just wanna ask if anyone has crossed from Lao to Vietnam through the Tay Trang crossing (ie the one near Dien Bien Phu). is it possible?
If not, what other alternatives are there for a safe and relatively hassle free crossing into Lao from Northern Vietnam? Heard of many scam buses and trips from hell to Lao from Vietnam, so id be really grateful for any advise on crossing over.
I have heard the bus between laos and vietnam is a nightmare. your best bet might be to fly - i flew from Vientiane to Hanoi for around US$125.
I can only second bex advice and also flew from Vientienne to Hanoi. Must have gotten a good deal as I paid US $ 80. I also only have heard bad stories about the bus trip between the two cities, would be interesting to read the opinion of someone who's done the trip overland.
Thanks for the quick replies... ill have a look at air tickets then.