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Items to bring vs. buy while in SEA

Posted by erikmaez on 22/2/2010 at 04:10

I am going to thailand, laos, cambodia, and vietnam(in that order) for 2 months this summer. So I have a 70 liter backpack... I have already bought rainpants, quick drying underwear, a few shirts, a watch, sunglasses, and a water purification system. I want to buy a nice rain jacket and some durable hiking shoes as well as some quick trying socks but I am curious if anyone thinks that I can find these items cheaper or better quality if I wait to buy them when I arrive in bangkok?? What about oth ...

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How many can stay in bungalow?

Posted by incubusftw on 20/2/2010 at 08:07

Hi :) After using this website for months to plan for my first trip outside Europe *gulp* I still don't know what it means on here when it just says "bungalow". i.e does it have single beds or doubles generally? Also, if it is big enough for two, and two stay in it do you pay double the price quoted on here? Thanks in advance, Mike. ...

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Ideas for a beach stop-off on way back fromTokyo

Posted by quinlad on 18/2/2010 at 00:13

Hello, I'm going on honeymoon at the very beginning of September. We're planning to spend a few days in Tokyo and then head to somewhere for a week of idyllic beach holidaying before heading back to the UK. We've no idea how to plan this, or where to go at that time of year? Does anyone have any advice/suggestions? Thanks! ...

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Koh Chang, Laos & Cambodia - 25 days

Posted by AcesElky on 15/2/2010 at 22:45

Hi Myself, my girlfriend and 2 other couples are looking to head to the above places over Xmas. We will leave the UK on December 15th and fly back on January 9th. We would like to visit all 3 places ideally. We have already been to Thailand 3 times and checked out many islands etc. We are all around 30 Main things we are looking for... We like to party so would want somewhere popular. Things like Tubing down the Mekong river appeal We like to chill out after partying! Would like to t ...

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3 months in Indochina and Malaysia

Posted by smudge86 on 15/2/2010 at 23:13

Hi All Me and a friend are off on a 3 month trip around Indochina and Malaysia. We fly to bangkok on the 18th March and return from Singapore on the 14th of June. We are 23 and 22 years old, and want to get a lot out of the trip both experience wise and culturally. Budget wise we are being fairly tight and are'nt afraid of slumming it a bit. In terms of a route, we are thinking anti-clockwise around Indochina: - Bangkok to Siem Reap (Angkor) - Siem Reap to Phnom Penh - PP to HCM - ...

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Cambodia and Thailand in 2 weeks...

Posted by Tracey11 on 13/2/2010 at 21:51

Hi, I have just come back from a 5 week backpacking tour of the East Coast of Australia at 35yrs old and I've got the bug!!! Only trouble is I only have just over 2 weeks holiday left this year and I want to see Thailand and Cambodia in this time - is it possible??? Someone I met said they did it spending 6 days in Cambodia and the rest in Thailand probably August time...having never been to Asia I would really welcome your comments/suggestions Thanks :-) ...

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Getting from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai

Posted by Echo10 on 22/1/2010 at 12:39

Hi all, My partner and I will be in luang prabang in mid april for about 4-5 days before heading to chiang mai. My question is..we've heard some fairly dodgy reports about flying laotian air and so thought we'd go overland. Are there any suggestions for how we go about getting to chiang mai? I have heard of being able to take a longboat down the mekong..but not sure at which border point the boats stop at. Also how long should we allow for this trip overland? Thanks very much for anybody's he ...

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Malaria Tablets, should I buy them in Asia?

Posted by HenriPaul on 20/1/2010 at 07:28

Maleria Tablets. Should I buy them when in Thailand? Hi, My friend and I are going to Bangkok in late Feb then over 3 months visiting Cambodia, Vietnam (South to North) into Laos and back down through Thailand. Thing is we're not sure what we're doing and do hope to get on some treks into the country so have decided we should take Maleria tablets but wondered if they are easily availble when we get to Bangkok and are they cheaper there? For the Malarone ones which are the most exspensive it's ...

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Oil painter/artist going to SE asia - Equipment Questions

Posted by stovetopchicago on 30/12/2009 at 09:37

Oil painter/artist going to SE asia - Equipment Questions I am taking a four month trip to Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. My goal is tourism and to make on location oil paintings. So I take a significant amount of art supplies and a small portable easel that end up in my ratty old backpack which probably weighs 15 to 20 KG. I've done this in Europe and Central America. It sucks to lug around that stuff until I am blissfully set up somewhere sketching away. So my other stuff, 3 days change of cl ...

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Singapore to Hanoi in 35 days advice..

Posted by hamilove on 28/12/2009 at 18:03

Hi everyone, yet another traveler asking for advice on our itinerary. Basically we are arriving in singapore on the 9th of May and flying out on the 16th of June. Me and my partner arent really after the party scene we are more into nature and wildlife so if anyone has any suggestions along our journey would be great. We have been to bangkok and Phuket before so they are being disregarded on this trip. Anyway below is our first draft itinerary: 9 May - arrive Singapore 9-11 May Sing ...

