help with route needed quick!

Travel Forums Asia help with route needed quick!

1. Posted by shimmer (Budding Member 3 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

hello, i am in chiang mai and have booked a hostel until the morning of the 21st. i was planning to go to laos but some of the descriptions of experiences on the 'slow boat' have scared me off a bit and i am also concerned i don't have enough time. i have a flight from ho chi minh on the 3rd of october and my vietnamese visa sorted out. should i still go to laos and possibly end up rushing in order to make my flight or maybe head back to bangkok and go to cambodia then vietnam? i can't decide!

i'm a lone female traveller and laos sounds really good but i just don't know what to do! please help at all!

one last thing, is it easy to cross over into vietnam from laos and where would be the best point to do this?

[ Edit: Edited on 18-Sep-2009, at 00:53 by shimmer ]

2. Posted by HafJafMark (Respected Member 291 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Its easy enough to cross the border in the south - you can get a bus from Savannakett to Hue in Vietnam.

I havent crossed in the north, but I hear the bus journey is long and grueling