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Thailand and Vietnam itinerary help - 2 months

Posted by aquasnake on 30/9/2015 at 06:26

Hi all, I couldn't find another thread regarding only thailand and vietnam over 2 months. Two of us are traveling to Bangkok in late October - early January and wondered what itinerary would be best for this period? We want to travel to Thailand and Vietnam, bearing in mind where do you think we should be over Christmas and New Year... It's a bit overwhelming to know where to go and in what order! If anyone could enlighten us this would be much appreciated Thanks in advance, Owen ...

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Viewed 1,103 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Gogomobile on 30/9/2015 at 06:54

Forest fires in Indonesia

Posted by tintifax on 29/9/2015 at 04:52

Hi, I'm going to travel to Southeast Asia in October, starting with Malaysia and Indonesia (at least that's the plan). Now I've heard that the forest fires in Indonesia (Borneo and Sumatra) are still ongoing, also affecting Malaysia and Singapore. Does anyone of you have any further information about that (which regions are affected, etc)? I'm thinking of changing the route because I want to avoid spending too much time in regions that are full of smoke... ...

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Viewed 990 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by tintifax on 30/9/2015 at 01:28

Thailand/Myanmar itinerary help please

Posted by AFClatouche on 24/9/2015 at 07:37

Hi there, I'm planning to travel (first time, solo) to South East Asia in mid to late October. My initial plan was to fly in to Bangkok then travel north and follow a typical banana pancake trail - eg, Laos, Vietnam north to south, Cambodia, back into Thailand for Ko Chang and Krabi, than Malaysia... However.... After reading up, I have a huge desire to visit Myanmar too, particularly Yangon and the Southern beaches around Dawei. What would be your expert advice for factoring in Myanmar wit ...

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Viewed 1,341 times, with 10 replies. Last reply by Gogomobile on 27/9/2015 at 06:55

Sometimes it is worth listening to travel agents

Posted by amnicoll on 14/9/2015 at 10:13

well worth reading this article from the T/F newsletter as us veteran (or experienced) travelers are so used to ignoring such advise like this or when we are told that the guesthouse/site is closed expecting a scam that sometimes it pays to listen ...

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Viewed 1,191 times, with 11 replies. Last reply by Gogomobile on 16/9/2015 at 06:17

First time Itinery Help! 10/11 weeks!

Posted by MatthewElliott1 on 7/9/2015 at 10:22

Hey guys, Have done the usual research about most things for the past 4 months. Looking to stay roughly on the backpacker route. Have 10/11 weeks with a friend of mine to travel SE Asia! First up flying to Bangkok, then heading up to Chang Mai and over to Laos (to check out Luang Prabang, vang vieng and four thousand islands). Then to Vietnam ( to visit Hanoi, Hoi An and Hi Chi Minh City) before heading to Cambodia( to visit Phonm Phen, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville) before back to Bangkok. Onc ...

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Incheon airport layover

Posted by sunlvr on 9/9/2015 at 18:37

Looking for advise from those that have traveled thru Incheon, South Korea. We have a bit of a layover on our S.E. Asia adventure and I'm wondering if anyone has done the self guided tour on the Maglev train? A brochure I found says it leaves from the airport> St.Yongyu>raw fish center> Jamjin Island> airport. I'm curious how much time we would need to do this little side trip? Thanks! ...

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Viewed 1,175 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by daawgon on 10/9/2015 at 12:37

Singapore to Hong Kong (Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam) -- 6 to 7 Weeks

Posted by JarodL on 31/8/2015 at 08:45

I am planning a trip where I would fly into Singapore and spend 6-7 weeks traveling from Singapore, through Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, and finally flying from Hanoi to Hong Kong. I realize this is a lot of ground to cover, but this is my first trip to SE Asia and I would like to make the most of the time since it will likely be a while until I come back to this part of the world (and if I do, NZ and Australia would be next on my list). Are there any good travel services that c ...

