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Suggestions needed!! Itinerary has to change due to Typhoon Nesat

Posted by Connor83 on 1/10/2011 at 18:49

Hello Im long time reader first time poster, any help would be greatly appreciated!! Myself and my girlfriend have been in Thailand for about 15 days now. We flew into Bangkok, stayed 2 days and headed south to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. We had planned on heading north up to Chiang Mai completely unaware of the floods. So when we arrived in Bangkok by bus we went to get our over night train only to find it had been cancelled. We had planned to go to Chiang Mai then head through ...

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Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and back to Thailand - Good Plan?

Posted by PeterJW on 25/9/2011 at 05:20

Hi I'm planning to fly to Bangkok around 14th Jan 2012 from the UK. I’ll have a 30 day visa so think I’ll head south to Bang Lamung and Sattahip for a week at the most to experience some beach time before heading north for another 3 weeks getting to and around Chiang Mai and then heading into Laos for around 14th Feb. I think a 30 day Laos visa is $30? I then want to spend the next 30 days in Laos and then heading to Vietnam(crossing from the north end) around 13 – 14th March. The pr ...

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Vaccines and malaria in ubud, hanoi, tanah rata...

Posted by lindistar on 25/9/2011 at 17:45

Hi, We will be travelling to Singapore, KL, Tanah Rata, Hanoi (also visiting tam cok) and Ubud(including the bali on bike tour) in January. I wondered if we need malaria tablets for any of these places. My relatives in Singapore says we don't, and my parents(singaporean mum and dad lived and worked many years in SE asia) say we don't, but I want to double check! Do people who live there build up a resistance?? I was born in Singapore and have been around Indonesia and Malaysia as a child with n ...

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Getting Around - Thailand to KL, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia

Posted by csawala on 22/9/2011 at 11:10

I am in Chiang Mai, soon to head down near Phuket for some diving. Currently, my plan is to dive a bit, then take the train/bus (overland) to KL, Singapore, and then fly from there either (1) back to Thailand for more diving or (2) into Indonesia/Malaysia to dive. I WILL eventually make it towards Bali and whatnot, but I have no set time plan. My question is, what is the best way to go about traveling to Indo/Mala from the mainland? Other than flights, what options do I have? How much shoul ...

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Itinerary advice, please

Posted by Lcjorgen on 21/9/2011 at 08:50

Hello everyone This is my first post on travelfish. Great forum. Thanks for keeping a resource like this alive. Well I have booked a flight into Saigon on Oct 25 and a flight out of Hanoi on Dec 24. My itinerary vaguely looks like this at the moment: Week 1-Saigon/ possibly another area to the east/north Week 2- Mekong delta Week 3- Angkor/ possibly somewhere else in Cambodia along the way Week 4- Thailand( thinking national park/relaxed Buddhist town) Week 5- meet a friend in Bangkok and g ...

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11 weeks in SE Asia, information overload!

Posted by tj2002 on 15/9/2011 at 17:26

Hi Guys, been lurking on here since I decided on this trip nearly a year ago, thanks to the owners for putting together a phenomenal resource . Now my trip is only 3 months away I starting to ramp up the planning a little, renewing passports etc. Hoping for a critique of my itenerary in terms of pointing out any glaring mistakes and anyu suggestions. My very rough plan so far is to arrive in Bangkok on the 6th December. Few days in Bangkok then head north, Ayuyatuyah for a day then Chang Mai ( ...

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What's the best beer in southeast Asia?

Posted by exacto on 13/4/2006 at 08:38

Hey gang, Any suds lovers out there? I'm a big fan myself, and wonder what people think is the best beer between Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. (Somtam, how is the Bintang in Indonesia these days?) When I first started backpacking around Thailand, you had your choice of Singha. One couldn't easily get a tourist visa to Laos in those days, and Cambodia was still in the middle of a civil war. Then things started looking up when Kloster hit the market in Thailand. I'm partial to ...

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Intra-asian Air Tickets

Posted by stevewangh on 11/9/2011 at 08:19

Will be traveling in Southeast Asia December - March. We would like to buy our round-trip ticket and then stay flexible with our travel to the Philippines, Malaysia, China, Myanmar and Thailand. After some research it seemed to us we would do as well buying our intra-Asia short haul tickets on the spot as we make up our mind--as opposed to getting an Asia Air pass or Circle Pass ticket. When we priced this option on line, it seemed cheaper to book as you go, and gives us more flexibility. Ou ...

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where to buy a notebook in SEasia?

Posted by joe_leviente on 11/9/2011 at 11:48

hi guys, I'm about 3 weeks into a 6 month trip around south east asia, before heading off to Oz on a working holiday visa. I've noticed a lot of people have notebooks out here, but the majority of people i've spoken to brought them from home. I've been considering getting one while i'm out here before going to australia. I reckon because of how long i'll be there and the fact that i'll probably be spending more time in any given place than out here, it could come in handy - especially in looki ...

