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Australian Dollars - using, managing and budgeting

Posted by shayetopaz8 on 25/6/2015 at 07:47

Hi all! So first and foremost.. What an incredible site! I have spent so many nights trawling through the forum discussions (some so informative, some so hilarious), reading suggested itinerary's and salivating over pictures of food and food discussions.. I know this has been covered before but I am still a little bit confused as to the most accurate answer to my thoughts. Coming from Australia I will be landing in Saigon, Vietnam July 9th. From here I will be spending the next 104 days - pre ...

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Solo trip - 2 Weeks in July - Thailand and Vietnam - itinerary advice please

Posted by numan99 on 19/5/2015 at 11:10

I'm flying into Bangkok on July 1st and leaving from there on July 16th. I'd like to see some of Thailand, at least one island, possibly stop by Cambodia, Angkor Wat, and also see Vietnam. I'm travelling alone but will be meeting up with friends I have who live in Vietnam. It's my first time in South East Asia. I'd be grateful for any suggestions for 'must do/see' type things and/or any suggestions for an itinerary given the time-limit. I wasn ...

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4 weeks in SE Asia

Posted by Amerish on 19/5/2015 at 04:49

Hi, I know that others have written the same. Could someone offer advice on 4 weeks travelling SE Asia? We would like to begin in Hong Kong (3/4 days) and end in Thailand on a beach for about a week. We are trying to determine the best beach place in Thailand to stay at. This is a trip of a lifetime for myself and husband and we would ideally like to go from Hong Kong to Cambodia, Northern Thailand and Vietnam and Southern Thailand. Not in that order. We would like to float down the river ...

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SE Asia in April with son

Posted by kdwhitworth on 17/6/2015 at 00:09

My 13 year old son and I will have a little under three weeks this coming April to visit SE Asia. We want to fly from Seattle to Siem Reap and spend a few days at Angkor Wat then head to Chiang Mai for a few more days. After that we're open but would like to end at a great beach before we head to Bangkok and then back to Seattle. Any advice on modes of travel and beaches would be greatly appreciated. And thank you! ...

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Need Help with 2 week Itinerary in SE Asia

Posted by Whit93088 on 14/5/2015 at 14:43

Hey everybody, 3 of us ( middle 20s males) are traveling to SE Asia for two weeks in late July-early August. We are trying to do a relatively fast paced historical/cultural/ a little nightlife vacation. We are flying everywhere since we are short on time. We are thinking about this itinerary. Hanoi-->Ha Long Bay----> Hue/Hoi An--->Nha Trang---> HCMC--->Siem Riep----> Fly out of Bangkok. Should we cut anything out/ Are we missing any must-do's? ...

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Vietnam beats Thailand for being friendly

Posted by Gogomobile on 17/6/2015 at 22:44

http://www.peanutsdaily.com/taiwan-3rd-worlds-friendliest-country/ ...

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Choosing indonesia OR myanmar/laos/cambodia

Posted by Wangwang on 11/6/2015 at 04:29

Hi! We are a couple in their late twenties and have six weeks to fill and finally want to do that long postponed trip to SE Asia. I could really use some help choosing between indonesia or myanmar/cambodia or myanmar north laos and north vietnam I have six weeks and can either go in september if I choose indonesia or november/december if i choose myanmar/cambodia/loas I need to choose quickly because I need give holiday dates for my work. Once the location is chosen I can work out detail of t ...

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Where should I go on the next trip?

Posted by BestinDWorld on 13/6/2015 at 03:07

I am leaving on August 12 for 2 months backpacking in Southeast Asia. I lived in Phuket for almost 3 years and have backpacked the area before. I am thinking Myanmar and Indonesia, as well as revisiting some old friends in Thailand. Any suggestions on Burma and Indonesia that are "Must See". I'd like a good combination of a good social scene and nightlife, as well as some "off the beaten path" destinations as well. Thanks ...

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Planning 3.5 weeks first SE asia trip

Posted by elham8 on 8/6/2015 at 13:43

Hi, I am planning a 3.5 week trip around South East Asia and I was wondering if you had a few tips. Im not sure if I have packed in too many places so far, any advice would be helpful: The plan is Bangkok (2 nights) "“ Chiang Mai (3 nights) "“ Krabi/islands (6 nights)"“ Singapore (3 nights) - Bali (6 nights) - Tokyo (3 nights). Thanks! ...

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Luxury hotels: It is the little things

Posted by somtam2000 on 9/6/2015 at 01:47

From this week's newsletter: It's the traveller's holy grail: a fantastic, affordable place that you simply want to go back to again and again. These are the places we love unearthing the most on Travelfish.org. Then there are the splurge places, those once-at-the-end-of-trip places where you want everything to be just so because, after all, you're paying an arm and a leg for the privilege. While we're always on the look out for the former, we've also decided to pay for our writers to stay at ...

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Where to Head in October?

