Stickman's visit to Vientiane in Laos

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Stickman's visit to Vientiane in Laos

Postby JohnBKK » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:26 am

Hi forum friends

I always read the stickman weekly column about news in Bangkok (and Thailand in general). This week he went on a trip to Vientiane and wrote a nice trip report with pictures. I thought I wanted to share it with you: Stickman's Vientiane trip report.
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Re: Stickman's visit to Vientiane in Laos

Postby Adam » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:05 pm

Thanks for the link - it's a good read. I noticed Stickman writes that more and more Lao people now drive big cars such as rolls royce. Good to see people are getting richer :-)
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Re: Stickman's visit to Vientiane in Laos

Postby Phouvanay » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:59 pm

Adam wrote:Thanks for the link - it's a good read. I noticed Stickman writes that more and more Lao people now drive big cars such as rolls royce. Good to see people are getting richer :-)
Selling land to the Chinese and Vietnamese.. :(
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Re: Stickman's visit to Vientiane in Laos

Postby missBackpacker » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:52 pm

Phouvanay wrote:
Adam wrote:Thanks for the link - it's a good read. I noticed Stickman writes that more and more Lao people now drive big cars such as rolls royce. Good to see people are getting richer :-)
Selling land to the Chinese and Vietnamese.. :(
I thought only the state was allowed to sell land and property to foreigners?
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Re: Stickman's visit to Vientiane in Laos

Postby Phouvanay » Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:16 pm

missBackpacker wrote:
Phouvanay wrote:
Adam wrote:Thanks for the link - it's a good read. I noticed Stickman writes that more and more Lao people now drive big cars such as rolls royce. Good to see people are getting richer :-)
Selling land to the Chinese and Vietnamese.. :(
I thought only the state was allowed to sell land and property to foreigners?
Marriage to the locals. A lot of my aunts and uncles land were sold to foreigners married to the locals.
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Re: Stickman's visit to Vientiane in Laos

Postby missBackpacker » Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:43 pm

Phouvanay wrote:Marriage to the locals. A lot of my aunts and uncles land were sold to foreigners married to the locals.
Hehe...yeah, that's one way to work around it of course. Although I remember to have read on this site somewhere that marrying a Lao national is not exactly a breeze ;-)
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Re: Stickman's visit to Vientiane in Laos

Postby Phouvanay » Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:20 pm

missBackpacker wrote:
Phouvanay wrote:Marriage to the locals. A lot of my aunts and uncles land were sold to foreigners married to the locals.
Hehe...yeah, that's one way to work around it of course. Although I remember to have read on this site somewhere that marrying a Lao national is not exactly a breeze ;-)
That, I am not to sure about. :)
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Re: Stickman's visit to Vientiane in Laos

Postby missBackpacker » Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:09 am

Phouvanay wrote:
missBackpacker wrote:
Phouvanay wrote:Marriage to the locals. A lot of my aunts and uncles land were sold to foreigners married to the locals.
Hehe...yeah, that's one way to work around it of course. Although I remember to have read on this site somewhere that marrying a Lao national is not exactly a breeze ;-)
That, I am not to sure about. :)
What I meant was just that there seems to be a lot of paperwork involved when marrying a Lao national :-)

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