I am planning a trip where I would fly into Singapore and spend 6-7 weeks traveling from Singapore, through Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, and finally flying from Hanoi to Hong Kong.
I realize this is a lot of ground to cover, but this is my first trip to SE Asia and I would like to make the most of the time since it will likely be a while until I come back to this part of the world (and if I do, NZ and Australia would be next on my list).
Are there any good travel services that c ...
Hi everyone, I'm planning a backpacking route through Southeast Asia: Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. I would like to keep the budget as low as possible while also making the most of it. However, I'm not sure if the time plan is enough. The trip starts in Bangkok, sleeping there and starting the next morning on day 1:
1. Bangkok city, Wat Pho, Wat Phra Keow
2. Bangkok, Damnoen Saudak.
3. Bangkok, Khao San Road. Night train to Chiang Mai
4. Arrive to Chiang Mai, visit the city. Sleep in CM
I'm a 25 year old female from the UK planning my first solo trip; I'll be flying into Bangkok at the end of January, then flying onto Australia (again from BKK) on 17th March, giving me around 7 weeks in SE Asia. The only thing I have booked so far - other than those 2 flights - is a week at the Elephant Nature Park near Chiang Mai at the end of my trip. I plan to spend a few days in Chiang Mai prior to that, then the couple of days after, before my onwards flight, in Chiang Rai. This leaves m ...
So I recently finished a job I hated and built up some savings from it. I was convinced for a long time I wanted to go to australia on a year long working holiday visa but am now having major second thoughts and thinking that 3 months of travelling might be a better thing to do. Plus by my estimation it'd make less of a dent in my savings than going to Oz and being without a job for 1 or 2 months.
Anyway, my question is firstly does this sound like a good idea, travelling for 3 months inst ...
Finding the task of making an itinerary a bit daunting. I am planning on travelling SE Asia in November, and intend on staying out there for 4 months potentially more depending on money.
I wish to visit the following countries : Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia.
Although there is a lot of information on here, I'm finding the finer details harder to come by, and the logistics of which is the best route to approach my plans.
Any advice on route and transport between my destina ...
I've seen some fabulous drone travel photography, but this really interesting piece in the context of the Bersih 4 rallies in Malaysia, discusses how nascent drone photography is taking the "medium is the message" maxim to a whole new level.
(Image New Mandala/The Star)
Previously, when the creation of photos like those in the story remained primarily in the domain of professional photographers and/or authorities, now anyone with a drone can create staggering images that often far b ...
This is my first time actually posting on the forums, I've been researching this trip for a while, and I've found reading through the posts here quite helpful, but I was hoping for some help on my itinerary?
I'm travelling solo around Southeast Asia from the 15th August to 20th September (In and out of Bangkok), it's my first time in the part of the world, and one of my first times travelling alone (I did a short month long interrail last summer, so this is going to be very different to ...
First post here so I hope I've done everything correctly..!
My boyfriend and I are planning to go traveling for a year from October 2016.
We're in the early stages of planning and have been thinking of spending the year in India, Sri Lanka and South East Asia, mainly for the following reasons:
- We love Asia but have mostly only been able to take 3 week trips there, so want some time to properly explore.
- We take the slow and steady approach to traveling. We prefer to stay in places ...
I will be travelling to Asia in the last two weeks of October. The first week I will be in Hong Kong for the wedding of a good friend.
The second week (six days including travel time actually) I have decided to travel solo in the region. I have narrowed down my choices of destination to either, Kota Kinabatuin Sabah, Malaysia, or to Cebu in the Visayas, Philippines. I'm having a hardtime deciding where to go.
I backpacked around South East Asia for three months 5 years ago so many desti ...
I just wanted to know what you thought about my 1st SE Asia trip with my friend.
We've left alot of the when and where open but here goes:
13th October - Leave the UK
14th October - Arrive in BKK.
18th October - Leave Bangkok to go to Siem Reap
*Insert suggestions here*
We were thinking of going Phnem Peng and then up Si Phan Don and making our way to Vientiane and then Luang Probang.
23rd November - 26th November - Chiang Mai.
*Insert suggestions here*
We were thinking maybe ...
Hello Everyone, I posted in the Thailand forum but this may be a better place. Due to unexpected circumstances, I will have two weeks of travel starting on August 16th. As you can imagine, I am excited but nervous (hence me posting at 3AM) and have been browsing the forum to figure out what I can do in this time. I will be flying in and out of BKK from LAX. I have traveled quite a bit and enjoy fast paced travel - so for something this incredibly short I would like to make the most of it and hop ...
We're planning a 6 month trip around South East Asia/Asia(our first long trip, and first time in Asia!), starting in February 2014.We're in our 50's, fairly active-we like the outdoors, and we're comfortablewithout all the comforts of home (e.g. we like kayak camping). We're guessingwe'll spend ~$50/day each (give or take). We'd like to see enough to have somesense of what a country's about, and see some of the major"must-sees"-but we'd rather spend a few days hanging out in some town ...
Hoping for a bit of advice on a travel itinerary for 4 weeks of travel in South East Asia. My plans are totally open and flexible so open to all suggestions! I've got a bit of an itinerary(hellish and overcrowded as you can see) but up for any tips or 'must sees'
Me and a buddy will be backpacking and trying to do everything on the cheap - looking for things off the beaten path but don't know too many of those! Really into hiking and anything outdoorsy so a bit more of that on the book ...
I'm planning my first trip to SE Asia that will start in mid/late Sept. to mid Dec. Though I've never been to SE Asia, I've been living in Korea for a year so my mind is accustomed to not being in America. I guess I want to lay out what I've got planned and see what advice you guys have for me.
I would like to visit: Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Indonesia (will be flying into and probably out of Thailand).
Budget is around $6000 for two people.
I really enjoy hiking, swimming, campin ...
My best friend wants to travel a few months by herself and her first idea was SEA, now she feels cold feet because she realizes it might not be the best destination when you're stuck a severe peanut allergy and no one to help you if you're having an anaphylactic shock. She is now considering Europe as her second choice. Any thought? ...
Hi we are two mature travellers who are embarking on a 4 month trip to SE Asia in November. In January we will be looking for a QUIET beach resort to chill out after 2 months in Northern Thailand and Laos. We are torn between the beaches of the Andaman coast of Thailand or Cambodia. We need some suggestions please ( remember we are mature but not decrepit ). ...
Apologies if you have answered these questions a million times before, but I have hit panic stage and need to book flights next week!
As some background info, I am a (currently terrified) first time female traveller, having never even walked into a pub on my own before, and am planning a 13-14 week trip to try to catch up on some of the life I have missed out on over the past 20 years (typical mid life crisis lol!). I had never planned on fulfilling this dream travelling solo, but ...
Me and my 3 friends are travelling to Thailand and Vietnam for the first time next year. Due to meeting up around weddings and other trips we were restricted with the dates we could travel and have therefore already booked our flights to land in Bangkok (BKK) at 09.25 on the 21st Feb 2016.
Now I have just found out that the day we land is the first full moon of the year and that there will be the Lantern Festival happening in Hoi An and I would love for us to experience this!
If you've ever wondered how many travellers from the US die overseas and how they met their end, here is the authoritative source. Via the US State Dept, here is a wrap on overseas US deaths from October 2002 to December 2014, searchable by period and country.
I assume it is based on consular reports, so probably not 100% accurate, especially re dual nationalities and those who were injured/got ill, but died back home.
Drugs, drowning, suicide and, most of all, road accidents (they're broken o ...