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Southern Thailand or Malaysia in September?

Posted by danielleamy on 25/6/2017 at 13:26

Hi travelfish community, My boyfriend and I are setting out for 4.5 months in Southeast Asia from September. At the moment our loose itinerary is as follows: September (3 weeks): ?? October/November (9 weeks): Northern Thailand / Cambodia / Laos / Vietnam December (2.5 weeks): Philippines For September we're tossing up between Malaysia or Southern Thailand and that's where I'd appreciate your advice and opinions. More about us: - Experienced travelers in our late 20s. This is our first signif ...

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Who wants to go to South Goa early next year?!

Posted by katadolph on 16/6/2017 at 05:08

For my next trip (early 2018) I am going to stay nine to ten weeks in the Palolem area of South Goa, India. Possibly Palolem itself, but more likely Patnem or Agonda. They're all so close anyway it hardly makes a difference! It would be good to already be in touch with people round and about, and if we click perhaps travel together to other bits of India. Over the years I've spent a lot of time in India, doing the backpack slog,and have covered much of the area from the bottom of Tamil Nadu ...

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6 month Itinery, SE Asia, starting in October

Posted by rosaw1 on 6/5/2017 at 10:23

Please help! I am a 25 year old female and this is my first time backpacking - I hope to be going with a female friend of the same age. I want to leave in October, and will have ~£6000 to spend post flights (no diving). I think this should give me about 6 months of travelling. I want to see as much of SE Asia as I can but not to rush it. I am not fussed about going to Singapore & think timor-Leste will be too risky? I want to go to Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand ...

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Visit South East Asia in one month

Posted by abbielane456 on 15/5/2017 at 22:56

Hi there, Actually, I posted in the forum to ask suggestions about Laos trip but I have some changes in the trip because I have more time for traveling about 1 month, so I want to visit Southeast Asia including Laos. I intend to spend one month for my vacation in South East Asia in March - April. I consider some countries including Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. I know that perhaps one month is not enough to cover all the tourist destinations in these countries. I am trying to plan for my ...

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VISA requirements

Posted by warren100uk on 21/5/2017 at 10:46

Hi all, Myself and my girlfriend will be going to Southeast Asia for 6 months in September. We super excited and just now looking at visa's. We will be flying into Singapore and flying back to the UK from Cambodia, these flights are already booked. We will travelling to: Singapore Malaysia Thailand Laos Vietnam Cambodia We will not be spending more than 30 days in each country and have looked online on the visa's needed but getting different info on each. The main issue we have is that for t ...

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Vietnam vs. Thailand in June/July

Posted by alschwar914 on 12/5/2017 at 13:36

Hi, My friends and I have two weeks to travel in one of these countries at the end of June/start of July. It will be our first time in SE Asia but are all seasoned travelers. We're looking for a mix of adventure and beach. My biggest concern is rainy season as it seems very localized in each country. Does anyone have recommendations on which country/regions to focus our travels in to avoid bad weather? Thanks! Alex ...

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Thailand vs Vietnam in September/October

Posted by apbryant on 30/3/2017 at 17:41

Hi Everyone! My boyfriend and I plan to travel to Southeast Asia from the US in September or October 2017 for about 10 days. I would LOVE to visit both Vietnam and Thailand, but realize that is not enough time to fully enjoy both. We are thinking about choosing one or two towns in either country for adventure/sightseeing/history and then traveling to a beach or island for some water activity and relaxation. While I have experience traveling in Southeast Asia and want to see the authentic cultur ...

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6-7 Months, Loose plans - How would you do it?

Posted by ParchedKiwi on 6/4/2017 at 13:29

Hello all! I have 6-8 months around S.E.A planned and I am pumped! First time backpacking, solo, all that good stuff. And what sort of budding backpacker would I be without itinerary paranoia! Here's what I've put together just based on what I've seen in regards to weather, high low seasons, expensiveness etc.. Indonesia - September Thailand - October Cambodia - November Vietnam - December Laos - January Myanmar - February Philippines - March ??? I am in no way attached to this plan ...

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13 Days in SE Asia in August?

Posted by kbuck on 4/5/2017 at 15:52

Hello! I have 13 days to spend in Southeast Asia in the beginning of August. Two 30 year-old friends traveling together. I am coming from the US and my friend is coming from Bali, and we are looking for the best way to spend our time (so not Bali since my friend will already be there). I understand this time of year can be quite rainy in some areas so I'm looking for your advice. If you are someone who is VERY familiar with SE Asia, where would you go if it was you during this time period? ...

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Southeast Asia Itinerary Advise

Posted by samlock0106 on 28/4/2017 at 08:05

Hi, I am planning a trip to Southeast Asia for next year around June time for approx. 10 weeks and was hoping for some advice on the route / activities etc. I will be going with 1 mate of mine and maybe another, we are interested in nature a lot so lots of great high-point views and national parks, but then we want the nightlife as well, especially in thailand as well as culture and history. Please let me know for any advice on how long we should spend in each place. Vietnam: - fly to Hanoi ...

