Need to get into Laos from the northern part of Vietnam.
Has anyone crossed the Na Maew or Nam Khan border crossings??
Can you get a visa on arrival at them and are they safe?
Don't really want to travel all the way down to Lao Bao if we don't have to.
i got a bus from hanoi to vientiene last year and i got the visa at the border, most ppl on the bus got it in vietnam in advance but they paid a good 10-15$ extra! im not sure what border crossing we took though, it took 7 or 8 hours to reach it from hanoi though.
Of course you can use Na Meo to go to Lao. But whether a visa can be obtained there, better to make a phone call to the Laos embassy in Hanoi. Doesn't cost you 2 bucks anyway.