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6 weeks in southeast asia

Posted by cassrose on 13/9/2009 at 15:26

Hey, A friend and are planning a 6 week trip, spending xmas/new year in thailand then heading to laos. What im wondering is will 5 weeks be enough for Laos, Vietnam and Combodia. I was thinking around 5 days in Combodia, mostly just wanting to see siem reap and maybe around kep. Anyone have any suggestions on how to do it and best places to go etc Thanks :-) ...

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Viewed 9,685 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by cassrose on 15/9/2009 at 06:19


Cambodia, Laos and/or Vietnam

Posted by jclarkson on 13/9/2009 at 15:20

I realize hitting all three in only a few week is pretty much impossible. I would love some advice as to which two of the three to do and why, thanks. ...

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Viewed 2,080 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 14/9/2009 at 12:40

Quick Itinerary

Posted by jclarkson on 10/9/2009 at 02:24

I am planning a very quick trip (3 weeks) and really want to hit Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. I'm looking for some fun party spots as well as some more secluded rural areas as well as the must see temples and nature related sights. Any tips on places to go or how to get around quickly and relatively cheaply (with the emphasis though on quickly) would be greatly appreciated. I know it's a short time to spend in that part of the world, however, unfortunately I just don't have the time to spend any ...

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Viewed 2,187 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by jclarkson on 14/9/2009 at 08:31

First ever trip..need a LOT of advice!

Posted by sidewinder on 15/4/2009 at 04:09

Right, here goes... Ive managed to get a 2 month(ish) sabbatical from work to go travelling. Leaving at the end of June, returning at the end of August/start of September. Budget around £3,000 I've gone to a lot of different places before..but always with family/friends, in nice hotels, and never in SE Asia. So this is new, and pretty scary for me. Most worrying thing is getting it all sorted! So far I havent even booked a flight! Essentially, I'm planning to get an Air Asia flight ...

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Viewed 3,351 times, with 13 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 8/9/2009 at 11:43

HELP!!thailand,malaysia and singapore 35 days

Posted by matimulinaris on 1/8/2009 at 14:27

hello everybody im new here and i will be travelling on 27th of august to bangkok and stay there for 5 weeks. does someone has a good itinerary to recommend me about this 3 countries. because of the weather i think is better to go to malaysian beaches than thailand beaches. another question with a USD1000 will be enough to do this?or how much i need? thanks, matias ...

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Viewed 7,071 times, with 43 replies. Last reply by matimulinaris on 7/9/2009 at 23:19

Some advice on Thailand-Vietnam-Cambodia itinerary please!

Posted by lucky13 on 13/8/2009 at 10:23

Hi there, I am looking for some advice on this proposed itinerary for a trip to Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia in late Dec-mid Feb. I will be traveling with my boyfriend, we are both 20. I have been in and around Saigon and Bangkok when I was younger, but basically we are both newbies to the region. We are looking for a trip that allows us to get a feel for the region, see some of the big sites, but also slow down and explore a few cities/areas a bit more to get a feel for them. I would lo ...

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Viewed 4,748 times, with 15 replies. Last reply by BruceMoon on 6/9/2009 at 19:27

help with route planning...problem being the 30 day max stay in Thailand!!

Posted by jenmoore on 4/9/2009 at 22:25

On the 8th October I am heading out to Bangkok. My plan is to travel around Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Loas and also Malaysia. I have given myself 12 weeks in which to travel, 5 of which I wish to spend exploring Thailand. I understand the max time in Thailand is 30 days, so I was thinking would it be better to: 1) Travel northern thailand, laos, vietnam, cambodia, then come back into thailand and travel the southern section and then over to malaysia 2) OR to travel cambodia, vietnam ...

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Visa

Posted by jenmoore on 4/9/2009 at 22:17

On the 8th October I am heading out to Bangkok. My plan is to travel around Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Loas and also Malaysia. I have given myself 12 weeks in which to travel, 5 of which I wish to spend exploring Thailand. I understand the max time in Thailand is 30 days, so I was thinking would it be better to: 1) Travel northern thailand, laos, vietnam, cambodia, then come back into thailand and travel the southern section and then over to malaysia 2) OR to travel cambodia, vietnam ...

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Revised itinerary for 2.5 months SE Asia

Posted by mlr on 1/9/2009 at 20:15

Hey! Thanks to all the helpful feedback and advice on this site i have now revised our itinerary for our trip to SE Asia in November and heres what it looks like now! The only sections that are tied are the initial couple of weeks up until the flight to Luang Prabang where car hire, etc is booked and then the end of the trip where 2 nights accommodation in Phuket and the flight back up to Bangkok are booked. We are really just going to be using this as a rough guide once we are out ...

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3 weeks Thailand/Indochina - entry/exit Bangkok

Posted by davetherave on 3/9/2009 at 04:05

Hi, it's my first posting time on this forum, and I can already see there is a wealth of experience and good advice out there. Hopefully you'll be able to point me in the right direction. I'm planning a 3 week trip with the only constraint at the moment that it begins and ends in Bangkok. The trip is a honeymoon, although this does not mean we just want to spend 3 weeks on a beach (we live in Spain, so beaches are not in short supply). My initial thought was Bangkok, Laos, Northern Vietnam ...

