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Thailand or Viet nam , Loas , Cambodia

  • jakethedog

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    My wife and I are planning a trip to Thailand in April/May for approx 21-25 days. we are 40 and 50 healthy, somewhat experienced travellers who like a bit of adventure.

    Given some of the turmoil in Thailand I was wondering if Viet Nam, Loas or Cambodia might be a better bet?

    Any advice , reccommendations would be appreciated.

    Thanks Dan

    #1 Posted: 22/11/2008 - 09:32

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  • exacto

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    Hi Dan,

    It is difficult to predict what the situation will be like in six months.

    Speaking for myself, I'd still be comfortable planning a trip to Thailand for any time in the near future.

    What types of things did you want to do on this trip and which of the countries you mention best fits what you want to do?

    One consideration is how will you get there from your home country? Much of the time a trip to Laos or Cambodia, and to a lesser extent Vietnam, still requires you to at least transit through Bangkok en route. Regards.

    #2 Posted: 22/11/2008 - 11:26

  • jakethedog

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    Thanks are right 6 months is a long ways away ...we get limited information in canada/north america regarding the situation ..looking for someone who lives closer to thailand with some insight to share.

    We like to hike/trek, seeing some ancient sights, laying on the beach or geting lost in some town or city exploring.

    Regards Dan


    #3 Posted: 22/11/2008 - 12:12

  • dawntlc

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    25th February, 2009
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    Hello Dan:
    If only you will be travelling this March (me with my travelling companion) we can join together in exploring thailand.. I am also a woman with golden age LOL looking for some adventures in life..
    I am going to Kanchanaburi to ride an elephant.. 2nd reason is to see
    the famous Bridge of River Kwai.. For now i wish you Good trip...

    #4 Posted: 25/2/2009 - 01:56

  • phantomrose-

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    We have just done a wonderful trip starting in Ho Chi Minh City, then caught a boat (2days) to Cambodia. Then bus to Siem Reap from Pnomh Penh, flew to Luang Prabang, bus to Vang Vieng and bus to Vientane. Then flew back to Ho chi Minh. Took 3 weeks but didn't spend enough time in HCM. We are a 60 yr old couple and did trekking, climbing, caving, kayaking, elephant walking and the best tubing in Vang Vieng. It was great. Cheers. Rose.

    #5 Posted: 14/3/2009 - 12:33

  • daawgon

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    I just came back from Thailand and Vietnam, and can honestly say that Vietnam was far more interesting to me. While Thailand certainly wins for beauty, it can't come close to the spirit shown by the Vietnamese people. If you have not been to either country, you should see both at least once, but they really have little in common. Thailand is quite well developed while Vietnam is still developing. Most people do prefer Thai to Viet food (myself included), but the Vietnamese are excellent cooks too (just a different style.

    #6 Posted: 6/4/2009 - 07:53

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