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Advise for time frame for itinerary

Posted by nurseratched on 3/4/2010 at 05:41

Hi Guys, Just looking for a little advise for our itinerary. we are flying into bangkok june 18th and out of singapore Sept 05th. we will be spending 2 weeks in southern thailand and from there we have a rough itinerary worked out but we have no idea how long to spend where. we dont intend to spend more than a night or two in KL or Singapore. any tips would be much appreciated. Northern THAILAND Chang Mai- Chang Rai Chang Ri- Huay Xai LOAS Huay Xai- Luang Prabang Luang Pra ...

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I know youve heard it all before....

Posted by josandy1 on 11/3/2010 at 03:55

Hello All! What a fantastic site, so much information... V.impressed! Im just wondering if anyone can help me at all, me and my best friend are leaving on a 4 month trip on the 10th of April, we are both 19, its our first time back-packing and a tad worried! We are flying into Bangkok and 2 months later out of Singapore where we go to our next destination. We are really keen to do a few things, but any help/advice/ suggested itinarys would be much appreciated! I really want to exp ...

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HELP! We need contact information of trains/bus companies.

Posted by ninanatalia on 30/3/2010 at 10:58

We'll be travelling from Hong Kong to Halong Bay, Vientiane, Bangkok, Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh between April and March. We plan to go around these countries by land and we're just wondering if you have contact information or any other information (location, time table, fare price) about these trains/bus companies. We plan to accomplish and book before we arrive there on April. 1. Guangzhou to Nanning via 2571/2574 train 2. direct Nanning-Halong Bay bus at the Yunde Company 3. Hai Phong ...

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please help with weather- 10 weeks between oct-jan

Posted by noakess on 29/3/2010 at 01:50

Hi, thank you all for your help, I am goign to go with boyf for about 10 weeks to Vietnam+Cambodia and finish with Thai gulf islands. can go anytime between late october and jan - what will be best for weather ? thinking to start at Hanoi work our way down then off to cambodia and end with bangkok and an island. love the sun, worry about rain in central vietnam and low temp up in sapa. any advice? quite flexible with departure date... ...

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When to visit S Vietnam, Cambodia & S Thailand?

Posted by bails87 on 12/3/2010 at 07:20

Hi guys, I've looked through the weather info as well as reading a load of other threads, but can't quite find the answers I need. So....I'm a first time traveller looking at going to Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia later on in the year for around 6 weeks. I was looking at going around the early part of August, so I'd be there until the middle/end of September. I'm not too fussed about sunbathing, I want to do things and see things, and possibly do some SCUBA diving on Koh Tao. As a rough ...

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First time Great Indochina loop: opinion on itinerary, thanks!

Posted by t0uchable on 5/3/2010 at 22:46

Hi, Me and 4 friends are going to travel the region from last week of august till third week of september (4 weeks). It is the first time we go out of Europe so I tried to include all the highlights and get a small bit of the beaten track, but not too much :p. After extensive research on this site, lonely planet and footprint guide I managed to make some kind of itinerary. It would be great to have some opinions about it, and its do-ability :p. 1. Fly Bangkok 2. 1 night and day in ...

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Weather - a massive error?

Posted by emma066 on 22/3/2010 at 04:10

We're heading to Thailand (North) in mid May, then Laos - end of May through to beginning of June Cambodia - beginning of June Vietname (South to North) - mid June through to beginning of July -fly out of Hanoi on 12th July. My question is... have we chosen the most absurd time to hit this region in terms of rain? We have the old ponchos handy but I don't fancy being swept down the Mekong. Obviously not going to cancel anything but would rather be PREPARED! Appreciate there ...

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adventures accomodation

Posted by Indoluso on 20/3/2010 at 06:09

Hello, We'd like to know if it is easy to find accomodation in villages in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos or if it could be risky to adventure through non-touristic rural areas, having the possibility of finding ourselves without a roof to sleep under... Thanks in advance for your replies! ...

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World Cup

Posted by appro on 16/3/2010 at 04:08

I'm looking forward to my trip to Asia so much I completely forgot about the World Cup dates! Around the date of the first England match I was planning on crossing into Laos from Thailand. With the time difference (the games will be on at 3:30 local time I think) I imagine everything in Laos will be shut? Nightmare! Any suggestions? I assume the games will be on in Thailand, but not Laos? It shouldn't be that important in the big scheme of things - but it is the World Cup. ...

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6 months in SE Asia

Posted by onewayticket on 14/3/2010 at 21:43

Hi All, I'm an English guy, living in Wales and have been planning my escape in my head for over a year. I came back from a great snowboarding trip with a bunch of people I hardly knew at the end of january with 11 new friends. By the first week in Feb I'd decided it was time to go find more people I'd didn't know at all, in a slight more exotic location! So, sabatical sorted with work, one way ticket booked to Bangkok (4th May), and six months to see what SE Asia is all about. I've been r ...

