My college friend and I am finally heading to Asia in late August to mid September. We have 25 days and this is what we have so far. Please leave me feedbacks and comments! This is also our first time traveling to Asia other than our home country, South Korea.
7 days in Japan
3 days in Taipei
5 days in Hanoi
5days in Bangkok
5days in Chiang Mai
Is this too ambitious ???? ...
yet another itinerary question, sorry in advance.
My husband and I have 4 weeks in October to explore Cambodia and Vietnam, we would also like to see a little of Laos. Our rough itinerary is as follows:
Flying Melbourne to Siem reap - 4 nights
Ho Chi Minh City - 4 nights
Hoi An - 4 nights
Hue - 3 nights
Hanoi - 4 nights
Luang Prabang - 4 nights
Bangkok - 3 nights, then fly out to Melbourne
We will be flying between countries and taking the train where possible in Vietnam. I would like to ...
Hey all! You guys have been very helpful for my trip planning! It is coming up very shortly and I still need to figure out the last part and would like to know if what I have sounds like a good plan or if it seems too rushed or too much flying.
My first half is set, flying into Saigon arriving Jan 29
Feb 2nd leave for a 3 day 2 night Mekong River trip into Phnom Penh arriving on the 4th
Feb 8th bus up to Siem Reap until the 13th
That is set in stone. My plan next is to fly into Phuket on ...
Just heard of this outfit that will "rent" you an onward flight, which gets automatically cancelled after 48 hours, to get around airline requirements to have an onward flight:
Has anyone used them before? If legit could be a good alternative to buying a cheap throwaway ticket..... ...
This year's NYT list of places to go features three destinations on turf covered by Travelfish, with Da Lat in Vietnam, the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh and Bali's tourist heartland Ubud all getting a mention. I love Phnom Penh, but it struck me as a bit of a safe/lazy bet, while I don't like Ubud at all and haven't been to Da Lat recently enough to have a valid opinion. I dunno, can think of many other places that I'd have switched in for these three - especially Ubud.
What do you ...
Hello! New here. My trip (I'm a 30 year old solo female traveler) is rapidly approaching and I haven't put much of an itinerary together, so I'd like some help/advice! I fly into Saigon, arriving January 29th, flying out of there on February 28th. I know that isn't long enough to see all of what each country has to offer, but I'm hoping to get a nice taste of each. I'm more interested in history, culture and nature than I am in partying. A very rough itinerary:
Arrive into Saigon, spend a week ...
Hello everyone, I'm a newbie and this is my first post in this forum.
I will be arriving in Hanoi Vietnam on the 28th of December and plan on spending N.Y.E before i set of on a motorbike trip from Hanoi to ho chi minh city.
I plan on purchasing a bike in Hanoi before the 2nd of January and leaving on the 2nd.
Plan on riding for about 3 weeks in total but im open to all suggestions and willing to change plans.
I won't be doing this alone so i need some keen people to join me on this ad ...
hi, I have 4, maximum 5 weeks off.
I would like to see all these four countries - Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia. As I know it may be too little time to see all of them thoroughly, I thought of seeing just the northern parts of Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and the western part of Cambodia. The Halong Bay and Sapa as well as Angkor temples are a must see for me. The itinerary destinations are pretty close to each other, so i guess i would spend as much time on getting from one place to an ...
Hi, we are a Canadian family with kids from 7 to 16 planning a trip to SEA in mid August. We'd like to start with a nice beach or island, preferably with good snorkelling/diving, not too busy. This is our first August trip so the monsoon has me stumped! We plan to go to Angkor Wat afterwards so Bangkok seems like a good hub but we're open to ideas, thanks and hope to get some good ideas ...
Does anyone have a sense of whether mail works reliably (ie, for sending packages back to the US) from Burma, Cambodia, Laos, & Vietnam? Trying to figure out whether we'll be able to mail souvenirs back... Any special tips? (Like bring your own bags, or whatever?)
