Vang Vieng

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Vang Vieng is a hyped village in Laos, 160 km from the capital city of Vientiane. As such, there are no attractions in Vang Vieng. I come here first of all for the natural beauty and active entertainment.

100 USD = 2,207,795.04 LAK

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  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 25,000 people
  • GDP: $2,339 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 2 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Unitel
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: Tipping is not expected in Laos but a little spare change left at the end of a meal or taxi journey will be highly appreciated and will probably make a big difference to the worker’s daily wage. 10% at the end of a meal and rounding up a taxi fare is a generous way of showing your thanks for good service.
  • Apartment listings: ImmoLaos
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels:
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  • Best intl air carrier: Vietnam
  • Monthly costs for expat: $700
  • Monthly costs for family: $1600
  • Monthly costs for local: $450
  • Meal: $2.5
  • Small Cola: $0.6
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.2
  • Coffee: $1.4

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