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Somewhere in South East Asia to recover from foot fracture?

Posted by Chey on 14/9/2013 at 13:03

Hi, My sabbatical leave is starting in mid October. However, I managed to get a comminuted fracture on my foot which I was told would take two months to recover. Even though I should be off the aircast beginning of October, I was told to take it easy till end of the month. Since my company is unwilling to push back the start date of my sabbatical leave, I was thinking of going to South East Asia in mid October as planned and maybe sit on a beach or somewhere relaxing for two weeks. Can someone p ...

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Viewed 2,077 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Chey on 16/9/2013 at 05:39

Vaccinations - may have made a big mistake!!

Posted by roro1990 on 15/9/2013 at 18:22

Basically i'm going to SE Asia in 3 weeks time. Places I'll be visiting include BKK, Chiang Mai then into Laos, onto Cambodia and back to BKK. I knew I had to get vaccinations for the trip but i've been very busy the last few weeks and completely forgot about them!! I heard that you need to get vaccinations 4 or 5 weeks in advance and I just googled it and it seems I need a lot of vaccinations. Will I need to cancel my trip to a later date so I have adequate time for vaccinations, or can some ...

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Viewed 5,087 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 16/9/2013 at 04:50

12 months in South East Asia

Posted by amieekb on 9/9/2013 at 15:30

Hi all, I'm hoping that you can give me some much need advice/guidance on the 12 month trip around SEA that I have planned. I intend to travel in December 2014 with a £9.5k (GBP) budget. I have the following (rough) itinerary in mind: Flying into Bangkok and spend 3 nights there before taking the over night train to Sukhathoi, I'm planning on spending 4-5 nights here before heading up North. I'll probably spend 4 weeks travelling between Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Chiang Dao before catc ...

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Viewed 4,085 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by amieekb on 10/9/2013 at 02:29

Philippines - Malaysia - Thailand + HongKong in 7 weeks

Posted by ekze on 5/9/2013 at 02:41

Hello Fellow travelers, There is loads of information on but I wanted to get some subjective opinion from you. We are spending 48 days if precise in Asia and I would really appreciate your suggestions and help with this In 9 of Feb. we ( me and my girlfriend ) land in Shanghai ( we have been here last year, but we want to spend a day here to accumulate long 15h flight + we need other airport. so we fit for 72h VoA ) 2 - 3 days Hong Kong (I would like to visit HongKong as one of my ...

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Viewed 2,423 times, with 10 replies. Last reply by ekze on 9/9/2013 at 08:15

Itenary help/advice Thailand/Cambodia/Vietnam

Posted by nhopkinsuk84 on 29/8/2013 at 09:46

Hi, Myself and a friend are planning a 3 week (max time we can take off work) trip and hope to visit Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam next April/May. From reading other posts I feel this may be ambitious for the time we have. Things at the moment are very vague of what we would like to do, but so far include Angkor Wat temples/Siem Reap, we would like to visit a wildlife/rescue centre and interact with the animals. The usual 'tourist' stuff ride an elephant, feed a tiger cub etc. We'd also li ...

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Viewed 3,046 times, with 11 replies. Last reply by nhopkinsuk84 on 6/9/2013 at 05:29

Youtube travel channel!

Posted by jerometraveller on 5/9/2013 at 10:52

Hi guys! I have a youtube channel where I upload videos about my trips to foreign countries. I just came back from Vietnam and made a short video. Would be awesome if you could check it out! You can also check out my other videos around the world here's the link to my channel: cheers jerometraveller ...

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Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand - or the other way round?

Posted by joelw06 on 23/7/2013 at 18:14

Hi, I'm heading out to South East Asia as a first time backpacker in early August and would really appreciate some advice on this seemingly trivial question... I hope you can help! I have 3 months to visit 4 countries and would really like some input on which way is best to go... I'm unsure whether to start in Bangkok and basically work my way through this route, as posted by an awesome person on here - (Bangkok, north through Thai ...

