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Best Way to Volunteer?

Posted by casey_r19 on 24/12/2014 at 19:00

Hello all, I will be traveling throughout SE Asia for roughly 3 months starting at the beginning of February and I am interested in volunteering for at least 1-2 weeks. Does anyone with some experience have any recommendations as to where I can look online to sign up? Specifically interested in building houses, working with children, environmental work, etc. My tentative itinerary includes Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, but I'm not limiting it to those 3 just yet. Help appreciated! ...

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8 Weeks Indonesia and/or Phillipines...

Posted by nochnbier on 1/2/2015 at 11:33

Hi there, I'm planning a 2-Month trip in April and May... I've been to Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia so far, so now I'm thinking about Indonesia and / or the phillipines. What I want: nature, hiking, diving, cycling, the occasional backpacker-beer at the beach. Any suggestions, should I concentrate on one of the countries, or is both of them doable? Flights shouldn't be a problem, actually I saved money for a 6 month trip, but only got 2 months time now... Any tips? Which is the best travel gu ...

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This was funny - over 30 tourists

Posted by MADMAC on 22/1/2015 at 12:24

1. Have someone wait for them at the arrivals area with an embarrassingly large sign. When Jeff and I arrived via train to Chiang Mai, we had someone from our guesthouse waiting for us with a very large, very white sign saying "Ms. A." As we walked with the driver to the car with the very large sign in tow, I spotted a group of backpackers scoffing at us. I was offended until I realized I used to be one of them. 2. Spend more time updating LinkedIn than Facebook. Because I need to ...

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Viewed 1,048 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by opheliafae on 25/1/2015 at 21:28

Possible 3 Month Itinerary

Posted by jimbojh on 15/1/2015 at 06:59

Ok so I've been thinking about a possible route for my travels next year. I can only travel in the month of June, July August and plan to do the full 3 months. After a fair bit of research into the wet seasons and speaking to friends who have been I think I have decided to stick with travelling the gulf of thailand, malaysia and inonesia. I have come up with a very rough idea of my route through SE Asia. I would love your opinions and advice as this is why I'm posting. Fly to Bangkok > Trav ...

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Viewed 1,128 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 23/1/2015 at 02:26

Three weeks in SEA, seeking reccomendations

Posted by The8BitFighter on 13/1/2015 at 06:51

Greetings all, I'll have about three weeks to do some traveling in SEA next month, and I was wondering if you some more experienced travelers could give me some recommendations or advice. BACKGROUND: I've taught English for a couple years in South Korea, currently teaching in China. At my previous job I had very little vacation time, but I was able to spend a week in Thailand. I've also done some backpacking through the UK and Ireland. So not a novice traveler, but far from experienced. SEEK ...

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Viewed 1,113 times, with 9 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 22/1/2015 at 23:09

Time to spend in Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam

Posted by PowerPenguin on 10/1/2015 at 08:13

Hey guys, I'm sitting at the airport having just finished my first overseas trip (Hong Kong and Singapore with a few side trips to Malaysia and Macau - im a travel rookie) looking to plan my next adventure. I am looking to go to Laos, Cambodia (not essential), Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia (not essential) - Just wondering how long you would spend in each. I am looking at taking around 3 weeks of work but im not sure it will be enough to do everything. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. ...

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Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Do I need to pick up currency beforehand?

Posted by jennfaun on 8/1/2015 at 19:30

I'm flying into Bangkok so I can probably use an ATM there without needing to exchange currency beforehand but with Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam I'll be travelling overland so am not too sure how available ATMs are as soon as I cross the border. I don't want to be stuck with no local currency. I also don't want to carry around too much cash that I might lose. It's my first time visiting more than one country in one trip and I've confused myself somewhat. Any advice is appreciated, thanks! ...

