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are you going to visit Laos--any question please ask me?

Laos is beautiful country and worthwhlile to visit
5 years ago, September 15th 2009 No: 41 Msg: #86381  
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Guess the mods here are pretty strict with links, even if they are genuine travel blogs like mine. Anyway, sorry mods for linking those links, my bad.

Another thing I would like to add is that on my next trip to Laos, I would want to visit some of the smaller towns. I have heard about the landmine issue so Jay, is that a major issue? Should I be worried?

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5 years ago, September 16th 2009 No: 42 Msg: #86385  
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there are landmine from north to south especially near the borders of vietnam and cambodia,
UXO Lao operates in nine of the most UXO impacted provinces in the country:

the most UXO impacted provinces in the country:

1. Savannakhet

2. Xiengkhuang

3. Saravane

4. Khammuane

5. Sekong

6. Champasack

7. Huaphanh

8. Attapeu

9. Luangprabang

you shouldnt be worried about landmine, just follow the instruction of villager and your guide , don't be alone at the warning areas.
Good luck
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5 years ago, October 10th 2009 No: 43 Msg: #88944  
Hello, I am looking at flying from Hanoi to Laos . Once arriving i'm wanting to go straight to Vang Vieng and am wondering if it is better to land in Vientiane or Luang Prabang for travel time to V V? Also wondering what the weather in Laos is like in the middle of February and how the Nam song usually flows that time of the year? Also, how many days is a good period to allow for tubing and is it easy to get accomodation in Vang Vieng? Any information is welcome! Thanks. Mac. Reply to this

5 years ago, October 29th 2009 No: 44 Msg: #91301  
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I think it's quicker from Vientianne to Vang Vieng. Feb will be dry and the Nam Somg should not run too fast. You can do the tubing in anything from a couple of hours to a whole day. It just depends on how much you want to drink and swing into the river on route. It shouldn't be any problem getting accommodation, plenty of options when you get there.

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5 years ago, October 29th 2009 No: 45 Msg: #91338  
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Hi macdon3, Yes landing to Vientiane and then VV is quicker , The weather is great in the middle of Feb in Vangvieng, it 's quite cool at night and early morning. song river won't be much this time, but it will be enough for you to tubing. good luck. Reply to this

5 years ago, October 30th 2009 No: 46 Msg: #91457  
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Thank you Jay.

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5 years ago, December 27th 2009 No: 47 Msg: #97590  
I am going to Laos on my own in April. I am really worried about travelling alone. Is it easy enough to meet people along the way? and can you suggest some hostels in Luang Prabang, VV and Vientianne where i meet people to travel with.

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5 years ago, December 28th 2009 No: 48 Msg: #97655  
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it is easy to meet some friend Reply to this

5 years ago, December 28th 2009 No: 49 Msg: #97684  
really? ok that makes me feel a lot better thank you :-) Reply to this

5 years ago, December 28th 2009 No: 50 Msg: #97689  
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The best way is to start in Huey Xai and take the slow boat to Luang Prabang. It's an easy way to meet people. I kept meeting the same people on the boat days later and spent 3 weeks travelling with 4 others on the same boat. Very easy to meet like minded people. Reply to this

5 years ago, December 29th 2009 No: 51 Msg: #97756  
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if you have more time u can visit my hometown thakhek, the old french colony where u can find french style building and outside u can enjoy the lanscape ,many shape of mouantianes Reply to this

5 years ago, January 20th 2010 No: 52 Msg: #100426  
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I am planning a trip to Laos in July this year. But i've read that its the rainy season. Would you advice to go during rainy season? Or is it ok to go during that period?

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5 years ago, January 20th 2010 No: 53 Msg: #100447  
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I went during rainy season and then again in the dry season. I reckon Laos Is more stunning in the wet season. Just bring a decent rain coat and umbrella. Reply to this

5 years ago, January 21st 2010 No: 54 Msg: #100615  
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the weather is hot and raining not every day, so I would suggest that Laos is more GREEN in the rainy season which will give you more fresh air and comfortable.

-Mekong river will up so it;s easy to travel by Boat
-Laos is an agricultural country, you will see how work hard of Lao farmer , specially growing the sticky rice
- the country will become ALL green..
- you probably get a cheap food ( fish..)

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5 years ago, January 30th 2010 No: 55 Msg: #101769  
Hi😊 I'm going to Luang Prabang, down through Vang Vieng and then to Vientiane, possibly some others along the way. I'm wondering if I can purchase a swimsuit anywhere down there. Thanks alot!
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5 years ago, February 18th 2010 No: 56 Msg: #104180  
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hi i think i am going to fly to Luang Prabang, from bangkok, then head down to vientiane by boat/bus whichever i fancy at the time, any suggestions would be great and also any other information on weather, hotspots/ visas to cambodia from laos..
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5 years ago, February 19th 2010 No: 57 Msg: #104184  
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from luangprabang i suggest u can take minibus to vientiane, on the way you can stop by in Vangvieng and stay there 1-2 days and then heading to vientiane. No boat from LPB to vientiane, the weather is very warm in vientiane and southern laos, but it is quite cold in the morning and night in northern laos.

as for visa to cambodia you can get it in cambodian embassy in Vientiane or probably you can get at the border I am not sure about that. on the way to cambodia you can stop in southern laos , champasack, watphu, 4000 islands, bigwaterfall Liphi.

have fun... Reply to this

5 years ago, February 21st 2010 No: 58 Msg: #104440  
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ye i have looked into that aswell, wat about accommodation in november, wud u pre book any??
id rather not but if its wise to do so i will..? and also people say vang vieng is amazing an everybody wants to stay is this the case.. as you only get a 30 day visa into laos dont you??
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5 years ago, February 23rd 2010 No: 59 Msg: #104674  
Hi Jay,

I will be visiting Laos this coming May/June 2010 together with 2 nieces and a friend. We will start from Vientiane where we plan to spend a day and a night only. Question #1: Is one day enough to cover all the important attractions in Vientiane?

From Vientiane we intend to take the night bus to Luang Prabang. Question #2: Is it safe to travel at night considering the rough terrain up North? Question #3: Is 2 days enough for Luang Prabang or do we need to spend more time in this lovely City?

We plan to fly from Luang Prabang to Pakse but i wonder if there are daily flights in this route. I sent an inquiry to Lao Air but did not receive any reply from them. Question #4: Do you have any idea if flights depart daily from Luang Prabang to Pakse? Question #5: Can you give me an idea about the air fare?

Thanking you in advance for your assistance! Frankie

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5 years ago, February 23rd 2010 No: 60 Msg: #104679  
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1: my opinion is one day is not enough in Vientiane, i suggest to stay 2 days
2: it is safe to travel by bus at night
3: at least 2 days to spend in LPB.. It depends on your time

as for air ticket u can check on official laoairline website where u can book online

welcome and i guess somone would advise you more about Laos trip..

Have a wonderful trip in Laos..

Khop jai

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