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SEA 3-month trip: general + specific (+any other type of) advice, please

Posted by Brecht on 7/2/2011 at 22:07

Hello, I'm traveling SEA for 3 months with a friend (from end of March to the end of June). This is our planned route: arrival in Bangkok --> Southeast Thailand --> Cambodia --> South-Vietnam --> Laos all the way through (maybe crossing the border to check out Central-Vietnam) --> North-Vietnam --> South-China (Yunnan province) --> North-Myanmar all to way to the south, along the Irrawaday --> fly back to Bangkok & from Bangkok back home (Belgium) * What places alon ...

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Help on Planning!

Posted by sandman666 on 8/2/2011 at 04:17

Hi guys, Im new in this forum. I wanted to know your opinion on this journey I'm planning for next march. I arrive at Bangkok on March 1st and return on march 26th afternoon: Tuesday 1 Thailand - Bangkok Wed 2 Thailand - Bangkok Thursday 3 Thailand - Bangkok Friday 4 Bangkok -> Siem Reap Saturday 5 Cambodia - Siem Reap Sunday 6 Cambodia - Siem Reap Monday 7 Cambodia - Phnom Penh Tuesday 8 Cambodia - Phnom Penh Wed 9 Vietnam - HCM City Thursday 10 Vietnam - HCM City Friday 11 Vietnam - Meko ...

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Advice for a 3 week trip

Posted by MrAndMrsA on 9/2/2011 at 00:38

Hi there newbie here. Advance apologies for asking questions which no doubt you have heard many times before. I did try searching, but alas, still confused so think some personalised advice may be in order! We have the option spending a couple of weeks in SE Asia in June this year. As part of our whistlestop round the world trip we arrive in Bangkok on the 13th June and leave on the 3rd July from Singapore. I need to fill the time in between. We're not really backpackers neither can we splurge ...

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Printing off Travelfish guides in Asia

Posted by chicoelnino on 6/2/2011 at 09:44

For my trip I plan on printing off the relevant guides as I need for the places I visit, ie....accommodation in bangkok etc. Just would like to know how much typically it would cost per sheet to get stuff printed off from a cafe out there? ...

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OH dear, where to go?!

Posted by peskywes on 11/1/2011 at 02:25

We are a little bit undecided (like many!!) on where to go as so much choice and so little time!! We have only 6 weeks to travel and have to go in May/June which appears to be right through the monsoon seasons of Thailand/Cambodia/Laos/Vietnam So we decided perhapsto go to Malaysia as it will be the dry season there and looks beautiful. We are thinking of flying into Bangkok and spending 3 weeks in Thailand, then the next 3 in Malaysia flying back out of Kuala Lumpur. After reading a lot of ...

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Laos or the Thai islands?

Posted by jroo88 on 24/1/2011 at 17:43

I went travelling around Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos last year with a brief visit to Bangkok and Chiang Mai. I didnt get chance to check out any of the thai islands as I needed to be back in the UK. I loved every place I visited but Laos was by far the favourite! I'm planning on going back this year at the end of August for 3 weeks with my boyfriend. My boyfriend likes a mix of activities, nightlife and culture like I do, but he's a bit more attached to his home comforts and doesnt want to do to ...

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Flashpacker Budget per day

Posted by MamaH on 23/1/2011 at 18:28

Hi, I'm travelling to SE Asia this summer for 6 weeks and am having palpatations trying to work out costs! I want to stay in decent accommodation (clean and not shared) but not necessarily hotel quality as its just a bed for the night after all. Also, because of time contraints vs how much I want to see, I'm flying a few legs of the journey. Basically I'm wondering what a decent 'flashpacker' budget should be per day all in (i.e. accommodation, travelspending money etc). That should give me some ...

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itenary 2 months asia

Posted by greektraveller on 27/1/2011 at 02:13

I had a look around and still haven't found the perfect itenary for myself. I will be going for 2 months and plan to visit the following countries.1 1.thailand. 2.cambodia 3.laos 4.vietnam i dont mind taking a plane once or twice. any ideas? ...

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7 days: Cambodia & Vietnam?

Posted by csadoney on 2/2/2011 at 16:02

My sister and I have just 7 days for a trip and were hoping to hit Angkor, Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Long Bay. Is this even possible? If not, would it be better to spend our week in Vietnam or Cambodia? We both really want to experience culture (people, food, architecture), as well as see some great scenery. We're not drinkers or partiers, so have zero interest in night life options. Thanks for any comments and suggestions! ...

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South East Asian Airlines - Best flight deals.

Posted by CaptainPlatypus on 24/1/2011 at 20:31

I am currently planning a trip around South East Asia and was wondering if anyone could suggest a few cheap airlines that they have used or know of to get from country to country in the area?? Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks ...

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Power points?

