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First Time to SE Asia

Posted by candy5 on 2/9/2008 at 10:42

This is going to be my first time travelling overseas and my partner and i are doing a RTW trip starting off in SE Asia. We really want to make the most of this part of our journey so i have been researching as much as I can on Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia & Singapore as these are the places we want to see. We are thinking 3-4 months seeing these amazing places hopefully is possible (not sure though if our budget will allow $5000 - $7000AUS) is what we are thinking??A little more if needed.We want to take it slow and not be constantly travelling to that "next place" so we can experience everything we can.We have 2 options on when to start our trip, May 2009 or September 2009? Any advice on which time would be best to go?Hoping someone may be able to advise us on the best order to see the above?I apologise for the very basic questions i really will appreciate any advice. My partner has a fairly laid back attitude pretty much "everything will be fine" is what he keeps saying :)...i just want to make sure that we are thinking is going to be do able. Also i was originally looking at booking tours in each place etc, but have decided that just having a basic plan of attack e.g., first few nights accomm, modes of transport, visa stuff etc for each stop is the better way to go. I think the freedom to do & see what we want is a better option rather then having set tours etc. Any replies will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Candy

#1 candy5 has been a member since 28/8/2008. Posts: 5

Posted by somtam2000 on 2/9/2008 at 12:52 admin

Hi Candy,

For weather, different parts of each country are effected by different weather systems. See the weather links on the front page (under each country title) to see how the weather is.

The trip routing, see the suggested itinerary section as a starting point.

There's generally little need to book tours...

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