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4000 Islands to Siem Reap

Posted by angfonz on 13/8/2009 at 17:55

I figured this would be pretty simple to do, but from what I've been reading - it might just be the opposite. I had intended on going from Don Khone to Stung Treng , then on to Siem Reap directly, but I hear you cant do that? Are there any particular routes that anyone would recommend? Do I need to go to Stung Treng and then Kampong Cham and finally to Siem Reap, or is there a way to skip the Kampong Cham stop? ...

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Planning for my BIG trip - NEED Help and Advice

Posted by brothbart on 31/8/2009 at 08:39

Well, I'm finally making the plunge and taking some time to go out and travel to places I have always wanted to go. Please let me know what you think of my itineary. Also, what is a good budget with and without flights. Any advice on visas would also be helpful. I would like to get as many of the visas before hand (I live in washington, DC), but know that some may expire before I even set foot in the country. I am usually a big planner, but I want to kinda go with the flow as much as I can for t ...

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Viewed 3,118 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by BruceMoon on 31/8/2009 at 09:07

island/beach suggestions, phu quoc worth it?

Posted by elizabethmary on 28/8/2009 at 22:51

Hello, I have recently discovered this site and it is so invaluable. Thank you all who post here for your in depth and knowledgeable discussions! I am planning a short (2 1/2 week) trip with my boyfriend end of december/jan 1st time in SE asia. We will base out of Bangkok where my mom lives, so spend some time there w/her. I am trying to narrow down the many options of many things I want to see and do, considering we don't have a ton of time and don't want to spend a ton of time getting from ...

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Viewed 4,134 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 29/8/2009 at 07:09

30 days for Thailand, Laos, Vientnam, Cambodia... Too much?

Posted by starrchild on 25/8/2009 at 09:36

I am heading to SE Asia from mid November to mid December and would like to do all four countries but think i might might biting off too much for 30 fays. Has anyone done this and have reasonable route? Or should I narrow down my trip? and what should i cut? I was looking st the travelfish route but it looks like a would need to cut a lot to do that in 30 days. I don't mind some flights to save time. thanks ...

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Viewed 8,682 times, with 21 replies. Last reply by matheusvdd on 28/8/2009 at 23:20

Thailand/Laos/Vietnam/Cambodja

Posted by Ignite on 22/8/2009 at 20:04

To all bloggers and travellers who invested their time in this , thnx a lot. The site and forums are truly great! I'm leaving with a friend the 1st of nevember for SE Asia , since this is our first time going to Asia we could rlly use some tips how to plan our route. We're arriving in Kuala Lumpur and from there on we would like to travel thru thailand , laos , cambodja and vietnam , we have 3 months to complete our journey and i was wondering if someone could give us some tips about wich rout ...

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Korea to Bangkok by land

Posted by mattocmd on 22/8/2009 at 14:45

I am starting to think about my yearly pilgrimage to SE Asia. I want to go by land just for the experience and to see some of China. So to get from Korea to Bangkok I was going to take a ferry, trains and busses. From Korea I can get to Beijing by ferry or budget airline. I did come across trvel agents offering train trips from Beijing to Hanoi. Has anyone done this?? I would do this for the experience but am also wondering if I could save a couple of bucks this way as one way flight ...

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Viewed 3,246 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by BruceMoon on 23/8/2009 at 12:16

Help with my SE Asia Itinerary

Posted by cdnexplorer on 19/8/2009 at 16:54

Myself and a friend will be arriving in Bangkok in early February, and departing the 3rd week of June. That gives us approximately 4 1/2 months. However, we have our last month and a bit planned between the Phillipines and Bali (from May 7-June 17). We have a few main interests on this trip: scuba diving/snorkelling and wildlife treks (we can plan the drinking/parties easily enough). My questions are the following: with these interests in mind, in which order would you suggest we travel? We h ...

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Tours or go it alone?

Posted by LaraP on 17/8/2009 at 05:27

Hey, I'm planning a 12 week trip around Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. I'm 23, female and will most probably be travelling alone. My dilemma at the moment is whether to use tours such as those offered by STA travel, Gecko, etc. or whether to bite the bullet and go it alone (and at the same time save a lot of money and gain a lot of freedom). I've been on tours before with family and the main advantages I can see is the security and lack of hassle. I think the fact that I'm trav ...

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Viewed 17,926 times, with 13 replies. Last reply by BruceMoon on 20/8/2009 at 08:46

5-6 Week Trip SEA

Posted by 44cuse on 3/8/2009 at 14:00

OK, first of all..thank you in advance for any advice you are able to provide. My wife and I will be taking our 1st trip to SEA starting in September. Would truly appreciate any guidance/advice on the following: 1. What to expect in terms of weather (Yes, we are aware it is the wet season)? 2. Any suggested/recommended itineraries. As far as #2 is concerned, we are both mid-budget kinds of people (don't need the high end) and appreciate local flavor as opposed to high-end comforts. We ...

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Viewed 3,353 times, with 16 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 18/8/2009 at 17:41

7 weeks - beaches and more (a lot more).

Posted by eddyirving on 10/8/2009 at 21:26

Been reading these forums for a week or so and really getting a lot out of them. I haven't been able to find precisely answers to some of the questions I had. My girlfriend and I have about 7 weeks (December 12th - February 4th) planned in the area with only one real stipulation - Thai islands from January 23rd onwards as we are meeting friends. Our idea is for the first half to be an adventure, and then spend a nice amount of time on the islands of Thailand just relaxing before heading ba ...

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Viewed 2,225 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by BruceMoon on 18/8/2009 at 13:16


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