Posted by chicoelnino on 22/1/2011 at 04:46

Just wondering on train travel in SE.Asia are there power points on the train in which one can charge up batters, laptops etc?? ...

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VANG VIANG TO CHIANG MAI

Posted by B3ANO on 25/1/2011 at 15:06

Hi, I need to get to Chiang Mai from Vangviang, I dont really have time to be on a bus for 12 hours+ is NOK air way a reliable source? there flights dont seem to be too bad... it seems going from Laos (Vangviang) is hard to get to chiang mai????? not alot of info really about it other than the dodgey buses that are very time consuming... if i had a week extra up my sleeve id be more than happy for bus but this is not that case. I understand Vang Viang is sort of in the middle of no where so w ...

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How to get from Penang to Koh Phi Phi in one day without flying?

Posted by sparklesinthesky on 21/1/2011 at 15:10

Hi, we have been a bit silly, and planned a trip where we go straight from Penang (where we have booked) to Koh Phi Phi to meet up with friends (they have booked). But we have only one day to do this trip... without at the time knowing that ferries are not as usual an occurance as we had imagine. The last ferry leaves Phuket at 14:30, and the last ferry leaves Krabi at 16:00.. we are hoping to somehow make the 16:00 ferry - by catching buses. We understand that its a ten hour bus ride, with bord ...

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Viewed 8,302 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 26/1/2011 at 23:40

SE Asia for 2 1/2 months

Posted by arivas27 on 25/1/2011 at 14:20

Hello Everyone, so I'm planning to travel to SE Asia at the end of February. I will start off in Bangkok and end up in Sydney Australia in Mid May. I travelled to Thailand last June and visited: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samet, Koh Phi Phi and Phuket. So i'm going back to Thailand and the rest of SE Asia and needed advise as to places to go to?? Since, I've already done some main places in Thailand am I missing other places to go to? I want to go to Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia. but don't kno ...

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SouthEast Asia 9 weeks

Posted by keoghangel on 26/1/2011 at 17:41

Hi Travelfish Readers, Need advice, myself and my bfriend are doing round the world trip and we will be spending 9 weeks in SEA. The plan is as follows: Fly into Bangkok -- stay 2 nigths Fly to Hanoi (spend 1 night), upto Sapa (2 nights) and back to Hanoi, then work our way down the Vietmenese coast (overland) -- prob take 2.5 weeks including Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, HCMCity and the Mekong Delta Then into Cambodia (overland) to Phemon Penh and onto Siem Reap including Angkor Wat, then ...

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General cost per day for motorbite rental?

Posted by chicoelnino on 14/1/2011 at 05:31

Would like to get a general idea of how much it costs to rent motorbikes per day in the likes of Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and Laos? Would it cost more than $10 per person? Would it be possible for two people to travel on one bike? ...

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web check in for air asia

Posted by trobs on 24/1/2011 at 20:16

Hi all, I've got a quick question about web checkin for international flights. I'm flying from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur with Air Asia and am planning on doing web checkin. Will I still need to checkin at the AA counter at Melbourne airport or can I go straight through to the gate? (I've only got carryon luggage) Thanks Stephen ...

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2 months SEA

Posted by greektraveller on 24/1/2011 at 01:29

Hello there..I am planning my first backpack trip to SE asia this april. I am planning to go for 2 months. Im thinking about 1.thailand (4 weeks) 2-3 days bangkok 3-4 days chiang mai 5-6 co phi phi not sure about the rest.....maybe u got a few good suggestions..id like to see nature, temples etc. 2.laos (1 week) (luang prabang) 3.cambodia (1 week) (angkor wat not sure what else) 4.vietnam (2 weeks) (hochi ming-hanoi and northwest vietnam) my question is. is this trip possible in 2 months time ...

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First time in SEA, think our itinerary may be too optimistic.. advice please! :)

Posted by sparklesinthesky on 21/1/2011 at 15:31

Hi, we are planning a 5 week trip around SEA... This is our proposed itinerary, but i think we planned it without taking into account the time travel between places, and ferry times. We are also trying to be as economical as possible as this is the beginning of a trip around the world. 21-22nd Feb: Fly into Kuala Lumpar spend two nights, 23-24 take a bus and spend 2 nights on Penang 25 - 26th: spend two nights on Koh Phi Phi ( we are worried about getting here in one day..) 27-1st: spend three ...

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Help - Title & Sex wrong on Air Asia ticket..do we need to change?

Posted by sidewinder on 18/1/2011 at 23:43

Despite booking our flight (Bangkok - Saigon) in November, it is only today that I have noticed that on the booking, my girlfriend, despite having her name right, is listed as a 'Mr' and 'male'. I would imagine it happened when I was booking and I forgot to fill a field in, and it would have gone back and reset everything else on the form and I didn't notice, quite a common occurrence on Air Asia's terrible website. I've tried changing it online but to no avail. Is it going to be something that ...

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