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emile0867
Hi every body,
If you need any help or information about Laos... don't hesitate to post your question, I will try my best to answer.
Best Regard
starlagurl
Thanks for the offer, emile!
Would you like to become the Local Expert for Laos? Read about it here, and let me know if you are interested:

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ScottWoz
Cheers Emily, I may be in touch at some point..
emile0867
No problem, there are daily flight from Vientiane to Phnom Penh and at least 4 or 5 flights per week from Vientiane to Siem Reap.

You can apply for the Cambodian visa at the airport upon arrival.

You can also go through Bangkok... and for most of nationality, you do not need a visa for thailand.... you will get a free acces visa valid for 30 days.

Good luck
emile0867
If you even don't want to go to Bangkok, I eman going outside the airport, in such case no... no need for visa, you will stay within the airport in transit area.

If you want to visit Bangkok there is also the possibility to have a "transit visa for 12h" at the aiport.

Regards
pauls_pad2002
hey i ahve to go somewhere to get my 94 day trip down to 90 days in thailand so im having to head off to somewhere as when i came here for 2 hrs they gave me a 30days friggin stamp so it counts as one day..so nayway look slike lao is my best option as i ahve to be away 5 nights al together so im thinking a quick trip to ventiene luang prabang then across to the western border with thailand at huay xai i think.....now when u enter thailand at chong will i get a nother 30day stamp or are they not issueing them there as i hear they dont issue visas there at all or is that for tourist 60 days as im on visa free country so get the standard 30days....any info also about that trip and costs wud be great ive done lao but went the other way to vietnam so not sure of costs like guesthouses transports stuff like that...any links of info wud be great cheers
mekongnam
hi emile, yes I do have an important question about Vientiene Im hoping u can help me with. Im living in Thailand and I cant get my hydrocodone prescription sent to me from the US. its almost impossible for me to get similiar med. in Thailand due to govt action by taskin a few years ago. people have told me its available in Cambodia and Laos. I live close to Vientiene so that would be my best option if what they say is true. would u know if codeine type pain meds are available by prescription there? this is no joke. due to repetive sports trauma to my lower spine I have been diagnosed w degenerative spinal condition both in US and Thailand. I ran out of my script about 2 months ago and have been taking too much tramadol. its not nearly as effective at keeping me going for the day. the chronic pain wears me down and I do need to find out where this type med is available near Thailand. Im a pro photographer and im not ready to lay around all day in early retirement. thanks for any info on this subject. im really fuked up but dont want to go under the knife if i can help it. mekongnam
johnbonjer
QUOTE(emile0867 @ Jun 5 2008, 06:31 AM) *

Hi every body,
If you need any help or information about Laos... don't hesitate to post your question, I will try my best to answer.
Best Regard


Hello
I'd love some advice. I'm planning to go to Laos in mid Dec or mid January for around 6 weeks. I'm thinking of going immediately north from Huay Xai to say Muang Nam Tha as far as possible by up-river. Is that possible? After visiting the north then, south to Luang Prabang - again partly by river. Is that the best way scenically or is it better to go down river from Huay Xai to Luang Parabang - and then north?
Also, is there a way to get from Pnom Pehn to Thailand by bus? or alternatively from Laos to Pnom Pehn?
I appreciate any help.
John Bonjer
ScottWoz
Both will give you great scenery though if you're into trekking you may want to stop off in Luang Nam Tha, a great unspoiled spot and good for getting into the thick of things.

Both river routes are scenically pleasing, just depends on how far north you want to get..
johnbonjer
QUOTE(ScottWoz @ Sep 24 2008, 09:35 AM) *

Both will give you great scenery though if you're into trekking you may want to stop off in Luang Nam Tha, a great unspoiled spot and good for getting into the thick of things.

Both river routes are scenically pleasing, just depends on how far north you want to get..


Thanks Scott. Yep - will do some trekking for sure.
emile0867
QUOTE(jasonbond @ Mar 19 2010, 01:36 PM) *

How can I fly from Laos into Cambodia???
Do I have to go through Bangkok???
If I do a connection in Bangkok when going from Laos to Cambodia, do I need a Visa?


Hi,
You can travel from Vientiane to either Siem Reap or Phnom Penh with Lao airlines see the schedule : http://www.laoairlines.com/flights/interna...t-schedule.html
No need a visa prior to enter Cambodia. You will be able to apply for a visa upon arrival at the airport.

So you do not need to pass through BKK, but could be cheaper !
For example easy and cheap to go to BKK either by bus or train, or even by low cost flight (AirAsia or NokAir, from Udon Thani). And from Bangkok you can flight via AirAsia from BKK to Phnom Penh.
Cheaper but longer, therefore cost of food and guest house.... at the end might be similar, it is really depending if you like to pass trought BKK.
In BKK, no need a visa if you are european.
All the best
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