"BAP guesthouse, don''t trust the old lady!" Top 5 Page for this destination Ban Houayxai Warnings Or Dangers Tip by li-anne

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  dinner at BAP guesthouse
by li-anne

We had dinner at BAP guesthouse and made here the reservations for the slowboat to Luang Prabang.
The guesthouse was runned by a typical old lady. She's very funny and the knows that.
Because we didn't had any Lao money (kip) we decided to change it with here.
Later on we found out that she gave us the worst course ever!
We got about 25% less than we should have gotten.
Of course this is what happens frequently, you just arrive in another country, and the bank is closed. There are no ATM's in Houay Xai, so the only thing is to change with people.
But I think this lady cheated us a lot.
By the way- she sells her boat tickets too expensive also of course. Actuallly she doesn't give you tickets, only money (kip) with a piece of paper that you'll have to give to the boatman.
Save money and do it yourself!!!!!
Just take a tuktuk to the pier, and buy them there.
It was a good thing that we didn't slept there!

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  • Written Dec 17, 2007
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