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After much research we FINALLY have our 6 month SEA itinerary... did we get it right?

Posted by mizdaphne on 26/7/2017 at 19:46

Hi everyone! Thanks for all the incredible info on this site/forums, I have been soaking it up over the past few months! We (couple in our 30s) are planning a 6 month trip to SEA (+NZ) and have been hard at work researching destinations. I think we finally have a solid itinerary, but just wanted to run it by you expert travelfishers... Could you let me know if you see any big no-no's in terms of timing, route, weather or anything else? It's more flying than I had originally thought but since t ...

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Booking a homestay in Bali

Posted by SandySowas on 24/7/2017 at 00:44

Hello, I am traveling to Bali (Ubud) during August and wanted to know the best way to book a homestay. Is it recommended to book online and in advance? or are do folks generally show up and have a few places in mind and then book? I'm looking for a quiet, chill place, not too expensive and has breakfast included, so any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Sandy ...

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Beach Resort Easily Accessible from Bangkok or Hanoi

Posted by Oliviawj11 on 17/7/2017 at 12:54

Hi all! My husband and I are traveling to Bangkok and Hanoi (with a two-day tour of Halong Bay) for our slightly-belated honeymoon mid-November. We have set aside 3-4 nights of our trip to spend at a beach resort somewhere - a few days in Hanoi was my husband's request, but a few days relaxing on a beach is super important to me. I feel pretty confident that we can fit a trip to an island or resort town into our itinerary, but because we're already spending a fair amount of time traveling ...

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SEA backpacking questions

Posted by clearest on 12/7/2017 at 14:23

Me and a friend may be taking a gap year together after finishing at college and both of us would love to backpack SEA. Firstly, how safe is it, primarily Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia? I've heard terrible stories but also have researched and seen that it's really safe for backpackers. We'd be going in over a year, so have a lot of time to plan and do plenty of research. I haven't figured out exactly getting to/from boarders etc but have seen online that transport is really good in SEA as ...

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I have 3 months in SEA..Help!!

Posted by alicelil1607 on 11/7/2017 at 11:28

Hi there, I am off to south east asia on October 17th- Jan 17th and need some help. I was originally going to spend a month in each Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam before I head off to Aus. Speaking to some fellow travellers they have told me that a month in each Laos and Cambodia is too long and I should spend about 2.5 weeks in each and spend 3 weeks also visiting Malaysia... I am so stuck at what to do, I do not want to rush at all and for example I know I want to see places like Tonle Sap in Camb ...

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best hotel service in Chennai

Posted by kvkrishnan on 11/7/2017 at 06:22

Which 3 star hotel provides the best service in Chennai? ...

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Travel in SEA

Posted by joellarutten on 3/7/2017 at 21:01

Hello again, Where in SEA I will find a place with a comfortable climate and affordable cost of living? All suggestions are welcome... P/S: We have more than 2 weeks for traveling ...

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Open jaw trip: 20 days flying into Bangkok and out from Ho Chi Minh.. Where to go?

Posted by wanderingemlessly on 4/7/2017 at 12:15

Hi all! I'd love any insight on planning out my upcoming late October-mid November SE Asia trip. I'll be heading out solo and I really want to focuse on culture/nature/food as opposed to the big city party scene. I snagged a really great flight deal that has me flying into Bangkok and out of Ho Chi Minh, which at first i thought would be plenty of time to do both countries....but... after further research definitely not. I'd love to get thoughts on best itinerary for that time span. My plan so ...

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Hunting and Foraging in SE Asia

Posted by ForagerGirl on 30/6/2017 at 09:41

My partner and I are planning on traveling to SE Asia this November for a couple months. Our ideal experience would involve witnessing lots of wildlife, hunting/trapping and foraging, and interacting with locals who also hunt/trap/forage for subsistence. We're not the kind of travelers who care about restaurants, temples, bars, partying, etc. Would rather spend as little time as possible in the cities. We both have experience with backpacking and wilderness skills in the United States, and are p ...

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Southern Thailand or Malaysia in September?

Posted by danielleamy on 25/6/2017 at 13:26

Hi travelfish community, My boyfriend and I are setting out for 4.5 months in Southeast Asia from September. At the moment our loose itinerary is as follows: September (3 weeks): ?? October/November (9 weeks): Northern Thailand / Cambodia / Laos / Vietnam December (2.5 weeks): Philippines For September we're tossing up between Malaysia or Southern Thailand and that's where I'd appreciate your advice and opinions. More about us: - Experienced travelers in our late 20s. This is our first signif ...

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Who wants to go to South Goa early next year?!

