Laos What to Pack

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Laos What to Pack

  • CARRY A STRONG MOSQUITO REPELLANT

    CARRY AN INTERNATIONAL POWER PLUG THAT WILL BE COMPATIBLE IN ALL THE DIFFERENT COUNTRIES THAT YOU WILL VISIT...I ALWAYS CARRY A SMALL SELF WINDING TORCH FOR THOSE DARK NIGHTS ETC.. I CARRY A LIGHTWEIGHT PONCHO THAT ROLLS UP TO POCKETSIZE..THIS CAN ALSO COVER A BACKPACK THAT YOU MAY BE CARRYING.. ALWAYS PACK ANY MEDICINE PRESCIPTIONS THAT YOU HAVE...

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  • Novel (Fiction)

    Jef GeeraetsDe Ambassadeur ISBN: 90-5333-813-6 2000Na een carriere die hijzelf graag briljant noemt, maar die in werkelijkheid vrij middelmatig was, heeft ex-ambassadeur Louis Kessler zich teruggetrokken in Luang Prabang, de vroegere hoofdstad van Laos.Jarenlang heeft hij via de diplomatieke post oosterse kunstvoorwerpen naar België gesmokkeld....

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  • The Ravens

    Christopher RobbinsThe Ravens; Pilots of the Secret War of Laos ISBN: 974-8303-41-1 2001Officially the war in Laos did not exist. Both North Vietnam and the USA denied they had troops there.In fact, thousands of North Vietnamese were invading the country and pouring down the Ho Chi Minh Trail on their way to the South, and the Americans were...

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  • The Vietnam War Years

    Judy RantalaLaos; Caught in the Web ISBN: 974-524-060-5 2004The small nation of Laos, wedged between Thailand and Vietnam, is little know to most Westerners. When the author and her husband, a USAID worker, moved to Laos in 1971, it was a quiet country falling increasingly under the effects of a heavy but unacknowledged U.S. military presence, as...

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  • Field Guid (Birds)

    Craig RobsonBirds of South-East Asia ISBN: 1-84330-746-4 2005This concise, up-dated edition of the award-winning A Field guide to the Birds of South-east Asia is the most comprehensive compact guide to this magnificent bird-rich region.Over 140 full-colour plates by a range of expert artists it covers about 1.270 species in detail.A complete...

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  • Sourcebook

    Ilse and Birgit SchramaBuddhist Temple Life in Laos ISBN: 974-524-073-7 2006This book gives an intimate glimpse into the day-to-day lives of the monks, novices and nuns of Wat Sok Pa Luang.Who are these boys, men and women and why did they become a novice or why did they ordain?Although the focus is on the mundain, the significance of Buddhism in...

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  • Travel Map

    International Travel MapsLaos ISBN: 1-55341-288-5 scale 1 : 1.200.000

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  • Guidebook

    Lonely PlanetLaos ISBN: 978-1-74104-568-0 6th Edition august 2007

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  • Essentials

    If you go up north from December to February, you need to bring some warm clothing. During my trip in February, I'd met a couple of people who thought they were going to the tropics and were totally unprepared for the cold.Sports sandals are best for walking around.Laundrettes are everywhere and they are cheap and fast. I got mine done in Huay...

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  • Random acts of kindness

    Before we take a trip around SE Asia, I have my kids go through their toys and put aside some to bring to the kids we will encounter: cars, action figures, small balls...my kids always end up playing with local kids or interacting in some way. Sometimes therearekids begging...so we they give them these small toys. The kids (mine and the local...

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  • Warm clothes in winter

    We headed north in January from Malaysia, where it was hot, to Laos and Vietnam, where it was quite chilly at night. The bus windows wouldn't shut, so we should have had at least long trousers, socks and shoes, and a light jacket.

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  • Shopping tips

    It can get cold in Lauang Prabang in winter, some hotels have air con but no heating. I had to wear my thermal undies in bed for 2 nights I was there even tho it was quite warm during the day! There are lots of shops that sell toiletries by the big multinationals eg Unilver, Colgate, Proctor and Gamble. Did not check out if Tampons are hard to...