Thanks for any thoughts,
We will travel from february to end of may in SEA: we start with Cambodia in february (meeting friends) then march North of Thaïland because after that it's too hot than Laos and Vietnam from north to south.
1.We read that the worse months for air pollution were march -april for thaïland and october-december for north Vietnam, which looks incoherent to me,can you help? Is it an issue for someone with asthma?
2. If you think it's a bad idea for someone with lung issue, do you have a ...
I will be flying to Vietnam (Hanoi) on June 11th with a few friends. I understand that this is monsoon season in the majority of places in southeast Asia. We have only booked outbound flights, and have between 4 and 5 months to do everything so I'm pretty sure time is not a problem here.
I have linked a copy of a google maps with a very rough itinerary. Of course this is just me looking at different destination ...
very spontaneous and sudden decision to go to above countries from 26/11/2015 to 03/01/2016.
We have no clue about countries so need your help with transport, where to stay, what to see etc etc
We should arrive to Saigon on Friday 27/11/2015 1pm
Leave for Koh Rong on Monday or Tuesday. how long?
Go to Siem Reap. how long?
Fly to Bkk, how long?
Go to southern islands, phuket, phi phi, samui, full moon party NYE ko phan ghan
back to BKK for flight.
Would really really appreciate ...
So myself and my partner are planning a trip to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam in June.
I've started to look around for routes and places to visit, but would love to get some suggestions.
Maybe someone been on a similar trip within this time frame??
We decided to spend 1 month in each country, but now having thoughts of;
6 weeks in Thailand
3 weeks in Cambodia and
3 weeks in Vietnam
What do you think, would be the best option to explore these countries?
As everyone else we would l ...
Spontaneous vacation and very overwhelmed with all the options!
- arriving Thu Nov 12th morning in Ho Chi Minh, leaving Sunday Nov 29th from Bangkok
- couple in mid 20s
- budget to fly to minimize travel times
- no need to check all tourist boxes
- looking for a combination of sightseeing and off time
- idea was so far 6-8 days in Vietnam (from south to north), 2-3 days in Laos if it fits in, 6-8 days in Cambodia
Any help/thoughts appreciated and feel free to bug me with questions ...
I am planning a two week trip around SE Asia for December (I know, late planning). We plan to start in Seoul and then fly over to Indonesia (Bali most likely) first? Would this make the most sense? Where do you recommend to fly into? I was thinking that it would probably be best to get an international flight out of Bangkok back home... (I'd like to do the Gili T Islands, maybe Ubud?) then do Cambodia (Siem Reap and Phenom Penh?) then Thailand (Bangkok and maybe 1 island.. Koh Tao). Unfortu ...
Next summer I am going backpacking in Southeast Asia. We're flying into/out of Bangkok, with a total of 43 days in between. We're wondering how foar "outward" as in, into Myanmar/Burma and Cambodia, we should travel, to insure enough time for us to get back to Bangkok for our flight.
We are comfortable with visas, so that's not a problem, the only question we have is are we going to be spreading ourselves too thin making a loop through all three countries?
How should we handle our tri ...
My wife and I traveled Southeast Asia quite a bit in the 70s and 80s. Since then my wife had her spleen removed and as a result has to deal with a compromised immune system. Malaria is a particular risk. We thought about traveling to Malaysia in January/February but recently read that the incidence of dengue has doubled in the past year. Not deadly but certainly not a lot of fun. I realize that there is no such thing as "risk free" in the tropics but wanted to get travelers opinions of ...
Khmer440 has a solid piece on expats dying in Southeast Asia which is well worth a read. It certainly rings true to me and very little to argue with in it.
"One day I was sat next to a South African nurse on a bus to Battambang. We spoke about the curtailed longevity of many expats living in Southeast Asia. As we headed across the sunbaked plains of north western Cambodia, I think we concluded that expats make a decision subconsciously or otherwise, to trade the lifestyle here for a shorte ...