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A manifesto for slow travel

Posted by somtam2000 on 11/4/2014 at 07:19

Given I've just finished a trip that was pretty much exactly the opposite of this, it resonated very much. A manifesto for slow travel Well worth a read. ...

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Viewed 2,039 times, with 20 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 18/4/2014 at 11:21

What happens if you miss your AirAsia flight?

Posted by somtam2000 on 16/4/2014 at 03:46

Having just missed by Bali - Kuala Lumpur and connecting Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu flights (I thought they were tomorrow morning, but they were this morning), thought would be useful to inform you all that in situations like this (and unlike full service carriers) if you have purchased a return ticket (as I had) the return legs are still valid. On many full service carriers, if you miss the first leg you're tagged as noshow and the entire ticket is invalidated. So the flights you miss are ...

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Viewed 3,203 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by busylizzy on 17/4/2014 at 14:07

Travelling by plane.

Posted by caroquette on 16/4/2014 at 19:41

Good evening everyone, Is it the best option to travel by plane between Bangkok - Cambodja - Laos? If so, should I buy the plane tickets now? Or will they get cheaper? Thank you Carolina. ...

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4 Weeks - August 2014 - Thailand, Cambodja, Laos and Vietnam - Help please!

Posted by caroquette on 15/4/2014 at 18:04

Good evening everyone, I'm travelling to Southeast Asia in August and I am in need for some help. I only have 4 weeks to stay. Do you recommend me going to all four places - Thailand, Cambodja, Laos and Vietnam? It's my first time, and I really want to take the best of my trip. I want to stay approximately one week in Ko Pha Nhgan where I will take two days or so, to visit Ko Tao. Apart from that, do you think I have the time to visit all four countries? If not, what should I discard - Laos o ...

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4 Month Itinerary - China/Laos/Bangkok First timer please help!

Posted by Simonsays21 on 15/4/2014 at 00:27

Hi there. Any information on routes would be greatly appreciated! I'm looking at travelling from China all the way through to Bangkok over a period of roughly 4 months before heading out to Turkey after that. I'm an absolute first timer with this route, so first off, please forgive my ignorance... Any info would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance... ...

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Posted by nikkihuss on 8/4/2014 at 10:15

Hi everyone, I am planning a trip round Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in September 2014. I will be travelling by myself and it's my first time in Sourth East Asia. I have been researching the tour group - Stray. Just wanted to know if anyone had used them/your thoughts?? I think it may be safer then me flying solo however I want a proper 'travelling' experience and think this may be a bit commercial?? Thanks in advance for any help!!! ...

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Travelling Southeast Asia, budget and itinary HELP much appreciated

Posted by DD1987 on 4/4/2014 at 13:31

Hi Everyone I am travelling Southeast Asia on my own starting in Febuary 2015. Im in early stages of planning to be honest. I will have a budget of between 7-9K (British Pounds) I do not drive, so local transport will be taken at all times (planes when necassary) I do not care about my level of accomadation and my drinking/partying will be at a very minimum (thats not why im travelling) My Itinary thoughts are as follows - Starting in Thailand (Bangkok) Make my way across North Thailand, upt ...

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Thailand and afterwards Burma or Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia?

Posted by xxIris on 3/4/2014 at 07:54

Hi guys, I am planning to travel in SEA in July/August for 7 weeks but I am still not sure about the exact countries I wanna go to. I have some experience backpacking (mostly Latin America but also the Philippines) and I prefer to get off the track and visit less-touristy sites without missing the main attractions. I'll probably travel alone although a friend might join me for part of the trip. For the whole trip I have about € 2,000 I can spend. I don't have a return flight yet so it do ...

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Train from Singapore>KL>Penang>Bangkok>NongKhai>Vientiane>Hanoi>China>HongKong

Posted by subo23 on 3/4/2014 at 10:40

Hi, Looking for buddy to travel by train from Singapore on 1 June 2014 (Saturday). -SG/26/M ...

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Viewed 1,041 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 3/4/2014 at 21:04

Southeast Asia AND Europe within 7 months?

Posted by mthawkins on 20/3/2014 at 09:11

I hope to travel a few areas in Europe within a month (3,000 USD budget) and Southeast Asia, North India, and Nepal for 6 months with 7,000 USD budget. Travel starting in January landing in Bangkok. Does this sound reasonable? What's the best way to connect to EU from India/Bankok? ...

