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Southeast Asia in two weeks

Posted by angiulet on 18/1/2011 at 14:59

Hi- I am thinking to backpack in southeast Asia in August, probably for two weeks. Plan to fly into Bangkok and then would like to do Cambodia and Vietnam. The itinerary would roughly be this: Bangkok (couple of days) – Siem Reap – Phnom Phen – HCMC and up the coast to Hanoi (doing Hue, Hoi An, ect ), then fly back to Bangkok. Is this too much? Should I skip something? Take more flights instead of bus/train? Should I skip Vietnam and do just Thailand and Cambodia? I know 15 days aren’t ...

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Itinerary Check and scenic suggestion

Posted by Dpullman on 19/1/2011 at 09:39

Hi all, This website is turning out to be a great resource. My Wife and i ( late 20s) are planning a 21 night trip to SE Asia in Late June/July. It will be our first time to Asia. You can classify us as "Flashpackers." We are primarily interested in Nature, scenery, temples, food, culture and craft shopping. We are not partyiers We are basically looking for a Highlight tour of the region since we are not sure if we will be able to go back in the near future. So far, we are looking to ...

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Help with 35 days itinerary in South East Asia

Posted by leopaik on 16/1/2011 at 15:55

Guys, need ur help with myitinerary to the South East Asia. Iam going tospend 35 days amongst Thailand,Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. This is my tentativeitinerary: 1. Bangkok 2. Pattaya – Koh Samet 3. Siem Reap 4. Phnom Penh(and Sihaunoukville?) 5. Ho Chi Min City 6. Mekong Delta 7. Hoi An (by plane) 8. Hanoi(by plane) 9. HaLong Bay (or/and Sapa?) 10. Hanoi 11. Luang Prabang 12. Vang vieng (and vientiane?) 13. Chiang mai 14. Bangkok Help me to answer the following questions: 1. Should i skip ...

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2 months to cover thailand, laos, cambodia and vietnam. Firsttime travellers!!

Posted by shuggy2985 on 17/1/2011 at 04:01

hi everyone, my wife and i are firstime backpackers and hitting asia first. We are flying into bangkok 28th sept this year then flying out to australia on 27th nov from bangkok again, so it gives us roughly 2months to travel southeast asia. We'd like to do do both the jungles and the islands of thailand then move our way through cambodia seeing as much as possible like wise in lao then north to south in vietnam. Our plan is to flyback to bangkok so we dont have to backtrack overland anywhere and ...

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4 stop plane tickets

Posted by LeChron on 7/1/2011 at 03:54

Hello, I am planning a trip for 2011 and I would like to get a plane ticket were I can travel from the UK and stop in India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand, so far I have only found around the wolrd tickets that are not specific to my journey, can any one help with any advive on the cheapest and easiest option Thanks : ) ...

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How to get there?!

Posted by B3ANO on 11/1/2011 at 08:31

Hi, Im heading to Southeast Asia mid febuary to mid march. I fly into Bangkok... I want to see Cambodia (angkor wat) area.. then I want to goto Laos, Vang Veng (tubing) back into thailand to Chiang Mai... then down south towards the beaches to relax for the end of my trip (phuket etc) then back to Bangkok to fly home... any help would be appreciated, i dont have heaps of $$$ so flying to every destination is not an option.. hoping to complete this in the order mentioned. HELP ...

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18 year old in need of advice!

Posted by spacecowboy on 7/1/2011 at 12:22

Hello.. I've avidly been reading through threads on this site and have finally got round to setting up an account and making a thread! Basically, i'm going on a trip with a friend which is constricted to just over two months! This is my plan so far, and i would really appreciate any constructive criticism! Bangkok- 3 days Chiang Mai and surrounding areas - 10 days Fly to Hanoi Hanoi - 3 days Halong Bay - 3days Hue- 4 days Hoi an- 3 days Nha Trang- 4 days Saigon 4 days Phnom Penh-4 days Siem ...

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Peaceful, beautiful, ACCESSIBLE beach wanted! Does such a thing exist?

Posted by Prestwich on 9/1/2011 at 16:38

Hi everyone. I need some help. My girlfriend and I have a 5-day window and we want to find a quiet beach to relax on somewhere in Asia. We're looking for peace, quiet, and good weather at the end of January. As we have such a short time-frame, we're ideally looking for somewhere that is easily accessible from the major airports - we're travelling from the UK and don't want too many internal flights/trains/ferries that will eat into our vacation time once we arrive in the country. I am open to ...

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Mobile phone while traveling?

Posted by LeChron on 9/1/2011 at 05:22

Hello there, at some point this year im going on a trip around south east asia for 4months and will be visiting 5 countries, I was just wandering if anyone had any advice on what i should do about my phone situation, (apologies if its a stupid question)....can I buy sim cards easily were ever I am?? or is there like a multi country sim card?? do I bring a duel band phone with me?? any help would be much appreciated thanx LeChron ...

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Budget for 4 months

Posted by LeChron on 8/1/2011 at 16:57

Hello there, I am planning a trip from july-october 2011 and I will be spending 4 months traveling India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, I've got a ruff idea of budgeting because I did visit Thailand last year but I'm just wondering weather 4000pounds for 4months in these countries will be enough, inc. accommodation, transport, food, beer etc. if any one has any advice it would be much appreciated Peace peeps ; ) ...

