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Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia Sept 2012

Posted by RC2012 on 5/4/2012 at 18:12

Hey, Im new here so hello everyone Im going travelling for the first time and going alone in Sept 2012. I'm open to all advice as i'm sure I will need it. I have a route planned which is shown below and I have no timescales what so ever so i'm literally just going with the flow. My planned route so far is, (When im there I know it may change but thats ok) Thailand - mainly north (roughly 2/3 weeks as I want to arrive in Laos towards the end of Sept) Laos Vietnam Cambodia Thailand (time to re ...

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Itinerary help

Posted by sunlvr on 26/12/2014 at 11:30

I've posted previously that I'm planning a 3 week trip for next October flying into Bangkok and out of Cambodia and traveling into Laos, and now I would love to scoot into Myanmar. My traveling companion now has to shorten the trip so it will be closer to 2 weeks. This is a possible itinerary, your comments and advice as always would be helpful: 2 days Bangkok 3 days Yangon 5 days Luang Prabang 5 days Siem Reap If you have other ideas it would be great to hear them! I would love the experience ...

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SE Asia Itinerary Advice

Posted by MrDoughnuts on 28/12/2014 at 17:37

Hello, I'm new to the forum but have been checking the site for a while now. I'm looking for a little help on planning our trip. My girlfriend and I are planning a trip to the area in June. Trip length is going to be 30-35 days. It's our first trip to SE Asia and looking for some advice. Our original plan was to spend the whole time cruising around Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. After doing just a little research we have giving some thought to adding Myanmar into the mix. But, by adding Myanma ...

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Backpack/Rucksack advice needed please

Posted by cpicking92 on 25/12/2014 at 17:07

Hi guys So I'm looking at luggage options for my 4-6 months around SEA next year and need some help. I know I definitely want a rucksack (probably 60L) with a detachable daypack (15/20L) I've found a few that seem suitable but I can't seem to find any reviews on them so was wondering if anyone had used either of these? There are the links: https://www.gapyeartravelstore.com/highlander-ruckcase-60-15l-travel-backpack.html http://www.gapyeartravelstore.com/highlander-explorer-60-20l-ladies-tra ...

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3 Months Thailand, Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia itinerary - Advice needed

Posted by NicM86 on 26/12/2014 at 04:44

Hello everyone! My boyfriend and I (both in our late twenties) will be traveling through Southeast Asia for about 3 Months (exactly 93 days) from January till end of March. We are looking to do this trip on a rather small to medium budget (e.g. 10$ per night) but are willing to splurge on a few special trips (e.g., 3 day cruise through Ha Long Bay , visiting the Elephant Nature Park etc.). What we are looking for is a mix of seeing the "must-see" sights such as Angkor Wat or Ha Lo ...

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travellin to southeast asia

Posted by glakiss on 6/12/2014 at 09:38

hi there, ive been searching a lot how to enter my post and thanks god i finally got it. Please we are travelling my daughter and i on may 2015 to southeast asia and we need your expertise and advices to make our trip enjoyable and not complicated. our first desstination will beThailand, : we will visit bkk, ayuthaya, chiangmai or chiangrai, maybe one day beach destination we were thinking Krabi . Cambodia: PP and siam reap. Vietnam: Ho chi minh Malaysia: Kll , Langkawi or Penang dont kno ...

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Vietnam, Thailand + New Zealand and Japan - Itinerary help?

Posted by KOsterdahl on 10/12/2014 at 19:40

My fiance and I have been discussing a long-term travel adventure for a few years, and suddenly have the opportunity to go on a 4.5 month trip. The only hiccup is that it's a now-or-not situation, that is, leaving in mid February or the first week in March, which doesn't give us much time to put together a particularly well-researched plan. We've narrowed down the list of where we'd like to go, and the list in order of preference is: New Zealand, Japan, Vietnam, and Thailand (I'd really like to ...

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1 month trip young couple looking for fun and adventure Thailand and Cambodia - need help!

Posted by MrMan on 11/12/2014 at 04:57

Hi there, Im currently planning a month long trip through Thailand and Cambodia (Possibly Laos) with my self and my girlfriend we are both 21 and from Sydney we have not yet traveled to Asia. Just looking for some guidance with out trip such as accommodation, best routs and if we are staying to long or not long enough in certain places. This is the ruff plan so far. Arrive Bangkok stay for 3 nights. Fly to Krabi then bus to Railay beach for 4-5 night Phuket for 2 nights. Fly to Chiang Mai ...

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Bangkok to Bali - 2 months

Posted by jimbojh on 9/12/2014 at 07:04

Hi, Me and 2 friends are hoping to book flights out to SE Asia in January for next year around August time. I have around 8 weeks and would quite like some opinions on a rough itinery. We will be flying to Bangkok and wanted to visit most if not all of these places ( the reason im posting ): Bangkok Ko Tao Ko phangan Ko Samui Khao Sok National Park Krabi - onto Ko phi phi Ko Lanta? Langawi Penang Kualar Lumpur Singapore Bali ( need some ideas on where to visit here ) 1 or 2 of the Gilis ...

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Slash and burn. Is it really that bad??!!

