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Can anyone advise if its possible to do a 1 or 2 day tour from LP as a pillion similar to "easy rider" tours in Vietnam ?
Can we travel to Sittwe from Mandalay instead of Yangon or is it possible by sea from near Ngapali Beach area?
Up to date prices?
New bus route boosts Laos connections
• Published: 13/02/2012 at 04:31 AM
• Newspaper section: Life
The Transport Company announced a plan to introduce its air-conditioned bus service from Udon Thani in Thailand's Northeast to Vang Vieng in Laos soon.
According to the company's managing director, Wuttichat Kanlayanamit, the service will be available in addition to its current service between Udon Thani and Vientiane.
Formerly an overnight stop for tourists travelling from Vientiane to Luang Prabang, today Vang Vieng is a destination for those who admire scenery and laid-back countryside.
The popular activities include kayaking, rafting and swimming in the Song River while admiring the picturesque limestone karst terrain, and fo... more »
I've been reading over thorn tree as I plan my trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Loas.
One of the biggest questions I have is if should spend more time in Laos or spend that time seeing more of Vietnam? I'm planning on flying into Luang Prabang from Cambodia. Should I spend more time in Laos and stop in Vang Vieng and Vientaine? I'm not so interested in mushroom shakes, but VV looks beautiful from the photos I have seen. I'd probably have to skip Central Vietnam (Hue and wherever else) if I did this.
I'm planning on taking a few plane rides on my trip to save time. Should I book in advance? I like the idea of having an open schedule but I also don't want to get stuck for a few days or have to pay a lot more then if I book ahead.
I've read up on the airlines in TT and it doesn't sound like there is too much difference between Air Asia and the Vietnam airlines. If anyone has anythi... more »
well I get the money, my bank has saved me new hundred dollar bills.. but how do you pack them around for three weeks? can't use a money belt will bend them. Since it seems the best and easiest exchange is at the airport in yangon, i will trade four hundred there, but that leaves me packing around a thousand bucks...Also we need to pack to twenty's and five's etc for entrance fees, how do you pack around all this cash? Just a werid custom, looking forward to help, i leave in ten days.
I want to know if recently anyone get the visa for myanmar in Phnom Penh?
I read in a forum that in bangkok you don't need itinerary/return flight.
How many days for getting the visa? Is there any flight from laos to myanmar. We want to pass from cambodia to laos and after that to myanmar. Thanks for informations.
Has anyone taken the public bus to Halong City from Hanoi? The information I have seen on Wiki Travel seems to be out of date and other sources seem rather vague. I really need a bus number, and the station it go's from would be handy. I plan to go this Wednesday.
Anyone have any idea of the road conditions at this time? How many hours does a bus take? Are there regularly scheduled minivans (maybe from Luang Namtha?). Is it a bit of overkill to visit both Muang Sing and Phongsali for trekking (I enjoy trekking and hill tribe cultures, but am also wondering if I shouldn't just spend more time in one place or the other)? One thing that appeals more about Phongsali is that it seems a bit more off the beaten track and the last thing I want is to trek into a "remote" hill tribe village and find four tour groups already there.
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Whats a good amt of time to spend in Cambodia to take it slow, get a good feel for the country, see all the major and some minor sites? If I have a month in Cambodia is that about right? If I had an additional month, would you recommend Vietnam, Thailand or Laos and why?
I usually travel in Latin America with cash only, this way avoiding banks, credit card hassles, ATM's etc. Is this a wise decision for Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos? Any suggestions?
Can we get a visa at the airport on the way in to country? Price? Is this for 30 days?
How do prices compare in Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam? Looking at a potential midrange budget of $100 for my wife and I. No hostels, but comfortable, mid range hotels, good food and decent transport. How are we looking for this budget in the above mentioned countries?
Travelled round in 2010 on my own, found it difficult to book anything from uk except packages so I just rocked up with loads of USD and it worked out OK..In a couple of hotels they called me Mr Walk In as they were used to package groups.( one of the few benefits of getting a bit on in years is not worrying about room prices,) Going back in May with my wife of a similar age who is not fond of my habit of making it up as I go along re intinerary.. Any way I can buy flights from Yangon to Mandalay or Bagan from UK ?
If you can help thanks
Any good online or download vietnam road msps or gps maps?????
I am really confused about whether or not I can get a Vietnamese registered motorbike from Vietnam across the Laos border.
Half the people say that it is a smooth process.
Half the people say that you cannot get the bike across the border.
Is the procedure that everyone has to bribe an official to get their bike across? and if so does anyone know a reasonable rate?
My final question is to those people that have done both countries. If you were based in Vietnam, would you consider Laos a worthwhile destination, or would you simply explore more of Vietnam?
Any responses would be greatly appreciated.
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