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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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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: ...

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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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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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Viewed 1,189 times, with 10 replies. Last reply by Purplehayes on 12/5/2016 at 20:30

2 Month Backback Trip Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia

Posted by alexwhitney on 4/5/2016 at 08:30

Hi all, Planning a 2 month backpacking trip. Wanting to cover Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Thailand Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Chiang Kong Laos Houay Xai – Luang Prabang – Vang Vieng – Vientiane - ThaKhaek – Savannakhet – Vietnam Dong Ha – Hoi An – Dalat - Mui Ne - Ho Chi Minh City Cambodia Phnom Penh – Sihanoukville –Battambang -Siem Reap Thailand Ko Samui - Ko Phangan (right) - Ko Tao – Krabi - Ko PhiPhi - Ko Tarutao National Marine Park – B ...

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Travelling for around 4 months in south east Asia in August. Help please :)

Posted by Kingkong987 on 2/5/2016 at 15:19

Hi there, I'm going travelling at around the end of August for 4 months and it will most likely be solo travelling. I'm a little nervous but also very excited. I'm pretty well travelled and adaptable but I've never travelled by myself. My plan at the moment is to go to Thailand, Burma, Laos and possibly northern Vietnam too. The type of travelling I'm looking to do is one filled with culture and experiences. I am not looking to just party and visit the well-travelled areas. I'm looking for re ...

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Visa for Laos and Cambodia

Posted by kumailally91 on 28/4/2016 at 01:41

Hey guys, needed some information urgently. How long does it take to get the visas for Laos and Cambodia from their respective embassies in Bangkok? Is getting it the same day a possibility? Thanks in advance ...

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Malaysia and Philipins - advice please

Posted by gozub on 20/4/2016 at 16:29

Hello I will travel 1 month in Malaysia + Philipins in September. My first idea is a couple of week for each one, but maybe someone could give give me a better idea. I've been in the rest of the southeast asian countries. I want this 2 now. Thanks Gonzalo ...

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8 week itinerary advice - Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia

Posted by vinny on 14/4/2016 at 12:13

Hello Guys, we are couple in our mid 20´s heading to SE Asia for our honey moon! We are used to travel here in Brazil, mainly to beach locations. So it will also be a new experience for us to be going to non-beach places. I know the concept of "less is more", but like I told you above, we usually travel to beach places, as we really like this. So I am a little bit affraid, we will get bored in some cities if I stay too long... We are interested in: - Local Culture, people and food ...

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