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Essential travel insights to keep you safe in Laos
Thu, 2 Jul 2015 Laos
Vang Vieng's decadent river bar scene - a magnet for backpackers seeking cheap alcohol, drugs and relative lawlessness - is now a shadow of its former self after a crackdown by Laos authorities.
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 Laos
UPDATE: Lao authorities have reportedly closed 7 of the 100 or so bars and restaurants along the Nam Song river at Vang Vieng in an apparent crackdown on illegal and dangerous behaviour.
Sat, 6 Jun 2015 Laos
On October 16th 2013 a Lao Airlines flight from Vientiane to Paske in southern Laos crashed during a severe storm. All 44 passengers and 5 crew perished.
The staff of WorldNomads.com extend condolences to the families of the victims.
Wed, 1 Jul 2015 Laos
The oddly named Plain of Jars in far north-eastern Laos is a sight not to be missed, but danger lurks here. Across a wide flat plain are spread hundreds of cauldron sized containers hewn from stone. The biggest is over 2 metres tall, the smallest, ...
Tue, 9 Jun 2015 Laos
Several warnings are in place for tourists to be aware of bandits in remote parts of Laos. Learn where you are at risk and follow these safety tips.
Tue, 9 Jun 2015 Laos
Laos has never enjoyed the same distinction as a travel destination as some of its more frequented Southeast Asia neighbours like Thailand and Vietnam. Still, the nation offers many treasures for the traveler seeking to get away from the bustle found elsewhere.
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The pilgrim's way
(Two things: how tough are those flip-flops, and how smooth is that road!) On the plus side, car rental is readily available in Saudi Arabia and petrol prices are amongst the cheapest in the world.
A big desert country
You will see the national flag has a representation of a large sword on it, remember this. Crime levels in Saudi Arabia are generally low, although there has been an increase in recent years.
Low crime country