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> Buying slow boat tickets online to Thailand?
findmeahostel
post Oct 18 2009, 02:44 AM
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Looking to take the slow boat from LB Laos to Thailand end of the month and was wondering if you can book the tickets with someone online or in Ha-noi Vietnam as we are needing proof of our travel back into Thailand to obtain a free 60 day visa in Ha Noi. I know you can get one in Laos but our travels in Laos will be very short and do not want to de-tour down to the capital to get one if we can.

Many thanks and any recommendations of slow boat companies which are better than other would be fantastic.
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post Oct 19 2009, 08:35 AM
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I'm kind of confused.

If you are leaving from Thailand, and going to Ha Noi, and then coming back to Ha Noi, why not buy the ticket when you are in Thailand?

How far in advance do you have to get your Vietnam visa?


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findmeahostel
post Oct 20 2009, 12:56 AM
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I am currently traveling to Ha Noi from Hue today, doing Halong Bay and then entering into Laos i wanted to try and get my free 60 day tourist visa while in Ha noi at the embassy there rather than at the embassy in Laos as we dont really want to travel down and then back up to catch the slow boat back into Thailand.

They need proof at the embassy of transport from Laos to Thailand before giving us a new visa. Either bus, boat, plane etc.. so wanted to see whether we could purchase the boat ticket (open one) in advance?
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post Oct 20 2009, 01:20 PM
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Ohhh I don't really know, that's pretty hard, even Wikitravel has no idea:

http://wikitravel.org/en/Thailand#Get_in


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