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Questions for diplomats in Vientiane

Hi,

I'll be moving to Vientiane soon as a diplomat's spouse, and want to buy a motorbike over there.

I've been told a lot of diplomats have motorbikes in Laos, and I have some questions on that front:

- what is the easiest route to import one into Laos? Bangkok? Agents in Vientiane?
- what about servicing? Are there recognised dealers not too far from Vientiane on the Thai side? Or can you get it done for current production bikes in Vientiane itself, provided they are not too electronically fussy?
- I suppose a trailie is the best bet in Laos, but do other people think differently?

The same questions apply to cars... Did you buy new, and via which route?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Denis

Vientiane Forum