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Solo Backpacking Southeast Asia Starting in the Northern Mainland Jan 2015

Posted by Coreym17 on 22/9/2014 at 14:38

Hey Everyone! Just found this website, seems like a real gem. I'm planning a solo backpacking trip in the area so this post is about my first 2-4 months in mainland SEA, all help is greatly appreciated. So here's the scoop, I'm 28/m, quitting my job at the end of December to go solo travelling for who knows how long (my first time too). I'll be starting off in southeast Asia (most likely 1st/2nd week of January). Planning on doing Mainland SEA then island hoping sou ...

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What is the best way to get from Thailand or Laos to New Dehli, India?

Posted by chur on 10/1/2015 at 17:32

Hi my friend and I are planning a huge trip within the next few years. We want to get everywhere without flying and want to know if anyone can tell us the best way to get to New Dehli, India from either Thailand or Laos. So far we are planning on travelling from either Thailand or Laos to the Taj Mahal, then to Mt Everest base camp, then to Beijing to catch the train to Moscow so we don't want to have to enter China more than twice unless we have to. Any advice would be much appreciated. Cheers ...

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6 weeks in Southeast Asia

Posted by s1035539 on 7/1/2015 at 02:38

I have the following itinerary for a 6 weeks trip in SE Asia and was looking for feedback to see if I had given myself sufficient time to enjoy each area on my trip, or if there were any recommendations for changing the order or time spent in certain places. I was hoping to visit Khao Yai National Park around about the 22nd of June also. May 25th - Arrive in Bangkok May 29th - Travel to Chiang Mai (Overnight train) June 3rd - Travel to Hanoi (Fly) June 8th - Travel to Ho Chi Mihn City ...

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Viewed 981 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by antoniamitchell on 10/1/2015 at 16:15

5 Month SE Asia itinerary- where to first?

Posted by JohnnyCrac on 8/1/2015 at 14:02

Hi, You are probably all sick of the same question but I really can't decide where to go once I land in Bangkok. Three of us plan on backpacking across Thailand,Laos,Vietnam and Cambodia, starting from Bangkok in late March. Originally I thought heading up into Northern Thailand and then into Laos,Vietnam, Cambodia and eventually back into Southern Thailand (beaches) was a good idea mainly because finishing off with a few weeks on the Thai beaches sounded great. Also we have a few friends that a ...

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6 Months Itinerary Advice SEA - Australia

Posted by katie123 on 8/1/2015 at 08:25

Hello! After travelling for 6 weeks last year we are planning on heading back to SEA, this time for 6 months. Would appreciate any advice on this (very rough) itinerary. Jan 2016 - Fly London - Sydney Travel - Melbourne Travel - Adelaide (family there) - either fly or drive = 6 weeks total Fly Adelaide - ?? Singapore Maylasia Bali ? (This part is unknown - roughly 3 weeks free here) Travel up passing Koh Lanta, Phi Phi, Phuket Krabi on the way (3ish weeks) Northern Thailand - Chiang Mai ...

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Thailand/Vietnam/Cambodia/Malaysia and Indonesia in 8 weeks

Posted by jbrinkey on 13/10/2013 at 07:40

Hi guys, Me and my buddy are planning to go to South East Asia for 8 weeks around June/July/August. Countries/cities/islands we would like to see: -Thailand (Bangkok, Phi Phi Islands, Koh Phangan) -Cambodia ( Siem Reap , Phnom Penh ) -Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City) -Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Perhentian Island) -Indonesia (Jakarta,Bali/Lombok) Is this realistic in 8 weeks? Our plan is to fly into Bangkok. From Bangkok to Siem Reap by bus/train. Siem Reap to Phnom Penh bus/train. Phnom Penh>Ho ...

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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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Viewed 876 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by caseyprich on 29/12/2014 at 18:15

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: ...

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Viewed 2,269 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by cpicking92 on 27/12/2014 at 07:47

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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Viewed 1,955 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 26/12/2014 at 22:36

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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Viewed 1,358 times, with 12 replies. Last reply by altmtl on 15/12/2014 at 13:36

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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