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Hi all! Got 31 days and starting from Hanoi... Wanted to spend about 10 days in north Vietnam and then move down through Laos and THailand. Has anyone done something similar? Where should I cross? And where are the best places to stop?

Or should I just get a plane to Luang Prabang? ..... Hei I'm traveling on my own, but done this before

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    I'd recommend flying into Luang Prabang and then taking a river boat to Vang Vieng and on to Vientiane. From there go straight across to Chiang Mai for hilltribe and jungle adventure and then move South to the islands for some beach time to finish off your visit.

    PS. Spend as much time in Laos as you can! It is magical :) almost 7 years ago

    Answered by Jess Barker via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Hi i have made the Thai - Laos crossing at the friendship bridge 2 North East Thailand. The city's at the bridge are Mukdahan (thai side) and Savanakhet (laos) side. There is absolutely nothing much too see around both of these rural towns, and the crossing is to far north in Thailand of anything of value to see.
    The only thing that Mukdahan has to offer is a good casino called the Savan Vegas that sits in the middle of a rice field. So try another Thai / Laos crossing but i cant suggest one just not the above places, maybe Nong Khai / Vientiane crossing.
    If you need an Asian hotel i find this place has some good deals going www.ihotelthai.com almost 7 years ago

    Answered by Tina Moore via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Thx a lot guys!!! But my question was more about the border between north Vietnam and Laos ;)... That worries me a bit.
    But hei... Good advices thx... @Tina: I think I'll do the same border crossing you did and then make my way down to Thai almost 7 years ago

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    I flew hanoi - Louangphrabang, it's one hour and around 80usd for a flight or a 24hr epic in a bus on shocking roads! I'm not averse to adventure infact I love it but after countless dodgy bus journeys throughout se Asia the plane won through in this case. Enjoy your trip and happy roaming!!

    Another option would be to break the journey in two by visiting phonsovan and the 'plain of jars' en route. You can cross the border at either nam xoi or nam khan depending on how far south you get in Vietnam. over 6 years ago

    Answered by Laurence via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    We hope to grow and provide a usefull collection of tips and tricks on borders crossings, checkpoints, visa info, overland experiences and what's more. Your help will be most appreciated!! over 3 years ago

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