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Shanghai to ANYWHERE in SE Asia

Posted by Kassassin on 12/1/2012 at 23:51

Hi, I got a REALLY cheap flight to Shanghai (PVG), but I would like to get to Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, or Cambodia. What is the cheapest possible way to do this? I posted this in the Visa section because I'd rather not have to buy a Chinese visa, and this is posted on the Chinese Consulate website "Citizens holding passports issued by the following nations are not required to obtain a visa given he or she transit by Shanghai and stay up to 48 hours" [US citizens included]. Any way t ...

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crossing a border from Saigon to Cambodia by the mekong?

Posted by noworries on 4/1/2012 at 06:08

Hi, Does anyone know the best crossing form Saigon area to Cambodia? We would preferably like to do it via a trip up the Mekong. Thanks in advance ...

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Viewed 3,403 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by oasisbarhatien on 16/1/2012 at 20:11

Getting a visa for Burma (Myanmar) in Vientiane

Posted by KirstyB on 14/12/2011 at 05:51

Some up to date information on my recent experience …..... Getting to the Embassy The embassy is located about 7/8 kilometres from the centre (in the direction of the Friendship Bridge). If you take a tuk tuk, make sure the driver knows where he's going! A tuk tuk will charge up to 80,000 kip for a round trip and with hard bargaining 50,000 kip. Remember you'll need to do that twice – once to drop off and once to collect. Alternatively you can rent a bike for 10,000 kip and cycle there ...

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would like to confirm please?

Posted by leeturnbull82 on 5/1/2012 at 19:43

Hi Everyone, firstly a great thankyou because if it wasnt for this website EVERYTHING would be so much more difficult! Me and my gf have been saving up for just over 2 years to go travelling for hopefully around 6 months, we are looking to go to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, after reading the visa section here we have decided rather than obtaining all our visas beforehand we will just obtain them all on arrival (except the Vietnamese which we believe will be best obtained in Bangkok) I ...

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Viewed 1,047 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by oasisbarhatien on 7/1/2012 at 20:13

Visas and Vietnam Airlines

Posted by herbcorella on 12/11/2011 at 23:40

Recently, we went from Sydney to Vietnam, sort of 2 weeks there; on to Frankfurt and returned to Sydney (transiting through Vietnam). But, what a disaster. Sydney was very helpful and assured us that we need a visa for the stopover (going over) but no visa would be required for the trip home. Well, they should have told Germany, we flew business class and when we turned up for the return leg (Frankfurt - Hanoi - Saigon - Sydney) we were deenied boarding in Frankfurt. No visa, no boarding and ...

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vietnamese Visa in Chang MAI thailand

Posted by he on 6/1/2011 at 21:07

is anyone able to tell , if the vietnamese consulate in Chang Mai THAILAND is delivering visa ?? in how many days , for how much ?? is it possible to have it in 2/3 days ?? thanks for your help ...

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sample itinerary for 5-6weeks

Posted by davemurt on 20/12/2011 at 00:30

could anyone give me a sample itinerary for 5-6weeks in thailand,vietnam,cambodia and laos. is it even possible? in thailand,id like to see the normal places,do some climbing,do scuba course and get in a full moon party.im more of a go and see the sights person so any highlights and info would be great.i would be on a budget as ive just lost my job so any info on cheap accomodation would also be great. also info regarding visas etc would be appreciated. i would be flying into bangkok from dubai ...

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Laos to Cambodia border

Posted by jennakuz on 17/12/2011 at 19:55

Hi everyone, I will be travelling through Laos in April of next year and plan to go South to Si Phan Don in order to travel over land to Cambodia (this was recommended to me in another forum). After looking up border crossings from Laos to Cambodia this seems trickier than I imagined. The forums I was reading were quite confusing and i was wondering if anyone could simplify the easiest/quickest way to cross the border? It was saying to book it through a travel agent in what I was reading, but t ...

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Viewed 1,787 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 20/12/2011 at 00:51

Back packing from India to Japan and back

Posted by frastam on 18/12/2011 at 00:39

I am planning for back packing from India to Japan and back ,via Myanmar-Thailand-Laos-Vietnam-Cambodia-Malaysia -Singapore-Indonesia-Philippines-Hong kong-Taiwan-Japan-South Korea -North Korea --China(Beijing-Shanghai)-Tibet-Nepal -India. Please Guide me with visa ,transport and extra information.Thanks ...

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Crossing the Laos Border near Kontum

Posted by Phiddy on 12/12/2011 at 12:30

Hi, I had a meeting with an sta agent today who basically said that travelling in the south of Laos is really dodgy especially if you're on your own and that crossing the border near Kon Tum in Vietnam is not worth doing. I highly suspect he was just saying this so I would buy some kind of sta tour around Laos (which I didn't) but it has made me a little wary as this is an area I plan on visiting. Has anyone crossed this border recently? How long did it take you / did you have any major proble ...

