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Island Paradise suggestion

Posted by uncleanslim on 26/7/2016 at 12:44

Hi everyone, I am in the midst of planning my 2nd SE Asia trip and would really like to start things off (after the obligatory layover in Bangkok) with a bit of beach time. Last time around we really enjoyed our time on the quieter part of Koh Lanta and Gili Trawangan, but not so much the built up holiday maker vibe of Koh Lipe and the lack of snorkelling in Langlawi. We were initially thinking of going to the Philippines (El Nido/Coron) but after looking into it, it seems like the air travel ...

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general advice on itenary

Posted by markhill93 on 23/7/2016 at 11:52

Flying into Bangkok 15th October, doing a stag do in pattaya for ten days, afterwards I'm backpacking on my own and looking on travelling for upto 3 months, time isn't an issue. I want to do most of Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia, can any recommend a specific route to take? hoping to get as much sun as possible as well. Also have a budget of around £3000- £3500, is this possible... I don't mind doing lots of things on the cheap. Thanks! ...

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Itinerary Bangkok, Vietnam. Cambodia

Posted by Aelfred on 13/7/2016 at 12:20

i have flights booked to and from Bangkok for Feb 2017 for a three week stay. I am really struggling with an itinerary. We are a couple in our mid sixties and reasonably fit but not keen on backpacking. We plan on three days in Bangkok at the end of our stay and about a week on a beach. We have been advised to try Chiang Mai but I'm worried that it will be too commercialised for us. Is it feasible do travel to Siem Reap and how long would we need there. How do I choose a beach stay? We like ...

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Advice on Itinery Planning

Posted by LauraLeaf on 5/7/2016 at 18:19

Hi all, First post so bare with me! Me and my husband are planning a trip March/April 2017. We have 24 days and have pinpointed the destinations we would like to visit. What we would like to know is if the plan sounds realistic as we don't want to be too rushed & logistically what is the best route to take to cover our desired destinations. Bangkok- 2 days but this could be split Chiang Mai/Pai- roughly 6/7 days Siem Reap- 3/4 days Hanoi /Sapa/Halong Bay- 6/7 days Koh Samui- 3 da ...

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Itinerary help -

Posted by jetskidd46 on 6/7/2016 at 14:19

Hi all, I recently booked a RT ticket to Bangkok (July 12-August 4), but I have literally nothing else planned. I've sketched out a rough itinerary below, but it's way too ambitious for 24 days. Does anyone know what I should prioritize? What I should skip? I'm not much of a partier, and I tend to like history, culture, and nature. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Land in Bangkok (1-2 days) Siem Riep/Angkor Wat (2-3 days) Ho Chi Minh City/Mekong River Delta (3 days) Hoi An/Da Nang/Hue (1 d ...

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6 months south east Asia and Indonesia

Posted by RobsandJules16 on 1/7/2016 at 02:33

Hello, I have been reading your forums and newsletters since January all which have given much detail on different areas to visit and things to do. Thank you! My boyfriend and I have been saving for 11/2 years and have finally gotten to the buying ticket stage!! Now we just need a rough itinerary and route. Please can you help? We have £8000 between us for living after tickets, equipment, visas and vaccines. We have 6 months to travel around South East Asia and Indonesia, arriving in Bangkok ...

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Seeking destination for healthy living, exercise, fresh fish and veggies, by the sea

Posted by Expateacher on 14/5/2016 at 08:34

I’m looking for a location and name of a hotel to holiday for July and August in south-east Asia to eat and live healthy and exercise. I’m looking for inexpensive and no frills. I also would like: -to be right by the sea -a gym nearby -good places to go jogging -inexpensive fresh fish and vegetables -good massages available. Can anyone recommend a country, specific location and hotel?Cheers. ...

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Which order to travel in: (Start: Thailand, End: Bali) -> Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam

Posted by tr1 on 15/6/2016 at 03:12

Hi everyone, First post... my boyfriend and I are heading to Southeast Asia in mid July for just over 4 months. We know our start destination (Thailand, 3 weeks) and end destination (Bali, a month), but between this we want to also travel to Laos (2 weeks), Cambodia (2 weeks), Myanmar (2 weeks) and Vietnam (3-4 weeks). Does anyone have any recommendations on the best order to do this in to minimise backtracking / avoid particularly bad weather? I've seen this post: https://www.travelfish.org/t ...

