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vietnam-laos crossing at bo y - excellent!

Posted by fishtails04 on 29/2/2008 at 16:11

great border crossing! i got in to kon tum late afternoon and went straight to 'kon tum tourist' office, a small travel agency underneath the big hotel on the corner close to the indochine - forget name of hotel but the tourism office is on the l.p. map. they were super helpful and phoned the bus copany to arrange for the bus to stop outside their office the next morning. (the bus starts in pleiku and only stops in kon tum if you call them in advance). i was staying at viet tram hotel, 3 minu ...

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Crossing into Myanmar from Thailand via land

Posted by karynelder on 29/2/2008 at 17:33

Hi - My husband and I are currently in Thailand and are planning to go to Myanmar in the next couple of weeks. Today at the visa office a girl told us that she heard ALL land border crossings are closed at the moment in and out of Myanmar and that they only way we can enter or exit is by flying. Does anyone know is that true? We would really like to cross over land through the border crossing at Mae Sai in the north of Thailand. Thank you! ...

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vietnamese visa in Laos or Bangkok - please help

Posted by nackia on 20/2/2008 at 16:47

#6 Posted: 7/1/2008 - 18:16 Is it possible to get a Vietnam visa in Luang Prabang or Vientiane? We are going from Vientiane to Hanoi and need to sort our visas before then. We had originally planned to get our visas in Bangkok but as we only arrive on a saturday and have already booked to leave the tuesday to Chang Mai and continue on from there, . Does anyone know of travel agencies in Bangkok that can hurry the visa up in 1-2 days? Also I have seen travel agents on the web advertisi ...

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visas for laos and vietnam in Phnom Penh

Posted by annalouisas on 19/2/2008 at 23:19

laos: we obtained a visa for Laos in 24 hrs. at the lao embassy. we were asked to pay 40 USD each. (we asked the reason: europeans pay more, but this person didn't speak much english) we got our passport back and discovered we were given a 2 MONTH VISA ! Vietnam: the visa done personally at the embassy: 35 USD, done by any travel agent or booth along Sisowath:30 to 32 USD and it takes the same 24 hrs. ...

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Cambodia to Vietnam Crossing at Chau Doc - Business Visa

Posted by lucindahartley on 19/2/2008 at 20:37

Hi, I'm travelling overland from Cambodia into Vietnam at Chau Doc and onto HCMC. I will be travelling on a business multi-entry visa. I'm just wondering if anyone has had trouble doing a border crossing here? Are there likely to be any hold ups? would be better to fly direct to HCMC. Cheers -L ...

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border crossing to laos at bo y

Posted by fishtails04 on 13/2/2008 at 13:38

i've screwed up on weather and am altering my plans to continue north to tay trang crossing via sapa as the cold has got to me! backtracking to kon tum to get bus to attapeu, laos, via bo y crossing. i've read that this bus leaves kon tum 3 days a week - does anyone know which days? thanks ...

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Le Thanh / O Yadao Vietnam to Cambodia report

Posted by somtam2000 on 13/2/2008 at 16:22

Many thanks to George for the detailed report on this new crossing which allows travellers to travel between Pleiku in Vietnam and Ban Lung in Cambodia. You can read the full report in the relevant section of the Visa and Border crossing FAQ. ...

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Sorry......another visa question !!

Posted by simonb9 on 28/1/2008 at 15:44

I'm travelling to Thailand landing 22nd Feb and leaving on the 21st March. I believe that as its under 30 days and i'm a tourist I will not need a visa. Can anybody confirm whether this is true ?? Just don't want to be caught out at the airport, i've read conflicting stories and might get a visa just to avoid any problems !! Simon. ...

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Vietnam Re-entry Visa

Posted by charlotterussell on 5/11/2007 at 12:45

We are leaving Vietnam in the middle of our trip to go to Laos or Camnbodia. How much is a Vietnam Multiple entry Visa? ...

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border crossings n. vietnam - laos (tay trang or Nam Xoi)

Posted by fishtails04 on 28/1/2008 at 13:19

my old guideboook says the crossing from Tay Trang - laos was due to open soon... which means it should have happened by now! questions: 1. is it open for foreigners? 2. has anyone done it and if so, how is it? 3. any idea how long and what stages to allow to get to it from sapa? if not, how about getting hanoi-laos via the nam xoi/na maew crossing? 1. how does this work out time wise and any recommendations on transport? any advice is much appreciated! fishtails ...

