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Vietnam Verses Cambodia?!?

Posted by Jess905 on 31/3/2011 at 19:03

Hey, I only have a week designated for either Vietnam OR Cambodia. I will be in Northern Laos for 2 weeks beforehand. Initially, I was planning to do Northern Vietnam for 5 days then fly to Siem Reap for 2days to see Angkor Wat. However, costs included in this, I am not sure whether this is too ambitios. What would people suggest. Week in Northern Vietnam, Week in Cambodia or trying to do both...?? ...

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How does this Sound...?????????!!!!

Posted by kgroarke on 30/3/2011 at 04:20

So the plan is.. 3 and a half month trip in total covering.... Cambodia >Vietnam > Laos > Thailand> Malaysia> Singapore...and in that order (we fly into Bangkok first from the UK and spend 2- 3 days there before making our way to cambodia) i was advised to do my trip in this order so as to get the heavy treking out of the way in the first half of the trip and then once we have made ourway across to northern thailand,spend more time in thailand covering the beaches down south, f ...

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Martial Arts in SEA

Posted by rduchateau on 1/4/2011 at 09:21

I am currently living and training MMA in China. I will be wrapping up my job in China in June and looking to travel South East Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos) for 3 or 4 months before returning to the States. Looking to continue training and learn some cool sh** along the way. Thailand should be easy enough to find places to train, but haven't seen or heard of much in Vietnam, Cambodia, or Laos. Anyone ever train or know anyone that has trained in SEA? Any suggestions would be sweet! MMA/BJJ/Box ...

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Mastercard in Asia

Posted by chicoelnino on 5/2/2011 at 21:15

Am heading to asia in a few months and plan on using my mastercard which will be loaded with money from my current account via online banking(small amounts and then withdrawn). I would like to know what countries in asia I'll have trouble withdrawing money from using my credit card? My bank in Ireland has informed me that I'll only pay 1.75% of the withdrawal fee if I use the mastercard that has money in credit. Pretty good? ...

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Best Cities to Visit on Short Trip

Posted by marsh354 on 18/3/2011 at 02:24

My boyfriend and I have two weeks to visit a few places in SE Asia this fall. I know two weeks isn't a lot of time, but we aren't trying to see it all (we will most likely be back for more!). We want to focus on one country or one area, but since there are so many options, I'm getting a little overwhelmed! We love big cities, and are planning on flying within SE Asia to reach our destinations. I am thinking our plan should include 3 larger cities, and maybe a day trip or two (I know we'll be ...

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Laos' vanashing elephants

Posted by MADMAC on 31/3/2011 at 10:41

I think they all moved to Thailand. Periodically Mukdahan is seemingly overrun with them. You can buy one here for 500,000 baht, but they eat a lot of food! http://www.travelfish.org/feature/217 ...

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Thailand - Cambodia - Vietnam

Posted by Manners on 18/2/2011 at 05:26

Hi, I am a 23 year old female from the UK travelling alone to SEAsia in March. Doing the Roam Cambodia Vietnam tour and feeling pretty paranoid about it. I have heard that I will have an amazing time which I am sure I will but for a first time traveller it's all pretty daunting. Anyone have any advise for me - or anyone travelling around that time? I'm sure it's going to be a blast! ...

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How does this Sound...?????????????

Posted by kgroarke on 30/3/2011 at 04:09

So the plan is.. 3 and a half month trip in total covering.... Cambodia >Vietnam > Laos > Thailand> Malaysia> Singapore...and in that order (we fly into Bangkok first from the UK and spend 2- 3 days there before making our way to cambodia) i was advised to do my trip in this order so as to get the heavy treking out of the way in the first half of the trip and then once we have made ourway across to northern thailand,spend more time in thailand covering the beaches down south, f ...

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Long trip planning

Posted by ElBarto on 17/3/2011 at 05:58

Hello everyone! I'm sure this has been posted before but I haven't managed to find any other posts that had exactly what I was looking for on them so I thought I'd make my own up. I'm planning to go backpacking around South East Asia starting at the end of this year and going on until I feel to homesick to continue or run out of money (although if that was the case I'd probably just get a job). I'm going to start off in Thailand then Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam & Malaysia, plus maybe a few ot ...

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Last minute flight prices

Posted by johntron86 on 26/3/2011 at 04:58

I've been noticing that when I search for international flights between Malaysia/Thailand/Cambodia they are much cheaper if I schedule a last minute flight instead of more than a month out. Does anyone know if this is a common thing for flights in SE Asia or is this just some sort of fluke at the moment? ...

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Opening a Bank Account

Posted by Moonbear on 19/3/2011 at 14:13

Hi, I am currently living in Malaysia, but I plan on leaving in a month. Before I leave, I want to do a two month trip in SE Asia. I plan to travel some in Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. I am wondering if there is a bank that I could open an account in that has branches throughout SE Asia. I would like to be able to transfer the money I have earned while living in Malaysia to an account in a bank that is more widely available in SE Asia. I currently have an account at Public Bank because ...

