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Oct 4th, 2012, 01:56 PM
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Come To Laos, A Shameless Promotion

After having spent just five days in Laos traveling from Vientiane to Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang, I highly recommend that you put Laos on your travel list.

An inexpensive beautiful country with charming people and great food. Getting there from Bangkok is easy and if you have the experiences that we did you just might not want to leave.

If you are still not convinced here is a little song I wrote.


Video:http://youtu.be/4oTwk6m_UWQ
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Oct 5th, 2012, 05:51 PM
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Hey! I just got here yesterday!!! Luang Prabang!

Any must do major tips??
thank you!
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Oct 6th, 2012, 09:42 AM
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Gabi,

Climb Mt Phousi
Mekong River cruise to Buddha Cave
Sunset cruise on a nice day
Tad Se Waterfall. Should be better than in June.

Eat lots of pineapples... One for me
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Oct 12th, 2012, 08:06 PM
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Eat at Le Elephant.
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Oct 13th, 2012, 10:38 AM
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Vientianeboy,

From your other postings, you seem to have a lot of good info about Laos. Have you considered making a posting with all of your info.

I think it would be very helpful as not much local info seems to be available. I would have definitely found it helpful during my visit in June and I am sure others will too
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Oct 14th, 2012, 12:06 AM
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Kuang Si Falls is definitely worth a visit for a look and a swim. We went elephant riding and kayaking one day. Depends on how old you are I suspect. (We are in our 60s and 70s.) If you go to the Buddha cave make sure you go by boat. A lot of the drivers will take you there by land. The trip on the Mekong and the walk around the whisky village was better than the actual cave IMO.

Also have a pineapple for me!
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Oct 14th, 2012, 08:53 PM
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Silverwool,

Agree with your postings especially about visiting Buddha Cave and the delicious pineapples
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Oct 15th, 2012, 06:59 PM
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DMB I have lived in Lao for a long time now. Rather than make a blanket post, I prefer to answer queries. Every poster has a different question and different thinks they would like to see and do.
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Oct 15th, 2012, 09:44 PM
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Vientianeboy,

I understand.

I travel with limited plans and make some great discoveries that way while others often appreciate some before hand knowledge of local info.

Either way, your response and posting I am sure have been helpful to many
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