmark on 4/9/2008 at 19:38

Hi I am travelling to Bangkok (well if the political dispute is all well) on 2nd November travelling up north Thailand and across to Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and then onto the Thai Islands and back to Bangkok for our flight out on 11th January - my total trip is 70 days so am I right in assuming as I wont be in Thailand for more than 30 days at any one time then I dont need any visas (apart from my vietnamese, Lao and Cambodian one?) please can you help before I tear my hair out!!!! Also if thi ...

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Obtaining vietnamese visa in Pnomh Penh

Posted by nzchanty on 24/1/2008 at 00:11

Hi everyone, Can you recommend where to get our vietnamese visas from in Pnomh Penh? We will be there for 5 days, I hope that is long enough. Do you also have a rough idea of cost? Thanks again ...

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thai visa questions

Posted by luna86 on 25/8/2008 at 04:46

im arriving in bangkok on september the 1st and then i fly out of bangkok on november 16th.....im planning to go to cambodia and vietnam straight away after i arrive in thailand....so will i be alright arriving in thailand with no visa......if i say im going to cambodia and vietnam.... ...

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Onward Travel Help!!!

Posted by Marney_47 on 27/5/2008 at 13:48

Hi there Im currently a sole English backpacker in Australia and I plan to visit Southeast Asia for 8 weeks before I head to the UK for Christmas at home… General Itinerary is Thailand – for 3 weeks Laos – for 9 days (South) Vietnam - 14 days Cambodia – 10 days My only worry that I have come across is an issue with onward travel that nobody seems to mention too much on Travelfish. I fly into Bangkok from Sydney on the 27th of October and I plan to cross the boarder in Huay ...

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Visa and Border Help...yes im useless!

Posted by malibu828 on 4/8/2008 at 21:50

Hi All! Im off in 8 weeks for a 6 month trip, well be in SE Asia for 13 weeks and doing a big loop, starting in Bangkok up to Northern Thailand, Laos, Nothern Vietnam down to Southern Vietnam, then across Cambodia and back to Bangkok to do the islands and Malaysia. My question is where is the best place to leave and enter each county on this route. It seems Huay Xai from Thailand to Laos makes most sense then mabe at Hue but wanted to go to Sapa so would this means lots of pointless backtr ...

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Visa? (Approval Letter) - Phnom Penh

Posted by travelman1956 on 24/7/2008 at 02:20

I've been reading all the posts regarding getting a Vietnam Visa in Phnom Penh. When getting it from a guest house/travel agency or the Vietnam Embassy itself, does that come with the approval letter? Don't like making big mistakes! I'm planning ahead for December travel. Thanks! Dick:) ...

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One Way Flight Into Thailand - Visa Issues

Posted by johnnyowen on 21/7/2008 at 00:36

Hey all. The girlfriend and I bought 2 x one way tickets from the UK to Thailand as we're planning on travelling round there, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam then staying and working in Phuket for a bit before heading down through Malaysia and Indonesia into Oz. We only bought a one-way ticket as we didnt know where we'd be flying back to the UK from and for ahow long we'd be away. I realise if we're stopped at immigration we could be in a bit of trouble but has anyone ever done this before and if ...

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Visa extension

Posted by anya_lukover on 20/7/2008 at 21:58

Hello. I'm from UK and currently in Chiang Mai on a 60 day visa. It runs out on 25th August but need to extend to a 90 day one. I don't want to do a border run. Can I get this done in Chiang Mai anywhere do you know or do I have to go back to bangkok?? Also can I fly from here to Koh Tao direct? Thanks ...

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Open and safe border crossings for visa runs for Thailand?

Posted by Kitty78 on 15/7/2008 at 20:57

Hi Everyone, I will be in Thailand for 6 months on a triple entry tourist visa from October 2008 to April 2009. I am just wondering where the best places are to get my visa re-stamped for a new entry- ie- which border crossings are currently open and safe for this type of thing. Thanks!! ...

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30day or tourist visa?

Posted by smithjaco on 4/7/2008 at 13:13

I plan to go to Thailand in August and am unsure whether to get a visa or not. My return ticket would be from Bangkok, but the time between arrival and departure would be 10weeks. I do intend to travel to Laos and Cambodia. Would i need to get a tourist visa, or would i be able to do it on the free 30-day visa thing? I don't intend to stay for more than 30days at a time in Thailand, but when going through immigration would they need to see a tourist visa? or telling them that i plan to travel to ...

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Vietnam Visa in Vientiane

Posted by Marney_47 on 3/7/2008 at 13:07

I am on this website most days and im sure i read on one post about getting your vietnam visa from Vientiane in Laos. We fly from there to HMNC (Saigon) so we need to get it sorted whilst staying in Laos... My main concerns are how long does it take? What to i need to take with me, and is it located in the city or is it a bit of a mission to get there? Like i said im sure i read about this somewhere but im going crazy trying to find the post... Appreciate any response Marney ...

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Another account of border crossing at Nameo-Namxoi (Feb 2007)

Posted by krisztinita on 28/2/2007 at 19:09

For those who are interested in using this border crossing, let me post our journey from Nong Khiaw in Laos to Than Hoa / Ninh Bin in Vietnam. I indicated the duration of the sangthaew/bus trips, but for the sangthaew we always waited approximately 1 hour from the 'advertised' departure time (loading bags, waiting for passangers etc..) and the number of stops really depended on the passangers. We started off at Nong Khiaw, a nice little village in 3 hours north of Luang Prabang (we did not ta ...

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