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overland border crossings - laos to cambodia - please help!

Posted by lizzyp83 on 20/3/2006 at 21:46

does anyone have any info on the overland border crossing from laos to cambodia? i have heard that it is semi-official/not always open? what can you do if this is not open/are there other ways to get between these countries? we thought we would maybe have to leave laos and go into Thailan dat Savannakhet , then through that Eastern area of Thailand and into cambodia at Poipet to get to Siam reap? but that seems like a very long way round and (am i right about this?) we would have to get a multip ...

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Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia...How much time is adequate??

Posted by mickeystout on 30/1/2006 at 23:51

Hi, I'm planning a trip to Australia from Ireland, and I was hoping to vistit Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia on route....how long would be adequate?? I was thinking about 6 weeks?? Probably flying into Bangkok and out of Singapore also....Any help??? ...

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laos in June and July

Posted by betz_17 on 20/3/2006 at 12:11

I'll be travelling around south east asia and plan to be in laos around june and july. What should I expect in terms of road conditions and travel to some of the smaller villages? ...

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itinery

Posted by tomandsophie on 15/3/2006 at 14:11

Four budget backpackers need to know where to go... Will be arriving in bangkok on the 5th of May and flying out on the 6th of June, what would you recommend for the month, Was thinking: head to ankor watt and then down to the islands for some sea, beach huts and exploring, but what do you think. Also interested in less touristy places, where we'll get a real feel for the country, and any hints on travelling from place to place. Thanks ...

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Best Route - 4 weeks in Thailand, Cambodia and poss. Vietnam

Posted by Xana on 13/3/2006 at 16:41

Hi, we are 2 teachers on August summer holidays and are planning to go to Thailand and Cambodia - and possibly take in Vietnam if we have time. We are both keen on diving (I have my Open Water and my friend wants to learn) so we would like to spend at least a week by the coast. Can anyone recommend a route that would make the most of our time? We are also a bit worried that it will be problematic visiting these 3 countries during a v. rainy period. Is this the case? Would we be better off vi ...

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Best route Thailand, Laos, Cambodia 65 days

Posted by marianwarren on 12/3/2006 at 06:16

Hi Am traveling mid nov to mid jan (65days) with hubby and 15yr daughter. Daughter and i have been to Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai before and did the normal trek, tours etc, but hubby travel newbie. Will fly direct to Chiang Mai, spend 1 week then to Chiang Kong for 2 day boat to Luang Prabang then no plans. I think we would prefer to stay in fewer places longer than sit on transport, would like to avoid hoards of other travelers too. What about the Sth Laos Nth Cambodia region? Will we have trou ...

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Advice

Posted by abiyogini on 12/3/2006 at 18:23

Hello to all....:) Travelling to Cambodia, (SR and PP) Vietnam, (HCMC, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi) Laos (LP) and Thailand (CM and BKK) in April/May. Can you recommend nice, clean places to stay. Budget is $20 a night although am willing to spend a bit more if it has a nice location or views. Do I need to book these places in advance or can I just show up? Also is 7weeks enough time to see all these places or I should cut some places out? Thank you. ...

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A good route...? Vietnam - Cambodia - Thailand

Posted by charlyangel on 10/3/2006 at 23:04

Hi there, looking for a good route and any advice/suggestions for our trip…have a bit of a plan. Leaving Sydney 16 May to spend around 30 days travel from Vietnam to Cambodia then into Thailand. Have been through Vietnam so was thinking of starting in Ho Chi Minh head down the Mekong river into Cambodia (must see Angkor Wat and Phnom Penh) then onto Thailand (must see a few islands for diving, temples and a bit of culture) ending in Bangkok. Could maybe fly from Cambodia to Thailand to save ...

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Motorbiking S.E.A.

Posted by travellintroy on 1/3/2006 at 08:22

Was wondering if unheard of to buy a motorbike in say Bangkok and and ride a loop north towards Hanoi,Vietnam then south to Ho Chi Mihn on into Cambodia and back to Bk..Possible others are doing this ??Thinking will reach the region about Nov....Just a curious thought, I know that there are bike tours offered in those countries, but wondering about doing it independently.. ...

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Question regarding TC’s for Thailand & Vietnam.

Posted by Louise73 on 20/2/2006 at 20:44

I am going to Thailand & Vietnam and I'm going to bring only TCs and to use Visa card for internal flights. I plan on bringing $2,600.00 in TCs - what denominations should I bring? What is the best amount to change at one time - some people have told me not to walk around with more than $100 worth of local currency. When I pay guest houses/hotels can I pay directly in TC’s or do I need to pay in local currency. I suppose then I can work out exactly what denominations to take. I wil ...

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Budget question, sorry!

Posted by DannyJ on 2/2/2006 at 20:10

How long do you think approx. USD$7000/GBP4000 would last me in SEA in general? To help i'm a 26 year old (27 when i go) british lad, planning on just wondering round SEA for as long as the money lasts, on my way to N.Z. Was wanting to check out Thailand, Cambodia and Laos mainly. Vietnam, Malaysia and China are on the maybe list. Am just wanting to check out the area, maybe visit some off the beaten track places and temples (temples especially), interested in meeting locals and getting to know ...

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What would you do?

Posted by kate78 on 11/2/2006 at 19:48

Hi everyone I'm in the middle planning a trip for next January. My original plan was to fly to Bangkok and spend time in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. I'm planning on spending 6 weeks altogether in Asia, before travelling to Australia. I want to spend about 10 days - 2 weeks bumming around on a beach somewhere, so was looking at 4 weeks travelling. After reading another post, I've found that I'm probably not going to be able to fit all 4 countries into the 4 weeks, so should I ...

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Viewed 2,051 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Merlot on 13/2/2006 at 18:44

end of travel buying

Posted by pjh_2509 on 13/2/2006 at 11:29

hello all, just coming to the end of my travels (10 weeks left........ouch) and i want to go on a mini spending spree with the credit card before i return home and have to grow up. Whilst the usual dvd, cds etc are required i was wondering if anyone has any tips on the best places to buy tailored suits, golf clubs and computers spec apple macs. Whilst i know theses places might not be the best place any feedback would be welcome. i will be going through much of thailand, cambodia and Vietnam ...

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Vietnam Visas

Posted by cdngirl25 on 2/2/2006 at 02:25

I am travelling to Thailand for 2 weeks and Vietnam for 3 weeks. I had planned on applying for my Vietnam visa in Bangkok at the embassy there. Can you tell me how much they charge, how long it takes to process and if they need to hold on to my passport for the processing time or if they only need a photocopy of it. Thank you ...

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The Blessed Thekkady

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The funniest Asian novel of the year!

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