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    Not 100% certain but I heard it's a real gas.

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    10,000 kip = 36 baht
    A cheap high

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    What do the balloons do? Laughing gas right?
    Yep. Just for laughs

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    Holiday done it was time to hop in the car and head Back to Laos, But not before a few more seafood dishes and beers




    Found a decent bar on the last night, Bar snacks and Filipino band belting out the tunes


    Deep Fried Olives , A new one on me




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    Vientiane to Hoi An and back and only 1 puncture, which happened right outside a puncture repair shop, Got the viet lads to change it.

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    After another long drive we made it to Thakhek and stayed the night there, Found a very nice hotel that was probbly the most expensive one we stayed in on this trip at $45





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    Not a hell of a lot to see or do in Thakhek so just wondered around







    Vietnams incredibly cheap, I calculated that i had spent roughly $1000 in 14 days including Fuel. Roadies are a cheap way to do it but i was pretty happy to be home


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    And thats it. Hope you enjoyed it.


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    Great stuff mate.

    I always enjoy your travel threads.

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    top thread lao

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    Border crossing went smooth enough as we had all the required documents for the car. I had a visa and there was fuck all traffic at that time of day but 1 officious little fucker took a keen interest in me and seemed to want to flex his Authortitive muscle. he asked me if i was carrying any guns and got quite pissed of when i laughed at the suggestion and enquired where one might purchase a cold beer. silly little fooker in a uniform
    I did a similar trip about 6 years ago with the Mrs and kids . We went by bus from Savannaket to Hue then Danang later. I obtained a visa (i'm uk) from the Vietnamese Consulate in Savannaket and at the Lao Boa border the feckers did not want to let me in.There was an Aussie backpacker on the bus and he got in no problem.Me with mrs and kids big problem (not for them though )They said I should have flown in,hotels booked, etc.. They gave me 7 days in the end and luckily the bus did wait for me.
    Is it more relaxed nowadays ? I'm thinking of doing this trip again and if I get a visa from the consulate here in Khon Kaen will they let me in overland ?
    oh and what driving license did you use as I've read foreigners cannot drive in Vietnam ? Can I use me Thai or UK license ?

    Great thread thanks for sharing.
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    I took an international licence with me. I had read that using my Lao or Aussie licence could be a hassle. Rarely saw cops on the road in vietnam though

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