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  • It's hard to get many items!

    easiest with a backpack, and a smaller one for day travels. It is hot here so bring summer clothes. But also remember to bring some longer items that cover your shoulders and knees for the Wats. Also the air conditioning can get pretty clod in places. Bring a comfortable pair of running shoes and sandals. I also brought a few sweatshirts for the...

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  • Bring What You Need

    Backpack / haversack is the most convenient.A small day-pack for day trips out of town. T-shirts and shorts (not too short though) due to hot weather.Comfortable walking / hiking shoes for treks.Slippers / flip-flops for easy travelling around town. Bring wet disposable towelettes in case there isn't any showering facilities or you get yourself...

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  • Bring a flashlight to Laos

    You will need a flashlight in Laos. Night falls early. Roads are dark. And some monuments, like the Pak Ou caves, are very dark!

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  • wish we could have brought him home

    Backpack is the way to go here as in many places you will not have the option of a taxi to your squeaky clean hotel. You will need some light clothing in the warm months though wearing long sleeves and pants is advisable due to malarial concerns. Hiking boots come in handy for the long hauls but some sandals are great for hanging out in the...

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  • Kips

    Kips are the local currency in Laos. Right now 1 USD = 10.000 kips approx.You can use dollars everywhere here, if you pay with dollars they give you back kips, but if you change kips at a bank they give you a better rate. Try to spend them all before you leave, as they are difficult to exchange outside Laos.I didn't find any ATM in Laos.

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  • A very good camera!

    Bring bags that are easy to carry, as you're often stepping on and off tuktuks, buses and you don't wanna be lugging huge heavy bags around. Get a good pair of walking shoes that cover your feet well. Many Laotian roads have stones, rocks and planks by the side. Also, some areas are muddy and some swmapy areas have leeches. So be prepared with...

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  • Getting Visas!

    You can get your visa in Bangkok but if you are on a hury and getting there by plane you can also get it at Vientianne International Airport on your arrival, it will least for 15 days and if you over stay your visa you can pay a fee of 5USD per day.

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    A very small flashlight. I have a mini blue-light that serves as a keychain, and it really came in handy when I was exploring the caves - and when I was trying to make my way down unpaved, unlit roads in the dead of night!

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  • A Book helping you know the Culture of...

    Since Laos is a country prevailed by Buddhism, if you take one book about Buddism with you, it will surely help you know more about the cultrue of this country. This is an unknown wat in Vientiane the captial of Laos.

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  • Packing List

    Here's my XF-477v system of packing, it's the latest and futuristic way of packing. So if you are visiting Laos.....try it.

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  • Packing List

    Take this too...Ganja Ganja ! Try BEER LAO, French products I'm not good at Ganjas or can say I don't smoke so there's no experiences to teach youOn the way back to Thailand, I'm sitting together with another five tourists from Europe, they just Graaaaasss until our truck reaches Thai border.One more thing to pack is a mask to prevent dust.

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  • Packing List

    Take one or pick one, just take it and pack them into your luggageBelow are some useful web-sites: http://www.pconline.com/~areee/soc.htmhttp://search.asiaco.com/Lao Travel/

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  • Packing List

    We brought the usual (painkillers, something for diarrhoea and stomach trouble), but also stuff as: oral rehydration salts, insect repellent, antimalaria tablets and sun block.

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    Take your flip flops. They are invaluable. Or buy them there. Don't forget to take your fake teeth. THey have all the toothpicks there you will need.

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    You don’t really need to bring every thing in your bag. In the Supermarkets you can find essential staff and there are very good markets all over the country. Where you can bay clouts, souvenirs and food. Hiking Old woman working at the Talaat Khua Din (Market).

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  • Photo for Visa

    Visa needed, requiring passport and two two-inch photos, valid for one month, cost US$30 and taking approx. 3 days to process. Visa on arrival also available at Friendship Bridge, Vientiane and Luang Prabang airports as well as Chong Mek. (Entry formalities are likely to be relaxed further as tourism expands, so check with the nearest Lao embassy...

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  • Packing List

    Inexperienced travelers take note:Always carry your essential documents -- passports, money, credit cards, and air tickets -- on your person. Under no circumstances should you pack them, whether in your hand luggage or your checked bag. To do so invites disaster.

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    you can find pharmacies in laos, but some time is hard to communicate... films are really expensives here!!!! a mosquito net and something to hang it can be really useful.

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