I'm planning a 10-12 day trip with a small group of Vientiane based expats. We have all worked/ lived in Laos for a few years so despite having read every message on this website regarding Laos-Vietnam border crossings, we all know that there are often 'ways and means' to achieve the seemingly impossible. Plan is to cross into Vietnam at Dan Savan(L)-Lao Bao(V) in Savvanakhet province, hit the beach, head north and then reenter Laos at any available crossing (Luang Prabang, Houa Phan or Xieng Khouang). I will be riding my XR 250 and the rest will be BAJAs hired from PVO. I am hoping for the most up to date information. Any inside information would be greatly appreciated. One friend is flying from New Zealand to do it so WE HAVE TO GET IN! [AND OUT!] We plan to depart from Vientiane no later than 1-February. Please advise. Thanks.