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South East Asia-going alone??

Posted by bbtomlin on 29/8/2014 at 05:09

Hi there, I'm planning to visit South East Asia for a month or so beginning/mid October and wondered if anybody else is going around the same time?? Also if anybody could give me tips on an itinerary that would be great!! Haven't got a scooby at the moment! Thanks Becky ...

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Suggestions/tips for 2 week Cambodia-Thailand

Posted by danmi on 8/11/2014 at 04:03

Hi all, Firstly many thanks to the website and everyone who have posted before - which helped in planning my first trip to the region. I am all set to start my trip have my ticket into Phnom Penh and out of Phuket ex Singapore; yet to reserve hotels and travel within the region. I welcome any suggestions/tips anyone might have on my itinerary: Nov 20: Phnom Penh (Morning arrival) Fri 21: Phnom Penh Sat 22: Bus to Siem Reap Sun 23: Siem Reap Mon 24: Siem Reap Tue 25: Bus to Siem Reap Wed 2 ...

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Help! 10.5 week itinerary too much?

Posted by sgeddes on 7/10/2014 at 20:35

Hello, my boyfriend and I are planning our 1st backpacking trip through SE Asia. We want to do so much, but the more we read the more people say less is more! Is this too much? We are not looking for much beach time, except for perhaps some in Vietnam. We are not huge partiers either. We are mostly looking for culture, sight seeing, hikes etc. Burma: 13 days (Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake) Flight Singapore: 3 days Flight Thailand: 12 days (Not seeing beaches just Bangkok, Chiang Mai & ...

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How feasible is 3 months travel in SE Asia?

Posted by cjbaines on 1/11/2014 at 20:10

Hi, I'm currently sketching out a basic itinerary for my travel in Southeast Asia from March and as a first time Solo traveller, I don't really know what's realistic. I had thought initially of spending 4 weeks doing the loop from Thailand to Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, however, is this overly optimistic? Is there a general route people take/how long is the average time to do this circuit? The time I spend in this region then dictates where I am able to travel to after that. If I was able ...

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5 months Thailand Laos Cambodia Vietnam and....

Posted by DicoR on 28/8/2014 at 11:08

Morning folks An itinerary post.....again..... I know its not very original but I would like to call upon your expertise! My girlfriend and I recently booked our flight to Bangkok departing on the 11th of january. We're planning to travel for 5 months(changeable) and visit Thailand(northern part), Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam and return from Bangkok as well. Our budget, per person, is around €1000 per month from the moment we arive, which is oke right? We are not bound to a schedule or any ...

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Next trip: tips where to go next.

Posted by marianaamc on 29/9/2014 at 17:39

Hi everyone. I went to southeast asia this summer, I will write a trip report soon! I want to start planning the next one and wanted some tips on favorite places, suggestions! So that you can understand a bit of my last trip: Favorite places: 1- Ninh Binh 2- Inle Lake 3- Bagan 4- Bangkok Places I liked: 1- Chiang mai 2- Vang Vieng 3- Da Nang 4- Nong khiaw 5- HCMC 6- Hanoi 7- Yangon Places I got very disappointed with: 1-Luang Prabang 2-Hoi An 3-Sa Pa Those are all the places I visited. I w ...

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Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand a good 3 week holiday to include some tourism, some beach and some party?

Posted by Mishkaness on 2/10/2014 at 15:08

Hi all, My boyfriend and I are wanting to go to SEA for 3 weeks over mid-dec to early jan. He has visited Thailand before, and that's where I want to go. So we would like to add in one or two places. This is essentially a holiday, but would like to include some cultural things (probably on the Vietnam side), as well as some beach relaxation time to just do nothing, and some partying (probably on the Ko Phanang side). Any suggestions? We are not averse to spending the cash to fly from (for e ...

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Southeast Asia March-June 2015

Posted by cjbaines on 28/9/2014 at 17:08

Hi all, I am a solo traveller arriving in Southeast Asia in March and hoping to travel around for a good few months until June (ish). I'm considering starting with an organised 28 day trip in Vietnam then exploring the likes of Cambodia, Laos and Thailand before heading down towards Malaysia and Indonesia. I will will enter Southeast Asia from Japan after travelling from India to Nepal to Japan. Is anyone else travelling the same sort of time, and/or where. Also, I would like to do a loop from ...

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Quiet Asia

Posted by Scott20 on 19/10/2014 at 00:40

Hey So I am looking to leave around may time. I want to be there in the rainy season, when I assume it will be quieter. Quiet and peaceful is what I am looking for, I intend to stay 3 - 4 months. But since I make a living online I may extend my stay. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a nice city to spend a few months in ? I just want to focus on work, do some training (muay thai, fitness, etc.), live cheaply and soak up some culture. Really put myself out there and learn to live in a ...

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Viewed 1,289 times, with 24 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 30/10/2014 at 20:15

SOLO Backpacking BUT WHERE?