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Viewed 3,353 times, with 21 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 2/9/2013 at 23:47

Thailand-Laos-Cambodia 8 weeks itinerary advice

Posted by roro1990 on 30/8/2013 at 05:01

Hi, just wondering could some of you please critique my itinerary for an 8 week trip to SE Asia in October (going solo). Firstly, the things that would interest me involve nightlife, jungle trekking, diving, food (cooking), rafting, sightseeing. The way I plan on doing the trip is Bangkok - Koh Samui - Koh Phagnan - Koh Tao - Phuket - Koh Phi Phi - Bangkok - Sukhothai- Chiang Mai- Huay Xai - Luang Prabang - Vang vieng - Si Phan Dhon - Strung Treng - Siem Reap - Sihanoukville - Bangko ...

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Viewed 4,979 times, with 12 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 1/9/2013 at 09:18

So Someone Asks 'How Can You Afford That?

Posted by Magpie72 on 22/8/2013 at 21:41

Hello all. I live in Australia and with that great distance to other lands, flights to many destinations are high. As such, I thought for years that world travel was beyond me, Ít's too expensive', Ít must be difficult to organise', and all those things that are not reasons, just very poor excuses. But 3 years ago, I started planning, thinking of how to save money by cutting back on buying things I didn't need and which things I owned that I could sell? I have a job I love but I don't mak ...

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Viewed 2,060 times, with 9 replies. Last reply by karibou on 24/8/2013 at 19:24

South East Asia travel tours

Posted by subs17 on 5/8/2013 at 11:38

Hey, I'm 23 from London and am looking to travel South East Asia for 5-6 weeks, from the end of November 2013 to the start of January 2014. Looking to start in Thailand and then maybe take in Laos or/and Cambodia. Haven't got a travel buddy at the moment so was wondering if anyone knew of any decent tours which I could join so I could meet people and generally see as much as possible. Thanks! ...

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Viewed 1,187 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 22/8/2013 at 01:38

Solo travel to SE Asia

Posted by Luv2trvl on 17/8/2013 at 18:28

I am planning a trip to SE Asia, either 2 or 3 weeks, this fall (2013). I would prefer to go with someone but I have not been able to interest anyone in the trip. I am looking for suggestions that will help me travel alone, I am also interested in any websites for solo travellers. I haven't decided on which countries to travel, I am considering Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam. ...

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Viewed 4,317 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by KeepCalmnTravel on 21/8/2013 at 10:59

Stupid question....but Nightwear for Southeast Asia?!

Posted by doidgeandpleach on 1/5/2013 at 07:31

Going July/Aug will it be hot? cold? humid? do I have to cover up just in case? full pjamas? or can I get away with shorts and camisole? might sound like a silly question.... ...

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Viewed 4,379 times, with 13 replies. Last reply by sayadian on 19/8/2013 at 11:49

Itinerary help please!

Posted by Lori on 13/8/2013 at 16:25

Hi I am travelling for 6 months starting in march 2014. Starting off in Beijing to Hong Kong then onto Vietnam /Cambodia /Laos I will be teaching in Thailand for 2 months and with a 90 day visa I want to spend one week in Thailand before I start teaching and the remaining time after I finish. So am looking for advice as to where to start .. If I start in Vietnam in Hanoi and go south then into Cambodia then through Laos ? Then into northern Thailand before I head down south for teaching Would ...

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Viewed 1,878 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by mftwanderer on 17/8/2013 at 13:54

South east asia, 6 weeks "“ Thailand, Laos Cambodia

Posted by kayjaydesign on 13/8/2013 at 16:34

Hi everyone, We are traveling to SEA for our honeymoon in September We have decided we would rather backpack for the 5 weeks and have one week or a few days at the end of relaxation. I was wondering whether you think this is too much to for 6 weeks in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia? Thailand Bangkok (1) (Explored bangkok on previous trips) (may fly Bk to chaing mai) Chaing Mai (3) Chaing Rai (1) Cross border to laos (1) Laos 2 day slow boat to Luang Prabang (2) Luang Prabang (3) vang vieng (2) ...

