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Soapbox: About China

Posted by somtam2000 on 25/3/2015 at 02:19

From our latest newsletter About China Much has been written over the last few months regarding Chinese tourists in Thailand. There's the story from the temple in the north that built separate toilets for them, stories of them drowning on the beaches of Phuket and in boat accidents heading to Ko Phi Phi , and Facebook has been awash in comments regarding their seeming inability to queue. The most recent outrage was set off by some photos taken on Maya Bay, Ko Phi Phi Leh (in southern Thai ...

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Thailand/Laos/Veitnam 3 weeks

Posted by STEEBEE84 on 19/3/2015 at 11:22

Hi all I go to South east Asia for the second time in a months time, i fly into Bangkok, but we dont have a set itineray at the momrnt, Im thinking along the Lines of Bangkok to Chiang Mai (flight) Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang by boat, Then Luang Prabang to Vientiane by bus, then cross the border to Udon thani then a flight for a quick stopover in bangkok to fly to Hanoi to check out Halang Bay and maybe fly down to Hoi an/Da Nang Questions 1. does this feel like it is a bit rushed ...

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Itinerary Advice for Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos(17days)

Posted by cookiemonster12 on 11/7/2012 at 16:31

Hi everyone, sorry if uve heard all this before but just trying to plan for 1st time trip to south east asia. Any advice would be really appreciated. Flying in and out of Bangkok on 2nd August until 22nd August. So roughly have 17 days to travel, rest and enjoy. The main places I'd love to visit are: Cambodia: Really want to see Siem Reap, Angkor Wat (Maybe Sianoukville) Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh ( maybe Mekong Delta), Hoi An, Hanoi & Halong Bay Laos: Luang Prabang I know it's probably too muc ...

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40 days trip from Ho Chi Ming to Singapore

Posted by nowy on 10/3/2015 at 14:47

Hi guys, Me and my girlfriend are going from Ho Chi Ming to Singapore in June. We dont have much of a plan just a draft: Ho Chi Ming->Mekong Delta (bus)-> Phnom Penh (boat)-> Siem Reap (bus)-> Bangkok (train)-> Krabi/KohSamui (train)(stay a bit longer)-> Penang(train)-> Malacca (train)-> Singapore It is our first time going to south east asia and first time for a longer trip so we'd rather take it slowly and easy. Do you have any recommendations regarding itinery? ...

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South East thailand or Vietnam?

Posted by Rosie91 on 14/3/2015 at 23:45

hi, I will be travelling solo through South East Asia throughout April/March. I have a few days with my sister in Bangkok in mid April then I'm starting a tour 3 weeks later starting in Bangkok. During these 3 weeks I was either going to fly down to Phuket and then gradually make my way back up to Bangkok for the tour or fly to Hanoi and make my way down through Vietnam for 3 weeks. Which option is more doable. Is there a lot to see around Phuket and how easy is it for solo female travelle ...

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22 year old, $10k USD, ~12 months. Suggestions?

Posted by cbg0927 on 1/8/2013 at 14:39

Hello all, Starting in November, I’m going to be taking a year-long journey throughout SE Asia - I'm looking into Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indo, Cambodia, Laos, and just maaaybe the Philippines. I’m very open to nixing countries from my list as this will allow me a more enriching experience if I move slowly (Definitely want to see Thailand/Vietnam). I’ve done some initial research, but I also was thinking to myself that these forums are an incredible place where people can make sugges ...

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Vietnam, Cambodia and Burma Itinerary/flight Advice

Posted by Caroline12 on 9/3/2015 at 19:53

Hi, I'm new to this forum and am looking for some planning advice. My boyfriend and I are going to be in SE Asia for 17 days in mid April. Originally we were only going to Cambodia and Vietnam but would like to visit Burma if we can manage it. We've narrowed down Cambodia to Siem Reap for 4 days and are focusing on Central and Northern Vietnam (Hue, Hoi An, Ha Long Bay, and Han oi). We're starting in Singapore and ending Han oi. Is it realistic to throw Burma into the mix and spend enough ti ...

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My 70 day SEA Itinerary... Is this possible? (Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar)

Posted by MakesDue on 23/12/2014 at 16:07

Hey everyone- I am planning to visit SEA for ~70 days between March and May. Any thoughts / advice on the itinerary below would be greatly appreciated. I would particularly appreciate ideas on what to cut out (or what to add). I listed the countries and cities in order which I plan to visit. I also put the mode of transportation in which I plan to arrive by after the # days. Thank you!!! Vietnam: 21 days (3 flex days) Hanoi (2 days) - flight Halong Bay (3 days) - train Hanoi (1 day) - train Hu ...

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3 Months in SE Asia, starting in Bali -> Ending in Singapore: Whats doable?

Posted by Mangosch on 5/3/2015 at 07:24

Hey everyone! I'm going to travel SE Asia for 3 months, starting beginning of June and ending at the end of August and I have a rough idea of what I want to do and where I want to go and now I'm looking for a feedback and additional ideas/opinions etc. I will be spending the first month in Bali/Lombok for sure. At the end of the first month, June, my girlfriend is joining me in Lombok and we are hiking Mt. Rinjani. Everything after that is not decided yet. We have a couple different ideas: ...

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Beaches, Food, Culture

Posted by dazman85 on 8/3/2015 at 05:42

Hey I am planning of traveling with my wife to south east Asia for a 5-6 week trip in Late Feb Mar 2015. My wife and I are 26 and 30, we would like to spend the majority of our time island hoping staying / visiting some gorgeous more secluded than crowded islands with fantasist beaches and food. Secondly we would like to incorporate a bit of must see culture on the way. this is a first time visit and I am unsure if I am being to optimistic in terms of places we want o visit and or whether the it ...

