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SE Asia Trip: Hong Kong, Thailand, Siem Reap, Indonesia - itinerary and transport advice please!

Posted by magalaya on 4/4/2013 at 00:28

Hi everyone, My boyfriend and I are leaving for our SE Asia trip in 2 weeks (!!!) but we were hoping for some advice on how to get from the Southern Gulf Islands in Thailand to Bali...I'll detail the rough itinerary of our entire trip below - let me know your thoughts, suggestions, anything! We're keeping most of it open and haven't booked anything besides our accommodations in Hong Kong and Bangkok. Apr 19 - Apr 22: Hong Kong (fly to Bangkok on the 22nd) Apr 22 - Apr 25/26: Bangkok Apr 25/26 ...

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Intro Itinerary Advice

Posted by azular on 5/4/2013 at 23:43

I'm planning a first trip, with backpack, to Asia for next winter and will only have close to a month to travel. I've traveled enough to know it's a bad idea to rush around / country count, and have read this is especially true in SE Asia, but I am hoping for a good "overview" trip which hits some key places while allowing for enough time in each spot to not feel too rushed. The following itinerary is more like a sketch / initial draft. I don't want to have a set-in-stone plan. Does ...

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10 days -Bangkok, Laos, Cambodia - HELP

Posted by ktowngirl50 on 26/3/2013 at 14:43

I have 10 days to travel from Bangkok and would love to go to luang prabang, vientiane, and siem reap. I can fly (on a budget), and need to figure out the best route. Any help that can be provided would be appreciated. Yes, I know it is ambitious. thanks ...

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september and children in asia

Posted by kutereba on 2/4/2013 at 17:49

Hi, my family are planning to visit the far east in September (date is fixed ) with 2 children aged 8 and 10. We have been looking at Phuket but I'm getting a little concerned about the weather as it appears to be the height of the rainy season. i know we cant know the weather where we go before we get there but s there any where in eastern asia which will be warm and dry at that time of year. the only real stipulations is that the hotel has something for the kids to do. It is for a family r ...

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Burma / Myanmar or Laos ?

Posted by adapshine on 6/1/2013 at 15:42

I will be going to SEA at next december for between 3 and 4 weeks. Having never been there I'm not sure where to go. Some time will be spent at the beginning of the trip in Thailand (a couple of days in Bangkok and then a couple of days at the end at the beach to wind down the trip). Otherwise I am trying to decide between countries. I am very much aware I may be rushing too much but I also know that I will not get back to SEA for a long time so need to find a balance. Thinking about the fol ...

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SE Asia - 8 Week Itinerary (First Time Visitor)

Posted by travelingalpaca on 3/4/2013 at 13:24

Hello! I have never traveled to SE Asia, but I'm planning a solo trip there for July and August, where I'd like to spend roughly eight weeks - a majority of which will probably be spent in Thailand. I'm trying to plan a fairly relaxed paced trip and not include too much, as I don't want to be rushing around the entire time. I'm also trying to mix in some volunteer work along the journey. Here's what I'm thinking about so far. Please let me know if this makes sense/if I'm planning too much time i ...

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My 5 month trip to Southeast Asia

Posted by tomduncan24 on 2/4/2013 at 13:13

Hi everyone. I'm travelling to SE Asia on the 5th July-3rd December. I plan on going to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia and back to Thailand (in that order). Has anyone ever done this route before and could possibly share with me their routes or planning ideas, or any tips/ advice in these regions. This will be my first backpacking experience in SE Asia, just wondered if anyone could help me out. I am very appreciative of any answers you may give. Thanks and can't wait! Tom ...

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Is $7000 enough for 50 days.

Posted by Pacman10 on 23/3/2013 at 05:11

Hi all. This will be my first time travelling SEA. My plan is to fly from Perth to Singapore 5 days Kuala lumpur 3-4 days Pengang 2-3 days Thailand 4 weeks. The trip is for 2 so you could say $3500 each. The flight from Perth to Singapore has already been paid paid for. I would like to knw if this is enough money. We will be stayin in private 2 bed room with a/c when possible and drink 2-3 nights a week not a lot a few beers. We plan to travel up the south of Thailand then up north and loop back ...

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Give me reasons why I should travel to southern laos

Posted by wheretonext on 6/3/2013 at 07:29

So from Vientanne,I need to head to Cambodia but I don't know if I should continue going down south in Laos, cross in Muang Khong or head back again to Thailand in Udon Thani and cross from Sisaket. ...

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Anyone interested in buying a credit on Air Asia for immediate use?

Posted by ambicoed on 27/3/2013 at 15:36

I am so annoyed with Air Asia. A cancelled flight with them means I have $300+ worth of credit on their airlines that I cannot get a refund for. Is anyone interested in purchasing it? I would sell it for half price and I can email them the name of the passenger(s). it can also be used for multiple flights. Thanks! ...

