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Approve, criticize, or improve my 6 week itinerary in Thai-Camb-Vt-Laos!

Posted by naomiolson on 29/4/2011 at 19:48

Here's what I've got planned for a trip for 2 in summer of 2011: THAILAND (3 nights) June 16: arrive Bangkok,pig out on pad thai. June 17: Bangkok June 18: Bangkok June 19: fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap CAMBODIA (5 nights) June 20: Siem Reap June 21: Siem Reap June 22: bus/boat from SR to Phnom Penh (5 hour bus ride, boat-? hrs) June 23: Phnom Penh June 24: bus/boat from PP to Ho Chi Minh City VIETNAM (12 nights) June 25: Ho Chi Minh City June 26- July 6 GAP " Roam vietnam" to ...

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Shipping A Bag Home... Sea Freight?

Posted by GreenKoolAidMan on 2/5/2011 at 12:05

Hello all, I am leaving for Asia in 19 days and will be spending the 12 weeks after that between Singapore, Shanghai, Bangkok, Siem Reap, Battambang, and then various locales across South Korea and Japan. The first 6 weeks of my trip are going to be spent in Singapore as I am studying abroad there through the University at Buffalo. The school group is then taking a one-week trip to Shanghai. I would like to travel light for the second leg of my trip and would like to ship one of my bags home ...

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March-May or June-Aug in Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Bali, Malaysia?

Posted by Triple007 on 29/4/2011 at 17:25

Hello All! First post here, I have been creeping for about a year now. But I was wondering on whether to do my traveling from March through May or from June through August? We want to go to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia (Bali).Our (English Teaching) contracts are through the end of next February, but we can always extend 3 months to end in May. We want to go to the following the places above for about 4 months and want to know when we should travel to each. Any help i ...

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What route in SE Asia to take???

Posted by rossco on 1/5/2011 at 14:55

I will be finished my teaching placement in Surin Province, Thailand at end of Sep and want to travel to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Due to my location in Surin its much easier to cross into Cambodia than Laos from the north, my previous plan. Looking for help in which routes to take and must see places on the way! Thanks ...

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First time travelling through southeast asia, help please! :-)!

Posted by Fisher88 on 26/4/2011 at 02:58

Hi Myself and a friend are thinking of travelling through south east Asia. Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, thailand and Malaysia. we dont have a set time limit for each place, but playing with the idea of 3 months for all of it. We want to start at the top and work our way down and that's about as far as we have got! What would be worth going to see whilst over there? Places to stay, visit, experience etc! Is it hard to get visas over there, or do you apply for them in advance? How expensive or cheap ...

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I wish I brought....

Posted by SallyOCC on 27/4/2011 at 21:45

Hey guys, Myself and a friend are going to South East Asia for six months in July. We will be going to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. This will be the first backpacking experience for both of us so it's quite exciting. The question I have is is there anyone thing that people wish they had brought out there with them and in contrast to this, is there something you brought and wish you left at home?? We are both females so if theres anything you girls think we shouldnt leave home without ...

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Itenerary - 8 Week Trip

Posted by cs321 on 28/4/2011 at 16:57

Hi All, Im planning about a trip for about 8 weeks to South East Asia, We are flying into Bangkok the end of July and plan to make our way north to Chiang Mai, across through Laos, down through Vietnam and then to the Thai islands for the duration. I have decided to leave out Cambodia as felt we were trying to do too much in such a short space of time and woud rather return in the future to see more of South East Asia then rushing the holiday and fitting everything in. Also we have decided to t ...

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1 month trip to Thailand/Laos/Vietnam/Cambodia

Posted by Nixxypie on 27/4/2011 at 16:49

Hi myself and a friend are travelling around South East Asia from 10th Aug - 10th Sept. We have a plan of where we want to go, and we were going to organise it all when we got there except for a few internal flights that we need at the end. We were going to try and be flexible with our dates but obviously if we book the flights we need to be at those places by a certain time. This is our plan: 2 night in Bangkok Bus to Kanchanaburi for 1 night Sleeper train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai 5 nights ...

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Help for 2 month trip to SEA

Posted by alfaman717 on 26/4/2011 at 02:28

Am planning on doing 2 months in SEA in July/August 2012,was planning on starting in Bangkok and moving onto Cambodia, from south to north Vietnam and Laos - travelling overland only, would anyone advise against travelling to all of these countries in this period of time? are the trains/buses good enough to make this trip capable? for those who have done this previously wwhat sort of budget should i be looking at? ...

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Best Worst Time to Visit SE Asia

Posted by christay2009 on 20/4/2011 at 03:24

Many places are telling me that from October-Feb is probably the best time to go to SE Asia, that it can get oppressively hot or far too wet during the middle of the year... ...but what happens if I can only manage to get there May,June,July,August-ish? Will the monsoon season in Burma make getting around difficult? Is Southern Laos too hot to do anything? Farmers blazing smoke stacks in May? I will admit that I don't have much of a plan at the moment other than I'll be in SE Asia around this ...