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Viewed 4,352 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by LeChron on 9/1/2011 at 03:04

6 month SE Asia Trip-info appreciated!

Posted by chicoelnino on 2/1/2011 at 08:30

Hi everyone, Myself and my girlfriend will be heading to SE. Asia in June for 6 months in total. I would like to use this thread to ask questions regarding itineary, travel info, money issues and other general stuff. First off, we are from Ireland. And we've been asked by some close friends to go to their wedding in Singapore at the start of june. So we aim to head to Singapore and then start our trip after the wedding. Thing is, we are not sure if its better to fly in and out of Bangkok, and ...

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Viewed 4,966 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by chicoelnino on 6/1/2011 at 21:37

Gluten Free Eating

Posted by Rawz on 6/1/2011 at 12:33

Does anyone have any advice about gluten free eating in Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia? Someone told me a lot of the soy sauce doesn't have wheat in it, but would like to hear what people have to say. Thanks! ...

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Spontaneous trip to Vietnam/Laos/Cambodia/Burma?

Posted by Thetraveler on 6/1/2011 at 11:01

Hi fellow travelers. I'm a Norwegian currently in Hong Kong and I have 25 days left before my plane leaves Kathmandu back to Norway. I did not have time to do any planning before my trip so I've figured out where to go while traveling. Which has been fun, but has it's stressing moments, like now. I do not know where to go next. The Vietnam/Laos/Cambodia region looks really interesting, but I have no Visa and not much knowledge on the region. I really enjoy sunny, warm, cheap places with intere ...

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Photography trip through SE ASIA

Posted by chocmint on 28/12/2010 at 15:27

Hi all, I have just come accross this website and it is Amazing! Great job, very informative and so helpful. I have just started to do a bit of research on traveling in South East Asia. I am from Adelaide am planning to go there for the first time in October 2011 for 4-5 weeks. I was thinking of starting at Singapore and heading up the peninsula through Malaysia, then Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and possibly Hong Kong. I know this is alot for just a 4 or 5 weeks, I realise that you could spend ...

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Internet cafes.....webcams?

Posted by theothervaletguy on 27/12/2010 at 15:00

Quick question....Generally, do most internet cafes have webcams at each computer? ...

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Planning first time in SE asia

Posted by ProfKaramba on 10/12/2010 at 04:59

Hi all!! First of all thank you very much for making this forum such an helpful place for travelers! After reading so many posts I want to go everywhere and I don't want to be too ambitious so I decided to ask your help in my planning. Main objective - experience a totally different culture, trek in the jungle, get diving certificate, relax in beautiful beaches, get in touch with locals etc... have fun in general too, of course! When - around August (1month) Who - me and 1 friend My first ...

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Backpacking SE Asia from Nanjing (China)

Posted by pocketboy on 15/12/2010 at 14:16

Dear member, My name is David, I'm 22 years-old. I live in Nanjing right now (one year study). I'm in holiday for the next two months. I would like to visit SE Asia, but if I'm honnest, I have no idea where to go exactly. I have not much travel experience. I at least would like to spend some day in really nice sunny beach during my trip I have a budget on 1000 - 1200 Euros. I already thought about Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand, but I don't know if it's realistic, what to see, and ...

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Viewed 4,184 times, with 21 replies. Last reply by caseyprich on 22/12/2010 at 16:36

Help on my five week itinerary through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia

Posted by nateyu on 19/11/2007 at 08:08

Hi, We are in the process fo planning a five week journey through southeast asia and was hoping that you all could give us some input on our rough itinerary. I know we are being rather ambitious, but we are using Bangkok Airway's Discover Asia Pass to hopefully save some valuable time: 6/10-6/11 Hong Kong – 2 days - Flight to Ko Samui, ferry to Ko Pha Ngan 6/12-6/15 Thai Islands – Ko Pha Ngan, Ko Tao – 2 days on each island - Ferry to Ko Samui, flight to Bankok 6/16-6/18 Bangkok ...

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Viewed 6,468 times, with 9 replies. Last reply by caseyprich on 20/12/2010 at 20:21

Planning SEA, need advise

Posted by cocovanilla on 16/12/2010 at 08:58

I am planning a trip to SEA, April 2011. Don't have much time, approx 25 days due to work obligation but want to see few countries Thailand, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Singapore, Bali in Indonesia, Phnom Penh and Sien Reap in Cambodia. I would like to know what is the best route to follow to cover all. Ideally I wouldn't want to come back to the same place twice to go to a new place. Maximum time I will be spending will be in Thailand and Bali Before I go to SEA I will be traveling to India fr ...

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Viewed 2,472 times, with 9 replies. Last reply by cocovanilla on 18/12/2010 at 03:28

Is there more of SE Asia I need to see or should I go on to Australia??

Posted by ElaineMcG on 16/11/2010 at 17:16

Ok so for two months I travelled around Thailand (Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Patong, Phi Phi, Koh Phangan), Cambodia (Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville) and Laos (Vang Vieng, Vientianne) and now Im am living and teaching in Tangshan, China (2 1/2hrs outside Beijing). I have a six month contract here during which time I am getting to explore some chinese cities surronding me. My issue is when my contract finishes at the end of March where should I go?? My year working holiday visa for Australia exp ...

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