Laos Archive

Get Your Motorcycle License Before Coming to South East Asia

South east Asia is jammed with scooters and motorcycles. They are easily the most common form of transport in the region. They’re everywhere you look. In the cities, in the country, no matter what time it is, day or night. They’re everywhere and are used by more or less everyone. Renting or buying one

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Magic Travel Blog – Trip Update 2

Time for Magic Travel Blog’s Trip Update 2! It has been about six weeks since we last did an update. Our first update was from Kuala Lumpur all the way through Malaysia, into Thailand, up to Chiang Mai where we went to the dentist a lot. We ended our trip update just before we

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Money Tip – Changing Your Lao Kip Into Thai Baht

If you are like us, you take out a certain amount of money from the ATM each time. This makes it easier to spot unusual transactions. The amount could be $100, $300 or whatever amount you choose. Try to stick with it for the duration of your trip. Sometimes though, we find that we

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How To Get From Vientiane To Bangkok Easily.

Every guest house and travel agency in Vientiane can organise a plane, bus or train ticket to get from Vientiane to Bangkok easily. And cheaply too. All you have to do is ask. They will then make a simple phone call to see if there is in fact a seat for you, and then

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Patuxai (Victory Monument) In Vientiane

Victory Monument, known in Laotian as Patuxai, is one of Vientiane’s iconic attractions. It was built after the country gained independence from France. The US actually gave the Laotian government the money to build a new city airport but they decided that a large monument was in order. Up close, you can easily see

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Three Places To Work In Vientiane, Laos

One of the worries of being digital nomads is constantly looking out for places to use as our office. We spent nearly two weeks in Vientiane, Laos, and we visited a lot of places to find that perfect office. The perfect place to work for us needs to have: Reliable and fast wifi. Free

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Lao-Lao, Fast Food, And Japanese Noodles In Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane is the capital city of Laos. It may not be filled with high-rise buildings and business suits but it does have quite an array of international food choices. There’s plenty of run-of-the-mill food and drink to be had but we’ve focussed on 3 special options. We could have easily hung out in Vientiane

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How To Get From Vang Vieng To Vientiane Easily

We had originally booked seats on a minivan from Vang Vieng to Vientiane. We got picked up from our accommodation and dropped at the bus station where we changed our minds. We prefer not to have our bags loaded onto a minivan’s roof. What if it rains? They usually make some effort to cover

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