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MrJ200

Laos 2018

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MrJ200

Anyone been recently? Thinking of taking a short weekend trip at the end of the month. 

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Queef_Sniffer

I was just researching this very question myself.  Haven't found much on Laos, but the information I have found, points to it being VERY anti-monger.  Would love to hear from some BM's if there's any updated information on if it's a place to consider, where to go (exactly), and how much? 

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article22

Try reading my trip report...

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MrJ200
On 14/02/2018 at 13:07, Queef_Sniffer said:

I was just researching this very question myself.  Haven't found much on Laos, but the information I have found, points to it being VERY anti-monger.  Would love to hear from some BM's if there's any updated information on if it's a place to consider, where to go (exactly), and how much? 

Yeah it seems like quite a conservative place almost untouched by western ideals.

Met some pretty hot Laos girls here in BKK so would love to visit the place.

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Sam Sallung
On 14/02/2018 at 13:07, Queef_Sniffer said:

I was just researching this very question myself.  Haven't found much on Laos, but the information I have found, points to it being VERY anti-monger.  Would love to hear from some BM's if there's any updated information on if it's a place to consider, where to go (exactly), and how much? 

As wrote article 22:

http://www.pattaya-addicts.com/forum/topic/319052-short-trip-to-vientiane-laos-november-2017/

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frankstain

I went last week. freelancers easy to spot at bor pen yang then they go to samlo afterwards. m park i didnt see anyone hanging around that looked game and didnt see any around where the fountain is.

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Czmate

I’m thinking of going to Laos in Songkran does anyone know if you can take you car over or is it like Cambodia where they won’t let you just drive up and cross ?

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j_d66
3 hours ago, Czmate said:

I’m thinking of going to Laos in Songkran does anyone know if you can take you car over or is it like Cambodia where they won’t let you just drive up and cross ?

We drove across no problem but had a Thai driver.

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Czmate
22 minutes ago, j_d66 said:

We drove across no problem but had a Thai driver.

Thanks, I’m more interested to know if anybody has driven their own car over.

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likeaking

Drove a rented motorbike over to Laos but had lots of paperwork prepared by the rental shop in order to do so.

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Sam Sallung
Posted (edited)
On 25/03/2018 at 12:10, Czmate said:

Thanks, I’m more interested to know if anybody has driven their own car over.

Never went to Laos with my pickup but a french friend did it ; not easy and about 3 hours for all documents at the lao border

What to do , all is in french but with your/our great friend Google-translate

https://translate.google.com/?hl=fr#fr/en/route

" The car must have its purple booklet "international transport permit" that we obtain at the transport office (for Udon it is the one of the "gray cards" and allowed on the road of Khon Kaen, ticket office N ° 8). This booklet is issued only if the car is cleared of all credits if it is not refused. Of course the annual vignette must be up to date with the related taxes paid.

Thai side 3 A4 to fill in duplicate with texts in English of a total fantasy and of course not always opposite the line where one must write.
My girlfriend had to redo this chore twice, although she used the text in Thai.
I remain convinced that the ENA has contaminated the Thai administration unless it is a global pandemic of bullshit related to the status of civil servant. I do not mean here the basic guy but his superior. Although the basic guy is complacent in the mud.

Lao side, for non-ASEAN, you have to go to the ticket counters.
The usual 3 wickets with tinted windows.
The first gives the arrival / departure card and a sheet to fill.
It's crazy that you have to write the same thing three times, at least the Thai map is easier on the departure side.

Back to counter 2 or you give the passport, the filled papelards and 1300 baths and and and a photo that the official staples on the sheet.

Hang around for a while in front of the counter 3 while waiting for it to open and there you take a picture before you return the passport with a visa and received 1300 baths.
Basically it's 25 minutes if there are not too many people and if it's not a snack time.

Then I passed the torch to my companion who filled sheets for the car, and the same card arrived departure than me but without the sheet annex or photo to give in advance (segregation anti white!).
Then we go from box office (5 or 6) which stamp and forward to the next window. Each with his tail and his slowness.
Redundancy of posts that influence the unemployment curve but not the image of Laos.

All this route is done in an area where there is not a single distributor of drink and under the hood of 2 pm it is quite trying.

Finally go to one of the many insurance shops or for 250 baths you specify that you are insured for 7 days.

 

 

 

it's here in french

http://udonthani.les-forums.com/topic/891/laos-y-aller-en-voiture/

Edited by Sam Sallung

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Peter o connor

Was in Laos 2 years ago. Started in Vientiane, went to Vang Vieng and then upto Luang Prabang. It’s a beautiful country, not much of a mongering scene although I did pick up a freelancer in Vang vieng. Without doubt, the cheapest country I’ve ever been in, probably a bit too quiet for my liking though.

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Czmate
3 hours ago, Sam Sallung said:

Never went to Laos with my pickup but a french friend did it ; not easy and about 3 hours for all documents at the lao border

 

I think you just about answered the question I’ll drop the idea of the car and leave it at the border. Thanks

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Laoman

It is not hard to take your car over. You need all your papers and insurance. 3 hours at the border? No way; try 30 minutes.

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barky bark

Lao was really really sleepy!  Easy enough to get across the border, we rented a van and driver on the Thai side. Drove around alittle saw some stuff, they tried to sell us some tourist type junk and yeah.  The entire place shut down after 8 PM.  Although if you like that sort of thing they your going to love it there, alot of beautiful nature also

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