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Spontaneous trip to Vietnam/Laos/Cambodia/Burma?

Posted by Thetraveler on 6/1/2011 at 11:01

Hi fellow travelers. I'm a Norwegian currently in Hong Kong and I have 25 days left before my plane leaves Kathmandu back to Norway. I did not have time to do any planning before my trip so I've figured out where to go while traveling. Which has been fun, but has it's stressing moments, like now. I do not know where to go next. The Vietnam/Laos/Cambodia region looks really interesting, but I have no Visa and not much knowledge on the region. I really enjoy sunny, warm, cheap places with intere ...

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Photography trip through SE ASIA

Posted by chocmint on 28/12/2010 at 15:27

Hi all, I have just come accross this website and it is Amazing! Great job, very informative and so helpful. I have just started to do a bit of research on traveling in South East Asia. I am from Adelaide am planning to go there for the first time in October 2011 for 4-5 weeks. I was thinking of starting at Singapore and heading up the peninsula through Malaysia, then Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and possibly Hong Kong. I know this is alot for just a 4 or 5 weeks, I realise that you could spend ...

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Internet cafes.....webcams?

Posted by theothervaletguy on 27/12/2010 at 15:00

Quick question....Generally, do most internet cafes have webcams at each computer? ...

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Planning first time in SE asia

Posted by ProfKaramba on 10/12/2010 at 04:59

Hi all!! First of all thank you very much for making this forum such an helpful place for travelers! After reading so many posts I want to go everywhere and I don't want to be too ambitious so I decided to ask your help in my planning. Main objective - experience a totally different culture, trek in the jungle, get diving certificate, relax in beautiful beaches, get in touch with locals etc... have fun in general too, of course! When - around August (1month) Who - me and 1 friend My first ...

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Backpacking SE Asia from Nanjing (China)

Posted by pocketboy on 15/12/2010 at 14:16

Dear member, My name is David, I'm 22 years-old. I live in Nanjing right now (one year study). I'm in holiday for the next two months. I would like to visit SE Asia, but if I'm honnest, I have no idea where to go exactly. I have not much travel experience. I at least would like to spend some day in really nice sunny beach during my trip I have a budget on 1000 - 1200 Euros. I already thought about Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand, but I don't know if it's realistic, what to see, and ...

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Help on my five week itinerary through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia

Posted by nateyu on 19/11/2007 at 08:08

Hi, We are in the process fo planning a five week journey through southeast asia and was hoping that you all could give us some input on our rough itinerary. I know we are being rather ambitious, but we are using Bangkok Airway's Discover Asia Pass to hopefully save some valuable time: 6/10-6/11 Hong Kong – 2 days - Flight to Ko Samui, ferry to Ko Pha Ngan 6/12-6/15 Thai Islands – Ko Pha Ngan, Ko Tao – 2 days on each island - Ferry to Ko Samui, flight to Bankok 6/16-6/18 Bangkok ...

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Planning SEA, need advise

Posted by cocovanilla on 16/12/2010 at 08:58

I am planning a trip to SEA, April 2011. Don't have much time, approx 25 days due to work obligation but want to see few countries Thailand, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Singapore, Bali in Indonesia, Phnom Penh and Sien Reap in Cambodia. I would like to know what is the best route to follow to cover all. Ideally I wouldn't want to come back to the same place twice to go to a new place. Maximum time I will be spending will be in Thailand and Bali Before I go to SEA I will be traveling to India fr ...

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Is there more of SE Asia I need to see or should I go on to Australia??

Posted by ElaineMcG on 16/11/2010 at 17:16

Ok so for two months I travelled around Thailand (Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Patong, Phi Phi, Koh Phangan), Cambodia (Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville) and Laos (Vang Vieng, Vientianne) and now Im am living and teaching in Tangshan, China (2 1/2hrs outside Beijing). I have a six month contract here during which time I am getting to explore some chinese cities surronding me. My issue is when my contract finishes at the end of March where should I go?? My year working holiday visa for Australia exp ...

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Best route for SE Asia trip

Posted by floralbutton on 7/12/2010 at 19:35

I am looking for some travelling advice! Myself and my friend are planning to travel through Thailand, Vietnam, Loas and Cambodia over a 3 month period and we were wondering what would be the best route to take to enable us to get a flavour of each country and not just skim over the surface. As my friend will be in Malaysia anyway when I meet her in kuala lumpur (if will be travelling from Hong Kong after doing a tour of China), we are planning to visit Singapore for a few weeks, travel up thr ...

