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5 1/2 Weeks in Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia

Posted by nzeplo on 7/12/2012 at 21:12

Hi everyone, I'm planning a trip with my dad this January and February. He's in his mid 50s and i'm in my early 20s. I am trying not to do too much but he wants to try and hit up a lot of different places. Here is a tentative schedule. Mostly travelling by buses. [Jan 15-17] - Hong Kong (flying to Hanoi ) [18-19]- Hanoi [20-21] Sapa [22]-Dien Bien Phu [23] Muang Khua [24-26] - Luang Prabang [27-28] - Vientenne [29-30] Tha Kheak [31-Feb 1st] - Ban Khoun Kham with trip to kong lo cave [2-3] - ...

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22/F Looking for Travel Buddy SEA Dec. 20 - Jan. 14

Posted by oknori on 6/12/2012 at 07:14

Hi All, I will be traveling solo around SEA from Dec. 19 through Jan. 15, 2013. I've been studying in Japan for the past 6 months and am looking forward to experiencing SEA before heading back to the U.S. I am interested in temples, cooking classes, food, and of course meeting new people.. I'm quite open minded when I travel, so if you have any tips/must visits for first time travelers in SEA and/or would like to travel together, please PM me=) My tentative IT is below: Bangkok (2 Days) Chian ...

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Singapore to BKK 24 days

Posted by GilbertMcDonald on 5/11/2012 at 22:32

Planning a trip in March/April starting in Singapore ending in Bangkok 24 days. Require a little help. Singapore -3 days Malacca - 2 days KL - 1 day Cameron Highlands- 2 days Georgetown or Langkawi - 3 days ?? Krabi-Railay beach - 5 days Phuket - 5 days Bangkok 2 or more days Any feedback will help. ...

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advise for SEA backpacking trip please!

Posted by moniqueshanae on 2/12/2012 at 21:39

Hi guys, I'm a 21 yr old (f) and I'm travelling through SEA from 27th of dec until the 9th of feb. My trip has been planned in thailand with a group of friends until the 10th of jan, but I have decided to stay on and backpack around for a bit and I would love some advise for my travels.... I really wanted to do Cambodia Laos and northern Thailand but concerned about cramming too much into the month I have... I start in bangkok on the 10th of jan and flight out of chang Mai on the 9th of feb ( ...

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good route for first time to SEA

Posted by redsfanbob on 26/11/2012 at 18:56

Hi everyone! I'm glad I stumbled across this site. I was hoping some of you might be willing to provide some suggestions for me. There's just so much to see. I thinking of taking my first trip to SEA in February. I'll only have about 3 weeks but I'm up for about anything. I like big cities, beaches, culture, food, nature, or about anything else. The only thing that I have to do is spend a couple of days on a beach but it doesn't have to be the best beach in the region. I'd also prefer to not sp ...

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SE Asia route??

Posted by baker77 on 23/11/2012 at 07:32

Hi Guys, The gf & i are planning on travelling around South East Asia for around 7-8 weeks. We will be flying in from the uk and visiting the usual Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, however not sure where the best place is to start our trip and what route to take from there, our only plans are we would like to finish in Singapore. Suggestions and any advice would be greatly appreciated. Many Thanks ...

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Backpacking route

Posted by wmw120894 on 17/11/2012 at 04:46

Hi all! This is my first solo backpacking trip. Would like to seek your opinion on the viability of this route. Flying on 3 dec from Singapore --> Ho chi minh --> Hoi an --> Hue --> Hanoi --> Vientiane --> Phnom Penh --> Siem reap --> Bangkok --> Koh Tao --> Bang kok --> Chiang Mai --> Bang kok I'm wondering if it's better to fly into Bangkok from Singapore and go to Chiangmai followed by Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and back in BK. Or to proceed with ...

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Solo traveler landing in Ho CHi Minh dec 17

Posted by nufan32 on 24/11/2012 at 03:09

landing in saigon dec 17 with a hotel booked for a few days to settle in. probably going to head over through cambodia to thailand but nothing is planned yet. hoping to meet some fellow travellers to bounce around with or just get some advice from. cheers... ...

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Itinerary Planning...

Posted by banjordan on 16/11/2012 at 01:16

Hi all, My wife and I are planning a honeymoon trip in SE Asia, departing on December 14. Our first week will be in Taiwan; on 12/21 we fly from Taipei to Phnom Penh and then we have about 3 more weeks after that. Here's what we're thinking: Phnom Penh (2 nights). Flight to Siem Reap. Siem Reap (3 nights). Flight to Luang Prabang. Luang Prabang (7 nights). Flight to BKK and then an overnight train or bus south to a ferry. Ko Tao or Samui or Lanta (4 nights) BKK (4 nights) Does this seem rea ...

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Singapore to Phnom Penh in 2 weeks

Posted by Draams on 11/11/2012 at 20:57

I'm flying in to Singapore on the 20th of November and meeting some friends in Phnom Penh on the 6th to go rock climbing through Laos and Vietnam over the next month. We'll also duck into Siem Riep for Angkor Wat. That leaves me with 2 weeks to get to Phnom Penh. I also need to organise my visas for Laos and Vietnam in BKK on Phnom Penh (don't want to hold the other guys up who are more organised). Apart from that, freedom! I love climbing, hiking, adventure, and am interested in scenery ...

