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yogestee wrote in post #13510770external link
Yep,, when I go to Vietnam I use Hanoi as a base. The far north west is drop dead beautiful, especially around Lao Cai and Sa Pa. Halong Bay is special also.

For me, anywhere south of Hue and Hoi An isn't worth seeing.

Depends on the purpose of the trip. Saigon was definitely better for drinking and bar hopping. Hanoi was awesome for culture photography.

Dec 13, 2011 21:43

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Hue Pano

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Just got back from Laos, northern Vietnam and Cambodia

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^^^^^^^^

Good stuff Phil,

Jan 02, 2012 19:39 as a reply to philmar's post 5 hours earlier.

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Thanks Jurgen

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Phil,, I see you went to Vang Vieng?

The countryside outside of Vang Vieng is beautiful, but the town itself is the armpit of Laos. Foreigners behaving badly, plus corrupt cops and guesthouse owners. Be wary of tuk-tuk drivers also, they work hand in hand with the police.

Anyone going to Vang Vieng,, be on your guard.

Jan 08, 2012 20:06 as a reply to philmar's post 4 hours earlier.

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... or just rent a bicycle, ride in to the countryside and stay away from the town and the kids and the booze and the drugs.

Jan 09, 2012 23:51

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philmar wrote in post #13677855external link
... or just rent a bicycle, ride in to the countryside and stay away from the town and the kids and the booze and the drugs.

Good advice Phil :D

Jan 09, 2012 23:54

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A great little video on Laos. Well worth a look.

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=evCd1dLg4I0external link

Jan 12, 2012 03:54 as a reply to yogestee's post 2 days earlier.

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yogestee wrote in post #13670404external link
Phil,, I see you went to Vang Vieng?

The countryside outside of Vang Vieng is beautiful, but the town itself is the armpit of Laos. Foreigners behaving badly, plus corrupt cops and guesthouse owners. Be wary of tuk-tuk drivers also, they work hand in hand with the police.

Anyone going to Vang Vieng,, be on your guard.

http://www.news.com.au ...ry-e6frfkyi-1226241894963external link

http://www.news.com.au ...ry-e6frfqai-1226242587502external link

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Big news in Laos within the Aussie expat community.

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