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Viewed 2,373 times, with 18 replies. Last reply by TerroirTravel on 5/9/2015 at 11:01

Need some advice for 3 weeks in Southeast Asia

Posted by aefeeme on 8/8/2015 at 05:33

Hi everyone, I'm planning a backpacking route through Southeast Asia: Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. I would like to keep the budget as low as possible while also making the most of it. However, I'm not sure if the time plan is enough. The trip starts in Bangkok, sleeping there and starting the next morning on day 1: 1. Bangkok city, Wat Pho, Wat Phra Keow 2. Bangkok, Damnoen Saudak. 3. Bangkok, Khao San Road. Night train to Chiang Mai 4. Arrive to Chiang Mai, visit the city. Sleep in CM ...

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7 weeks in SE Asia - help with itinerary!

Posted by spamcakes on 4/9/2015 at 04:51

I'm a 25 year old female from the UK planning my first solo trip; I'll be flying into Bangkok at the end of January, then flying onto Australia (again from BKK) on 17th March, giving me around 7 weeks in SE Asia. The only thing I have booked so far - other than those 2 flights - is a week at the Elephant Nature Park near Chiang Mai at the end of my trip. I plan to spend a few days in Chiang Mai prior to that, then the couple of days after, before my onwards flight, in Chiang Rai. This leaves m ...

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Viewed 1,057 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Gogomobile on 4/9/2015 at 08:16

Can I travel Thailand, Burma and India on €1000 per month?

Posted by roro1990 on 8/2/2015 at 17:39

Hi, So I recently finished a job I hated and built up some savings from it. I was convinced for a long time I wanted to go to australia on a year long working holiday visa but am now having major second thoughts and thinking that 3 months of travelling might be a better thing to do. Plus by my estimation it'd make less of a dent in my savings than going to Oz and being without a job for 1 or 2 months. Anyway, my question is firstly does this sound like a good idea, travelling for 3 months inst ...

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Viewed 1,524 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by yuvraj121 on 2/9/2015 at 08:49

First Time Traveller... Help?!

Posted by ScottDon20 on 31/5/2015 at 16:45

Hi all, Finding the task of making an itinerary a bit daunting. I am planning on travelling SE Asia in November, and intend on staying out there for 4 months potentially more depending on money. I wish to visit the following countries : Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia. Although there is a lot of information on here, I'm finding the finer details harder to come by, and the logistics of which is the best route to approach my plans. Any advice on route and transport between my destina ...

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Viewed 2,589 times, with 16 replies. Last reply by yuvraj121 on 2/9/2015 at 08:42

On drones: The medium of people power

Posted by somtam2000 on 31/8/2015 at 07:45

I've seen some fabulous drone travel photography, but this really interesting piece in the context of the Bersih 4 rallies in Malaysia, discusses how nascent drone photography is taking the "medium is the message" maxim to a whole new level. (Image New Mandala/The Star) Previously, when the creation of photos like those in the story remained primarily in the domain of professional photographers and/or authorities, now anyone with a drone can create staggering images that often far b ...

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Viewed 1,324 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 31/8/2015 at 17:05

5 Weeks - (Thailand) - Vietnam - Cambodia

Posted by nikeshbjani on 28/7/2013 at 06:08

Hi Guys! This is my first time actually posting on the forums, I've been researching this trip for a while, and I've found reading through the posts here quite helpful, but I was hoping for some help on my itinerary? I'm travelling solo around Southeast Asia from the 15th August to 20th September (In and out of Bangkok), it's my first time in the part of the world, and one of my first times travelling alone (I did a short month long interrail last summer, so this is going to be very different to ...

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Viewed 3,983 times, with 18 replies. Last reply by beavenha on 25/8/2015 at 23:13

SE Asia or South America from June-Oct

Posted by beckylunne on 23/8/2015 at 09:29

Hi everyone First post here so I hope I've done everything correctly..! My boyfriend and I are planning to go traveling for a year from October 2016. We're in the early stages of planning and have been thinking of spending the year in India, Sri Lanka and South East Asia, mainly for the following reasons: - We love Asia but have mostly only been able to take 3 week trips there, so want some time to properly explore. - We take the slow and steady approach to traveling. We prefer to stay in places ...

