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hey ever one i jus wanted to see how many responses i would get if i asked this question because if or one am seriously considering going back there and support our athletes and this ground breaking event for all of laos biggrin


i hope to see more people think like me or even better yet already know their going back to support our first ever international games

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I have no job now for 4 month and still look for job I really wan to

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hey ever one i jus wanted to see how many responses i would get if i asked this question because if or one am seriously considering going back there and support our athletes and this ground breaking event for all of laos biggrin


i hope to see more people think like me or even better yet already know their going back to support our first ever international games




You guys must have lot of money. How much pocket money do we need to be there for a month?



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I would love to go back and watch the ASEAN games.  But!! I've been broke for few months and barely making ends meet.  I don't know if I get to go at all.  Unless one or two Samakomlao members that currently living in Laos are willing to support me for few weeks.  I don't ask for much.. a place to stay and some foods.biggrin

mee khon jaidee yu bor??

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I would love to go back and watch the ASEAN games.  But!! I've been broke for few months and barely making ends meet.  I don't know if I get to go at all.  Unless one or two Samakomlao members that currently living in Laos are willing to support me for few weeks.  I don't ask for much.. a place to stay and some foods.biggrin

mee khon jaidee yu bor??




ME  U DER AI SEE MA LOD DER NONG C KHA HAI KAI KIN .



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ME  U DER AI SEE MA LOD DER NONG C KHA HAI KAI KIN .


Man yung nor neee... Oh!!! KHA KAI bor pen yung der... mee tair ya su KHA AI KIN la ga por.. hahahhahah biggrin

 



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Hey friends

Pls came came to see sea game in laos. Just pay for your return tickt that all. the living cost here are not expensive. one month is about 500-700 $ that going to be enough if you not much drinking lao beer and play around

Welcom welcom to your monther land

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I really want to go cheering women Volleyball and women swimming  but i don't have any vacation and sick leave.  Please have fun and take pic for me, thanks.

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My heart is always with Lao athletes and would love flight to Lao during SEA GAMES.
The only things that pull me back is the tickets for SEA GAMES as where to buy and how to buy....may be unavailable any mores...
For me, I have excellent conditions as vacations,job stable, healthy and even money.

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Don't worry about ticket, you can buy by phone here:
Mr. Somphou PHONGSA
Tel & Fax: (+856-21) 214596

Handphone: (+856-20) 9801825

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Hi! All my friends

Thanks alot for support and interesting to returning home land and see main sport even in Laos. I want to give you some information in getting a ticket for Openning and closing ceremoney for sea game. May be you can ask  Samankhomlao web master but so far I know ticket still available just only 30% have been booked. and I still looking for more informations and send back to you or it is good if you can give me your E-mail address so I can sending or update information.

Thanks all my friend

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Destined wrote:

hey ever one i jus wanted to see how many responses i would get if i asked this question because if or one am seriously considering going back there and support our athletes and this ground breaking event for all of laos biggrin


i hope to see more people think like me or even better yet already know their going back to support our first ever international games




You guys must have lot of money. How much pocket money do we need to be there for a month?



To second person, if you can afford the ticket to LAO, then the next thing is you should have around 500 us dollars or 1000, for 1 month in LAO. You will have plenty of money to spend....if I am not wrong then 500 us dollars converting to kip you could have at least 5 000 000 kip if you have relatives in Vientiane then is a good thing otherwise you still able to rent a room about 50 000 kips a night and let say you stay for a month in a guest house only cost you 1 500 000k then you still have enough money to spend. Go for it make sure you have 500 to 1000 us dollars then you will be very comfortable in 1 month in LAO, Good luck, folks

 



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SeeHarHed wrote:

I would love to go back and watch the ASEAN games.  But!! I've been broke for few months and barely making ends meet.  I don't know if I get to go at all.  Unless one or two Samakomlao members that currently living in Laos are willing to support me for few weeks.  I don't ask for much.. a place to stay and some foods.biggrin

mee khon jaidee yu bor??




ME  U DER AI SEE MA LOD DER NONG C KHA HAI KAI KIN .




 If you really wanted to go to LAO for Sea Games and just need somewhere to stay...I can support you, just leave your name here, I will send you some money enough for you to stay in a guest house in Vientiane for food if you can afford 3 us dollars a day then you will have no problem in 1 month in LAO. How about that. Your name and address or country you are now. And make look at guest houses in Vientiane and book a room before you go. Cheer.



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Hi ! All my friens so happy read  all of your comments, we are here in laos realdy supportting you as much as we can and we want all of you visit your home land and enjoy as we are all lao
looking forward to see you

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Lao People wrote:

Hi ! All my friens so happy read  all of your comments, we are here in laos realdy supportting you as much as we can and we want all of you visit your home land and enjoy as we are all lao
looking forward to see you



The company I work for now is running with a very tight skeleton crew since most of the people got laid off and they cannot afford to let me take a long vacation. If you can find me a new job then I will go...

