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12 Months in SEA/Aus - Itinerary nearly done - what do you think?

Posted by StephenCB on 30/9/2012 at 12:12

Hi all, Planning a 1 year trip to Southeast Asia/Aus next year! 6 year old dream coming together Spent the last few weeks reading through all the great advice in these forums. Check out my rough itinerary below. I don't plan to stick to this religiously though it's my rough guide before I leave. What do you think? Am I missing anywhere special? Whatabout my timings? Quick notes: - We’re 2 30 yrs old. - Budget of US$4,000 - US$6,000 a month (I expect to save in some regions tomake up fo ...

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SEA oct and nov

Posted by fergie1471 on 29/9/2012 at 21:08

I will be travelling around SEA solo from 17th oct until 24th nov with only a lose itinerary so just seeing if anyone else is there at the same time and fancy doing a few places together? im looking at kuala lumpur for the motoGP (only £20 for weekend tickets! Paid £130 in spain earlier this year) then over to borneo, cambodia, vietnam then laos for tubing. Let me know if you want to meet up ...

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3 months in SE Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Camb & Laos) - arrive & depart from Bangkok

Posted by AndyPandy on 8/8/2012 at 03:35

Hello everyone, My name is Andy (female!) and in September I'll be travelling to SE Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam) for 12 weeks. I arrive back in London the week before Christmas!! EEEEKKK! So the countdown is ON! I fly in and out of Bangkok and understand that the trip I'm taking is a very common one (though I personally don't know anyone whose done it!). Thing is, I've only ever been on organised treks before and never gone backpacking solo... so I'm quite nervous as you can ima ...

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Thailand, Loas, Cambodia, Vietnam plan

Posted by tuck60 on 25/9/2012 at 02:32

My friend and I will be coming to Bangkok from India in June2013. We want to see Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam before potentially going on to Malaysia/Singapore. An early route plan we have put together isbelow: Bangkok - Surat Thani - Koh Samui - Koh Phangan - Krabi -Koh Phi Phi - Koh Lanta - Bangkok - Ayuttaya - Lopburi - Sukhothai - Chiang Mai- Chiang Rai - Pai - Vientiane - Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang - Nong Khai -Aranyaprathet - Siem Reap - Battambang -Phnoh ...

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Cell Phone Pay As You Go

Posted by Geer1 on 20/9/2012 at 16:46

Are there any decent pay as you go plans etc that I could use on my phone while travelling through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia? Would primarily use it for texts, emails and the odd call home. Already have a phone I could use just not sure what is available for this. Any pointers appreciated. ...

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roughly weeks in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand

Posted by wags3671 on 17/9/2012 at 09:29

Hi everyone, I will be spending the first three weeks of Nov. in SEA and while I have cut a lot, here is what I am thinking. I will be flying to save time. All suggestions are greatly appreciated. Arrive Hanoi Nov. 1 Nov 2 Hanoi Nov 3 Hanoi Nov 4 Halong Bay Nov 5 Fly to Da Nang to Hoi An Nov 6 Hoi An Nov 7 Hoi An, Fly out to HCMC work way to Can Tho Nov 8 Can Tho Nov 9 Can Tho Nov 10 Fly to Cambodia or do Chau Doc crossing on boat to Siem Rep Nov 11 Angor Wat Nov 12 Angor Wat Nov 13 Ango ...

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Free Months SEA Travel plan

Posted by SinSin23 on 13/9/2012 at 08:34

Hi All, I'm travelling south east asia for a few months before heading to Australia, I would appreciate any advice on my proposed travel route and any reccomendations. I wanted to add Burma to the plan but still undecided on whether or not to do it as it is expensive to get in etc and from what I've read online they are only really accepting tourists if their part of a tour group - i could be completly wrong on this though. Here the route plan so far: Bangkok 3 Days Ayutthaya 4-5 days Lopb ...

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Route Planner - Help please!

Posted by meganconway on 11/9/2012 at 02:44

Hello everyone! Me and my boyfriend are heading to SE Asia in January.. We arrive in Bangkok on 21st January and plan to travel Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. We want to see these 4 countries by 28th June because at the end of June we are heading to Bali. Could anyone please advise the best route to take? I know alot of it depends on weather but i have heard alot of mixed reports about the weather at that time of year. We really have no idea what direction is best to travel in. I've hear ...

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7 Weeks Thailand/Laos/Vietnam/Cambodia

Posted by AdamZee on 17/4/2010 at 04:09

Hello all, Ok to start I know this is one of those more ground to cover than time allows but help me to decide. I have read countless threads but want have discrepancies I need cleared up. One of the main problems is I am unsure of how long it'll take to get from place to place. Here is an idea so far: Arrive In BKK June 17th and stay leave 19th to fly to Chiang Mai . Stay in Chiang Mai from 19th-21st and Visit Chiang Dao from 21st-23rd. Maybe add another place close to Chiang Da ...

