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mcguyver 12-27-2012 11:30 PM

Frieght to Laos from Australia.
Hi all posted this in the Australian section, but thought someone here may be able to offer som advice

Gents I need your help. As some of you may know Richard (travelling strom) is stranded in Vientiane Laos with a strom in dire need of some valves and a clutch basket. He is unable to get the parts he needs there.
I have ordered the parts and they will be here in Brisbane on Wednesday, but we are struggling to find a courier that will get them there quickly but at a reasonable price. Ups and FedEx are quoting hundreds of dollars.

Anyone out the in the freight business that can offer some advice?

The other issue is that I leave for Sth America on Monday, my wife will pick up the parts but she has no idea how to send stuff to remote locations, so time is of the essence.

Any advice appreciated.

Eeesh! 12-28-2012 12:52 AM

I would research shipping to Nong Khai or Udon Thani, Thailand. DHL is more common here than UPS or Fed Ex. In my experience though fast and cheap does not really exist in Lao. I am curious to hear what others have to say...

mcguyver 12-28-2012 01:39 AM

Thanks Eeeeshi,
Yes DHL is less expensive than the other two, but still several hundred dollars for a small package weighing about 3kg

StartAdventures 12-29-2012 11:08 PM

Have U got a contact in Bangkok or a friend or so? if yes send over there and then right a message in couchsurfing group of thailand and bangok, every day there are tons of backpacker going to Vientiene.... maybe someone can make this little favour. I wish so

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