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Right time to Visit SE

Posted by Ignas on 7/12/2010 at 15:35

Hello, I am going for a month in SE, and wanted to ask if time after new years is ok? considering not the weather but expenses and tourists? Are they gone after new years and everything came back to normal prices or is it still there and I need to wait a little bit more and then go? I hope I am clear Thanks ...

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Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia. Currency??

Posted by reneejordan on 3/12/2010 at 11:32

Hi Everyone! I'm from Australia and I'm heading to Thailand - Laos - Vietnam - Cambodia in feb for 7 weeks. cant wait!!! i was just wondering what currencys i will need when in Laos - Vietnam - Cambodia will i need to have $USD on me????? if so how much should i have??? or will i only need the local currency?? I'm already familiar with Thai Baht. thank you ...

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Can I visit Vietnam, Cambodia, & Thailand in 3 weeks?

Posted by Donnie_Duck on 6/11/2010 at 18:09

Hi I am going to SEA for 3 weeks and want to visit Siem Reap, Phnom Penn, Halong Bay, Full Moon Party and Phuket. I am flying to Bangkok on 10nov and returning home on 27nov from Bangkok as well. Do you think that this is enough time to visit all these cities, or do you think I should take 1 out? Also, What do you think the most enjoyable and best route of travel will be? I don't mind spending the money.. I thought maybe I could go from bangkok to siem reap by land as soon as I land on 10nov, ...

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SE Asia trip from USA (8 weeks)

Posted by azizi on 15/11/2010 at 03:35

My girlfriend and I are planning a two month Southeast Asia backpacking trip from mid January to mid March. Some of the countries that we would like to visit are: Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and possibly either Indonesia or the Philippines. Do you think it is possible to visit these countries in that amount of time? What is a good route to take? Thanks! ...

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Xmas and NY

Posted by shaznay on 2/12/2010 at 18:30

I am in Laos travelling down to the south before leaving to go to Vietnam or Cambodia for xmas and new year, around 20th dec. I am travelling to both countries, but not sure which way around to do it, as I will be going back to Thailand afterwards - any suggestions on this and where to go for xmas and new year? ...

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full moon party and a-like

Posted by simonea on 26/11/2010 at 09:43

Hi, I am planning to travel south east asia for about a month in Novemeber 2011. We are travelling Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Bali. We will be doing tubing in Laos and attending the full moon party in Thailand. I have been to the full moon and half moon party before and loved every bit of it. Is there anything similar in the other countries? we are wanting to do something different before it get too commercialised like the full moon party. Any ideas will be appriciated. thanks! ...

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too young?!

Posted by roff on 19/10/2010 at 04:57

Hopefully we can get a little advice on this. Me and a friend are planning our travelling for next summer. Were both 18 and currently on our 'gap year' working full-time to finance our trip. The plan is to travel round eastern Europe on the trains during May 2011 and then fit in a bigger trip around South-East asia in June/July/August before we start Uni. Although our route is still up for debate, were leaning towards flying into Singapore, travelling up through Malaysia (via KL) and into Thail ...

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Insect repellant

Posted by dazedandconfused on 3/11/2010 at 17:32

We are getting ready to leave for our journey around S.E Asia and wonder if insect repellant containing Deet is widely available to purchase. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Many Thanks ...

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No plans just going to arrive, good or bad idea?

Posted by Rassklass on 30/9/2010 at 23:19

Hi all! I plan to do a spot of travelling at the end of January for around 10 weeks (or longer if my finances can cope with it!). I've never been to the far east before and want to see as much as possible but not being detrimental to the enjoyment. Ideally I want to go to Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. There seems to be a LOT to see in each country and I know some people would say that you could easily spend 10 weeks in each one and still not see everything so I don't intend to make a sp ...

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Seven things I hate about travel

Posted by somtam2000 on 4/10/2007 at 07:46

Travel blog Travel Rants has a guest blog entitled "Seven things I hate about travel". While I only agree with one of them (bank fees), it's nevertheless a good idea -- what do you hate about travel? Here's my pet seven hates to get the ball rolling: 1) Not speaking enough of the language There's only so many languages one can learn or even attempt to learn, and it's a never-ending source of frustration to find myself struggling to be able to do anything more than order a meal or find the ...

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45-day trip to Vietnam/Cambodia/Philippines. Make sense?

Posted by Fidgetyfeet on 18/11/2010 at 12:46

Hello all, My friend and I are planning a 45-day trip to Vietnam/Cambodia/Philippines in January. We're from Delhi so that's where we'll be leaving from. I haven't come across any travelogues or such that have done these places in one go. Philippines/Indonesia/Brunei seems to be a different trip altogether. Neither of us are really keen on Brunei right now and would rather just go to the places I mentioned. Is it a feasible option? Oh, and we don't have a really large budget! Inputs would be ...

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