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I fancy going to Laos with a lady freind from Pattaya, just to get away from the hustle and buscle , anyone give some advice on best places to go and best way to get their, my TG says shes never been and would like a look and so would i , :001_Thank_You5:

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jasonbalmer

If you're into temples, scenery, caves full of old Buddhas, rides on the Mekong, you might find Luang Prabang enjoyable. It's not a mongering destination at all. But if you want a quiet peaceful place that can have a Touch of that "lost in time" feel to it, LP might please you.

 

I went in 2003, so it's probably progressed some since then.

 

You might find this useful: http://www.luang-prabang-hotels.com/

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i love my asians....

any pics....well that sucks..

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Big Casino

If your girl is originally from Issan you will be fine as the language is the same plus she will love the food . Only been to Vientienne but had nice time there although town is a bit dusty with all the sand being dredged from mekong river. Tuk Tuk drivers will certainly rip you off but nearly everyone accepts baht as well as local currency. We did Nong Khai first which borders Laos and my lady liked the slower pace of life there and no high rise buildings.

 

 

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tractorboy

ok thanks for advice any more would be much appreciated, because we all love patts but when u go to LOS for a month at a time i do like to see a different bit of scenery sometimes not just pussy tits ass pussy pussy and more tits :001_Thank_You5:

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luv.you.long.time

I was there are couple of years ago. Lovely place to go as a monger and loved-up couple.

 

I went up to N.E. Thailand and went from Chiang Rai ot Chiang Kong.

 

Went over the border and did the fast boat over the Mehkong to Laos border. DONT take any sleeping tabs or strong pain meds the night before as I did cos I was suffering from back pain. The boat can be quite choppy and you are quite close to the water. The effects of the tabs were making me nod off the day after and my head was all over the place !

 

I spent a couple of nights in Luang Prabang. Quite quiet place, but many things to see re temples and restaurants.

 

I then got on a 5 hour bus to Vinvienne. Chilled out there for a 4 nights. Loads to do and a few freelancers around to help you out from time to time.

 

From there, got on a bus to Vientianne. I loved this place. It was like Thailand 20 years ago. Nice people, basic living but still entirely comfortable and manageable for any westerner that is happy to accept a different culture.

 

Loads of p4p outlets but you need to find them. Main bar to socialise in is in is on the main street half way along. Front door goes straight upstairs to a pool bar. Great place at night. FULL of FLs but can still go there to chill yourself / with your girl.

 

From there I flew back to Bangkok.

 

Laos can be very cheap, is very chilled and a great way to see a different side of SE Asia.

 

English can be an issue, but all Laotians I spoke to speak Thai (due to 99% of TV progs are from Thailand !!)

 

Would I recommend. Abso-feckin-lutely.

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tractorboy
:001_Thank_You5: thanks very helpful :001_Thank_You5:

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layow

That bar is called Bor Pen Yang which it lao for mai pen rai, lylt mentioned

Closes at 12 then most move around the corner to Samlor.

 

Most of the discos have fl,

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sandrei

I recommend Vang Vieng in Laos, a nice place to relax - near a river, some mountains around it, you can do kayaking, tubing, rent a moped. A good restaurant is the Organic Farm, and the beer is very cheap. All people in Laos know Thai, because it it the only TV they can watch.

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Dave Hedgehog

I'm going to be living in Laos for a while before I get to Thailand, I've heard it's much cheaper but also a lot quieter.

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Alex7420

Hi guys, does anybody have any advice about P4P action in Luang Prabang?

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simplemin3

Just was in Laos a few weeks ago for about 5 nights, 3 in Vientienne and 2 in Luang Prabang. A lot slower pace then Thailand but cheaper. We had a scary moment in Vientienne though, we took a late night walk around 12 or 1 am on the waterfront near the statue by the Don Chan hotel, 3 "cops" came out of nowhere with ak47s drawn. After a short but scary interrogation in the park we were "fined" 50000 kip, so stay away from monuments after dark no matter how romantic it looks :).

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simplemin3

Alex7420 We got some P4P in Muang Sway Night Club in Luang Prabang. Its a disco with a hotel next door, basically you have a table and the waiter brings girls around for you or you can pick from the dance floor. There is a charge of 20000 kip per girl for her to drink with you that goes to the club, then you negotiate with the girls usually 250000-500000 ST and the room I believe is around 100000-150000 cant quite remember. Also go early, like 9-10 should be good for the best selection, the 2 times I went I didn't see any falangs though.

