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How do you drive from Asia to Europe?

Hanky Panky summarises it beautifully. In more detail, you're probably going to want to go Thailand-Myanmar-Bangladesh-India-Pakistan-Iran-Turkey-Europe, and you're going to want a reasonably hardy (...
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Does Laos not have "je" Buddhist restaurants like Thailand does?

I did a search on Vientiane vegan restaurants and randomly picked one of the sites: Eat Plants and Travel The third entry is Vegan Reunion Cafe. The first paragraph on 'Why We Recommend It' says: A ...
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Is there an ATM at the Si Phan Don/Stung Treng border?

This is the temporary shack on the Cambodian side. You can see the elaborate roof of the bigger newer building hiding behind the welcome sign. This was January 2015. The new building may be open by ...
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Is there an ATM at the Si Phan Don/Stung Treng border?

I'll post as an answer but this is more of an update to @hippietrail answer. I actually crossed the border today (Laos -> Cambodia). The tenporary shack is still there, still in use. No sign of an ...
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Lost my Laos departure card, what to do?

Short and sweet: as @jcaron and @travelgasm correctly surmised, you can just fill out another one. At Vientiane airport, there were plenty of blank forms at the desks before passport control and ...
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Currencies in Laos

2022 update: the Lao kip has lost half its value in the past 12 months, plummeting from 9000 to over 17,000 kip to the US dollar as I type this, so using dollars has become noticeably more common. ...
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Which is the most obscure border crossing available to foreigners with VOA from Thailand to Laos?

As of 2023 (unofficial source, but unfortunately official sources for Laos are often non-existent or useless), VOA is available at the following Thai-Lao border crossings: Chiang Khong – Houixay, ...
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How much does the bus over the Thai Lao friendship bridge cost from the Laos side?

I crossed the border back from Vientiane to Nong Khai 2 days ago, January 15, 2024. Price is currently ₭15,000 Lao Kip or ฿30 Thai Baht. Note that that's about 10 baht / 2,500 kip cheaper in Lao Kip ...
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How to get visas for Cambodia and Laos?

I emailed the Cambodian e-visa service to ask if Pakistani citizens are eligible for e-visa. This is what I received in reply: Dear sir/madam, We would like to inform you that E-visa is available ...
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How to get visas for Cambodia and Laos?

As a Pakistani citizen you need a visa to enter Cambodia and Laos. Also you may not be eligible to apply online for these both countries. Cambodia You are not eligible to apply online for a ...
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Travel from Thailand to Vietnam through Laos - good idea?

I've just crossed the border from Chiang-Khong (Chiang Rai, Thailand) to Huay Xai, Laos - Luang Prabang, Laos - Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam - Hanoi..It is very easy and I am so enjoying this trip. Bangkok ...
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Where should it cost less to convert Thai Baht to Lao Kip?

Assuming you're going to Laos, the answer is neither: you'll get the best rates buying Lao kip in Laos itself. The currency is minor, not really convertible, and unstable, so exchange rates outside ...
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Which currencies are accepted for the visa on arrival in Laos, and what is the price in each currency?

Update: I just crossed back into Laos and can confirm the price if you pay in Thai Baht is ฿1,700. About $7.50 more than if you pay in USD. There were no signs or notices posted at the Nong Khai/...
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Does Laos not have "je" Buddhist restaurants like Thailand does?

Well, after this answer told me that some did exist I actually walked past a couple and took some photos. Vegetarian Resturant Dongmieng ຮ້ານອາຫານເຈດົງໝ້ຽງ This one is on Dongmieng Road, just north ...
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Phone service crossing borders, Vietnam>Thailand>Laos>Cambodia

As of 2017-01-11 Yes and partial yes. There are no universal SIM cards in SE Asia. However, from 2017-01-01, Viettel removed reduced roaming charge in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia. Source: http://...
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Obtaining Mongolian visa in Vientiane, Laos

there is not much info online so I want to help! I just went to the mongolian embassy in Vientiane. It looks closed but you ring the bell and somebody will come. I just had to fill a form and give my ...
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Getting from Laos to Hoi An, Vietnam

I took a bus from Hanoi to Laos back in 2011. The bus took around 23 hours. This includes maybe an hour at the border as most tourists needed to get Laos visa. The road taken was through very steep ...
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Does the entry into Laos from China at the Mohan/Boten crossing have any extra fee besides the $30 visa-on-arrival fee?

OK I can now confirm that as of mid-June 2017 there are no extra fees or charges when entering Laos from China at the Mohan/Boten border crossing. So don't worry if you didn't bring $1 USD notes. You'...
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Best way to travel to and inside Vietnam

Trains do not connect all places in Vietnam - there's effectively one line that runs from Hanoi to HCMC along the coast for most of the route, and a couple of branch lines (to Lao Cai and Hai Phong) ...
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How much does the bus over the Thai Lao friendship bridge cost from the Laos side?

When I was in Laos, I had to make that same trip (around June/July 2023). The bus ride from Laos to Thailand over Friendship Bridge #1 should cost you around 20,000 LAK. Keep some LAK handy for that. ...
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Where can I get my Vietnam visa printed in Lak Sao, Laos?

You won't need to print out your visa if you cross here. There were three people I had to show my passport and e-visa to, and there was absolutely no problem with it being on my phone. Make sure you'...
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How to get visas for Cambodia and Laos?

I have visited Cambodia three times and Laos five times in last 15 years on a Pakistani passport. A visa was available on arrival when I first visited in 2002 and 2006, while later it became ...
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Indian travelling by road through Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

For the visa, you might get the visa on arrival in Laos or Cambodia but have to get the approval letter for it before getting into Vietnam. You should start from Laos Airport (Vientiane or Luang ...
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Getting from Laos to Hoi An, Vietnam

As i know, from Laos to Hoian have not direct bus or train, you have to transfer to Dien Bien Phu by bus or Hanoi by train to Laos, then catch bus to Hoian. You can read more at : http://www....
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Are there vaccines requirements to travel from the USA to Laos?

The only required vaccination for Laos is yellow fever, and that only applies if you're coming from a country where the disease is prevalent. The United States is not one of them. Specifically: ...
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Looking for Houay den Muang in Laos

Found it. It has a Facebook page but it's a bit unclear as to whether it's a restaurant, a guesthouse, or something else. The Facebook page has the English subtitle "country house" and a few ...
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Phone service crossing borders, Vietnam>Thailand>Laos>Cambodia

I have been using since 2013, thereabouts, SIM cards by China Unicom HK that are valid in a selection of countries. So answers around 2016 saying There are no universal SIM cards in SE Asia were ...
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