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Southeast Asia forum

Need help.

Posted by johancp on 26/2/2013 at 10:50

Hello everyone. I'm currently "planning" a trip to SE Asia. The thing is, that i'm not very good at planning and usually just take things as they come. As of right now, I'm travelling solo, and I have never gone backpacking before. First things first. I have 6.124 USD/4.033 GBP/4.691 EU to travel for. The flight costs are gifted. I will probably have a little more, but i don't know yet. How far will this get me, and where could i go, for how long. I'm planning on flying to Bankok, but ...

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Itinerary advice - Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Singapore

Posted by ToniandCraig on 2/3/2013 at 03:58

My partner and I are in our 30/40s and live in Auckland, New Zealand. From Bangkok onwards we'll be meeting family and traveling with them. Any advice is appreciated. Also, will the weather be okay in all the places we'll be going to at the times we are going? Is this the best route? Is it realistic? 09/9 - Auckland/ Siem Reap 10/09 - Siem Reap - day trip to Kompong Khleang (1.5 - 2.5 hours each way by road via the village of Domdek 11/09 - Siem Reap - Beng Melea 12/09 - Siem Reap - 3 da ...

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Thailand, Cambodia, Laos - 4 weeks - itinerary advise

Posted by Coboooo on 22/2/2013 at 16:10

Hi, I am new to the forum and hope I posted at the right place. I will be travelling with my family (All adults) in June and have 30 days for Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. Starting in Bangkok I would appreciate some feedback on the following proposed itinerary: Bangkok 5 nights (arrival and departure), Siem Reap 4 nights, Phnom Phen 2 nights, Vientiane 3 nights, Luang Prabang 4 nights, Chiangmai 4 nights. I am allowing the remaining days for travel and unplanned events or to extend my stay on on ...

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Route advice needed

Posted by Decoy on 28/2/2013 at 16:44

A friend and I will be travelling around South East Asia at the turn of the year. We have a set route but need some advice about the southern islands/countries. From Malaysia/Singapore we want to visit Borneo, most/all of the Indonesian islands and the Philippines, before ending up in Australia/New Zealand. What is the best route to take in regards to ease/money? We want to avoid air travel as much as possible. Thanks in advance for your help. ...

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4 Weeks in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia - Critique my Itinerary!

Posted by guyincognito on 25/2/2013 at 22:22

I'm planning a four week trip to SE Asia for our Honeymoon in Oct-Nov. This is the first time we've gotten anything close to four weeks straight for travel, and I don't think it will happen again for a long time. Since this may be our only opportunity for a while, I've been wrestling between seeing a few places but getting to spend a lot of time at each, or seeing a medium number of places but only being able to spend a medium amount of time at each. Right now I think the plan I have leans tow ...

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Itinerary for a new solo-Backpacker

Posted by Caceres on 31/1/2013 at 17:42

Hi I'm trying to plan my first solo-backpacking trip about 2-3months long ( or as long as money will allow) and would greatly appreciate any advice/info I've never been to se Asia but hear its a great place to start solo traveling, I'm looking for this to be more of an cultural experience than a drunken memorie, lol Sry about any miss- spelling, I'm very bad at that... Lol I'm curious about: 1) how much the trip would cost ( not including airfare, visa, vaccinations) 2) how to communicate? ( ...

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3 months travel S.E Asia

Posted by Rachel2612 on 23/2/2013 at 06:39

Hey, I'm after some advice as my friend and I are both going travelling in May 2013.We are both female (21 and 26- both first time travellers) we have our flights booked for bangkok and are staying for 4 nights then move down towards the islands. My question is would it be better to travel back up to bangkok after the islands to cross over into a neighbouring country or is there a different route we could take? We are wanting to travel thailand, cambodia, laos and vietnam. We would be flying bac ...

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Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh by boat

Posted by johannal on 27/2/2013 at 11:49

I'm planning a trip to Southeast Asia in April, and I need some advice concering how to get from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh. I would really like to take a boat a part of the way and spend one or two nights (on a floating hotel, if possible!) on the travel. Is taking a bus to Chau Doc and catch a boat there the best solution? Is it possible to buy one ticket for the whole trip? And do you have a travel agency to recomend? Thanks! ...

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border crossing visa Thailand?!

Posted by ellie1990 on 22/2/2013 at 09:35

hey there. i am currently travelling through south east Asia, planning to be out of Cambodia on the 24th of march and stay on the islands until the 7th of April, flying out of Bangkok on the 8th!!!! my friend and i are confused on the length of time allowed at the border crossing from Cambodia back into Thailand, as we would be for about 17days but im not sure if the land border crossing visas are for 15days only?! any help asap would be great! Thankyou! x ellie ...

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Itinerary help! More time in SEA or head to nepal

Posted by Olivia00 on 26/2/2013 at 00:12

Hello all, My boyfriend and I are currently in Pai, Thailand and are reviewing our itinerary with some new possibilities in mind. We have spent a month in Myanmar and close to three weeks in Thailand now. Our original plan was to head over to Cambodia, then to VIetnam and finally to Laos (spending about a month in each country) before heading to Australia (working holiday visa). So here is where I need some help. I've always wanted to go to Nepal and after talking to a few people we are consid ...