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The Best Way to Spend Two Weeks?

Posted by waysofwanderers on 19/8/2012 at 03:33

Hello, I'm teaching ESL near Bangkok, and I'm planning on traveling around during my 2 week vacation in October. I really want to check out Chiang Mai, Luang Prabang, and Bali, in particular - but that doesn't seem like a very logical itinerary, haha. Does anyone have any suggestions for including these places in a trip plan, or ideas for a better 2 week itinerary? Thanks! ...

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Flights to Dubai from London

Posted by robert367 on 7/9/2012 at 02:24

I and my friends will be go to Dubai from London at new year. Please any give suggestion for cheap flights so that i can save money and time both. ...

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Budget and pre-book advise please

Posted by ajf on 3/9/2012 at 08:33

Hi All, I'm looking to do Thailand, Phi Phi island, Angkor wat and Holong bay in November this year. How much should I budget? (tours and travel agents here in South Africa seem to be quoting me quite high around R25 000 for the trip) and should I pre-book accomodation if I'm doing independant travel etc? ...

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S.E Asia onwards to New Zealand. First time Freedom Backing.

Posted by Greatlookinguy on 2/8/2012 at 21:00

Yyyep, that's what I'm calling it. Freedom Backpacking! Heh. Probably what you regulars have been doing all the while, but then yours truly is a planning freak deluxe a la grande. And whenever I've travelled around Eastern Europe (am a lad based out of London) I've been the one planning out every single last detail of the holiday for my friends and myself.. from where to stay, what to do, when to do it, the tips, tricks and secrets, even prepping locals via C0uchsurfing, WAYN and other websites ...

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What technology should I take to stay in touch?

Posted by JustinC474 on 30/8/2012 at 14:06

Hi all, So I'm heading to Bangkok the last week of September and am planning on being in SE Asia 3-4 months. I'm obviously going to want to stay in touch with my friends and family back at home, as was wondering what the best way to do that was. I'm thinking that my IPod may prove sufficient, since I can check email on it and go online as long as I have Wi-Fi. So that being said, is it pretty easy to find Wi-Fi access throughout SE Asia? This may be a stupid question.... but I've never been to ...

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SE Asia in 3 weeks

Posted by chapeakee on 28/8/2012 at 03:57

I am going to SE Asia for a medical mission trip in southern Vietnam then staying for 3 weeks in December/January. I am a young medical student who want to see all the nature, unique things, party, and some historical sites (probably in that order). I dont mind cheap accommodations/lodging/food but I dont have much time so I will probably fly from place to place. beside that I guess I am a backpacker. I was going to try to squeeze in the following. please adjust the time or add or subtract activ ...

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Travelling without pre-booking bus/train/flights - a Goonie in pursuit of a real adventure

Posted by AndyPandy on 26/8/2012 at 04:34

Hi all, I'm still in the thick of putting together my "wishlist" of places to visit for the 4 countries I'll be travelling to next month. I'm getting SO EXCITED!! Your tips have been duly noted and I'm very aware of not trying to cram too much in the 12 weeks I have to play with. Definitely want a real adventure of my own with a bit of downtime thrown in before going back to work in the new year. Can I just ask, for peace of mind, are there any places in particular when travelling be ...

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Critique our itinerary: 26 days in SE Asia

Posted by pcharrig on 21/2/2011 at 01:45

My wife and I are trying to plan the rough contours of our trip to SE Asia (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia) in November 2011. We will be traveling with our 10-month-old, so we are not making too many precise plans, but we know want to spend the majority of the time in northern Laos. Traveling with the kid means that flights will be easier than overland travel, so we need to get our flights figured out first, and then we can fill in the details. That being said, we would like to be efficient in the f ...

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Vaccintaions for our vacations !?!?!

Posted by TommyKay on 21/8/2012 at 06:37

Hey guys , I appreciate that lots of people have probably asked this same question many many times before but... if somebody could please answer which jabs they would recommend for Thailand, Laos, Vietnam in a four month period before heading on to Australia...? The problem is im a bit of a tight ass and after forking out for travel insurance for 16months which i have no problem paying as it is definaley a must just as i dont have a problem paying for the jabs i will need on our travels, howeve ...

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Two and a half weeks in Thailand

Posted by Tremblett on 18/8/2012 at 23:39

I've done a lot of research on suggested itineraries for Thailand for such little time, but am constantly second guessing what I come up with after reading mixed opinions from everybody. Here's what I have so far... - Bangkok for five days (which includes trips to Ayatthaya as well as Khao Yai Park) - Kanchanaburi for upwards of two days - Chiang Mai for between three to four days - Koh Pah Ngan for three days - Koh Tao for two days One thought I had was to spend one less day in Koh Pah Ng ...

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fellow travellers

Posted by j4s on 3/6/2012 at 17:26

anybody looking to travel across SE Asia Nov 2012? ...

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