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    Thank you for the pictures. The place I stayed in Vientiane was the Lao Youth house 1/2 block away from the Mekong, clean, nice people, and safe. The lady owns two of them, one right on the river and one up the block. That's the one to stay in, TV in lounge...no furniture, but it's only $11 a night. Her sister is the manager. They close the door at 10pm because the kids (great) sleep in the lobby. They will let you in after close, but you have to wake them up. What is "arvo"

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    ^ Cheers for the tip mate. 'Arvo' is Aussie for afternoon.

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    I stayed at the Riverside in Vientiane last time, 500B. Excellent value.
    I was a regular at the Saysana, used to be 350B but it was being renovated.
    And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased,
    And the epitaph drear: "A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.

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    Now that's a different trip, thanks....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9999
    how much distance / time would I take using your route?

    CM to Loei using Marmites route approx 6 hrs driving
    Loei to Udon abut 3 hrs
    Udon to Nong Khai abou 1 hr to 1 1/2 hrs.

    Roads mainly very good but some very windy when heading to Loei

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    Quote Originally Posted by Propagator
    Loei to Udon abut 3 hrs
    Udon to Nong Khai abou 1 hr to 1 1/2 hrs.
    I'd prolly go Loei - to Nong Khai direct along the Mekong.

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    The route I took was about 10 hours driving with a heavy foot to Udon Thani. I'm with MTD for the next trip, or even follow the border / Mekong before Loei for some sight seeing.

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    Not sure if this works/helps. It can get a bit confusing between Route 11 and Nakhon Thai.

    Udon to Chiang Mai - Google Maps

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    Cheers again MTD

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    Good info on VV, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9999 View Post
    We cruised around the small town on a scooter for a bit and chose a guest house along the river. The setting is superb. Just after the river big mountains jut out of the ground creating foresty cliffs (I was corrected and informed in an earlier post that these mountains are the foothills of the Himalayas.

    I wanted a place with a view, and found one, facing west directly across the river to the mountains. At 450 THB for an air can room, fitted out with nice timber, good comfo0rtable bed, decent functioning bathroom and an all round nice feel to the place, I considered it a bargain. Though you can get pretty dam decent accomodation in VV for 150 - 200 THB.

    This photo is the front room of the guest house, with the same type balconies on the back side where we were, and some humble attempts at me trying to catch the sunset from our balcony.....






    I stayed here last time I went in 2008... doesn't change at all.
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    Where is this beautiful pic taken from?
    Which city hotel and how much was it per night?
    Many thanks

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    Could you please advise the name of the hotel which is in the pic.Its in Vang Vieng yes??
    Also did you have the view of the water and hills which youve taken from your hotel room???
    My email is cliche61[at]hotmail.com
    Thankd

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    ^ Hey, just go back and read the thread, think the name is in there someone and all the details you need

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    9999 Trang

    I read your whole post twice sorry you havent mentioned the name of this beautiful guesthouse you stayed in for 450 baht with gorgeous view in VV.
    Perhaps your mrs would remember.
    Please do let me know
    Thanks

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    ^ no worries, I'll chase down the name and post it here. Glad you like the thread, and yeah great place to stay, make sure you get a room at the back facing the river and mountains (more expensive).

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    Thanks a lot
    You can email me directly on cliche61[at]hotmail.com also
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    Still awaiting the name of the hotel

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    ^ No worries mate haven't forgotton, mrs forgot the name too, will chase it down though

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    Thanks look forward to your reply as im surely going to stay here when in Vientaine.
    Cheers

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    Sorry in VV right???

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    Still waiting lol

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    relax brother im on it

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    Looks good....and still on the list!
    Just a Member number

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 9999
    The rest of the trip was a grind, nice scenery around Khao Yai area
    No wonder you were late, you made a 1,000km detour.
    I think he meant KhaoKor not KhaoYai

    I was there on 27th Dec 2010

    Camped in a tent at a resort called I think RaiJanRair, great bungalows fro accomodation ( but were full) beautiful gardens, great open air restaurant with amazing view. That time of year many thais travel to experience the cold weather and sunsets and sunrises. Very high altitude for Thailand ( 1600m??) It was the area wrere all the "communist" student insurgents hung out after the 1973 massacres. No roads up to the mountain area back in those days.

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