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need onward ticket?

Posted by Manticore on 27/1/2008 at 14:55

hi, I plan to live and work in Vietnam this year and just want to know if I require an onward air ticket in order to successfully process my 30 day single entry tourist visa? If I try to depart AUS or arrive in VN, will customs (AUS or VN) give me a hard time for not having an onward ticket? Has anyone arrived in VN with no return or onward tickets and received any problems? cheers :) ...

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laos visa

Posted by pandc on 5/10/2007 at 19:50

hiya you're probably sick of hearing these questions but if we get our Laos visa's in Phnom Penh and they're valid for 30 days, does this time start running out as soon as they're issued or only once we cross the border? help! thanks ...

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Cambodia e-visa border crossing

Posted by kelpeta on 1/1/2008 at 18:27

Hi I have got an evisa for Cambodia and will be leaving Saigon in 2 days time to move on to Phnom Penh. My queries at a couple of travel agencies about which border the buses cross at have been met with questioning faces...does anyone know if the majority of the buses that leave saigon for phnom penh cross at bavet? (as that seems to be the only border crossing that accepts e-visas). Thanks ...

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New Border Crossing Between Cambodia & Vietnam

Posted by steveatkins on 30/12/2007 at 15:48

A new international border crossing between Vietnam and Cambodia has opened in Ratanakiri province. The crossing at O’Yadaw / Le Tanh leads into Vietnam’s Gia lai province. Cambodian on arrival visas are available for those entering from Vietnam, no Vietnamese visa is available. This is now the sixth international border crossing between the two countries. ...

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VISA for Cambodia

Posted by ron67 on 21/12/2007 at 04:49

Visa required for March 08 for Cambodia, we will be in HCM City,can we get one at Sinh Cafe? We are going by boat from Chau Doc, can we get it there?, if yes does it take a long time? or is there a better way? All info very much appreciated Ron ...

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Laos - Cambodia vs. Laos - Thailand - Cambodia & loas border question

Posted by zachmoore on 16/12/2007 at 10:36

Hi, traveling laos to cambodia in end of january or feb. I see that visas are available at the border there or we can get e-visa's and cross at poipet. Considering travel time/hassles and visa time/hassles, is it easier to go through thailand down to poipet and cross there or is the laos - cambodia border ok. Our ultimate, immediate goal is Siem Reap so... Also, it's possible to get the laos visa on arrival at chang rai - is it easier/cheaper just to get this before hand or do this on arrival ...

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Would I need to get a Multiple Entry Visa?

Posted by JamesMurley on 9/12/2007 at 02:45

Whoops. Sorry about the blank message. What i wanted to ask is: I am going to SE Asia for 4 months in total. I fly into Bangkok and am going up to Chiang Mai then crossing into Laos to Vietnam to Cambodia then crossing into Thailand again. From here i would then travel through Thailand to Malaysia and return to Thailand to fly home. Would i need to get a Multiple Entry visa for this or could i just get a new visa each time i enter Thailand again? I would enter 3 times each for less ...

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Bangkok - Laos

Posted by bonerjams69 on 19/2/2007 at 17:02

Hey, I am looking for information regarding crossing the border from Thailand to Laos....suggestions if we want to cross from Eastern Thailand in to Southern Laos. Also has anyone taken a bus from Bangkok to Laos - if so any details/recommendations/warnings are welcome! Thanks! ...

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Border Crossing - Muang Khoua - Dien Bien Phu

Posted by redmill on 28/11/2007 at 08:47

Any info regarding this crossing would be appreciated. ...

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Concerns about transport/problems w/ pre-arranged visas

Posted by limeandsoda on 12/11/2007 at 18:45

My friend and I are getting visas for Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos issues before we leave for our trip. (Yes, it is more expensive, i'd perhaps prefer to get them on-arrival, but for a few reasons we are not). We have to specify an address of residence whilst in the countries, and i have just put the adresses of guesthouses we will likely try to stay at in the first towns we come to. Is this adequate?? My main QWuestion: The application forms ask you to specify an entry/exit date, which we ...

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