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    Well that is pretty much it. There is a tour company doing Bangkok to Laos visa runs and from what I understood they charged 6,000 Baht a trip including via fees.

    In any event. Exchanged money at the airport. $35. When we arrived at the border about 12 of us at 7 o'clock we had to pay "overtime fees". 5 Baht extra for the bus over the bridge which makes it 20 Baht and $1 extra at the Laos border for arriving after 6 o'clock. Visa fees range. The American in the front of the Q paid $36, the Chinese woman was next and paid 1,000 Baht and I paid $31. Everyone got a different price for their visa.

    The collection of the passport was a bit odd. For 50 Baht the minivan taxi driver took the page and brought back the passport before those waiting in the Q got theirs. Strange thing that!

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    that Green park hotel is ok for what it costs. A few bugs but what can you expect.

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    DD, I've probably got hold of the wrong end of the stick here but you do all that for a visa run? When you say "visa-run", do you mean the usual "every-90-days" rigmarole? I ask because when I go to NK, it's a lot quicker and simpler than that. I get a Lao visa from the Lao Consulate in KK, drive to the bridge, park at the moron's car park (yep, I agree!), then walk over to the bridge and go through the admin there. Hop on the bus over to Laos, go through immigration there and then come straight back. Well, after stocking-up on Beer Lao Dark, that is.

    I have a Non-Immigrant type "O" and just do the usual 90-day run, the last one just before it runs out as I'm sure everybody else does. Are you talking about actually applying for a new Thai visa at the end of the 15 months?

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    What's the whoring like in Vientiane? Where are the women at and whats this quote all about,

    Wikitravel:

    A "secret" Lao law says that foreigners cannot have sexual relations with Lao women other than their spouses. The penalty, if caught, is US$500 for first time, though as the text of the law is not available, may be much more (the US embassy says $5000); the foreigner may be jailed or deported and the Lao woman may find herself in jail - and that is really the last place anyone would want to be here. If you take a girl to your room and she robs you this law makes it almost impossible to obtain assistance from the police. Bar tenders are happy to provide stories of angry tourists confronting girls in the same bars they picked them up the night before! Anyway, many hotels do not allow foreigners to take girls to their rooms, as it is officially prohibited. Those that do allow it must have some financial arrangement with the local police - this is Laos where the only thing more powerful than the Law is money.
    So which hotels allow whoring?

    Ta. You know, for a mate like

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    ^ Any takers

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    DD your online, can you answer my whoring question please?

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    Thank you all so much for your help

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