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"Help with a planning a 6 month itinerary??"

Posted by Domj on 7/3/2015 at 13:28

Im in the process of mapping out a rough plan for a 6 month SE Asia backpacking route which I will be embarking on next year. I'm going to fly into Bangkok, then Nothern Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Southern Thailand and then into Malaysia. Here is where I'm struggling on what to do next, I'm wanting to go to The Philippines, Borneo, Bali and end back in Singapore to fly home. Which Is the best/cheapest route to take, as from what I can see I'm having to fly back to Kuala Lumpa every time ...

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It begins in 3 days

Posted by DrDreidal on 6/3/2015 at 10:31

This Monday, my girlfriend and I are flying to Indonesia to begin our 5 month journey across Southeast Asia. I've used Travelfish extensively for this trip and just wanted to say thank you to this website and to all of you on the forum for helping me plan this adventure! We couldn't be more excited and can't wait to share our stories with those planning their next trip as well. Cheers! ...

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Malaria in Indonesia

Posted by catseyes8787 on 3/3/2015 at 08:42

Hi folks, I'm travelling to Indonesia (Bali, Lombok and Flores ) in a few weeks and I would like people's advice on Malaria. From what I've been reading, Flores is a malarial zone; do you reckon I need to take tablets prior to going or is the area "safe"? I know medical organizations are very conservative about it so I'd love opinions from experienced travellers/expats. If anti-malarials are advised, is it possible to get them in Bali? Thanks! ...

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What else would you add to this itinerary?

Posted by beantown on 23/2/2015 at 10:01

Hi guys, I'm visiting SE Asia in June with my boyfriend and just found out that I can add about two more weeks to the four weeks I was already planning there. So far, the plan is to visit (in order): Saigon (6/1-6/3) Hoi An (6/4-6/7) Hanoi + Halong Bay (6/7-6/13) Bangkok (6/14-6/16) Chiang Mai (6/17-6/20) Krabi (6/21-6/24) Koh Tao (6/25-6/30) What else would you add to this for 2 more weeks? We'll be flying out of Bangkok July 16th and wanted to see Angkor Wat at some point. Also, we can't ...

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Advice on spending 4 weeks in Laos/Cambodia

Posted by marryb on 19/12/2014 at 09:08

Hey guys! I am new in this forum, although Travelfish has been my go-to site for the past three years of dreaming I hope I am "behaving" properly, opening up a new topic for my question, but I´ve researched a lot, and my questions are still there, so I decided to just go ahead and post. The flight is booked, the days are getting crossed off the calendar... End of January, I will be heading to Bangkok to spend 10 weeks in Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. I´ve been to Thailand befo ...

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Hotels in VT, Camb and laos, price comparisons

Posted by mikal83 on 11/2/2015 at 05:28

2 yrs ago, we travelled from northern Thailand to Singapore. Took us 6 weeks, via Koh Samui and Phuket, KL and Chiang Mai. I prebooked hotels all the time from 2 main websites, from the UK. I took time looking at Tripadivisor to various reviews and the websites own reviews to make my choice. Later this year, october, we intend spending 2 1/2 months travelling the complete loop as per one of the itineries here. Hanoi /Sapa>HCMC>PP, up thru Laos to Huay and back to BKK via C Mai, to fly hom ...

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3 Months in SE Asia

Posted by Oyster2015 on 4/1/2015 at 10:43

Hi all I'm new to this and just wanted to get some advice. I have been to Thailand recently for 5 weeks and ever since I've come back I haven't been able to sit still, I want to go back again. This time I want to do more though. My plan is 3 months, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia and hopefully some more Thailand. I'm thinking July to October. In terms of money, would $4000 be enough? It's hard for me to judge it on my time in Thailand as I went there on a holiday and was staying in 5 star hot ...

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First time lone travel in SE asia

Posted by charlielouise89 on 9/1/2015 at 07:12

Hey guys! I'm really new to all of this. Just wanting a little advice from people. Ok basically i have decided to seize the opportunity of my 2 months off of work in the summer and go to south east asia travelling. I have booked my flight to bangkok and a hostel for the first 2 days and am going to just play the rest of my route by ear i guess whilst I'm there. Does anyone have any advice about particular places to go, do i book hostels while I'm over there? whats the best way to get around etc. ...

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4 weeks in Indochina with GF. Please comment on my itinerary!

Posted by indochine15 on 31/1/2015 at 18:53

Hello, fellow travellers. I'm going to South East Asia for the first time in Mid-February for 4 weeks, and I'm travelling with my girlfriend. We are EU citizens, and for my girlfriend, Vietnam is visa-free, whereas I need a visa, which would set me back around €70. We are starting and finishing in Bangkok and have pretty much a tiny bit less than four weeks to travel. Our main priorities are: 1) Street food & cuisine, 2) Culture, 3) Lovely Beaches, 4) Landscapes. A main problem of ou ...

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Four weeks - Thailand and Vietnam

Posted by buck4225 on 2/2/2015 at 01:40

Hey everyone! My wife and I (both early 30s) are going to be traveling to SEA in April/May for about 4 weeks (depends on the tickets I get but that is about what it will be) and are looking for advice. I know looking at a lot of the posts it seems that we should focus on one country in that amount of time, but we just arent sure when we will get the opportunity to come back (maybe kids and living adult life soon) and are so torn between Thailand and Vietnam that we would really like an itinera ...

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