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Viewed 1,053 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Drew84 on 27/3/2013 at 21:42

6-8 weeks in South East Asia - Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand

Posted by mjbeavis on 13/9/2010 at 19:11

Hi All, My partner and I are looking at doing 6-8 weeks in South East Asia. We know we will be heading over in the Monsoon season but because of our timing we are prepared for this. Our main issue is weather to go alone or to join a tour/overland group? We know it will be more expensive to do this via a overland tour, but because we are only there for a short amount of time and having an itinerary prepared for us will make things alot easier. Right? Or are there enough resources to allow you to ...

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Viewed 9,124 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by mjbeavis on 25/3/2013 at 15:31

2 SE Asia questions

Posted by federer_fan_456 on 23/3/2013 at 20:34

Firstly I am planning a 2-3 month trip, I am thinking about going to Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand & Vietnam spending about 2 weeks in each 7 countries. I have excluded Burma, Singapore, Brunei & East Timor as they don't seem all that interesting. Is this enough time to spend in each country to see a fair amount of things? Secondly, would 6000 (USD) be enough for flights (departing & returning from Australia, food, accommodation & spending ...

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Viewed 1,220 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 24/3/2013 at 06:25

Bus scam from Laos to Phnom Penh SORYA TRANSPORT

Posted by antifa7 on 22/3/2013 at 00:49

Hi all, I live in Phnom Penh in the Toul Kork district. This place is practically a suburb of Phnom Penh, about 10km into the main tourist/backpacker areas. The streets are laid out in a spoke and wheel pattern and it is easy to get turned around and confused about where exactly you are. As well, once you reach my neighborhood, you can no longer see the skyscrapers and it is easy to not know what direction is town. For the past week, I've been seeing dozens of backpackers wandering my neighb ...

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Viewed 5,141 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by sayadian on 22/3/2013 at 06:38

Planning a trip to SEA and have some questions

Posted by Solius on 8/3/2013 at 06:29

I've recently decided to quit my job and go travelling in SEA. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on things like the best places to go, where to avoid, etc.. and just general tips on travelling as this is the first time I'll be doing something like this so I've no idea where to start planning. A few questions I have off the top of my head: I'm thinking I just get a one way ticket out to somewhere and then just go from hostel to hostel from there? Is that how it works? How much money wou ...

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The cheapest way to get around South East Asia?

Posted by sarahjmac on 19/3/2013 at 14:32

Hi there I'm planning to go to South East Asia in mid-August/September time, I'll be travelling on my own and as I'm starting to plan my trip I could really do with some advice about transport. I am planning to fly to Thailand then travel to Laos, Cambodia, back to Thailand (possibly) then down to Malaysia, Bali and I will eventually be off to Australia. Now I'm planning to be sensible with my money and will try and make it stretch as far as possible so I can visit and explore more places tha ...

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Viewed 14,763 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 20/3/2013 at 23:43

South East Asia - September until Christmas - any advice please?

Posted by tom080181 on 18/3/2013 at 07:29

Hi guys, My girlfriend and I are planning to do some backpacking around South East Asia from the middle of September this year until around christmas time - so for roughly three months. We will have approx £5000 spend plus flights between us. I am 32 years old and my girlfriend is 26, and so we are not really looking for the party scene as such.What we are looking for is to get immersed in some culture, see some amazing sights, great beaches, food etc. We like the look of the Phillipines and ...

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SE asia help and tips please

Posted by Kavanagh1989 on 20/3/2013 at 10:10

Hi I will be flying into bangkok on 26th April and have 5 weeks to visit bangkok, Cambodia, Vietnam and southern thailand. I have visas granted already. I want to stay in bangkok for a few nights only and then the main places I want to visit are HCMC, hanoi, Phnom Penh, Angor, and then the beaches of south thailand, in no order. Please can you advise the best way to do this/or the cheapest way? Many thanks ...

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June and July during the wet season- Any advice?

Posted by hayleyd on 6/3/2013 at 13:26

Hello everyone. Some friends and I are planning a 2 month trip through Thailand, Singapore, Bali, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos next summer. However, due to some schooling conflicts we won't be able to start the trip until the beginning of June. I know that the wet season typically starts in May but I was just wondering how bad it will be in each region and if it would even be worth traveling to some parts. If all goes according to plan we would be in Thailand until the later part of June, then ...

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Viewed 1,465 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by sayadian on 16/3/2013 at 08:37

China to Thailand on Langkan/Mekong River

Posted by geezer on 22/2/2013 at 15:47

Last time in Thailand, I met a family with three kids (Chinese-Canadian I think) who had traveled by boat from china, landing in Chiang Sean. Is it possible for a U. S. citizen to enter Thailand there? ...

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Viewed 1,864 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by geezer on 15/3/2013 at 14:50

6.5 weeks throughout SE Asia

Posted by jbruce on 12/3/2013 at 20:39

Hey all, Been reading these forums for a while and trying to plan my trip around the region. Just wanted to see if you guys have any feedback on my itinerary. I'm trying to strike a balance between covering quite a large area without feeling too rushed. So far the only things set in stone are my flights landing in Bangkok in mid-May and departing from Singapore at the end of June. I'm also trying to plan around the rainy season so doing the beach / island locations first which is why the trip d ...

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Viewed 1,518 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by Geer1 on 14/3/2013 at 23:17


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