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Itinerary and route for 3 weeks in Thai, Cambodia, & Vietnam

Posted by Chilko on 17/1/2010 at 02:23

My wife and I are going to Thailand (briefly), Cambodia and Vietnam for 3 weeks in late June and early July. We land in Bangkok and plan to go to Koh Chang, then on to Cambodia (Phomh Penh and Angkor Wat) and Vietnam. I had hoped to get as far as Hanoi and Halong bay, but now I am thinking this is too much ground to cover. Is there a easy/safe/best route to cross into Cambodia from Koh Chang ? Am looking for best route and order to see Angkor wat, Pnomh Penh, Chau Doc, Saigoin, Hoi An ...

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Has anyone triedSuggested itineraries Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam

Posted by John67 on 21/12/2009 at 18:53

I have a months leave to take and would like to see the three countires covered by this itinery. I plan to go in March April '10. I'd like to see Angor Wat, go trekking see the Karsts, tunnels wander around some colonial towns hit some beaches and just really relax (and socialise a bit..). At the moment there's just too much information and I'm getting bogged down. I'm also concerned about trying to do too much and losing out in the long run so if anyone has some advice feel free. Thanks John ...

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Advice for two weeks in either Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam

Posted by ponarv on 31/12/2009 at 01:42

sorry, this was initially posted in the Laos section by accident... Hello, my wife and I have two weeks off and would like to travel in two of the following countries...Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia. I know each destination has different things to offer, but given our time constraints, I'm wondering which two would be the best. For example, I have heard it generally takes a longer time to get from point A to point B in Laos. We looking to combine some "on the go" sight seeing with a few days down tim ...

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Cheapest place in S.E ASIA

Posted by L_Graham on 12/1/2010 at 06:32

hi guys i was just wondering if any of you experienced travellers could tell me the cheapest place to go in south east asia, im thinking along the lines of accomodation food and partying all rolled into one? which country or city, place would that be in your experience. Look forward to some of your replies thanks ...

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Homestay suggestions

Posted by hamilove on 2/1/2010 at 07:11

Hey all another question for everyone!! we are travelling bangkok through cambodia and up vietnem in may/june (more details and where really keen on a nice homestay somewhere along the way to get a feel for the real south east asia life. Anybody have any recomendations that would fit in along the way? ...

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SE Asia in March or late April->May

Posted by George_S on 7/1/2010 at 19:05

Hi there, I will be travelling to SE Asia some time between March and June but would like some advice about the weather. The original plan was to spend five weeks in the region from March 3rd onwards before moving on to Australia and NZ. However, I'm beginning to think (if it's possible with flights) to switch our itinerary around a bit to accommodate better weather in both regions - spending March - April in NZ Australia and May in SE Asia. Considering how hot and dusty it can get in ...

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4 month VERY general SE Asia Itinerary

Posted by jmcentee on 6/1/2010 at 14:03

I have just started on my SE Asia trip, but have very little planned as I left Australia just before my visa expired and didn't have much time to prepare. I am hoping to travel to Indo, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam (?), and Malaysia. I am currently in Bali and am happy to stay here a few days while I enjoy some reading of my LP and fill in some holes on my itinerary. So far... Indonesia: Bali, Lombok, Java I booked an ongoing ticket on AirAsia to Kushing in Bor ...

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Help please!! Route needed.

Posted by nips2689 on 21/12/2009 at 04:40

Hi, I wondered whether anyone can help me, I'm flying out to Bangkok on 2nd April, and have no idea what route to take at all! Someone please help! I want to do Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and islands. ...

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Thailand Cambodia Vietnam and Cambodia. In just under 7 weeks

Posted by ekitch on 22/12/2009 at 18:55

Hi I am traveling to Bangkok with my sister in July next year. We have just under seven weeks to (hopefully) see Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. Was wondering whether anyone could give us any feedback on our route (positive or negative!!) Thanks Bangkok (1 day and 1 night) Siem Reap (2 full days 3 nights) Battambang (1 full day 2 nights) Phnom Penh (1 full day 2 nights) Chau Doc (1 full day 2 nights) HCMC (2 full days 3 nights) Mui Ne (1 full day 2 nights) ...

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Which itinerary

Posted by marie79 on 27/12/2009 at 17:27

Hi everyone, My husband and I will be traveling to Indochina for 10 weeks from January till March. Arriving in BKK and leaving from BKK We still don't know where to start the journey. Shall we start from BBK, then Chiang Mai , Laos, Vietnam from North to South, Cambodia and then back to BKK from Siem Reap OR the other way around. i.e. from BKK to Siem Reap, South Vietnam to North Vietnam, then fly from Hanoi to Vientiane and then Chiang Mai to BKK. Is there any advantage doing this i ...

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