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Viewed 2,964 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by KirstyB on 11/9/2011 at 18:47

advice from experienced travellers for 3.5week-itinerary needed

Posted by SebastianX on 5/9/2011 at 23:47

hey guys, i need some tipps for my short 3.5-week itinerary. i focused on some of the major destinations with some must-see places: laos - especially luang prabang (LP), ha long bay, angkor wat and some beaches. i planned to start in vientiane around nov. 25th and i will be travelling alone - unfortunately, so if anybody is interested to join, that would be great! for (almost) each destination i tried to add at least 0.5 day for simply resting... 1. vientiane: arrival in late evening, stayin ...

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Viewed 2,631 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by SebastianX on 10/9/2011 at 23:27

Route help & having to book outward flights in advance

Posted by smellmycoffee on 5/9/2011 at 01:56

Some background first - Planning a four month(ish) trip around SE Asia with my boyfriend for 2013 (does this seem really early to be planning? I feel I need to get everything sorted now to be able to know how much money we need!) I'm having some trouble deciding on the best route to take, I keep thinking I've almost got it, but then it turns out there are no direct flights between certain places or the flight is costing £200 so I have to scrap it and take a different way! I'm finding it especi ...

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Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos - Order of Travel

Posted by lizzie501 on 30/8/2011 at 19:13

Hi all I'm heading to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos for December and January. Any advice on which order to do things? The travelfish itinerary goes south through Laos and Cambodia, then north up the coast of Vietnam. Any reason why we should do it this way rather than work down through Vietnam and up through Cambodia finishing in Laos? We'll be flying from the UK to Asia and out to Brisbane afterwards so have flexibility in what airport we fly to and from. ...

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Departure tax for Cambodia & Laos?

Posted by altmtl on 31/8/2011 at 04:21

I there a departure tax when leaving Cambodia & Laos by land... Cambodia: "Departure tax for international flights is currently $25 US Dollars, and $6 Dollars for domestic flights" - Laos - $12 ...

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Viewed 4,294 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by KirstyB on 31/8/2011 at 17:39

ATM limits

Posted by chicoelnino on 8/1/2011 at 23:00

Will be heading to SE Asia in june for 6 months of travel, and will be visiting Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia. I will be putting all my money onto a visa card for the trip and using that to withdraw money each week to last both myself and my g.f for the week. Can someone please tell me are there any restrictions on the amount you can withdraw in one transaction in ATM's over there? Basically I plan on withdrawing the equivalent of €500 at the start of every week to last us ...

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SE Asia/Thailand/Laos Twitter/Facebook account suggestions for travelers?

Posted by Knigel on 2/5/2011 at 14:47

Hello, please recommend useful Twitter/Facebook accounts for SE Asia. Anything from news to culture and so on would be really worthwhile. ...

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SEA in April - HELP please

Posted by Slowtrotter on 22/8/2011 at 18:09

Hi, guys! Next year I have month's long vacation (a big deal for me) and would be happy to build some weather- and itinerary- reasonable plan , if it possible at all this time of the year. It would be convenient to spend a week in Thailand on the beach , but I would like to see something else, too: another country(ies), another nature, temples etc., even if it is on the beaten track - good enough for first timer. So - some places in Laos? Cambodia? Burma? Vietnam? I feel really lost (mostly beca ...

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Viewed 2,263 times, with 16 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 29/8/2011 at 20:18

1month in SEA,Itinerary advice needed

Posted by seadventure on 17/8/2011 at 17:53

Hi All I am travelling to SEA in Feb 2012 for one month and I would really appreciate some help planning my itinerary. I will tell you what I have in mind but advice from some people in the know would be greatfully appreciated. I fly into Bangkok and plan on spending 2-3 nights here, I was then thinking about flying to PP in Cambodia and on to Siem Reap and explore Angkor Wat for a few days. I then plan on flying back to Bangkok and getting the train to Vientiane in Loas, then heading on ...

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Union Pay ATM card in SE Asia?

Posted by kjkiwi on 24/7/2011 at 06:11

I am currently living and working in China, and I'll be heading off on a four-month trip around Laos, Vietnam, Nepal and India soon. I have a Bank of China ATM card that I can't use outside China, but I've heard that Union Pay is accepted in other countries. Can anyone tell me if they have used a Union Pay card in Laos, Vietnam, Nepal or India? I will be travelling to these countries in a couple of months and I need to know if I can access my funds... If not, can anyone suggest the best way I c ...

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Purchasing malaria tablets in Thailand

Posted by drutherford on 30/3/2007 at 14:05

Hi folks We've just been to the travel doctor in Sydney and the malaria tablets are so expensive. Does anybody know if you can purchase them over the counter in Bangkok and if so is it cheaper there? Thks in advance Debbie ...

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First trip - Itinerary Help/Suggestions appreciated.

Posted by tyson on 28/7/2011 at 14:29

My girlfriend and I are travelling to Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and KL for the first time. This is a rough draft of our itinerary. Any help or suggestions is very much appreciated. We will be flying to and from each city. We have to put Bali in the middle of our trip because of family reasons Vientiane 1st to 6th of December Hanoi 6th to 11th of December (includes two nights on Halong bay) Hue and Hoi an 11th to 17th of December Ho Chi Minh 17th to 21st of December Siem Reap 21st ...

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