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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

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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 2458 posts) 2y

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

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

4. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2458 posts) 2y

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

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 2458 posts) 2y

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 2458 posts) 2y

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

Cheers,
Terry