Distance/Time/Money

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  1. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    I thought this bus schedule board from the north of Laos might be interesting.
    $1 = 8125 Kip

    Note the km/hr and the total hours for some of the trips.

    We did Udomxai - 120 K in 3 hrs and 20 minutes. an average of 22 miles per hour

    VIP bus was faster, had semi-reclining seats and a dvr player (in Lao and loud)
    Local bus stopped wherever needed

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    Very handy to have it written in English.

    I love all those question marks!
     
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    I did ask about that.
    It seems that if they have a group of people to go, they'll run a small bus or minivan.
    That is quite a distance but only the first 4 hours are on Lao roads, after that the roads in Thailand are quite good.

    The bus to Phongsaly is a different matter; the road is horrible, especially in the rain, and altho the VIP bus is nicer, well, rather than tell you, watch this video

     

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