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20 minutes ago, seancbk said:

Do you really believe his story that a pickup truck drove all the way to Nong Khai and back, acting as a lookout and a mobile bar for the van driver!

 

Agreed - The first van is the lookout who let's the other vans know of any checkpoints

 

They certainly don't have a leader truck for this - what would be the point?

 

A chancer farang trying to get some funds back - nothing more

 

 

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Yep, Mini van driver drunk,,,,,,,,Im outa here visa overstay or not

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I understand there is no English-spoken assistance on these trips? 😮

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Just now, orchis said:

I understand there is no English-spoken assistance on these trips? 😮

There is plenty

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6 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

And now some more off topic inflammatory posts and replies to them have been removed.

No further notice of removals will be given from now on.  

After removing some more this topic is getting real close to being closed.

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16 minutes ago, RJRS1301 said:
  1. I have to say some of the posts on this subject are pretty brutal for the guy making the post.

Surely some support, as it seems like he made some mistakes, but may have been his first run, as opposed to those who know how it happens

Did you all know it the first time, or did someone with more experience assist you through it?

 

Its very straight forward .

You get on a bus , drive to the border , cross the border , then go to the Embassy , apply for a visa and then collect it the next day and then drive back home again .

  You are in a group , so , just follow the group .

The OP seemed to have made the mistake of not getting his PP stamped on the way out.

I am not being "brutal" , I just think that was his own fault  .

  It is also quite clear that he has exaggerated some parts of the story and possibly madefalse accusations or maybe he was just mistaken .

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21 minutes ago, RJRS1301 said:
  1. I have to say some of the posts on this subject are pretty brutal for the guy making the post.

Surely some support, as it seems like he made some mistakes, but may have been his first run, as opposed to those who know how it happens

Did you all know it the first time, or did someone with more experience assist you through it?

 

It was my first run and I didn’t know what to expect, that’s why I paid for the service so that my first time I could learn how it works and unfortunately that didn’t happen. I’m just asking for some advice, and to forward other travellers to be better prepared and maybe do more research on agencies or going without an agency. we are all travellers here and in my past experience living in other countries travellers helped other travellers, I don’t know why some people on here are so rude. We are all in the same boat when it comes to these things so let’s try to help each other out.

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As the OP appears to be unlucky, perhaps nobody else on the trip had done it before and he was the only English speaker.

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1 minute ago, Goo61 said:

It was my first run and I didn’t know what to expect, that’s why I paid for the service so that my first time I could learn how it works and unfortunately that didn’t happen. I’m just asking for some advice, and to forward other travellers to be better prepared and maybe do more research on agencies or going without an agency. we are all travellers here and in my past experience living in other countries travellers helped other travellers, I don’t know why some people on here are so rude. We are all in the same boat when it comes to these things so let’s try to help each other out.

Whilst all the other passengers were getting stamped out at Thai immigration , didnt it occur to you to do likewise ? 

  All the problems stem from yourself having to go back and get stamped out .

Yes, the driver could have waited for you , but he also needed to get to the consulate with the other passengers

You should accept that you made a mistake and move on 

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8 minutes ago, Goo61 said:

It was my first run and I didn’t know what to expect, that’s why I paid for the service so that my first time I could learn how it works and unfortunately that didn’t happen. .

What did you actually pay for though ?

I do recall you said that you paid 3500 Baht .

That would be about the cost of a return trip and the hotel .

Another company charges 5000 Baht a day , if you want personal assistance with immigration .

   Maybe you just paid for the trip and expected personal assistance ?

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Hope you got your moneys worth........Why wouldn't you just do the visa run yourself like most people???. Its not difficult at all, You can get the overnight direct NON STOP comfortable buses from Bangkok Mochit bust terminal to Mukdahan for under 600bht one way and pay the 50bhht bus just like everyone else to cross to Savannakhet in the morning. 

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You should upload into Youtube. Then more people will know about it.

 

A video is worth a million words.

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In future just get a flight to udon thani, take mini van to the border( only 50 mins in a van ), get across  border, do the visa yourself. 

Take border bus from Vientiane bus station to udon bus station and a tuk tuk to the airport. Done this last 3 times. Get 12.50 flight to udon and 9.40 pm back next day so no rush. 

Just 50 minute van on way and 1 hour bus back. Less chance to die on the road. 

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