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Road trip VN~Cambodia~Laos~VN~Thailand

Posted by jeslie88 on 28/4/2017 at 00:42

Hi, I am from Malaysia and I am planning to have a backpack trip from August 2017 onwards till January of 2018 for couple of months (4-5 months). My initial plan is to start with Vietnam south (HCMC) > Vietnam Central then road trip to Cambodia then back to Vietnam Central to the south > then Laos> ChiangMai> Thailand BKK (last stop perhaps ) Do you think this is a good plan for road trip? As I have been to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh previously, so I may skip Hanoi this time and HCMC ...

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Southeast Asia Itinerary

Posted by robbydoc on 26/4/2017 at 11:05

Can I get a general critique of this itinerary? This will be out first trip to Southeast Asia. We have only been to India and Japan in Asia but was have traveled a lot in Europe. It's just me and my wife. We are a energetic couple in our late 30s. Does this itinerary flow OK? Are we spending to much time anywhere. Should we go back to Bangkok at the end?We want to hike, see temples, and waterfalls. Along with the obvious first time tourist stuff. Day 1 Leave Home Day 2 Arrive in Bangkok (Lat ...

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2 week trip in SE Asia - looking for feedback and recommendations!

Posted by mnkypants on 20/4/2017 at 11:44

Hi there! My boyfriend and I will be traveling around SE Asia for 2 weeks in July. We have a sample itinerary but are not sure if it's doable with the amount of time that we have, and if we're hitting the right spots. We are in our 30's and aren't really into the party scene, but would like to go out for a casual drink some nights. We'd like a mix of city, nature, beach, temples and villages during our trip. Another thing to consider is that I have mobility limitations, meaning I have a tough ti ...

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Route through Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia

Posted by Kmcgregor1 on 22/4/2017 at 02:56

Hi guys I will be heading to Laos from Chiang Rai next week and staying for 1 month. I'm just abit stuck on how best to plan my route. I like traveling quite slow so I was thinking to spend my time in North Laos and head over to Vietnam overland. Then head down Vietnam into Cambodia. I'll then head back to Thailand to meet my friends at the end of July. I also had the idea to maybe go from north Laos down south and into Cambodia overland then head to Vietnam overland, make my way up north ...

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Cambodia Travel Video (1 Minute)

Posted by chrisontour84 on 19/4/2017 at 08:59

Hey! After Thailand I was headed to Cambodia. Famous for it's Ankor Wat temple complex, it also is home to a pretty great Island called Koh Rong, one of a few places where you can swim with phosphorescent plankton at night! I tried to squeeze it all in under a minute again LG Chris ...

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Traveling to SEA in Oct-Nov - Where to?

Posted by emeve on 1/4/2017 at 08:00

Hello, my boyfriend and I are planning to travel to South East Asia for the first time in Mid-October/November. We would like to spend 3 weeks enjoying nature, beaches, culture and good food. We don't want to stress ourselves traveling from one place to the other every few days, so ideally we travel to no more than 3 or 4 locations and from there do so some day trips. Although this might be hard on certain locations, we would like to avoid as much as possible very touristic and crowded areas. W ...

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6 month itinerary from July

Posted by LCdub29 on 16/3/2017 at 04:17

Hi Guys I'll be travelling through SE Asia starting in July and have the following rough itinerary: July - Indonesia August - Philipines September - Vietnam October - Laos November - Cambodia December - Thailand I don't really want to plan too much, and the above schedule is flexible, but does anyone have any tips/suggestions on this route before I book a one way flight to Jakarta. First time solo travelling, 29 year old male. The main reason I've chosen this route is to get as much good wea ...

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SE Asia during off season.. help!

Posted by inivory on 17/1/2017 at 15:32

Hi all, I am planning on traveling SE Asia from March-June and am learning that this is the hottest time of year to visit this area. I am also reading quite a bit about the burning in the area and am in a bit of a panic. Would you advise against going to this region at this time of year altogether? Would you suggest a specific route to avoid scorching hot areas and burning while still getting to see each of the 4 inland countries in 4 months? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you!!! ...

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URGENT - What's the deal with Visas?

Posted by WanderlustTJ on 20/3/2017 at 12:48

Hey, myself and two friends have booked a SINGLE flight to Bangkok on the 5th April. We intend to spend about two weeks in Thailand, then two weeks in Cambodia, and finally two weeks in Vietnam. What type of VISAs do we need for each country? Can we get them on arrival at the country's airport/land border, or do we need to apply for them before we even board the flight? How much will each one cost? All three of us are British citizens with UK passports. We have no proof of onward travel (and ...

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