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Feedback from the experts on SLOW travel itinerary please!

Posted by Egoli on 3/12/2009 at 22:09

Hi All, I've browsing the web and reading for days now and I am realizing two things: 1) I am confused and 2) I understood to not pack too much into an itinerary, less is more. So here it is, my first attempt at an itinerary. We are 2 people travelling from mid Jan to mid Feb 2010 and it's our first time in SEA (Thailand/Laos/Cambodia). 1-3: Bangkok (2.5 days) 4: fly to CM, continue by bus to Chiang Dao 5-6: trekking tour (or so) in CD 7: bus back to CM, fly to LP 8-9: LP 10: on t ...

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Itinerary for 7 week trip to Thailand, Laos and Cambodia - advice wanted

Posted by plawhon on 9/11/2007 at 03:11

Ok, I've read through travelfish and done plenty of research, and this is what I've come up with for my upcoming trip with my husband to SE asia. Please give us your criticisms and advice... Itinerary for Thailand-Laos-Cambodia trip Dec. 12-14th Bangkok - Ayutthaya – 3 days –train to Chiang Mai Dec. 15-17th Chiang Mai – 3 days (cooking lesson?) Dec. 17th- 18th Huay Xai – 1 day (stop enroute to Luang Namtha) Dec. 19th- 24th Luang Namtha or Muang Sing– 5 days (trekking, 24 ...

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Cellphones and sim cards

Posted by scottyheather on 1/12/2009 at 02:51

Hi - Just curious - does anyone know if I buy a sim card in Thailand, will I be able to use it in Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia too or will I have to buy sim cards in each country? Not a very important question I know, but like I say, just wondering....... ...

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Advice about the weather and the four countries

Posted by RachelW on 18/11/2009 at 18:53

Hello, Am planning on going to travel the "four countries" from March next year for 6 months. I had orginally planned to get a flight into Bangkok (because the flights are cheapest!) then go through Laos for a month (April), Vietnam for 2 months (May- June), Cambodia for a month (July), and then the around August spend the rest of the time doing the Thai Islands. But having looked at the weather it wil be scoring hot in Laos and raining in Cambodia!. Then I thought i could do it the o ...

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Viewed 2,327 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by scottyheather on 30/11/2009 at 14:44

Itinerary advice-6 weeks in SEA

Posted by stardar on 30/11/2009 at 13:56

Hi all, My boyfriend and I are planning a 6 week trip through Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand from mid-Jan through Feb and I'd love some feedback on our itinerary. To save time, we are probably going to do the Airpass through Bangkok Air and fly Siem Reap - Vientiane , Luang Prabang -Chiang Mai and Chiang Mai-Bangkok. I've been doing a lot of research and reading on various websites and guidebooks and these forums have been invaluable, so thanks in advance for any advice. Here's our p ...

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Daily Cost of BKK to Siem Reap

Posted by BretW on 30/11/2009 at 07:05

I am leaving from Chicago in the States and want to know whether I should fly directly into Siem Reap, (which is a couple of hundred dollars more expensive) or arrive in Bangkok and go overland to Siem Reap. So what is the cost in both US Dollars and days in traveling overland from Bangkok to Siem Reap? I understand that there are a variety of options to traveling the route, but I am looking for a generalization. The trip will be five weeks throughout Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos. Thanks in a ...

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Angkor Wat from Singapore - advice pls?

Posted by ronaldev on 26/11/2009 at 18:54

Hi everyone. Been reading some of the posts and seems that lots of people are going to cambodia. I'll be in Singapore on Dec 21, any advice how can I go to cambodia? What's the best way and the cheapest mode? Then I have to be back to Sing since I have a confirmed flight from Singapore to Phuket on Dec 26. looking for a travel buddy too! ...

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Booking Flights

Posted by 21days on 4/11/2009 at 04:36

Hi all and thanks in advance. We are needing to boook 2 flight son our trip in Jan, Hanoi to luang prabang and vientiane to houeisay. The flights on the lao air web page are $188Us and $100us each. My sister told me the hanoi to luand prabang flight would be about $80 (thats what she paid a couple of year ago) if we book there. Is this still true? Should we book there for cheaper tickets? or should we just book over the internet? ...

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SE Asia Itinerary?

Posted by holly123 on 23/11/2009 at 19:05

I am going travelling in SE Asia with a friend for 10 weeks. We fly into Singapore and leave from Bangkok. We were thinking of travelling up through Singapore & Malaysia to Thailand, then doing Vietnam and Cambodia before ending up back in Thailand to fly home. We are new to this so any advice on how we should do this/how long in each place or even must sees would be appreciated. thank you! ...

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Yoga along the Way

Posted by condrew on 20/11/2009 at 11:15

I will be traveling in Vietnam, Loas and Cambodia this winter for 6 weeks. Will I find any yoga classes available anywhere in those countries? ...

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Viewed 1,758 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 20/11/2009 at 12:21

Rouh Itinerary - Comments welcome

Posted by Mangala on 20/11/2009 at 02:01

So, Im off to SEA in the small matter of 9 weeks and 3 days! Ive been trying to plan a rough route that sees what I want too and hopefully gets me to places I havent thought much on but may work out good to visit too, however I have a sticking point in that my parents are coming out to visit on their spring vacation in April (they are out from the 3rd through the 18th of April). What I have at the moment looks like this: January 26th. Land in Bangkok; January 31st/Feb 1st. Head slowl ...

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Viewed 2,384 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 20/11/2009 at 07:56

Any suggestions/tips PLEASE!

