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Buy in Laos

Posted in on 5-17-13

Buy in Laos

The Lao currency is the kip, which is non-convertible (outside Laos), unstable and generally inflationary. Approximate exchange rates as of March 2011 are €1 = 10,000 kip, £1 = 12,000, 1...

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Work in Laos

Posted in on 5-17-13

Work in Laos

Lao work permits are difficult to obtain, unless you can secure employment with one of the numerous NGOs. English teaching is possible but poorly paid (US$5-8/hour). One of the most...

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Eat in Laos

Posted in on 5-17-13

Eat in Laos

Lao cuisine is very similar to the food eaten in the north-eastern Isaan region of Thailand: very spicy, more often bitter than sweet, and using lots of fresh herbs and vegetables served...

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Drink in Laos

Posted in on 5-17-13

Drink in Laos

The national drink of Laos is the ubiquitous and tasty Beer Lao, made with Laotian jasmine rice and one of the few Lao exports.It maintains an almost mythical status amongst travellers and...

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Sleep in Laos

Posted in on 5-17-13

Sleep in Laos

Accommodation options outside the Mekong Valley’s main tourist spots are limited to basic hotels and guest houses, but there are many budget and mid-price hotels and guest houses and...

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Stay safe in Laos

Posted in on 5-17-13

Stay safe in Laos

    *  Identification When in Laos, it is important to always have your passport. Copies of your passport and visa are acceptable, and it is recommended to travel with a copy rather...

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Stay healthy in Laos

Posted in on 5-17-13

Stay healthy in Laos

Parts of Laos have a good deal of Malaria so anti-malarials are recommended if visiting those areas for an extended period, but check with health professionals: there are many high...

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Contact in Laos

Posted in on 5-17-13

Contact in Laos

Internet cafés can be found in larger towns, however access speeds are usually painfully slow and cafe staffs have less knowledge. The most reliable connections are in Vientiane, and...

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