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Dentist

Posted by chicoelnino on 30/1/2011 at 04:06

Heard that its fairly cheap to get fillings in SE Asia? I planned on getting a few small fillings done before I go in June, but would you suggest I leave them and get them done in Asia? Will be in Bali/indonesia for a few weeks at the start of the journey so any info would be good. thanks. ...

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6 weeks - Thailand, Laos, Cambodia??

Posted by FrancesTidey97 on 13/5/2016 at 17:58

Hello! I'm planning a trip for this summer to SEA and have a strict limit of 6 weeks, flying in at out of Bangkok. I know that less is more but it is so easy to get carried away and want to go everywhere! I was planning on following the route of Bangkok to Chiang Mai, maybe Chiang Rai as well, then flying from C. Mai to Luang Prabang, flying to Vientiane, then into Cambodia (haven't done that much research around this area but thinking about Siem Reap and Angkor, Battambang, Phomn Phen), the ...

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Best route from Koh Phangan to Kuala Lumpur

Posted by remimarcelle on 4/7/2016 at 03:03

Hello, I need to get to Bali. I'm leaving Koh pangan on the 7th of July, early morning. So basically I was thinking of getting a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Bali. So just wondering what the rest route is from Koh Phangan to Kuala Lumpur so I can get the flight. I don't have a big budget. Just wondering what the cheapest options are. Bus or train from Surat Thani? What do you guys think? Thank you ...

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October in South East Asia

Posted by NaamaH on 2/7/2016 at 11:05

Hi all, My husband and I are trying to plan a trip of about a month (or a little more) to Vietnam-Burma-Thailand (a bit flexible with the destinations) from the end of September to the end of October. We got a lot of mixed information about the weather and we would like to get some insights and recommondations from people that traveled in these areas at this time... Thank U ...

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Itinerary advice - first time to Thailand

Posted by ribigia on 23/5/2016 at 05:24

My boyfriend and I will spend 12 days in Thailand between the end of July and the first week of August: we are planning to spend 4 nights in Bangkok (visiting Ayuttaya as a daily excursion), then moving to Kanchanaburi (1 night). After Kanchanaburi we would like to spend some beach days: we were looking at Prachuab Kiri Kan and the surrounding area. We are looking for a quiet relaxed place. Is it adviceable to take anti malarian tablets, as this area is next to Burma border? We also plan to ...

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visa extension in cambodia or vietnam?

Posted by yukonwanderer on 14/6/2016 at 09:46

Hey so I'm in Cambodia now, heading to Vietnam soon, but when I get there I'll have more than 30 days before my flight. Getting info on Vietnam visa prices is very difficult. I'm wondering if I should just extend my Cambodian visa and stay here longer, then go to Vietnam for 30 days, or should I get a 45 day visa for Vietnam (is that an option for a Canadian and how much?). Thanks guys. ...

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Solo traveller

Posted by GRAEMEMCS1 on 11/6/2016 at 14:06

Anyone going to be starting travelling SE Asia from Bangkok in and around 22nd September? I am arriving then for 4 months or so ???????? ...

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60 days in southeast Asia

Posted by ihtisham on 8/6/2016 at 01:56

Hi, i am Ihtisham , male , 37, planning to visit southeast Asia in July and August 2016. Looking for advices and travelmate. ...

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Southeast Asia - What money to take

Posted by Ian15 on 29/5/2016 at 11:16

Hello, I'm travelling to Southeast Asia in September for 10 weeks, travelling to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. I understand you can use US Dollars in these countries. Are other currencies accepted (British Pounds, Euros)? What's the best currency to take. ...

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2 Months in Southeast Asia - July/August HELP !

Posted by briank on 19/5/2016 at 07:02

My fiancee and I are planning a trip to SE Asia this summer starting in July to end of August. Our plan is to fly into Bangkok and out of Bali with the goal of visiting Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia. I realize July/August begins the rainy period for Thailand/Cambodia/Vietnam but is nice in Malaysia and Indonesia for the most part. Our plan was to stay in Bangkok and from there spend a few days in Chiang Mai, back to Bangkok, then to Ko Kut/Ko chang, on to Cambodia and Sie ...

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Help!

Posted by Purplehayes on 9/5/2016 at 21:36

Hi everyone! This is my first post so please be kind I am looking to travel to SEA starting from NOV/DEC this year. I have only really started looking into it as this year has flownnnn by. I am going to be travelling for approx 6 months and I am looking at Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, I would love some ideas of where i could start and maybe a general direction that would be best for me to head in? I am travelling from Australia I know this is a rather vague post but any informatio ...

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