Posted by cassrose on 19/11/2009 at 09:04

Hi, Just wanting to know what people think of the times allocated for each place. not all set in stone though. some info would be much appreciated! Thanks!! 24th Dec – 29th – Phuket and surrounds – 5 nights 29th – 1st – Koh Phangan – 3 nights 1st – 4th – Bangkok – overnight train to Nong Khai – 4 nights including train 4th – 5th – Nong Khai – 1 night 5th – 6th – Vientiane – 1 night 6th – 9thth – VV – 3 nights 9th – 16th - Luang Prabang/N ...

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Viewed 1,897 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 19/11/2009 at 09:50

Three weeks in Vietnam, Laos and possilby Cambodia, tips?

Posted by jclarkson on 5/11/2009 at 14:54

I have got three weeks to spend in south east Asia, unfortunately Law School means my travel time is seriously limited. I was planning on mostly doing Vietnam with a bit in Laos to do Vientiane, VV and a day in LP. However, I have recently been thinking about cutting the Vietnam trip in favor of seeing Cambodia. One of my main interests is the nightlife and party scene of my destinations but I would really like to see Cambodia before it becomes further developed. So how is the nightlife in Cambo ...

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(Another) Itinerary advice request

Posted by emma066 on 16/11/2009 at 22:50

Hi there, Any advice would be appriciated, obviously this looks rather strict and structured and we plan on sticking to the route but maybe not the amount of time in each place. Does it seem too rushed?? Have we missed any major places out that should not be missed? Date Country Region Nights Details 16-May-09 Thailand Bangkok 2 Chaing Mai 3 North (Jungle Trek) 4 25-May-09 Laos Hua Xai 1 Hua Xai > Pakbeng (travel) 1 (1 day boat) Pakbeng 1 Pakbeng > L ...

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Viewed 2,142 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 17/11/2009 at 08:43

1st trip...comments/advice on itinery please =)

Posted by effi_kiki on 24/10/2009 at 20:10

Hi, this is gonna be my first time backpacking,(im 18, going with my boyfriend) and this is the plan so far: fly to bankok 9th nov, (stay for 4/5 days) make our way to siem reap, (another 4/5 days in that area) bus or boat to phnom penh, (another 5 days(?) ) go down to kep/kampot, and spend a night on ko tonsay island (3 days) then make our way along the coast, cross over to vietnam, and towards ho chi minh for a few days, then get a flight from there to bagkok for our flight home (7th de ...

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Request for comments on Laos/Cambodia itinerary November/December 2009

Posted by thepegasusleague on 9/11/2009 at 16:27

This is the itinerary: 29/11 Arrive Phnom Penh 30/11 PP – Kratie 1/12 Kratie 2/12 Kratie – Don Khong 3/12 Don Khong 4/12 Don Khong – Pakse via Wat Phu Champasak 5/12 – 8/12 Bolaven Plateau by motorbike 8/12 Pakse – Tha Khaek (VIP night bus) 9/12 Caves etc around Tha Khaek by motorbike 10/12 Tha Khaek – Vientiane 11/12 – 12/12 Vientiane 13/12 Vientiane – Vang Vieng 14/12 Vang Vieng 15/12 Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang 16/12 ...

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Viewed 2,984 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 10/11/2009 at 08:03

Intinarary first time in asia

Posted by cassrose on 2/11/2009 at 15:30

Hey guys, Have been checking out info for months. Have come up with a rough idea. Just wondering what people thoughts are.... eg to much time somewhere not enough somewhere else. Would really appreciate from advise. Thanks heaps!! 24th Dec – 1st Phuket , surrounds and koh phangan 1st - 3rd Jan - Bangkok 3rd – 4th Nong Khai Laos 5th – 6th Vientiane 6th – 8th VV 8th – 15th Luang Prabang + maybe nong kiaow 15th – 17th Pakse 17th – 21st Salavan - Pakse 21st – ...

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Viewed 1,775 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by cassrose on 3/11/2009 at 11:54

First time in Southeast Asia

Posted by cassrose on 30/10/2009 at 08:42

Hey there, Have been checking out all the posts and information for a few months and found it fantastic! I have a few questions based on my itinerary. I am going with my friend (2 young girls) and we originally wanted to see Thai, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. We have now come to the realisation that that is just not do able as we only have 6 weeks. We fly into Phuket and am spending xmas/new years around there and the islands. Think i will head up to Bangkok around the 1st jan. Not su ...

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Viewed 4,613 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 2/11/2009 at 11:07

Laos or Vietnam to Tokyo

Posted by jclarkson on 30/10/2009 at 10:15

Delta canceled my flight from SGN to Tokyo so I figured I may as well stay in Laos and fly out LP, any advice on any cheap airlines that may not be listed on Kayak.com Also, any advice on the best (cheapest, and if there is a fun one day stop all the better) way to get from Laos or Vietnam to Tokyo? Or to get from Vietnam to Tokyo? ...

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Travelling Alone and Suddenly Feeling Vulnerable

Posted by OrangeEm on 24/10/2009 at 13:32

I've done loads of travelling on my own including parts of SEA and never had any problems, always really enjoyed myself. I have 2 months in T&IC arrived in Bangkok on the 21st checked into ok acc. just off Khao San Rd and headed out for a look round. Was aproached by a man from the tourist police office who offered me a map, we went to his Information desk back inside the police station and he gave me a map and asked where I would be travelling to I told him was planning on Chiang Mai then La ...

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