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Viewed 2,374 times, with 13 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 21/3/2014 at 04:06

SEA advice - narrowing down our destinations

Posted by jrdnly on 18/3/2014 at 21:42

Hi - I've been browsing these forums and using many of the travelfish recommended itineraries to help research the SEA portion (~4 weeks) of our broader trip (~6 weeks). Currently, I've got a "long list" of destinations we're considering hitting in Cambodia/ Laos/ Northern Vietnam, but would love to poll this group for advice narrowing it down. For context, this sub-trip is sandwiched between a week in Singapore and a relaxing week in Bora Bora to end it all. Thus, we're okay runnin ...

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6 months traveling?

Posted by mthawkins on 18/3/2014 at 19:01

I'm hoping to start my travels next February, 2015 for 6 months. I want to cover Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Indonesia (Sumatra.. cross over to Mentawai for guided trek into the jungle.. visit villages) I would also like to visit Indonesia Papua, however after my stint in Southeast Asia I hope to visit Nepal and finish my trip in India. It would seem too difficult and expensive to jump from KL to Papua NG and back so I can fly to Nepal? Does anyone have any itinerary suggestions? Als ...

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Viewed 861 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 18/3/2014 at 20:35

Where to June to September?

Posted by summerfield on 11/3/2014 at 11:44

If I wanted to go to Vietnam, all the way from Hanoi down south then it seems the best travel time is from November to March/April, right? Which SE Asian destinations have good weather in the middle of the year, say June to September? I don't mind a hefty but short downpour every day, but days of rain would not be so conventient. Any suggestions? ...

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Viewed 1,244 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by goonistik on 15/3/2014 at 19:07

ATM scam

Posted by somtam2000 on 14/3/2014 at 02:11

Bali blog Bali Expat has a good new post on the latest ATM scams that are running across Bali. Worth a read. Have posted this in the SEA branch as if it is happening in Bali it is very likely to be happening elsewhere. Be careful! ...

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Paradise Islands???

Posted by bholl on 9/3/2014 at 21:05

Hi, I am looking for islands and beaches in Asia (Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, etc) that are similar to the Gili Islands in Indonesia. I really enjoy the relaxed setting with the option of partying at night...and of course the awesome beaches. I have been to Thailand...Phi Phi, Railay, Samui, Tao, Phangan...just looking for more paradise Islands Thanks! ...

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Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos Advice for 51 day trip

Posted by Cyn343 on 10/3/2014 at 11:59

I will be traveling on my own to hopefully Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos... for 51 days!! i know it might be too much but...I've been researching my tirp for a couple of weeks now... and have been looking at several itineraries... reading as much as I can here as well as other forums and websites but I just want to do so much this is my first tirp outside of the Americas I have traveled through Central and South America...and live in North America so I'm super excited! I am intersted in s ...

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Viewed 1,402 times, with 20 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 14/3/2014 at 13:26

Traveling around SEA from mid Jan til mid Feb ( 1 - 1.5 Months) Any Advice?

Posted by Caprizant on 11/3/2014 at 11:38

Hi Guys I'm looking at travelling around parts of SEA from the Middle of January til the Middle of February. I was originally looking at only doing Vietnam (Going from Hanoi to Saigon) but I've been told this isn't wise around this time because of the new year festival, so I'm having a look at other options, whilst I would love to go to Vietnam I'm now thinking about a round trip from Bangkok into Laos (Maybe Cambodia if there was enough time?) and then back to Bangkok. I'm a student so am w ...

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Visa help Thailand, Cambodia and vietnam

Posted by Northwig on 13/3/2014 at 03:46

Hello. I have looked on here but not found any joy. Me and my girlfriend have booked our flights to and from Thailand starting in December 14 and returning back to England 5 weeks later. We will be spending a couple of weeks in the three countries starting in Thailand then Cambodia, then Vietnam before returning to Thailand. When and how is the best place to get a visa for this? I understand Vietnam visas can be difficult. Is there a certain time you have to get them by? I appreciate all of the ...

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Viewed 1,167 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Northwig on 13/3/2014 at 11:55

Southeast asia in bycicle!

Posted by Patriciomelende on 11/3/2014 at 22:18

I'm planning on doing the 4 country tour Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam on bicycle, do you think is a good idea? Do you have any advise? ...

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Viewed 912 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 12/3/2014 at 07:24

How long? Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.

Posted by MahbuAli on 7/2/2014 at 19:12

Hello there, Me and a friend are planning a trip to South East Asia for the end of the year. It will be a first for both of us, we plan on starting our journey in Hanoi, travelling the full length of Vietnam, before heading through Cambodia, Laos, and then Thailand. The biggest problem we seem to face at the moment is the question of 'how long?'. We chose South East Asia because we both want to explore far flung places where the culture and people are vastly different from our own. We want to ...

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