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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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Crossing the Lao/Thai border at Ban Than - no border office?

If this is the border crossing I'm looking at on Google Maps right now, it looks like it does indeed have an office. The town on the Lao side is Ban Pangmong while on the Thai side is Ban Huak on ...
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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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Currencies in Laos

You will do most things in Lao kip but it's easy to change USD and THB in any town big enough to have a decent sized market. The exchange rate for Thai baht at the end of 2014 was between 246 and 250....
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Can I get a Lao visa on arrival when crossing the border from Vietnam at Bo Y / Phou Keua?

YES. I got one there yesterday afternoon between about 4.30pm and 5pm. There were no extra fees or bribes over the standard fee which, for an Australian, was $30. There were two forms, one large ...
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Can I get a Lao visa on arrival when crossing the border from Vietnam at Bo Y / Phou Keua?

On the website of the Lao embassy in Paris, you can find on the download page a document on the entry points into Laos. On this document, you can see for each entry point whether it delivers visas ("...
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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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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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Is the Lao / Myanmar border slated to open soon for foreigners?

Laos-Myanmar bridge awaits juristic acts Laos-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Luang Namtha province in the northern parts of the country has yet to become an official international border as the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is the Laos/China border at Boten/Mohan open 24 hours?

NO. It closes at 9.30pm on the Chinese side, Mohan. It closes at 8.30pm on the Lao side, Boten. (Laos and China run in different time zones one hour apart.) Source: I crossed this border on foot ...
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What's the price of a Vietnamese tourist visa in Laos for an Australian national?

Today I went to the consular office of the Vietnamese Embassy here in Vientiane to ask them. Whether you want a one-month or three-month visa, the price is the same: $60 USD to pick up your passport ...
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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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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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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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Getting from Laos to Hoi An, Vietnam

There are numerous routes to get to Laos from Vietnam, but most of travellers and tourism agencies choose to use the three common roads below: Highway No.279 from Dien Bien Phu City, crossing Tay ...
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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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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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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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