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From Kuala Lumpur to Siem Reap - 3 weeks

Posted by laber on 14/11/2012 at 13:12

Hi! I'm landing in Kuala Lumpur on the 7th of January and I should be in Siem Reap at around beginning of February (it's a soft deadline). I was thinking of traveling all the way up to Bangkok (mainly by train) and then towards Siem Reap. I would like to avoid crowds with lots of tourists, and I am interested in meeting locals and enjoying wonderful landscapes, mainly by the sea If on the way there is any place where I can give a hand, I will be happy to skip some stop-overs and remain lo ...

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Travel Buddies Dec 2012 - Feb 2013

Posted by mandeepbatavia on 14/11/2012 at 11:52

Hi all, I am looking to go travelling between Nov 28 - Mid Feb. I am flying into Bangkok and hoping to stay in a hostel for a couple of nights..any ideas? From there hoping to go North Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. I have not set plans and am up for a laugh with some like minded people. I love to travel, engross the culture and have some good nights out! MSG me if you are travelling around those dates. Male/25 from London Cheers! ...

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Christmas and NYE

Posted by potta_boro on 3/11/2012 at 14:53

Hi i was just curious to no where would the best country/city/town to spend christmas and new year out of Thailand Vietnam and Cambodia im not really sure which of these i will be in at the time but if anyone has any suggestions i would appreciate it as im travelling solo and i dont really want to be in the middle of nowhere in my bed with nothing happening around me like a saddo thinking of home. cheers ...

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Budget sail trip anywhere in SE Asia

Posted by gottogotoday on 7/2/2012 at 22:48

We are currently in Pai (hard to leave laid back Pai) does anyone know where we could go to get on a budget type sailing trip for a few days? We like to snorkel but we are not divers. We are more than willing to try any of the nearby countries, we just need an idea of where to start. We can't afford $1200.00 for a few days, we were hoping that something exists for a couple of hundred, maximum $300.00 for 3 days. ...

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Very rough / initial plans for 6 months in SE asia

Posted by bd7391 on 15/10/2012 at 14:16

Hi, I'm planning to travel solo in southeast Asia for around 6 months from the middle of January. I don't want to have a strict plan but just have a rough idea of when I'll be in each country to make the most of the weather, and also want to travel over land for as much as possible. 1. Fly into Bangkok around 10th January and travel Thailand (north of the "islands") for around 3 weeks 2. Over land to Laos by around 5th February and spend February in Laos 3. Spend March in Cambodia ...

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Is this a good route?

Posted by lucylinda on 27/10/2012 at 22:17

Hello, Just wanting some help with my planning SEA next year. I plan on leaving in April 2013, leaving from Australia to Bali, spending 1 month there and then heading over to Thailand- I would like to spend about 6 weeks there, however I know the visa is for 1 month, so would leave and then go back. After Thailand I was planning on going to Cambodia for about 3 weeks, seeing all the sights. I was also then planning to do some volunteer work there. I have started my TEFL and was hoping to do t ...

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Chau Doc to Phnom Penh by Boat

Posted by ron67 on 21/12/2007 at 04:35

Wanted to know boats that leave Chau Doc to Phnom Penh 1. How many boats leave per day? 2. Is there any fast boats? 3. What times? 4. All costs? 5. How long does it take? 6. Do they all leave from near the Victory Hotel? We have been told there are no toilets on one boat, we don't know which one. ...

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Thailand/Laos/Cambodia 6 week itinerary

Posted by pascal1980 on 31/12/2011 at 11:56

Hi there! On January 12 I will fly to Bangkok for my 6 weeks trip to Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. I am looking for a great and diverse trip and so far this is my rough plan: Thailand (6) Bangkok (3 days) Chiang Mai (2) Chiang Kong (1) Laos (17) Luang Prabang (4) Nong Khiaw (2) Vang Vieng (2) Vientiane (1) Pakse / Tad Lo / Bolaven (4) Champasak (1) 4000 Islands / Don Dhet (3) Cambodia (13) Kampong Cham (1) Siem Reap (4) Phnom Penh (2) Kampot (2) Sihanoukville / Koh Rong (4) Th ...

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Advise on 5 month SEA plan

Posted by ec2011 on 14/10/2012 at 11:57

Hi Everyone, My partner and I are thinking of going to SEA March 2014 for 20 weeks. We are volunteering in Nepal for 4 weeks and then considering the following itinerary; 2 further weeks in Nepal 3 weeks in Tibet 2 weeks in China 2 weeks in Thailand 1 week in Laos 1-2 weeks in Vietnam 1-2 weeks in Cambodia 1 week in Borneo Does that all sound do-able? We are both in our late 20s so aren't really looking for a 5 month long party! We are quite happy, in fact happier, to take the road less trav ...

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7 months in SE Asia :)

Posted by dagi_jagi on 24/10/2012 at 08:49

Hi all, I need your advice. With my boyfriend we aregoing to have some kind of gap half year. Starting 5/12 from BKK. We have somedoubts about our route. So many options to choose, each has pros and cons.Especially weather factor. Is it too cold for mountains in Decmber? (northVietnam and north Laos)? Or in December/January it's not worth to go to Borneo/Indonsesia because of weather? We plan to spend 3-4weeks per country. Any tips are more than welcome. Waiting for your feedback. Option 1: ...

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