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What to bring? December 17, 2006

Posted by Guido in General.
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I wouldn’t bring too much. You don’t need a jacket or a large selection of shoes. The temperature is a lovely 25-30 °C / 75-85 °F in the daytime. Just bring some light clothes. December nights in Luang Prabang can be little cool, so bring a sweater too. It’s easy to have your laundry done, either at your guest house or a laundry service.

Whenever you go inside a building somewhere you should take off your shoes. Sandals and flip flops are ideal for Laos.

With so many rivers and waterfalls you’re likely to go play in the water at some point, but somehow western women in bikini always look a bit out of place in Laos. It’s up to you. Lao people just go play in the water in whatever they’re wearing.

Some of Veo’s tips: Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, hand sanitizer; Veo found that female products weren’t so easy to find in Laos. Some people should bring some medical emergency stuff such as painkillers and band-aids. Pharmacies are unreliable and badly stocked.

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