 



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No need to go there. You can cheer Laos from where you live with your friends and relatives. Lol.

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For those who can't make a trip don't worry I'll update with a lot of videos clips here samakomlao, it's like next to being there.

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Appreciate it very much, Ed.

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SEAGAME25TH WILL BEGIN FROM 02/12 TO 18/12??????
IN 2 WEEKS, HOW MUCH (USD) I HAVE TO SPEND?
WE AFRAID ITS NO MORE HOTEL ROOM AVAILABLE DURING SEAGAME TIME
if anyone knows any 3stars hotel available, let we know. Thanks


we just email to
Thavikhoun hotel to book, but they said we have to stay one month, oh my god disbelief Its a hotel policies

"Thank you for your interest in staying at "Thavikhoun hotel".
Due the "Sea Game" our rooms must be booked for staying at the hotel at least for one month. We apologize in advanced for the inconveniences caused by these policies. So if you still interested in staying with us we can send you a quotation and book for you a room.
We await your prompt reply so as to better be able to attend to the business at hand.

Best regards,

Thavikhoun Hotel"









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Have you tried to inquiry about Vientiane Guest Houses, I saw many western tourists using them, so they must be alright for you. As I known, a room in a guest house in Vientiane costs between 50 000 kip to 80 000kip/air conditioning for 1 night. Try to look at guest houses in Vientiane, good luck.



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What is a guest house?? what does it like??? a motel???

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These are guest houses review internationally in Vientiane, you can have a look in internet, Sabaidy guest house, haysoke guest house is in the centre of Vientiane ( single room=15 us dollar a night, twin room=20 us dollar a night) Mixok guest house, Mimi guest house. Villa Sisavad Guest house= double room around 20 us dollar a night. There are pictures of those guest houses when you look at the internet Vientiane guest houses review. Good Luck.

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500-1000 USD a month? That's too expensive to live in Laos for today, man!!! USD 1000 is the totally amount of Salary that we've got in the State for Lao Nohk

It's still expensive no

How about the most cheappest airline to fly from State to Laos and how many airlines that need to catch up?

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THANKS, BRO

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500-1000 USD a month? That's too expensive to live in Laos for today, man!!! USD 1000 is the totally amount of Salary that we've got in the State for Lao Nohk

It's still expensive no

How about the most cheappest airline to fly from State to Laos and how many airlines that need to catch up?




 If you wanted comfortable room and quite luxury meal, but if you have relatives in Vientiane then it would cost you less than 1000 us dollar, for me if I spend 10 us dollars for meal each day and a single room around 15 us dollars then, total cost is 750 us dollar a month.....in the centre of Vientiane city, you can have a bowl of noodle around 7000 k equals to 1 us dollar, a coffee 0.50 us to 1.00 us dollar. A beef noodle bowl around 2 us dollars...at night you can have plenty kind of food, there is a place open air, behind Vientiane Stadium, people sell all kind of cooking food, from KARLAM, PING KAY, to stir fried of all kind, as well as KAENG CHUD or soup....hot KAW NEOW is there too....you should have very good LAO food in this open air food strolls, in the Center of Vientiane there are all kind of food as well. A LAO BEER is around 8000kto 10 000k, 1.50 us dollar, I hope you have some good informations here.



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I just came to USA 4 weeks ago, I'm now planning back to Laos for SEA game if Lao government allowed me to take time off during my school time.

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Vientiane is not so cheap anymore.


Flight: ~$1000 (NYC - BKK Roundtrip)
Flight: ~$200 (BKK - UTH Roundtrip with border transfer)
Visa: $36
Accomodations: $20/night (x30 nights = $600/month)
Food: $2/bowl (let's you eat this 3 times a day = $6/day times 31 days = $186/month) Pher/Pho/Noodle soup right next to the US Embassy
Drink (neccessity):$1.00/litre x 3 litre/day = $3 x 31 days = $93/month
Drink (libation): $0.80/litre from mini-mart (say 5 litre/day easy = $4/day x 31 days = $124/month)


Basics
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$1000
$200
$36
$600
$186
$93
$124
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$2239


Extras
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SEA games tickets
souvenirs
donations
miscellaneous expenses


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DK wrote:
Vientiane is not so cheap anymore.


Flight: ~$1000 (NYC - BKK Roundtrip)
Flight: ~$200 (BKK - UTH Roundtrip with border transfer)
Visa: $36
Accomodations: $20/night (x30 nights = $600/month)
Food: $2/bowl (let's you eat this 3 times a day = $6/day times 31 days = $186/month) Pher/Pho/Noodle soup right next to the US Embassy
Drink (neccessity):$1.00/litre x 3 litre/day = $3 x 31 days = $93/month
Drink (libation): $0.80/litre from mini-mart (say 5 litre/day easy = $4/day x 31 days = $124/month)


Basics
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$1000
$200
$36
$600
$186
$93
$124
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$2239


Extras
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SEA games tickets
souvenirs
donations
miscellaneous expenses


DK, you're cracking me up man... hahhahahhaha  way to break it down to the dollar.. hahahh  those numbers you calculated is just for yourself, but it will double that when you meet poo sao ngarm ngarm from VTE..  I spend average about $4K total on each trip to Laos and I am on conservative side too..

my biggest problem is....  alcohol and relatives... i have so many relatives and i do have to give them $$$..  it add up quickly..  but, i'm happy to give them little money i have..