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lb91love

Excellent shots - bright and colourful. Also in focus which is a bit of a rarity

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Laoman

I live in Lao. There is a bit of nonsense posted here, especially the story about the cops and AK47s. Cops here do not carry AK47s, but are armed with pistols. The army has AK47s but the army would not extort money from tourists in such a manner, nor would the cops for that matter. So called "traffic offences", now that is another story.

Luang Prabang is practically devoid of p4p. Vientiane has quite a lot, ranging from the cheap Lao brothels which are often filled with cuties - helps to speak some Lao or Thai though. There are a number of these on the way to the Friendship bridge; you can recognise them the many little lights outside. There are also a couple of Vietnamese brothels, but you need to know where to go.

In town, the Borpen Yang Bar on the Mekong has a lot of freelancers. There are also a couple of discos and nightclubs such as the Mekong hotel which has a fishbowl.

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brewster

I live in Lao. There is a bit of nonsense posted here, especially the story about the cops and AK47s. Cops here do not carry AK47s, but are armed with pistols. The army has AK47s but the army would not extort money from tourists in such a manner, nor would the cops for that matter. So called "traffic offences", now that is another story.

Luang Prabang is practically devoid of p4p. Vientiane has quite a lot, ranging from the cheap Lao brothels which are often filled with cuties - helps to speak some Lao or Thai though. There are a number of these on the way to the Friendship bridge; you can recognise them the many little lights outside. There are also a couple of Vietnamese brothels, but you need to know where to go.

In town, the Borpen Yang Bar on the Mekong has a lot of freelancers. There are also a couple of discos and nightclubs such as the Mekong Hotel which has a fishbowl.

 

How does the visa situation work for living in Laos? My Lao GF might go back to her village (near Pakse) soon and I'd hope to be able to go over to see her 2-3 times a month (I live in Thailand). It would be nice not to have to buy a Tourist visa for each short visit.

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pubstud

I'm going to be living in Laos for a while before I get to Thailand, I've heard it's much cheaper but also a lot quieter.

 

 

I been to Lao many time - Vientiane, VV, LP, plus been to South Lao - Pakse and Savannakhet. Not sure about it been cheaper. Food seems more expensive, usual price for a single meal like a fried rice or fried noodles is 25,000K and thats about 100Bt, so way more than Thailand. Accommodation seemed much the same costs as Thailand but much smaller rooms and often no cable TV or fridge. Transport costs seems much the same as Thailand but roads are shit and trips take much longer than in Thailand. Lao is interesting for scenery and temples but that's about it. Thailand is far better for a holiday.

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Laoman

How does the visa situation work for living in Laos? My Lao GF might go back to her village (near Pakse) soon and I'd hope to be able to go over to see her 2-3 times a month (I live in Thailand). It would be nice not to have to buy a Tourist visa for each short visit.

 

Unfortunately there is no such thing as a multi entry visa unless you have a business visa, which "technically" means you are working here. You can get a business visa for about 300-400 USD, but if you are only coming a few times a year, then you would be better off getting a tourist visa each time.

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Laoman

I been to Lao many time - Vientiane, VV, LP, plus been to South Lao - Pakse and Savannakhet. Not sure about it been cheaper. Food seems more expensive, usual price for a single meal like a fried rice or fried noodles is 25,000K and thats about 100Bt, so way more than Thailand. Accommodation seemed much the same costs as Thailand but much smaller rooms and often no cable TV or fridge. Transport costs seems much the same as Thailand but roads are shit and trips take much longer than in Thailand. Lao is interesting for scenery and temples but that's about it. Thailand is far better for a holiday.

 

Well, like anything that depends where you what and what you know. There are plenty of gh in Vientiane that have really nice large rooms and are not expensive. I agree the roads are crap. I have just had to buy a 4wd to get to my house now it is the rainy season.

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brewster

Unfortunately there is no such thing as a multi entry visa unless you have a business visa, which "technically" means you are working here. You can get a business visa for about 300-400 USD, but if you are only coming a few times a year, then you would be better off getting a tourist visa each time.

 

Cheers. As I thought. It's a shame my Thai Work Permit/driving licence can't give me a 3-day pass like the Thais get.

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