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5 Weeks Itinerary for Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia - Help?!

Posted by bootshike on 14/6/2012 at 22:30

Hi Everyone, I am planning a trip for 5 weeks for Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia at the end of December and for the month of January 2013. After doing some research, I have a general plan, but I'm sure it needs tweaking. I am interested in seeing a few temples and some pretty scenery. I don't think I have time for trekking, and I'm willing to make that sacrifice. Should I cut out the slow boat? That would save me three days. Where would you add these days to? Thanks to anyone who replies ...

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Help re: decision on countries to go to (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia or Vietnam)

Posted by Flanb on 14/1/2013 at 04:30

Hi, I appreciate that a lot of people post similar topics all the time, so thanks in advance for any advice you might be able to give. My friend and I are travelling to Southeast Asia from mid-April to the first week of June (6 weeks), and apart from flights to and from Bangkok, nothing else has been decided. We had originally planned to travel from Bangkok into Siem Reap, into Laos working north, flying over to Vietnam and working south before flying back to Bangkok. After reading around, we ...

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Pai to Siem Reap in 7 Days -- Go Through Laos or...?

Posted by pbzvariety on 12/2/2013 at 05:33

Oh hi there, thanks for clicking. OK, I've got a lot of time or just a little, depending on how you look at it. I must be in Siem Reap on Feb 19 to see Angkor Wat, and I am now in Pai. What would you do? Because I'm interested in meeting real people and having "real" experiences here with natives, as opposed to further hanging out with guys/gals with mustache-print tank tops and buzz cuts or fake dreads, so far I'm thinking, A) Laos Somehow make it to the border and take 5 day ...

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2.5 months in Southeast Asia

Posted by WillMcP on 11/2/2013 at 12:05

Hi everyone, I have done some travelling with through my job before - I am an engineer on cruise ships - however I have never gone on a backpacking trip before! I'm set on travelling SE Asia with a friend and have set aside 8 weeks to do so - leaving around October 1st of this year and returning in mid-December. From reading other posts in forums I think the general consensus is to plan less and try not squeeze too many places in. I do, however, have a rough idea of an itintery and was wonderi ...

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Looking for Travel Buddies! SE Asia starting early 2013.

Posted by Chris2708 on 10/11/2012 at 15:26

Hey, Im 22 and looking to travel to SE Asia for a few months , starting in Thailand. No set plans at the moment so am open to ideas. Would love to meet other people who has similar plans. After SE Asia I am then hoping to head to Oz,Nz,Fiji. Msg me if your interested, would love to hear other peoples plans. Chris ...

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Which Currency to take on my trip.

Posted by Donman1990 on 8/2/2013 at 20:16

I'm spending roughly 5-6 months going through Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Burma. I'm Australian and I'm wondering if it's worth converting my savings into US dollars to put on to my travel bank card before I leave? or if it's just as feasible to keep it in Australian dollars and simply convert it over there if need be? ...

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3 weeks SE Asia Trip in August 2013: Advice, Help!

Posted by libbyeab on 6/2/2013 at 18:14

Hi all, My boyfriend and I are last-year law students really wanting to do a S.E.A trip after we take our big Bar exam in July here in Miami, Fla. We have traveled abroad before, but neither of us have ever been to Asia. We plan on spending about 3 weeks on our trip total (including any flying/travel time to get there). We do not know if or when we will ever get an opportunity like this again, so we want to make the most of our trip. Planning is key! There are so many places to see and things ...

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Advice needed on SE Asia trip

Posted by Decoy on 8/8/2012 at 09:47

Hi, Me and a mate are looking to go travelling around SE Asia. We want to take in all the usual countries - Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore - and then probably move on to Australia and New Zealand (To hopefully stay and work for a while to fund more travels to Japan/Hong Kong/Beijing). As soon as we have enough money we will go, but we're looking at towards the end of 2013. We have done a fair bit of research (nowhere near the amount I expect is needed) so thought it might be ...

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23 days - split between Vietnam and Thailand - comments please

Posted by cpelser on 28/1/2013 at 10:22

Hi guys We're a young married couple travelling to Vietnam and Thailand. (Arrive 9 March Hanoi, flying out 5 April Phuket) I've spent endless time reading Travelfish tips etc etc, but the more I read, the larger my wishlist gets! Now we're scuba divers, and will definitely do a 4/5 night liveaboard while in Thailand towards the end of our journey. That leaves us with around 23 days in which to see a part of Vietnam and part of Thailand. With regards to our travels, here's what we like: * We'l ...

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finding tea and tea ware in sea

Posted by melmariet on 1/2/2013 at 18:32

Hello! Can anyone give me any advice on finding good quality loose leaf tea in southeast Asia? I'm interested in all kinds but mostly Chinese tea. Looking for clay pots, for the Chinese gong ** tea ceremony... Any help would be appreciated! ...

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Viewed 1,282 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by melmariet on 2/2/2013 at 05:57


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