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I am totally agree with you. Last year, I spent almost $20 000 during visiting Lao.

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DK wrote:

 

Vientiane is not so cheap anymore.


Flight: ~$1000 (NYC - BKK Roundtrip)
Flight: ~$200 (BKK - UTH Roundtrip with border transfer)
Visa: $36
Accomodations: $20/night (x30 nights = $600/month)
Food: $2/bowl (let's you eat this 3 times a day = $6/day times 31 days = $186/month) Pher/Pho/Noodle soup right next to the US Embassy
Drink (neccessity):$1.00/litre x 3 litre/day = $3 x 31 days = $93/month
Drink (libation): $0.80/litre from mini-mart (say 5 litre/day easy = $4/day x 31 days = $124/month)


Basics
======
$1000
$200
$36
$600
$186
$93
$124
-------
$2239


Extras
======
SEA games tickets
souvenirs
donations
miscellaneous expenses

 




Don't forget add in your plan budget:  Pay for Young Chick if you are a man.



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LOL....I left that out for all you guys to add as that number can vary wildly depending on whether you go to Don Chan palace or Snake Bar for your candy.

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A bowl of Pho or Noodle = 1-2 USD? OMG.....disbelief That's too expensive. Why in Vietnam and Thailand is more cheapper? WE are local, man. We are not those foreign tourists.

Nearly SEAGAME already..I don't know the Gov will do something to stop the stores, shops, street food stores, pubs and restaurant and also taxi to control them not to up the price during the SeaGame.



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I am rich, I have lots of dough, count me in for ASEAN games....on my way to the motherland....hope the ladies don't trick me and use up all my money...hehheeh j/j.

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A bowl of Pho or Noodle = 1-2 USD? OMG.....disbelief That's too expensive. Why in Vietnam and Thailand is more cheapper? WE are local, man. We are not those foreign tourists.

Nearly SEAGAME already..I don't know the Gov will do something to stop the stores, shops, street food stores, pubs and restaurant and also taxi to control them not to up the price during the SeaGame.

 



It may be expensive for local Lao, but very cheap for tourist and Lao abroad and this is the only time Lao merchants can make profit for only 2weeks so please bare with them. $1.00 to $2.00 for a bowl of pho soup is much cheaper than a small cup of coffee at McDanolds in U.S.A.


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A bowl of Pho or Noodle = 1-2 USD? OMG.....disbelief That's too expensive. Why in Vietnam and Thailand is more cheapper? WE are local, man. We are not those foreign tourists.

Nearly SEAGAME already..I don't know the Gov will do something to stop the stores, shops, street food stores, pubs and restaurant and also taxi to control them not to up the price during the SeaGame.

 



It may be expensive for local Lao, but very cheap for tourist and Lao abroad and this is the only time Lao merchants can make profit for only 2weeks so please bare with them. $1.00 to $2.00 for a bowl of pho soup is much cheaper than a small cup of coffee at McDanolds in U.S.A.

 



Oops! I meant bear with them as in be patience with what seem to be unbearable with the rising cost of food, merchandise,and taxi cab fair.

 



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Try Sabaidy Guest house, the ad stated double room 35 000kips, if they raised the price it could be 50 000k for 1 night. Sayouly Guest house 13 us dollars a night. Good Luck.

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ตามดินแดนแห่งความรักเหมือนในเพลงข้างล่างอยู่ครับ !!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrGRRj02tzg&feature=related

กรุงเทพมีแต่รถติด มลภาวะก็มากครับ.



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when you guys in vientiane during the GAMES , just turn on your Pc from your hotel or internet shop and post a topic that " we are in vientiane now, wana meet up? on samakomlao.. or exchange the number and we can meet up somewhere in VIENTIANE. OK? i will be around Vientiane , Sure!!!

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khonthakek wrote:

when you guys in vientiane during the GAMES , just turn on your Pc from your hotel or internet shop and post a topic that " we are in vientiane now, wana meet up? on samakomlao.. or exchange the number and we can meet up somewhere in VIENTIANE. OK? i will be around Vientiane , Sure!!!


Great idea Khontakhek! Is your invitation exclusive for Laotian members only or do you open for everyone?

 



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Dear all,

For someone got Facebook account feel free to add/join Facebook Pages: SEA Games XXV , Laos. Vientiane 2009. Let make it keep in touch together while sharing any information/activities such as gathering on venue during 25th SEA games or whatever that you think it! Dont be shy because this moment maybe can't turn back! Cheers!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/SEA-Games-XXV-Laos-Vientiane-2009/90526473177


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