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Transportation In Vientiane

Transportation In Vientiane

Laos - Need to know

AIR PLANE Vientiane's Wattay International Airport (airport code VTE) is 3.5km west of the city. Transport from the airport to the city is by a pre-paid coupon and fixed at $6/54,000 kip. Travelling from the city to the airport you have more power to bargain with the tuk tuk drivers and, though they'll initially quote a similar price, you can bargain...

Transportation In Savannakhet

Transportation In Savannakhet

Laos - Need to know

How to get to Savannakhet? Getting to Savannakhet is easy task, Savannakhet is very well connected either by plane, by road using the bus or caracross the Bridge of friendship between Laos and Thailand, or in boat catching a Ferry along the Mekong River. Although there is trains, the city of Savannakhet in Laos it has no train station.

Transportation In Luang Prabang

Transportation In Luang Prabang

Laos - Need to know

Lao Airlines operates at least three daily flights between Luang Prabang and Vientiane plus flights to Pakse and Phonsavan It’s wise to confirm your flight the day before departure. Lao Airlines in Luang Prabang accepts credit cards and can book flights on THAI (between Laos and Thailand only). Most travel agents also book domestic and international flights. Don’t forget that you’ll...

Transport In Pakse

Transport In Pakse

Laos - Need to know

Pakse is one of most important in the South of Laos and therefore, very well connected with the rest of cities in Laos and also the neighbouring countries (Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam). Buses, aircraft, trains, motorcycles, cars and boats, reviewed here in Pakse transportation options.

Savannakhet

Savannakhet

Laos - What to see

The city of Savannakhet is the capital of the province of the same name, Savannakhet province. This city, the third most populous city in Laos, is under the administration of France from the year 1896. Savannakhet literally means territory of gold, referring to its fertile lands and its history, ranging from the Sikhottaboun Empire to French prehistory through Indo-China (in Savannakhet...

LAO BEEF JERKY (SIEN SAVANH) AND LAO SAUSAGE (SAI OUA)

LAO BEEF JERKY (SIEN SAVANH) AND LAO SAUSAGE (SAI OUA)

Laos - Eat & Drink

Sien Savanh is small bites of beef, marinated in dark soy, oyster sauce, garlic, pepper and palm sugar. Occasionally with sprinkles of sesame seeds. The marinated beef is left to dry in the sun, catching rays to find the perfect glaze. A quick grilling at roadside street food vendors adds a smoky flavor and the result is a chewy, sticky,...

Beer Laos

Beer Laos

Laos - Eat & Drink

One of the most sought after beers in Southeast Asia, a favorite with Southeast Asia’s backpackers and now found exported through Europe. Beer Lao is hard to avoid in Laos and is said to have 99% share of the beer market in Laos. It is everywhere and as far as beer goes it’s not so bad. If bored of the...

TAM MAK HOONG (PAPAYA SALAD)

TAM MAK HOONG (PAPAYA SALAD)

Laos - Eat & Drink

This Lao creation is similar to Thai “som tam”, but it has fermented fish sauce and shrimp paste as the key ingredients, along with garlic, tomatoes, chili, palm sugar, lime juice, fish sauce (made from mud fish) and brined crabs. Also, no palm sugar is added to Lao papaya salad. It is saltier and grittier than its Thai cousin, with...

Laap

Laap

Laos - Eat & Drink

Probably the best-known Lao dish, laap is a chopped meat “salad” made of pork, chicken, beef, duck or fish, dressed with lime juice, garlic, crushed, roasted rice and herbs and served at room temperature. The protein used in laap can be raw or cooked. Popular raw laap variations include fish and duck (with blood). Another flavor in laap is the...

Laos Culinary

Laos Culinary

Laos - Eat & Drink

While Laotian cuisine is similar to the food of Northeast Thailand, it also has a very individual flavor compared with other Southeast Asian fare. Lao cuisine has many regional variations, due in part to the fresh foods local to each region. One thing that commonly stands out about Laotian food is that it is usually spicy. As a nation with...

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