Posted by MaxB on 4/12/2014 at 12:49

Hi, i am planning to travel Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam in that order from mid january to april. Is the smoke as bad as they see in these months? Or should i start with Indonesia and south of thailand and then head up north? I have 6 months in total starting mid january.. Thanx a lot!!! ...

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Need Advice on a 14-month trip through Asia

Posted by RetroSwiffer on 6/12/2014 at 18:29

Here are my cliff notes; _______________________________________ Budget: 20000 USD / Not including pre-booked flights, visa, insurance or vaccines. Not a big alcoholic drinker, am not experienced solo traveler. Hope I will meet others and perhaps be able to share some of the cost. Aims to stay in cheap hostels and eating street food and such, as well as doing slow overland travel to take in the authentic "do as the locals do" experience. outside the big pre-paid flights of course, and/ ...

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Online gambling bet 365 in thailand, cam and Vietnam

Posted by Northwig on 2/12/2014 at 13:00

Is it true that I will not be able to use my internet apps/sites to gamble when I'm out in thailand. I'm a keen gambler and would like a better way to do this rather than to email somebody back home to do this for me. Regards Chris ...

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5 months around Southeast Asia + MMA Training...

Posted by NomadJamie on 29/11/2014 at 09:09

Hi there, on the 30th January I'm planning on travelling around Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia for 3 to 4 months. I've laid out a rough route and purposefully left it quite basic so I have plenty time to explore and get sidetracked along the way and do things I didn't expect to do. At the end of this, I'm hoping to travel back down to Phuket to train at an MMA gym for the remainder of my time in Thailand, returning to England around the 20th of a June. My route I've set out is this: ...

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travel advice needed 6 week trip to south east asia

Posted by cpmcmni on 26/11/2014 at 09:19

Hi I'm planning asolo trip to Vietnam Cambodia and Loas in Jan for 6 weeks. A rough iteniary so far 2/weeks in Vietnam making my way down to ho chi minh city. First stop Hanoi,Halong bay, hue,hoi an, nha trang, ho chi minh city, mekongdelta back to saigon to fly into phnom penh, (2 weeks in cambodia) siem reap/ahgkor wat, killing fieldsfrom siem reap fly over to Luang Prabang (Loas) and spend 2/3 days there not forgetting to goto the waterfalls kuang SiFalls. LeavingLuang Prabang head to Nort ...

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6 countries in 6 months in SEA. Which month should i start?

Posted by MaxB on 29/11/2014 at 11:27

Hi, i would like to travel for 6 months in => North Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, South Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia. This order seemed the most logical to me. I was thinking of doing this from March until August. But as climate, tourism, festivals, events, holidays"¦ vary in each country, i would love to have some feedback of you guys on whether i should start in a different month. Which is fine as i can save some extra money for this trip.. Oh, and are the Philippines worth doing ...

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What is the perfect island?

Posted by somtam2000 on 3/11/2014 at 06:53

From this week's newsletter (which is going out in about an hour). Interested in receiving it? See past issues and sign up here). The perfect island You can't drive to it. Most -- tourist and locals alike -- get around on step through motorbikes, by bicycle or on foot. Ferry connections are regular enough that you don't need to allow a week either side to allow for boating vagaries and the ferry is large enough to hold more than the boat dude, a couple of people and some rucksacks. Anything mo ...

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so many different malaria tablets!! need advice!!

Posted by helendumbleton on 19/11/2014 at 05:07

I am going Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia end of December and need to sort out Malaria tablets. I have been to my doctors and they did not really know much about them and said make an appointment at a travel clinic. I have been speaking to a few people and they said you can get a prescription through your doctors you just need to chose what tablets you want!? I have been researching this on the net and there are sooo many different tablets!Atovaquone, proguanil, doxycycline, mefloquin ...

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Boat tours

Posted by Northwig on 24/11/2014 at 14:15

Hello, Me and my girlfriend are going to to thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam in 12 days for 5 weeks. We go to: Thailand krabi,phi phi, Phuket, before moving into Cambodia Sihanoukville, then Vietnam ho chi min, hoi an, hue, ha long bay. I am keen to try a few boat trips, the main purpose being great sights/views, see different cultures and maybe a more romantic side of going to see the sunset near a secluded island. I have searched on here and the internet for boat trips, but all just unsurpris ...

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Favorite SE Asian guesthouse/hostel for relaxing?

Posted by emma33 on 16/11/2014 at 18:52

Hey all, I'm heading to SE Asia for a few months in January. I'm looking for recommendations of favorite guesthouses for just chilling, relaxing and doing nothing! (I want to stay in just one or two places for the two months). I have a flight to KL, so I could go pretty much anywhere. I'd like warm or hot weather, hammocks, meals available close by, friendly staff, and somewhere a bit scenic. I don't want a party place, because I'm a very light sleeper. At the moment I'm thinking of Olly's ...

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Appropriate Clothing For Women in Southeast Asia

Posted by backpackgirl on 11/7/2008 at 23:36

Hi everyone. My boyfriend and I are backpacking Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia between Dec. 27 ’08 and April 29 ’09. We are getting very excited and are trying to plan ahead … and pack light. I have looked over the “What to Pack” info on this site already, but am a little concerned about what type of clothing is appropriate for women. I hope you can help! What type of swimming costume would be suggested? Would a bikini top with board shorts be ok? Are tank tops and ...

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