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    Is there anywhere to park safely in Nong Khai?

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    Yes just before the bridge on the right hand side they have a lock up. I parked my car there for a few days last time no problems

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    Cheers chap.

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    Your welcome old bean

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Gibbon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    At the bar in the famous meeting point, Kop Chai Dieu or so, next to Nam Phu fountain:


    There are lots of new upmarket reastaurants, mostly French and Italian, and there even is a place serving this Tex-Mex shite now.

    I am the wrong guy to do any reviews.
    The best bar in town as I recall. Normally packed with NGO and UN folks on the weekend. A great restaurant (French) around the corner to the left almost past the fountain.

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    Fantasitc restaurant that french one.He has a signed Jonah Lomu Counties rugby jersey on the wall too!!Nice bloke for a froggie.

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    That's where I stayed last time I was there...

    I wasn't paying of course!..(otherwise I wouldn't mention it...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    On the left a new flash hotel something Palace, a busy nightspot when everything else is closed:

    The Donchan Palace. The nightclub is outside on the third floor. Go in the main entrance and take the lift up. It's very busy at the weekends, and busy enough during the week to have a laugh in the right company. Last time i was there i think it was 30,000 Kip entry fee, which entitles you to a large bottle of Beer Lao.

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    nice journey...

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    The best value place to stay in Vientiane is probably the Mali Namphu guesthouse. It's on the road going north from the fountain, on the right hand side.

    $15 or $17 a night for a great room, with TV, aircon, and breakfast in the courtyard. Nothing really comes close in this price range.

    Great hang outs are Sticky Fingers and the Full Moon Cafe on the road running away from the river front after the Orchid Guesthouse. Both have happy hours (I think the Full Moon has one every day) in the early evening and if you don't mind the NGOs and their families, they're really nice places to drink and eat.

    The supermarket in the photo does lots of Laos coffee, which is much better than anything you can buy in Thai supermarkets. The best stuff is around 28,000 kip for 500g. I always stock up when I go there.

    Good thread - and a great place. Probably the smallest capital city in the world, after the Vatican, that is.
    The truth is out there, but then I'm stuck in here.

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    "Sticky Fingers" was closed.

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    Can somebody explain me what are 'merkins', 'poms' and 'Krauts' ?

    Thanks ....

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    My visa is taken care of by my company in BKK. If I've ever had to leave the country back to the UK , HK etc in other words a plane journey I have to have a re entry permit then the visa in the passport is adjusted at the visa department. My question is if I want to go over to Laos for a couple of nights is there an easier way to do this without all the hassle I usually have to go through without affecting my visa issued by the work permit department? Is there a temporary form or something like that?

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    just to warn people about the problems i had on a visa run to Ranong/Burma. After getting drunk one night i found the cleaners had put my clothes through the washing maching including my passport?, the only problem with it was my original entry visa had washed out. It took 4 visits to various immigration offices before i was back in business, cost 1900Bt to put the original visa back, 1900Bt for an extension of ten days and 800bt overstay, and then to top it when i left thailand i had again overun my visa by 8 days so another 2400Bt. total cost not including travelling 7000Bt or £100. The moral of the story Look after your passport...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    Mekong water levels are low, it hasn't been raining much.
    On the left a new flash hotel something Palace, a busy nightspot when everything else is closed:

    There was a touch more water in the river last weekend.



    The picture was taken from the roof top bar of a restaurant on the river front.

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    One more quicke,

    Sorry if already been covered before.

    Will my TG need to buy a Laos visa? If so can do at the border?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jambone
    Will my TG need to buy a Laos visa? If so can do at the border?
    No. Thais don't need a visa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    The Laos Cultural Center, they do free evening concerts now and then, otherwise it's just a bit of pompous architecture to show off:
    Is it just me or is that building kinda wonky in a Leaning Tower of Piza way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
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    Will my TG need to buy a Laos visa? If so can do at the border?
    No. Thais don't need a visa.
    Thanks for the info. Saves me a few dollars

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    For Thais without a passport there is an easy process they have to go thro at a building not far from the Consulate to stay extra days, 80Baht per day I believe.
    Sorry can't be more specific.

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    Mali Namphu is excellent. Been there a few times myself. Vientiane is a great stop over on the way to (sp) Luang Prabang. My wife and I love Luang Prabang and Vientiane.

    Great thread Stroller. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    One of the few food shops with supplies for farangs, imported wines and spirits, local live yoghurt, cheeses, breads and so on. Lao coffee has a reputation and makes a great souvenir for anyone's Thai as well as farang friends:

    Where is this food shop located? Thanks in advance.

    Already booked my run to Laos next week. About how much extra THB to take along for food and beverage (don't think there will be any nefarious activities within 24 hours). From what I understand ATMs are nowhere to be seen in Laos.

    But would like to bring back some Laotian coffee.

    Great pics.

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    Over here at the moment. Don't actually know what town I am in at the moment - somewhere about 5 hour drive from vientainne near Vietnam.

    First time to Loas and I am very impressed. So much cheaper then thailand.

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    What time do bars, clulbs, etc. generally close in Laos these days? Is it still midnight or whatever stupid time it was last time I was there?

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    What an excellent post, a great start to my becoming part of TeakDoor.

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