I've been reading around travelfish for a while now and decide to create a forum entry for my upcoming travel.
My girlfriend and myself have been saving up the past year to go on a 6 month backpacking adventure through south east Asia.
We'll be leaving on the 23th of October, returning the 8th of May to Belgium.
Planned tour: Southern Thailand, Cambodja, Laos, Northern Thailand, Burma, Malaysia, Indonesia
We came up with this idea last year, when we were in Vietnam. (That's also the reason why Vietnam is not in the list)
I can elaborate a bit more if someone is interested, but at least I got a forum entry now, so if you have some goods tips & tricks feel free to share.
I'll try to share some of our experiences as well while we are on the road.
#1 Chaverbe has been a member since 17/9/2013. Posts: 9
So we started.
Arrived last Thursday in Bangkok, lovely moment to smell Asia again. It's the first thing that hits you when coming out of the airport.
Visa on arrival was one of the things we were a bit worried about, because we have a retour ticket that says we're only returning in 6 months. In the meanwhile I've learned that it's nothing to worry about, in Thailand they don't check, so if you're gonna have bad luck it's when checking in at the origin airport.
We used the past days to discover Bangkok a bit. Did the necessary touristic sights: Wat Aruna, Wat Pho, MBK, Chinatown and some others things. What I enjoyed the most was getting around using the different forms of public transport. Didn't take no bus or tuk tuk, but the river transports, both khlong as express boats are nice.
Yesterday (Saturday) the neighborhood where we're staying, BangLamphu, turned into a mass tourism scenery which isn't really what I like. Luckily we're staying in a very nice place called Lamphu House. Rooms are clean, friendly service and you barely hear anything about what's happening in BangLamphu.
Now looking forward to few days on Ko Samet and even more to heading north, we should be hitting Chiang Mai somewhere next weekend after a stop in ayuthaya and lopburi.
Again, if you think we're missing something, or if you have tips or hints on extra stops, let me know.
#2 Chaverbe has been a member since 17/9/2013. Posts: 9