Posted by heybabyy on 29/10/2014 at 23:13

Hai, I resigned from my job last week so I want to travel and Asia first, I have been Cambodia, Laos, Thailand I loved it but that was 2 years ago. So it will be my first trip going SOLO and I plan on leaving before December I would leave now but I want to stick around for my old mans Bday. My plan so far is NZ - Singapore - Malaysia - Vietnam, so those are pretty definite in that order, Laos and Thailand aswell, but Im not so fussed on Cambodia atm. Im looking for doing adventurous stuff, be ...

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Need help choosing a backpack!

Posted by Lindzimbo91 on 21/10/2014 at 07:56

Hi Everyone! I am planning a 6 week trip with my boyfriend to South East Asia next year (2015) June/July and am undecided about what kind of backpack to get. I know its a long way-a-way but I live in Zimbabwe and choice of backpacks here are little to none! Luckily my sister lives in the UK and has offered to bring one back for me when she comes in December Any ways my budget is about $120 USD/ 75 GBP. So far it is a toss up between a Karrimor Tryfan 60 70 Ladies Rucksack (45 GBP), and a Vang ...

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Viewed 1,227 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Lindzimbo91 on 23/10/2014 at 09:47

Looking for a holiday in the sun

Posted by Stef23 on 15/10/2014 at 01:27

hi We have to take our holiday in September and have been all over Thailand. Some times we have been lucky with the weather and some times not so lucky. We are looking for sun, snorkeling, lovely beaches and most importantly some peace and quiet. We would really welcome any recommendations on places to go inSouth East Asia. Many thanks Stef ...

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Airline carry on rules

Posted by somtam2000 on 20/10/2014 at 22:27

From this week's newsletter (which is going out in about an hour. Interested in receiving it? See past issues and sign up here) "Fliers today incredibly entitled," says Spud Hilton, travel editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, and waiting to board behind a queue of people carrying on everything from a tricycle to a case of wine, it's not difficult to agree. While carry-on allowance varies from carrier to carrier, as an economy passenger you're generally looking at between 7 and 10kg ...

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currency in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam

Posted by Northwig on 21/10/2014 at 05:37

Hello, me and my girlfriend are going to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam for 5 weeks in total so obviously not a great deal of time. Can anybody advise what is the best way to carry/use money? A cash passport type debit card? 3 different currencies? Us dollars? If we take cash is it such a good idea to carry cash about these places? We are only going to the main cities and should be in hotels so I would imagine that we would have a safe. Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated on this t ...

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Best time to travel around Southeast Asia for 6 months?

Posted by Nibsynibsy on 11/4/2013 at 06:54

Hi there, this is my first post so please be gentle! Me and my girlfriend are planning a 6 month trip to Southeast Asia. We're in the early stages of planning but I think I know the path we'll be following roughly. We'll fly into Bangkok where we'll stay for a few days then head up north stoping at various places, then head into Laos followed by Vietnam, Cambodia and back into Thailand and travel south and hopefully make it to Singapor before we run out of money! We're planning to go at the star ...

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Help with 2 month backpacking itinerary and cost!

Posted by ander112 on 9/9/2014 at 11:27

Hi guys, So a group of friends and I are planning on backpacking through the region once I graduate college. We are planning on doing Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia. The only ones I'm really willing to give up are Laos and Malaysia. I know that doing fewer countries is easier and makes for a much better cultural experience. However we are willing to sacrifice some of this to see more countries. If anyone has suggestions on what our itinerary should be, that would be ...

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Backpacking South East Asia- Movie

Posted by Roelofs7 on 17/10/2014 at 06:56

Hi all, This is actually the first time I ever post something on this website. I've been checking it for over a year now but finally joined it . It's mainly because I made a video of my time traveling through south east Asia. And I wanted it to share it with you all! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl6RV2jiY0Y Hope you like it! I will be happy to provide any questions asked. Regards, Tim ...

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What to do for Xmas & NYE in Thailand

Posted by WonderingAbout on 11/10/2014 at 05:06

Hi all, What would you recommend doing over Xmas and NY? I'm planning on being in Thailand around that time, most likely on the south islands. Is the full moon party worth a visit? Will I be able to get accommodation on Koh Phangan nearer the time? Are there any other parties happening on other islands, away from the mass crowds? I'm travelling on my own so am happy to go wherever ...

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What makes a good guesthouse great?

Posted by somtam2000 on 7/10/2014 at 17:51

From this week's newsletter (which is going out in about an hour. Interested in receiving it? See past issues and sign up here) Over the last decade I've taken a look at between 2,500 and 3,000 places to stay across Southeast Asia. From salubrious fancypants digs to death-cave hovels, I've experienced close to the full gamut of possibilities when it comes to getting a place to sleep in the region. So what makes a good place great? Some stuff is obvious: cleanliness, security, functioning (and ...

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Five weeks honeymoon in South East Asia, Is this too much?

Posted by ondoheer on 20/9/2014 at 20:28

Hello, we are travelling from Perú for our honeymoon to South East Asia. We want to make the most of it because we feel it might be our only chance since it is really difficult to find so much time to travell this far (besides it is expensive to get there from here). We have read much about how you shouldn't try to do too much, but the more and more we look around for places or flights, the more we find to do!! After too much struggle we have come up with this really tight intinerary. We wou ...

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