Posted by katadolph on 16/6/2017 at 05:08

For my next trip (early 2018) I am going to stay nine to ten weeks in the Palolem area of South Goa, India. Possibly Palolem itself, but more likely Patnem or Agonda. They're all so close anyway it hardly makes a difference! It would be good to already be in touch with people round and about, and if we click perhaps travel together to other bits of India. Over the years I've spent a lot of time in India, doing the backpack slog,and have covered much of the area from the bottom of Tamil Nadu ...

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6 month Itinery, SE Asia, starting in October

Posted by rosaw1 on 6/5/2017 at 10:23

Please help! I am a 25 year old female and this is my first time backpacking - I hope to be going with a female friend of the same age. I want to leave in October, and will have ~£6000 to spend post flights (no diving). I think this should give me about 6 months of travelling. I want to see as much of SE Asia as I can but not to rush it. I am not fussed about going to Singapore & think timor-Leste will be too risky? I want to go to Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand ...

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Visit South East Asia in one month

Posted by abbielane456 on 15/5/2017 at 22:56

Hi there, Actually, I posted in the forum to ask suggestions about Laos trip but I have some changes in the trip because I have more time for traveling about 1 month, so I want to visit Southeast Asia including Laos. I intend to spend one month for my vacation in South East Asia in March - April. I consider some countries including Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. I know that perhaps one month is not enough to cover all the tourist destinations in these countries. I am trying to plan for my ...

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VISA requirements

Posted by warren100uk on 21/5/2017 at 10:46

Hi all, Myself and my girlfriend will be going to Southeast Asia for 6 months in September. We super excited and just now looking at visa's. We will be flying into Singapore and flying back to the UK from Cambodia, these flights are already booked. We will travelling to: Singapore Malaysia Thailand Laos Vietnam Cambodia We will not be spending more than 30 days in each country and have looked online on the visa's needed but getting different info on each. The main issue we have is that for t ...

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Vietnam vs. Thailand in June/July

Posted by alschwar914 on 12/5/2017 at 13:36

Hi, My friends and I have two weeks to travel in one of these countries at the end of June/start of July. It will be our first time in SE Asia but are all seasoned travelers. We're looking for a mix of adventure and beach. My biggest concern is rainy season as it seems very localized in each country. Does anyone have recommendations on which country/regions to focus our travels in to avoid bad weather? Thanks! Alex ...

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Thailand vs Vietnam in September/October

Posted by apbryant on 30/3/2017 at 17:41

Hi Everyone! My boyfriend and I plan to travel to Southeast Asia from the US in September or October 2017 for about 10 days. I would LOVE to visit both Vietnam and Thailand, but realize that is not enough time to fully enjoy both. We are thinking about choosing one or two towns in either country for adventure/sightseeing/history and then traveling to a beach or island for some water activity and relaxation. While I have experience traveling in Southeast Asia and want to see the authentic cultur ...

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6-7 Months, Loose plans - How would you do it?

Posted by ParchedKiwi on 6/4/2017 at 13:29

Hello all! I have 6-8 months around S.E.A planned and I am pumped! First time backpacking, solo, all that good stuff. And what sort of budding backpacker would I be without itinerary paranoia! Here's what I've put together just based on what I've seen in regards to weather, high low seasons, expensiveness etc.. Indonesia - September Thailand - October Cambodia - November Vietnam - December Laos - January Myanmar - February Philippines - March ??? I am in no way attached to this plan ...

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13 Days in SE Asia in August?

Posted by kbuck on 4/5/2017 at 15:52

Hello! I have 13 days to spend in Southeast Asia in the beginning of August. Two 30 year-old friends traveling together. I am coming from the US and my friend is coming from Bali, and we are looking for the best way to spend our time (so not Bali since my friend will already be there). I understand this time of year can be quite rainy in some areas so I'm looking for your advice. If you are someone who is VERY familiar with SE Asia, where would you go if it was you during this time period? ...

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Southeast Asia Itinerary Advise

Posted by samlock0106 on 28/4/2017 at 08:05

Hi, I am planning a trip to Southeast Asia for next year around June time for approx. 10 weeks and was hoping for some advice on the route / activities etc. I will be going with 1 mate of mine and maybe another, we are interested in nature a lot so lots of great high-point views and national parks, but then we want the nightlife as well, especially in thailand as well as culture and history. Please let me know for any advice on how long we should spend in each place. Vietnam: - fly to Hanoi ...

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Road trip VN~Cambodia~Laos~VN~Thailand

Posted by jeslie88 on 28/4/2017 at 00:42

Hi, I am from Malaysia and I am planning to have a backpack trip from August 2017 onwards till January of 2018 for couple of months (4-5 months). My initial plan is to start with Vietnam south (HCMC) > Vietnam Central then road trip to Cambodia then back to Vietnam Central to the south > then Laos> ChiangMai> Thailand BKK (last stop perhaps ) Do you think this is a good plan for road trip? As I have been to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh previously, so I may skip Hanoi this time and HCMC ...

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