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where do I take malaria tablets?

Posted by chicoelnino on 6/4/2011 at 22:37

I'll be visiting Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia over a period of 7 months. I intend of taking doxycyline malaria tablets, but I've read conflicting reports of where I should/don't have to take them. Can anyone point out the must take places? I intend to do jungle treks and other similar activities. thanks. ...

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Air pass or separate flights?

Posted by naomiolson on 22/4/2011 at 17:14

Hi all, Thanks to everyone who takes the time to post their advice here. You are SO helpful! My husband and I are doing the Bangkok-Cambodia-Vietnam-Laos-Chiang Mai-Andaman Coast-Bangkok loop from mid-June to late July this coming summer. I've been having a tough time getting detailed info on these airpasses people have discussed in the past. We are considering flying between the following places: Bangkok to Siem Reap (or PP) Hanoi to Vientiane Chiang Mai to Krabi (or Phuket) What is your ...

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southeast asia for 5 weeks

Posted by slemien on 22/2/2011 at 03:50

My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Southeast Asia for July 2011. Now, I know this isn't optimal timing as far as weather goes, but it is going to be the only option for us. We have absolutely nothing planned so far, and we have only just started doing research. Here are my questions: 1. Just how bad is the weather in Southeast Asia during July/August?? 2. What cities/areas are absolutely must sees in Southeast Asia if we have a limited amount of time? 3. If we had to cut out one o ...

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Viewed 13,619 times, with 34 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 22/4/2011 at 10:11

Friendly 1st-time advice sought for 3 month trip to Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia & Viet Nam

Posted by bobby_gigi on 18/4/2011 at 18:49

Hi all, Firstly I'd like to say how helpful this website has already been, and thanks in advance for any specific help you can give to me and my friend Mike. We are setting off on June 5 and staying out there until August 29th. We are landing in Bangkok and would like to explore some of mainland Thailand and a number of its islands, KL and the Perhentian Islands in Malaysia, and then Laos, Cambodia and Viet Nam - perhaps loosely following the suggested itinerary for that area on the website. W ...

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Itinerary suggestions- 10 weeks in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos

Posted by Iwanttogetaway on 17/4/2011 at 22:22

Hey! My best friend and I will be flying out to Bangkok for 10 weeks from the end of august/ start of September before heading on. We have looked at the suggestions on this website and others, read the travel guides and looks at numerous maps and the other threads on here BUT the more I read the more confused I get!! I know what you want to get out of the experience is a very personal thing BUT what Itinerary would you suggest basing plans around? would your ideal route be? or routes that you ...

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3 weeks in Thailand & Cambodia

Posted by cecenav on 12/4/2011 at 07:32

I will be traveling to Thailand alone (I'm a female). I'm looking for any tips on where to go. I've been to Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Ayuthaya and Ko Samui, so places towards the north are ideal. I only have 3 weeks in the area, but I also want to head to Cambodia. I'm having a hard time trying to plan out the best way to do this trip. I was thinking 1 week in the north (possibly Pai and Kamphaeng Phet), then 1 week in Cambodia, and end it with 1 week (maybe less) in Ko Chang. Any suggestions ...

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Rough Six Month Itenerary: Thoughts, advice?

Posted by kbs84 on 13/4/2011 at 01:52

I'm a 26 year old from Austin, Tx who is a little sick of the 8-5 cubicle life. I'm planning to get out of here mid-july with hopefully about 15k usd for a 6 month trip. This will be my first time taking a major solo trip so any advice is appreciated. Here is what I'm thinking right now: Maui, Hawaii- 3 weeks where I will stay with a friend china- 6 weeks, shanghai, yangshuo, dali Hanoi and Halong- 2 weeks Hoi An/ Hue- 1 week Nha Trang- 1 week Ho Chi Minh City- 2 weeks Cambodia Phnom Pehn/Si ...

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Virgin traveller! Please help me pop my cherry!

Posted by JarrodPace on 10/4/2011 at 09:59

Hi all I am an Australian planning to travel to South-East Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam) for two to three months later this year. I have never travelled before so I'm a little apprehensive about the monetary side of things. Would anyone be able to give me an approximation of how much cash would be adequate for a trip such as this? I wont mind sleeping and eating cheap but I would like to be able to have enough to enjoy myself and see and do the things I'd like without stressing abou ...

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koh phi phi to padang padang

Posted by sammargherita on 12/4/2011 at 08:38

Hi! I'm on a budget traveller, my budget is 600USD. I want to go to phi phi island and also in padang padang and gili trawagan in Bali. Can you please help me with itinerary? This is my first time to visit Thailand and Indonesia. Thanks!!! ...

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South East Asia National Parks

Posted by magoo23 on 10/4/2011 at 20:34

Hi, Im in the process of planning a South east asian trip and want to attempt to view some wild life, what are the best spots for this in south east asia? i understand Khao Yai is good, any other ideas would be much appreciated. thanks ...

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