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Viewed 1,869 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 14/8/2013 at 09:37

Vietnam, but where else?

Posted by nickjamesjordan on 13/8/2013 at 06:07

Hi, I am off to visit my girlfriend who is teaching in Hanoi, Vietnam at the end of the year. I have given myself a month total to spend away, I would like to spend the final two weeks of the month with her in Hanoi, however for the first two weeks doing a little travelling, I have looked at spending a couple of days in alternate countries around Vietnam but would like some advice on where to go if I only have a short time in each place, and where to go. I will be okay for saving a fairly substa ...

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Viewed 1,476 times, with 10 replies. Last reply by Geer1 on 13/8/2013 at 16:12

What\'s your favorite beer in SE Asia?

Posted by mattocmd on 9/8/2013 at 19:48

I searched the forum and saw that exacto posted a similar question in since it's been a while, I'd like to ask again.. What's your favorite beer in SE Asia? and What's your favorite beer in the world? (I'm asking about widely available beers, not craft beers that we've never heard of) ______________ Tiger Beer is my 'go to' beer in SE Asia. I find it smooth and tasty. Perfect if I just want one or if I plan on drinking all night. Favorite in the world...I'd have to say Sapporo ...

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Viewed 3,864 times, with 19 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 13/8/2013 at 11:51

SE Asia question!

Posted by OptsDan on 11/8/2013 at 10:59

Hello! Myself and my girlfriend, both British and 22 y/o are going to SEA between October and February, flights already booked (Yay!) I was wondering if you guys could advise me on whether my itinerary looks realistic, as well as answer a couple of minor questions. Just a brief overview of where we wish to go.... Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Indonesia (particularly the Gili islands!) We are staying for 5 nights in Bangkok on arrival, before moving on - so my first question is... - ...

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Viewed 956 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 12/8/2013 at 00:04

7 Months in South East Asia itinerairy help

Posted by keentraveller12 on 9/8/2013 at 10:05

Hi, In 2014 i aim to be going to south east asia for 7 months the countries i want to include and rough timescales in each area are: Thailand (3months), Vietnam (1month), Laos (1-2weeks), Cambodia(1-2 weeks), Singapore (1weeks), Malaysia (3-4weeks), indonesia (3-4weeks) I think that in Thailand and Vietnam i will not plan much but just wander. Some questions i have are: Will one week in Cambodia and Laos be enough? Which parts of Malaysia/Borneo would it be best for me to visit for 3-4 week ...

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Viewed 2,107 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 9/8/2013 at 13:11

3 months in SE Asia - suggestions please!

Posted by PandaHands on 7/8/2013 at 10:24

Hello all, I am planning to visit South East Asia with my partner for 3 months (13 weeks), leaving at the end of Jan 2014 and would like some advice and suggestions please. We are flying from London to Bangkok and plan to head north before going to Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia and back to the South of Thailand to visit the Andaman coast. I would also love to visit some Indonesian islands - maybe Bali and Lombok, but I appreciate that this might be logistically difficult and I don't want to feel ...

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Viewed 1,175 times, with 11 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 9/8/2013 at 13:03

Sihanoukville - Beach Bars/Local Food

Posted by liskaw123 on 10/5/2013 at 15:32

Hi, we are going to Vietnam and Cambodia for 6 nights each and wanted a 8 night beach break at the end (28th Nov - 6th Dec) but I am really torn as to where to choose! We want somewhere with a nice beach and a good choice of local restaurants and chilled beach bars that we can sit in until late (not night clubs nor somehwere where everything closes at 11!). Would like to be able to do a couple of trips, bit of shopping, foot massages and some scuba diving. Was considering Sihanoukville/Thailand( ...

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Viewed 2,105 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by mibby30 on 8/8/2013 at 09:57

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