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by laosTraveller
Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Lao Language
Topic: Translation from English to Lao
Replies: 7
Views: 3205

Re: Translation from English to Lao

I will have to look it up in a dictionary the next time I go to the library :-)
by laosTraveller
Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Lao Language
Topic: Traduction english to lao
Replies: 1
Views: 645

Re: Traduction english to lao

This is the translation of "family" into Lao: ຄອບຄົວ.

I wonder why you would tattoo this on your body though. But each to their own I guess :shock:
by laosTraveller
Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Visiting Laos
Topic: Types of visas?
Replies: 4
Views: 1916

Re: Types of visas?

Oh, and I'm surprised to see there is a visa for those having family in Laos. But it's called a "Visit visa", where I would assume it is more like a permanent visa (to stay and provide for Lao family)? Well, according to this visa information from the Lao Embassy in Belgium, the Visit visa only all...
by laosTraveller
Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Visiting Laos
Topic: Types of visas?
Replies: 4
Views: 1916

Re: Types of visas?

I believe there are 7 different types of visas: 1) Diplomatic Visa (A1) for government officials, UN representatives etc. 2) Official visa (A2) for consulate staff etc. 3) Courtesy visa (B1) for foreign experts doing work for the Lao government. 4) Business visa (B2) for foreign experts working for ...
by laosTraveller
Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Living in Laos
Topic: Where is the cheapest place to buy property in Laos?
Replies: 3
Views: 6590

Re: Where is the cheapest place to buy property in Laos?

...you wouldn't want to buy property outside Vientiane just to save a few bucks. Unless you enjoy the pleasure of rural living of course ;-) I'm not sure I agree here. Vientiane is not the only livable place in Laos. Bigger cities like Pakse, Savannakhet and Luang Prabang have all you need to live ...
by laosTraveller
Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Food in Laos
Topic: Cake and desert in Laos?
Replies: 2
Views: 1087

Re: Cake and desert in Laos?

Cakes in Laos (and South East Asian in general) are very different from cakes and sweets in the western world. In Laos, cakes are almost always based on fruits and vegetables such as corn, banana, papaya and mango, in one way or the other. Steamed rice as well as alcohol (whisky) is also a frequent ...
by laosTraveller
Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Member's Trip Reports
Topic: The old way of tubing
Replies: 5
Views: 2294

Re: The old way of tubing

Tubing is apparently still popular in Laos. I wonder what the locals must think about us westerners, if this is the first impression they get of us :o A little embarrassing in my eyes. This is a recent video of tubing in Vang Vieng. I think they know about us strange falangs already from tv movies :)
by laosTraveller
Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Living in Laos
Topic: What's the cost of renting in Vientiane?
Replies: 5
Views: 1309

Re: What's the cost of renting in Vientiane?

It's not as cheap as you might think, to live in the heart of Vientiane - although probably still cheaper than Bangkok :) A furnished condo (40 sqm'ish) with aircondition, cable, internet and all that, can easily set you back $500-$800 / month. A larger apartment (100 sqm'ish) with similar facilitie...
by laosTraveller
Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Lao Language
Topic: Writing a Learn Lao language book
Replies: 7
Views: 1462

Re: Writing a Learn Lao language book

Any idea for a title yet? I haven't thought of a title yet, but I'm always open for ideas Some of the hot titles are already taken like "Lao for beginners" and "Lao Basics" :D Also, I suppose some titles are kind of reserved, like "Colloquial Lao", as there is already a "Colloquial Thai" on the mar...
by laosTraveller
Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Lao Language
Topic: Writing a Learn Lao language book
Replies: 7
Views: 1462

Re: Writing a Learn Lao language book

As there really aren't many of those Lao self study books on the market, your idea of writing such a book is great news. Here's my take on your questions. 1) Should I use phonetic or Lao script in the book? Well, if it's a beginner's book, you don't want to scare off potential readers with Lao scrip...

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