Posted by tommarsden on 26/5/2015 at 14:37

Hi guys, I am looking for some help.. I am visiting my brother in Hong Kong during the last two weeks of October and am thinking as I am in this part of the world it would be a good opportunity to also find some local culture, good food, a sandy beach and chill time for a week or so. This in theory sounds like a perfect plan, however from reading various posts, blogs and articles it doesn't look at straight forward due to the weather. I was originally thinking Thailand or Southern/Central Vietn ...

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Easy Rider in Vietnam; which company is best??

Posted by monkey123 on 26/1/2013 at 03:47

Hello! We are two Swedish backpackers in Vietnam, at the moment we are in Nha Trang . We are thinking about taking an easyrider tour on 3 days; Nha Trang to Dalat. After some reasearch we have spoken with a company that could give us this tour (http://www.easy-riders.net/). After some more research on this company our problem is that we don't know if we can trust these guys. Alot of people seem to have been scammed ( the tour-guide couldn't speak english, no refund on interrupted tours and a ...

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So what is up with hotels?

Posted by somtam2000 on 18/5/2015 at 15:19

From this week's newsletter: "So I'm just back from an eight-week stretch in Singapore, during which I stayed at more than 20 different hotels and hostels. It's always interesting staying at a place that you've previously only done an inspection of, as you're better able to identify problems like hot water that takes 10 minutes to arrive, crummy WiFi, permeable walls or breakfasts that are best avoided. But the most jarring part of the stays, and this was almost across the board, was the c ...

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Bangkok to Ho Chi Ming City by Motorbike

Posted by seaniegraham on 15/5/2015 at 09:47

Hi all! I am planning on spending NYE 15/16 in Bangkok, Thailand then getting a coach to Pattaya on the 1st/2nd Jan 2016 to avoid the busy city escape. Once in Pattaya I am planning on buying a cheap motorbike or moped (sell at the end of the trip) to make my way on a 3-4 week journey through Cambodia (coastal road to Phnom Penh, then North to Siem Reap) then South to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. I will then fly to Hanoi for a day or two before flying back to the UK. I am doing the trip on a budget, ...

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Any advice welcome on SE Asia trip

Posted by thunderwex on 5/5/2015 at 15:36

Hi all, Have finally decided to start working on my backpacking trip in SE Asia next year and just looking for some advice as I'm only in the early stages of it. I will be travelling from mid August until the start of Decmeber. I've decided to book a multi city flight consisting of Dublin-Denpasr and a return journey of Bangkok to Dublin. My initial plan is to spend the first month in Indonesia and then catch a flight from Bali to South Vietnam. I'll spend the next month travelling north throug ...

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workaway alternatives

Posted by Scottie001 on 11/5/2015 at 18:14

Hey! I know this probably should have been in the "volunteering" section, but there wasn't much activity in there so I thought he would be better for answer I'm using workaway while in travelling through Asia, but wondering if anyone recommends any other similar sites? Found hostx.net but not sure if it's up to. Cheers! ...

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Our planned trip for Oct-Dec this year, please do comment

Posted by mikal83 on 4/5/2015 at 05:51

2 years ago, this mid 50's flashpacking/backpacking duo travelled from England to Oz, with 6 weeks in Thailand/Malaysia. Route was obvious..BKK to Chiang M and back, then down to a few islands, into Malaysia and out from Singers. Trains/buses and hotels mostly prebooked with Agoda/Asia rooms. It went mostly to plan and the weather/people/experiences were top notch and fun. This year its a biggy, the route as per the BIG SEA route here on T'fish, (a website we love along with Seat 61). The route. ...

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7 week itinerary

Posted by boerman on 3/5/2015 at 13:08

Hey Travelfish. I am in 2 weeks going on my first solo backpacker trip to Southeast Asia. I will be there for 7 weeks and there is too much i want to see. I have made a route, where i will visit all my must-sees. The only problem is, it might be too much, and i might have too little time per destination to really experience it. So here is my plan: Bangkok (my uncle lives there) - Siem Reap - Hoi An - Cat Ba Island - Hanoi - Sa Pa - Luang Prabang - Bangkok ( quick visit for Myanmar ...

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Being too guarded while travelling

Posted by somtam2000 on 27/4/2015 at 03:08

From this week's newsletter: Some years ago on a bus in Cambodia, I sat next to a backpacker who spent most of the ride complaining about all of the locals who had tried to scam him. He had locked metal coils resembling razor wire around his pack. He seemed to think that all of the locals were out to rob him. Clearly, he wasn't having much fun. Especially in popular destinations, there's no doubt that some locals try to take advantage of travellers. The unscrupulous scammers, relentless touts, ...

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Viewed 1,340 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by opheliafae on 29/4/2015 at 01:04

2.5 week southeast asia travel tips PLEASE

Posted by huss12 on 26/3/2015 at 11:41

Hey all, My brother and myself are planning to go to southeast asia from ottawa this summer for 2.5 weeks(july) and was hoping for some experienced tips or advice! We hear it's generally rainy season at that time so any place we should go to and any places we should try and avoid? We are both mid twenties so any advice for young travellers would be greatly appreciated. ...

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