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First Backpacking Adventure in ASIA

Posted by BabyRubes on 11/3/2010 at 02:31

My friend and I are planning a 2 month trip, backpacking Asia beginning with the Philippines. Trying to figure out where to start planning is beginning to be far more difficult that I thought. How much I should leave Toronto with? Do I need to figure out where I'm going and get my visas done ahead of time? And I would like to know about ANY hidden places you guys know about too. We are trying to stay away from huge cities with a few exceptions. I think Malaysia, Myramar, bangkok, ...

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Ko Chang, Sihanoukville or Phu Quoc?

Posted by westmountgeo on 10/3/2010 at 22:51

Looking for recommendations on which of Ko Chang, Sihanoukville and Phu Quoc is the best place to spend a couple days. Going to be travelling for 3 months in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos and want to spend a little beach time after Angkor Wat and before the trek up Vietnam. Starting out in Bangkok, then moving through Cambodia into Vietnam, will be travelling between April to June. Looking for some relaxing island/beach time with cheap accomodations. Which place did you li ...

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Family accommodation

Posted by deborahkytic on 7/3/2010 at 11:01

We are a family of 5 - two adults and three small children. Does anyone have recommendations of good places to stay that don't cost a fortune because you are forced to get ajoining rooms. In Europe it is is easy with lots of small apartment hotels which can easily accommodate five - what is the Asian equivilant? Seems most places insist on at least two rooms and no self contained faciltiies - we don't want kids club resorts but authentic places where our whole family is welcome. ...

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A little expert help on Itinerary through Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam

Posted by Firefly07 on 1/3/2010 at 17:49

My boyfriend and I are just finalising our travel plans. We fly into KL at the end of March, Traveling up north through Thailand. We then plan to Cross into Laos through Chiang Khong and get the slow boat down the river (obviously dependant on if the boats are running Mid to late April!). We will propably head down to Vientiane and from here I'm quite keen heading down to the Konglor Caves. What we cant decide on is where to go from here and where i was hoping you guys could advise? Origi ...

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Book exchange for charity?

Posted by blackpepper14 on 21/12/2009 at 08:36

I posted in the Cambodia Forum so sorry for the double post. I am looking for information on a group/organization that runs (a shop?)where people exchange books and give a donation for charity. I thought it was called One For One? I may be wrong and I'm not sure which country it is in? Any information would be appreciated! Thanks in advance! ...

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Planning stage - please help with a few questions

Posted by joanne1981 on 10/12/2009 at 04:50

Hi, I have been using the site lots over the last couple of months and found all the information so valuable in helping me to plan my trip next year. I was originally planning a 3 month trip but due to circumstances I can now only go for 4 weeks. I know the general rule is to not try and cram too much in and to enjoy a place and I have tried to do that as best as I can. I have already compromised Thailand and Malaysia so I really hope what I have planned is possible. If anyone can give me ...

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Help on my 5 week itinerary: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia (Vietnam)

Posted by snowowl on 22/2/2010 at 20:38

Hi, I'm (26 year old girl) flying from Tokyo to South East Asia the 16th of March. The idea was to fly directly from Tokyo to Bangkok and start the trip there. I have from the 16th of March until approximetaly the 19th of April (almost 5 weeks). I have been looking at a lot of itineraries and I am so confused. I would love to be able to go to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia (and possibly Vietnam) but the problem is that I only have 5 weeks and I have to choose the places carefully, because I don’t ...

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Discovery Airpass in December

Posted by joanne1981 on 23/2/2010 at 03:28

Hi, I have read lots of information on the Discovery Airpass and I think it would suit my travel needs best but what i don't understand is if I can use my coupons for separate flights. For example I want to fly BKK-HAN, HAN-Luang Prabang and Vientiane-Siem Reap. When I have checked the airline websites, it looks like you have to leave from the destination you fly into but we want to do some of the trip overland. We are also travelling throughout the month of December which is obviously a bus ...

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3.5 much money will i need?

Posted by JessicaBenson3 on 23/2/2010 at 07:05

My boyfriend and i are traveling from bangkok around southeast asia from September 1st-December 21st. Im trying to figure out approximatly how much money we will each need. We dont mind lodging being fairly cheap, we may fly if necessary but will most likely travel by land or boat as much as possible. We both like to drink and party a bit...just have some fun. If anyone has any ideas that would be great! Thank you so much! ...

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10-Day Honeymoon in December: Laos or Vietnam?

Posted by glomer on 23/2/2010 at 12:27

Apologies for the stock question--I've reviewed the sample itineraries, searched the forum, and would still appreciate some individual guidance. We're planning a long-delayed 10-day honeymoon for December and are struggling to decide between Laos and Vietnam (flying into Hanoi). We don't want to be spread too thin; interests include art, temples, food, street life. We've traveled in insular SEA, where my family is from, but never on the mainland. Any advice would be much appreciated. ...

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