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100 Days in SE Asia - Itinerary and Accommodation

Posted by kaliixx on 1/4/2013 at 17:22

Basically just wondering if anyone has some advice, or sees something that won't work, or any suggestions. This itinerary is 2 months in the making, and my 'final' version... in quotations since I'm sure it will change before I leave in September.

ALSO, if anyone has been to any of the locations below and stayed somewhere for less than $10 CAD/USD for a double room in the last year or so, I would love to write down the name and place. It'll save time running around looking for a bed to sleep in. The reason for this is I need to stick to my budget, and the prices here on Travelfish seem to be out of date for the most part.

THANKS!


Kuta - 3 nights
bus >
Padang Bai - 4 nights
bus >
Kuta - 1 night
fly, bus >
Jepara - 1 night
ferry >
Karimunjawa - 7 nights
ferry, bus >
Yogyakarta - 1 night
bus >
Pangandaran - 5 nights
bus, fly >
Bangkok - 4 nights
bus >
Sukhothai - 2 nights
bus >
Chiang Mai - 5 nights
bus >
Pai - 3 nights
train, bus, ferry >
Koh Chang - 6 nights
ferry >
Koh Maak - 6 nights
ferry, bus, train, bus >
Vang Vieng - 4 nights
bus >
Luang Prabang - 4 nights
bus >
Nong Khiaw - 3 nights
ferry >
Muang Ngoi - 4 nights
ferry >
Luang Prabang - 1 night
bus >
Vang Vieng - 1 night
bus >
Don Dhet - 5 nights
bus >
Kratie - 2 nights
bus >
Phnom Penh - 2 nights
bus >
Kampot - 3 nights
bus >
Sihanoukville - 4 nights
ferry >
Koh Rong - 5 nights
ferry >
Sihanoukville - 1 night
bus >
Siem Reap - 3 nights

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Posted by antoniamitchell on 14/4/2013 at 14:10

Hi Kaliixx,

Should be a great time (it looks like a good pace - not too rushed).

I haven't been to most of those places, but I stayed at the perfectly nice TR Guesthouse in Sukhothai - current prices on their website are 300B for an ensuite double with fan, which should fit in your budget.

Your budget for accommodation is quite tight, so I'd suggest you do plenty of research to find possible places, so you have a hit-list for when you arrive, and don't have to waste too much time going from place to place trying to find something you like that's also in budget. Have you checked the websites (where they exist) of the places reviewed on Travelfish for current prices? Or see if they're listed on Hostalworld-type sites, to get an idea of current prices?

You may have to share bathrooms sometimes (and most likely do without air-con all the time) to be able to fit into that budget, but hopefully it should still be doable in most places. Other Travelfishers can probably steer you more than I can (as I tend more towards flashpacker places).

Good luck and have a great time!

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Posted by Geer1 on 14/4/2013 at 15:00

I just did 4 months in Thialand/Laos/Cambodia and Vietnam and went to many of the same places you did. I had no trouble finding accommodation and spending $10 a night is possible in almost all those places, there might be the odd one that you have to pay up as high as $15 but that was the max I spent on a room on my trip.

Just note that usually means staying in fan rooms with cold water and sometimes shared washrooms in many places and in the odd place you may have to resort to a dorm room or find a stranger to share a twin or triple bed room(often not much more then a double bed room). The really cheap places might smell a little funky or have questionable bedding but I just took a sleeping bag sheet with me and made sure there were no bed bugs(check since the odd places have them especially in cheap Laos guesthouses). Cambodia has quite decent accommodation available for cheap and you shouldn't have any issues there.

The trick I used for finding accommodation was to first look on hostelworld etc when I knew when I was going to be in a certain location. If I found something I usually just went to their website and booked directly through them(don't have to pay ahead most times that way). If I couldn't find anything I just made a mental note of where most of the cheap accommodation was located and headed in that direction as there are always places that aren't online. Lonely planet guide for Vietnam was useless but I would highly recommend the Cambodian book as it made it very easy to find accommodation and figure out where the bus offices were. I didn't have one for Laos or Thailand so can't comment on them.

The big thing is to know that there are places where you can get a room for $5-6(especially in Laos and Cambodia) so use those to offset the places where you have to pay a little more. Sometimes you may even be able to find a dorm for as cheap as $3. When travelling I decided to pretty much take the cheapest room I could find(as long as there weren't bed bugs) since it allowed more money for food and doing things. Sometimes paying an extra buck or two is all it takes to get a noticeably better room though.

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