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Viewed 4,273 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by idreamofdurian on 21/3/2011 at 12:35

Dressing in South-East Asia

Posted by flipflip on 20/3/2011 at 11:03

I am travelling to South-East Asia for 6 weeks in April/May. I will be going to Borneo & Vietnam with some friends and then doing a GAP short tour through Cambodia & Laos (solo). Just a little confused about the dress code and what I should be packing - I do not want to offend or look out of place for "showing too much leg" etc. I am planning to pack a few pairs of shorts (mid-thigh), a pair of 3/4 pants (for temples etc), a pair of jeans and a variety of tshirts/tank tops. I ...

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Budget advice needed! 4 weeks yunnan, vietnam and thailand

Posted by s0908946 on 14/3/2011 at 00:10

I am planning on going travelling in febuary. I will already be in china so i just need advice on how much it would cost me to spend around 4 weeks travelling around yunnan, vietnam and thailand. I am a student so i am quite happy to live on cheap food and stay in cheap rooms but i also want enough money so that i can enjoy myself and maybe splash our here and there on tours etc. any advice would be amazing as i really dont have a clue where to start. also any advice on the best route would also ...

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Best cooking schools / classes?

Posted by Moonbear on 12/3/2011 at 21:46

Hello all, I currently live in Malaysia and I've been doing my best to learn how to cook some of the local cuisine. I discovered a place called Bayan Indah which is described as a "culinary retreat". It's a wonderful place to take cooking classes. I highly recommend it. Now I am really excited about learning how to cook other Asian cuisines. I will be traveling through Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam in the upcoming months. I would greatly appreciate suggestions for good cooking ...

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Itinerary Advice - Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam

Posted by jella82 on 3/7/2007 at 07:29

I have done a bit more research and below is our itinerary. We are into trekking, national parks, beaches, temples, history. We want to see the local culture not just the touristy bits. Any suggestions of where to spend extra time, must sees that I’ve left out or where to avoid would be great. We would also like to get some clothes made, is Hoi An the best place? We’re arriving in Singapore 22nd Sept, leaving Singapore 19th Dec. 1 wk Singapore – KL (Fly to Bangkok) Thailand ...

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Southern Laos or Northern Vietnam ???

Posted by kgroarke on 7/3/2011 at 00:09

Me and my girlfriend are planning on flying from bangkok to Cambodia where we will travel around Cambodia for a week or two and then travel across to Vietnam to Ho Chi Minh City. From here we plan on moving northwards up through Vietnam to Hue but we are unsure then where to go from here... We dont really want to back track anywhere along our trip as we plan on visiting thailand, cambodia, vietnam, laos and malaysia over a 3 and a half month trip (in that order travelling anti-clockwise). an ...

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Itinery help for SE Asia

Posted by peejglynn on 2/3/2011 at 00:26

Duration 8weeks. Start: ChiangMai, early October. End: Singapore. Mid December Countries: Thailand (chiang mai & chiang rai only, have seen most of the rest of it) Laos Vietnam Cambodia I amheading to the above in October with the Girlfriend, we will have just arrivedfrom 3 weeks in India, hence flying into BKK and then get a connecting flightto Chiang Mai as we want to get as north as possible and work our way down allthe way to Phnon Phen/Ho Chi Ming and into Singapore. We have just ...

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Itinerary 1 Month - Backpacking Through Thailand Laos Cambodia and Vietnam... Advice Needed :)

Posted by reneejordan on 5/11/2010 at 04:41

Hi Everyone My boyfriend and I have booked flights to Bangkok next February to backpack through the 4 countries - Thailand, Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia in 1 month. We have been to Thailand twice before and this time want to head up north rather than the south. Basically our itinerary looks something like this: 31st JAN - Arrive to Bangkok early morning (Either train to chiang mai or fly later that day?) 1st- 4th FEB - Spend 3-4 days in Chiang Mai... maybe a cooking class and another few tours? ...

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Help!!!!

Posted by alenoles31 on 2/3/2011 at 10:30

Thanks for your help in advance. Im arriving in Bangkok April 3rd at night and leaving April 24th in the morning. I REALLY want to go to Angkor Wat from April 5th-8th (including travel time) and go back to Thailand and head to Andaman Sea Islands then go to Gulf Islands for the new year and to spend the rest of our time. The airfare roundtrip is $550 US from BKK to Siem Reap. Its insane! Overland from BKK seems like a lot of time will be wasted in getting there and back. My friend doesnt really ...

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Viewed 2,280 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by alenoles31 on 5/3/2011 at 23:22

Help needed please! :)

Posted by cath2006uk on 3/3/2011 at 01:40

Hi Firstly, thank you for taking the time to read this. I am planning on leaving this month (March) till the end of May to travel around Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. BUT didn't factor in the scorching weather and humidity/rainy season and now I'm stuck on whether to go or not. I was really hoping you guys could suggest the best route to take in the highlights of these countries at the most pleasant times. Thanks for any help you can provide Thanks in advance ...

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