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Laos from 25 Oct to 2 Nov! In need of a travel buddy! =)

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1. Posted by QTK8 (Budding Member 3 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Hey all,

I'm new here. I'm going to Laos on 25/10 and would like to know if anyone would like to join me!
here are my travel plans:

pakse (to see the organic coffee plantations + waterfalls) -> wat phou (which i've been told is the "angkor wat of laos") -> don det + don khon islands (to see the endangered irrawady dolphins) -> vientiane (not staying the night because i've been told that there's not much to do here) -> vang vieng (for tubing + blue lagoon + partying) -> luang prabang -> bangkok

I'm in serious need of a travel buddy who knows how to ride a scooter (because I suck at it and I almost crashed the first and the last time i rode it & yes, I know it's a lame reason for wanting a travel buddy hahaha).

anyways, if anyone's interested in joining me on this trip, hit me up!

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2538 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

I'll just make one comment... I don't think SE Asia (or for that matter, anywhere) is the place to ride two-up on a scooter trusting a driver who you don't know.

Lastly, make sure your medical insurance covers stuff like scooters.

Good luck and have fun.

Cheers,
Terry

3. Posted by QTK8 (Budding Member 3 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

thanks for the tip, terry. but i know what i'm getting myself into!

4. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2538 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Not to split hairs, but trying to meet a travel buddy who will be a complete stranger - yet you want them to pilot a scooter while you're the passenger - is the very definition of not knowing what you're getting yourself into.

No big deal - it's your decision - but don't pretend it's something that it's not.

Have fun.

Cheers,
Terry

5. Posted by QTK8 (Budding Member 3 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

okaaaaay? thanks again, i guess? because it's highly likely that the people i might meet on this forum could be psychopaths or serial killers, right?

[ Edit: Edited on 11-Sep-2014, at 23:42 by QTK8 ]

6. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2538 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Huh? Psychopaths or serial killers?!?! Sorry, I didn't make myself clear. LOL

I was referring to trusting a stranger to pilot a scooter with you as the passenger. Motorcycle/scooter accidents are rampant in SE Asia. You need a very experienced and very competent driver to help even the odds - especially with the added burden of a passenger which severely impairs a scooter's agility to function properly.

Cheers,
Terry

7. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2538 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

That's why I mentioned to be sure your medical insurance covers stuff like scooters in Reply #2.

Cheers,
Terry