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Viewed 1,699 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Phiddy on 13/12/2011 at 10:01

Train travel Penang - Bangkok

Posted by lisyafaride on 5/12/2011 at 06:33

I plan to travel by train from Penang, Malaysia to Bangkok, Thailand. Does anyone know if it's affected by the flood? Have anyone travel experience this recently? Thanks! ...

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Viewed 1,460 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by kitebo on 6/12/2011 at 22:27

how many times border crossing by land?

Posted by cicerosf on 1/10/2011 at 03:18

Hello. I'm in Thailand now and I've a 30days visa, but I want to stay 75days. So, how many times can I cross the border by land? 3 times is possible? thank you. ...

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Viewed 3,512 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by oasisbarhatien on 6/12/2011 at 20:04

thai tourist visa in penang

Posted by ambersaffron on 22/11/2011 at 11:37

I apologize if this is a question that has been asked before. I am planning to fly from the US to BKK in dec and stay in Thailand for a month on the "free visa" and then take the train down to Penang and apply for a thai tourist visa for two months . I don't have an air ticket out of Thailand as I'm planning to take the train to Cambodia. Does this seem like a feasible plan? Thanks! ...

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Vietnam - Cambodia crossing by motorbike

Posted by crashe on 20/11/2011 at 08:21

Hi, we would like across borders between Vietnam and Cambodia and then back to Vietnam by motorbikes (vietnamese honda waves), we have just blue cards (owners card). Is needed some insurence? Did anyone this crossing between VN - CAMBODIA at Ha Tien border crossing?? Some advice and tips?? BR ...

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Viewed 1,961 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by crashe on 2/12/2011 at 06:15

Multi-passport travelling (Irish + South Africa)

Posted by jemjems on 24/11/2011 at 09:25

Hi, I have both an Irish and South African passport and I wondered if anyone had any experience travelling on two passports throughout Asia. The reason I ask is that I've left it quite late to apply for my vietnam visas, so I don't want to send off my Irish passport to the embassy and then not receive it back in time to fly home for christmas (since am living in the UK)! My plan was instead to send my rarely used SA passport to get any visas I'll need and in the meantime I can still travel in ...

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Burma-Thailand-Cambodia-Vietnam

Posted by dipsonosin80 on 24/11/2011 at 07:32

I am about to embark on a tour of four SEA countries,but I am bit confused where to pick as an entry point from London Uk.My plan is to start from yangon then exit at Hanoi.I have also observed tht I can not get a multicity which operates from London to Burma,which implies I have to get to Bangkok then take a flight to Yangon then head back to chiang mai in Thailand again for another lap towards Vietnam.It a bit confusing though,but if anyone got a clue how I can run this trip that will be great ...

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Express thai VISA Phnom Penh?

Posted by kristoffer_zaar on 18/12/2010 at 12:30

Ok. Was supposed to get a thai visa today (saturday) in Phnom Penh, but the embassy is of course closed on weekends.. Was supposed go to Siem Reap on monday morning, but now we have to apply for the visa on monday. Has reservations in Siem Reap and want to make this as fast as possible. Anybody with experiece of the embassy and the possibility of doing it in one day? (I've been told it can be done in two days, i.e apply monday morning, pick up tuesday afternoon). Anybody knows of it taking lo ...

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Viewed 6,268 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by lee54 on 23/11/2011 at 09:01

Entering thailand

Posted by mrk12a on 3/1/2011 at 01:05

so basically ve heard i can only enter thailand twice! Im planing on flying into bangkok, staying for less than 30 days, then leaving for loas. Then i plan to cross thailand in order to get to cambodia. From cambodia i plan to fly from phom penh to bangkok then stay in thailandf less than 30 days. By my reckoning i should get the free 30 day visa to start with. The the free 15 day visa from laos. Then the free 30 day visa when i fly back into to thailand. ANy help as to wether im right or not? ...

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Viewed 4,576 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by Thaitourism on 22/11/2011 at 02:16

Chiang Mai to Laos

Posted by Gilbert87 on 18/11/2011 at 00:40

Hi, So sorry, I been reading a lot on travel fish about this but the more i read.. the more confusing it gets. I am from Singapore. I will be in Chiang mai from 30 nov to 3 jan. I understand i only have a 30 days visa free entry and i will need to renew it in order to stay for another 3 days. I know most people travel to laos to get a renewal. I read a lot on the tours packages there and most of them seem to only offer one way trip there. a few questions: 1) What is the best and safest way of ...

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Viewed 1,408 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 18/11/2011 at 20:21

Will I need a multiple entry visa for Vietnam?

Posted by Peachula on 11/8/2011 at 09:50

So, I bought a plane ticket on a whim in June for September and didn't fully think things through when I planned it out, but upon working out my itinerary I'm unsure if I need to get a multiple entry visa or not. The situation is that my ticket is into and out of HCMC and I'm ending my trip in Bangkok, so I'll be flying from Bangkok into HCMC then catching my plane home (not leaving the airport). I'll be travelling around all of SEA for 3 months and was hoping to just get a single entry visa in ...

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Viewed 6,073 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by herbcorella on 13/11/2011 at 02:30


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