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Viewed 1,037 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by exacto on 23/8/2015 at 22:32

Sabah, Malaysia vs the Visayas, Philippines for one week. Which to go to?

Posted by Yannick85 on 22/8/2015 at 08:23

Hi all, I will be travelling to Asia in the last two weeks of October. The first week I will be in Hong Kong for the wedding of a good friend. The second week (six days including travel time actually) I have decided to travel solo in the region. I have narrowed down my choices of destination to either, Kota Kinabatuin Sabah, Malaysia, or to Cebu in the Visayas, Philippines. I'm having a hardtime deciding where to go. I backpacked around South East Asia for three months 5 years ago so many desti ...

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Viewed 1,258 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Yannick85 on 22/8/2015 at 14:50

Itnerary Help & Feeback!

Posted by mmctear on 20/8/2015 at 10:35

Hi Guys, I just wanted to know what you thought about my 1st SE Asia trip with my friend. We've left alot of the when and where open but here goes: 13th October - Leave the UK 14th October - Arrive in BKK. 18th October - Leave Bangkok to go to Siem Reap *Insert suggestions here* We were thinking of going Phnem Peng and then up Si Phan Don and making our way to Vientiane and then Luang Probang. 23rd November - 26th November - Chiang Mai. *Insert suggestions here* We were thinking maybe ...

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Posted by kiminthailand on 14/8/2015 at 05:00

Hello Everyone, I posted in the Thailand forum but this may be a better place. Due to unexpected circumstances, I will have two weeks of travel starting on August 16th. As you can imagine, I am excited but nervous (hence me posting at 3AM) and have been browsing the forum to figure out what I can do in this time. I will be flying in and out of BKK from LAX. I have traveled quite a bit and enjoy fast paced travel - so for something this incredibly short I would like to make the most of it and hop ...

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Viewed 1,443 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by kiminthailand on 14/8/2015 at 15:51

itinerary feedback needed-Burma, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia (and more!)

Posted by fernwood on 5/9/2013 at 23:37

We're planning a 6 month trip around South East Asia/Asia(our first long trip, and first time in Asia!), starting in February 2014.We're in our 50's, fairly active-we like the outdoors, and we're comfortablewithout all the comforts of home (e.g. we like kayak camping). We're guessingwe'll spend ~$50/day each (give or take). We'd like to see enough to have somesense of what a country's about, and see some of the major"must-sees"-but we'd rather spend a few days hanging out in some town ...

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Viewed 3,590 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by smktechnologyse on 13/8/2015 at 13:19

28 Days Later - 4 Weeks in SEA

Posted by rlvincent on 10/8/2015 at 05:13

Hey guys! Hoping for a bit of advice on a travel itinerary for 4 weeks of travel in South East Asia. My plans are totally open and flexible so open to all suggestions! I've got a bit of an itinerary(hellish and overcrowded as you can see) but up for any tips or 'must sees' Me and a buddy will be backpacking and trying to do everything on the cheap - looking for things off the beaten path but don't know too many of those! Really into hiking and anything outdoorsy so a bit more of that on the book ...

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Viewed 1,378 times, with 16 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 13/8/2015 at 13:13

First SE Asia trip (12 weeks) and trying not to cram too much

Posted by hollon on 30/7/2015 at 22:07

I'm planning my first trip to SE Asia that will start in mid/late Sept. to mid Dec. Though I've never been to SE Asia, I've been living in Korea for a year so my mind is accustomed to not being in America. I guess I want to lay out what I've got planned and see what advice you guys have for me. I would like to visit: Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Indonesia (will be flying into and probably out of Thailand). Budget is around $6000 for two people. I really enjoy hiking, swimming, campin ...

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