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Southeast Asia forum


Posted by wissm1mf on 23/1/2015 at 09:29

Hi all, I just turned 28 and I am on the verge of putting my two week notice in with my job and traveling Southeast Asia for a couple months (or longer). I have ZERO ties and I want to do this while I still can. I am planning on buying a one way ticket to either Bangkok or Ho Chi Minh City and making a U around the area trying to hit up as many cool spots as I can. This is going to happen around the second week of March. I can comfortably spend about $8000 on this whole journey. I may be trav ...

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6 months in SE Asia first time, need help with planning a rough route and times to go!!

Posted by heathtaylor555 on 5/4/2015 at 07:15

Hi, im flying too Bangkok on the 1st of september and backpacking all over SE asia, im struggling to plan my trip though, i want to travel for at least 6-7 months. Im hoping you could give me some advice on when and where to go, not too specific, just order of countries and rough timings this is because there seems to be alot of conflicting advice all over the internet, this is likely my only time i will get to do any traveling so i really need to get the most from this! my ideal countries are T ...

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Help finding a group to travel with!

Posted by lewisjordan on 17/4/2015 at 22:14

A friend and I are planning on traveling to SE Asia for 3-4 weeks after college graduation but we are overwhelmed/worried about going by ourselves. Does anyone know of a good resource to find groups of people interested in traveling to SE Asia, preferably college students? Are there cheap tours that are a bit more rustic and less "pampered"? We're looking to really explore some countries and even backpack a bit. Thanks for any help! ...

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2-3 months SE Asia (Thailand,Cambodia and Vietnam)

Posted by adrianr84 on 15/4/2015 at 17:46

hey guys So been thinking about this for a while and just turned 30 so decided to take the plunge and spend 2-3 months or maybe more travelling through Thailand Cambodia and Vietnam. I will be flying into Bangkok and then will be spontaneous and see which directions my travels will take me. Not into the party scene as much as I used to. So using this time as a chill out and relaxing travel. My rough itinerary is from Bangkok to travel north through Thailand, then down towards Cambodia and Siem ...

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4-5 Weeks SE Asia In August (Cambodia, Thailand & Myanmar)

Posted by alexaw52 on 14/4/2015 at 15:24

My 13 year old son and I will be traveling to SE Asia in August. The itinerary isn't even an itinerary yet. In very beginning stages of planning. I'm trying to see as much as we can without over-exhausting ourselves. Thought if we flew into Cambodia, then traveled to Thailand and up to Myanmar -- and fly home from there it would allow us to see all 3 locations. If we fly in and out of Bangkok -- I think it would probably be possible to only do 2 of the countries. A few questions -- I know we w ...

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Transiting through Penang to get to Koh Samui question

Posted by markacino on 13/4/2015 at 23:52

Hey all.. first off, apologies if this has an answer somewhere, but I could not find it. So I am planning on flying AirAsia to Penang transiting in KL as is required. I then plan to jump on a Firefly flight straight to Koh Samui. I also realise there is probably better ways to make it to Koh Samui, but this seems to be the best balance of time and affordability. Usually I have more time overseas and just bus/ferry it into Samui, or wherever I happen to be headed. Now I know that when I land ...

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Viewed 1,081 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by markacino on 14/4/2015 at 17:27

3 months travelling SEA - HELP

Posted by saphxo on 10/4/2015 at 09:13

OK basically I have booked a flight to Bangkok in November, I have three months off of work and am planning on travelling a route that goes a little bit like this (I have planned all the difference places but am keeping it fairly rough so as not to bore you all): Fly to Bangkok, travel North stopping off at various places then heading across into Laos, down through Laos then into Cambodia, through various places in Cambodia then back in Thailand to travel the Southern areas then to Malaysia. F ...

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Advice for our new Visa breakdown and scams website

Posted by clemworldwide on 8/4/2015 at 05:50

Hi all, as a group we have been living and travelling around SE Asia for four years now and have started a website (soon to become a full wiki) to help other travelers when they first come here before they know about the horror of crossing some borders, or just what to bring when you go to pick up your visa. I was hoping there would be some advice for us before we fully launch the site. The site is - it basically breaks down the tourist visas on arrival and in advance, with a ...

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Looking for travel buddies july 2015

Posted by ant2411 on 7/4/2015 at 01:24

hey all, looking for people to travel with since this will be the first time im traveling by myself. i'll be traveling to southeast asia in july for one year. I will be in singapore july 22. my flight actually leaves los angeles july 20 and arriving in Singapore july 22. ill be staying at marina bay sands, if anybody will be there around that time and would like to meet up your more than welcome to stay with me there at the hotel(until the 24th of july) won't have to worry about the accommodatio ...

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10 weeks in SEA - your thoughts on my itinerary pls!

Posted by baylee29 on 2/4/2015 at 16:12

Hello there, My fiance and I will be heading to SEA for an extended honeymoon this summer (yay!). It will be our first time in SEA, and we are planning a 10-week tour based off of the 5-6-week regional itinerary suggested by Travelfish here. We would really love any advice/thoughts on our planned route from experienced SEA travelers. We are flexible, so if we get delayed due to weather/transportation or fall in love with a place we visit, we are happy to rejigger our itinerary as we go. The on ...

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Please help, need advise on SEA :)

Posted by steveandrowan on 26/3/2015 at 21:47

Myself and my misses are heading off to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia in August (we understand this is the wet season). We have been travelling for just over two years non stop and are now hoping to do this on a budget of 7000AUD, is this possible for staying in private rooms in hostels for the most part? We would love to visit Hoi An, Halong Bay, The killing fields and the full moon in Koh Phangan. Also we were hoping to get the slowboat to LP and from Vietnam into Cambodia through the M ...

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LTRPFTP - first solo trip - 2 months - itinerary advice and questions?!

Posted by sjl9fc on 25/3/2015 at 20:16

Hey everyone, hope all is well out there on the road. I am a 23 year old male about to finish my graduate studies and am doing 2 months of traveling this summer in Thailand, Cambodia,and Vietnam from mid May to end of July. I have a decent amount of traveling experience but this will be my first solo venture. I love to party, meet new people, relax and chill on beaches. I more so travel to meet locals, fellow travelers and go with the general vibe of the area rather than check off a list of sigh ...

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Itinerary help - Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam. 3 months

Posted by mitchsnake on 27/3/2015 at 05:19

Hi everyone, My boyfriend and I are travelling to Bangkok in August from the UK. We have a flight booked from Bangkok to India on December 17th, however we can change flights if we want so could stay longer. We would like some help with the itinerary for 3 months for these 4 countries. I have seen similar posts but with different time frames so thought i'd create a new post. We want to visit all the best places, we love beautiful scenery and culture and would like to see a bit of history too. ...

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2 months SEA advice on itinerary please

Posted by patrickolga on 22/3/2015 at 11:24

Hello travellers, My girlfriend and I are planning to visit SEA. We are both 26 years old, we like to hike and enjoy being outdoors. We are flying to Bangkok in 3 days (now in BaliJ). We would like to visit Thailand,Vietnam, Cambodia and maybe Laos. We plan to do this in 2 months (We don't really have an exact time limit but we would like to spend 2 months in the area). What do you think about our (rough) itinerary? We are considering two options. The first one: Bangkok 4 days Ayut ...

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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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Viewed 3,681 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by STEEBEE84 on 19/3/2015 at 14:06

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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