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3 Months in SEA suggetions

Posted by mrgeek on 3/8/2014 at 07:50

Hi all! Greetings from Singapore! I have a restriction of travelling not more than 3 months because i am enlisting into a mandatory army sometime in june next year. I will be starting from phuket -> bangkok (3weeks), after which 2 options available bangkok -> chiang mai -> laos -> vietnam (north) -> vietnam (south) or bangkok -> cambodia -> vietnam (south) -> vietnam (north) ...

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Viewed 862 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 3/8/2014 at 09:22

Best jungle/rainforest

Posted by Sundancekid4 on 27/6/2014 at 14:46

Hi there, My girlfriend and I are traveling Southeast Asia for 8 months (sept-May) and would like advise on some of people's favourite spots to do a jungle/rainforest trek. I know this is a very broad question but with 8 months we can go almost anywhere. The only place that we have ruled out is Borneo(even though it looks like it has great jungle trekking) it seems to hard to travel through and expensive. We are looking for a one day or multi-day experience where it's not too commercial and we ...

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Traveling Visa for Land Travelers!!

Posted by MarkusArails on 28/7/2014 at 08:08

Hey guys and gals. First time posting here as well as first time soon to be traveller.Woop! I just have a quick question which I am hoping someone couldhelp me out with and it would be great to get some feedback for it. I and my girlfriend are planning to travel around SEA inJanuary 2015 to visit Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia (Maybe Philippines).We have the available funds, as well a set plan for where we want to go and tosee. The only problem we have is that as we are hoping to travel vi ...

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Viewed 1,076 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by MarkusArails on 31/7/2014 at 07:02

Why Thailand is Still the Best Southeast Asia Destination

Posted by exacto on 19/7/2014 at 21:24

There has been a lot of talk lately about the troubles associated with travelling to Thailand, including little things like military coups and visas not honored at the border and such. I've even read that international arrivals declined 11 percent from normal levels recently due to these issues. Even so, I've been thinking about it and I still think Thailand is the best destination in Southeast Asia. Here are a few reasons: - Better infrastructure: It is easier to get that bus or train or flig ...

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2 Month Travel itinerary - Advice

Posted by ljp on 14/7/2014 at 07:21

Hi all, I'm flying to Bangkok next week to start a 2 month trip around Thai/Camb/Laos/Viet. This is my potential plan/itinerary (It get's less detailed as it goes on, to allow flexibility and the start is where I really need to know what I'm doing!). I haven't traveled before and will be travelling primarily alone, so any general advice on my route or to make my life easier would also be great, or places I should definitely go to. Anyone who might be in similar places to me at similar times and ...

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Where to go in August?

Posted by travelinchen on 27/2/2012 at 17:18

Hi everyone, sorry for cross-posting, didn't see this subforum before. My boyfriend and I are planning our yearly holidays and they will, again, take place in August -- not our fav. month for this but it can't be helped. Anyways, my boyfriend were thinking of going toCentral America/ South America, but ended up wanting to go to Asia once again -- it's simply our dream destination We're on a rather tight, but not super tight budget of around 100 USD a day(excluding flights) between the two of u ...

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Working as part of travelling

Posted by Connal on 13/7/2014 at 11:10

Hi guys, I'm planning on going travelling around SEA for several months starting around November with my partner. The problem is that we don't have a massive budget (maybe around £7000 between us) which needs to cover everything, including flights, visas, vaccinations, food, accommodation, etc. The length of our trip is really dependent on how much money we can scrape together. So to extend our trip we are thinking about finding some paid employment out there to generate some additional fun ...

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Book hotels now or when we are there?????

Posted by Northwig on 7/7/2014 at 13:25

Hello, I wonder if anybody could help me and my girlfriend who are first time travellers I have heard different reports about travelling and booking hotels. We are travelling thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam for 5 weeks. In December 2014. We are going To different cities for approx 2-4 nights at a time. Would you recommend booking them over there, is the price likely to be higher/lower. This way we could get a feel for the. Areas and listen to different accounts on the hotels. On the other hand ...

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Viewed 1,137 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by exacto on 9/7/2014 at 14:47

Malaysian Borneo Itinerary

Posted by Sundancekid4 on 4/7/2014 at 01:10

Hi there, I am planning on doing about 2 weeks in malaysian Borneo. I am doing a 4 day/3 night sipadan dive package and was wondering what to do with the rest of my time. I think I have ruled out the Danum valley because it is too expensive. I would love something with a good jungle trek and overnight camp in the jungle if anyone knows of anything like that. Also, I am thinking about doing either Tabin wildlife reserve or the Kinabatangan wildlife sanctuary can anyone recommend which one is bet ...

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Viewed 1,710 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by Sundancekid4 on 6/7/2014 at 12:39

14 days se asia avoiding thailand

Posted by jessyb on 24/6/2014 at 07:16

Hi There, I'm was planning a trip to Thailand for August but have been waiting to see what happens wrt the coup. I know August isn't the ideal season but it's all I've got & people on the forums seem to say go for it anyway. I'm thinking it might be wisest to avoid Thailand & head to Vietnam / Laos / Cambodia. What do you think? It seems tricky to avoid flying into BKK. Do you think this is a problem? We'd ideally like to see the following: Temples Gibbon / forest / zip wire stuff ...

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Viewed 1,234 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by amnicoll on 26/6/2014 at 06:28

(budget?) (itinerary?) A month in Chiang Mai to Laos & Northern Vietnam

Posted by limyk14 on 10/6/2014 at 03:23

My trip starts from Chiang Mai on the 31st of July. I'm following lonely Planet minority report sample itinerary and will be traveling for a month I have a budget of USD 1600 including accommodation and flight prices. Is is too rush and is the budget enough? Please advise, greatly appreciated. ...

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Viewed 1,470 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by marianaamc on 19/6/2014 at 16:37

Over 50 travelling to SE Asia solo

Posted by Vacateforfun on 14/6/2014 at 12:33

Hi Everyone, I am an over 50 male and will be travelling in SE Asia this summer, my trip will be solo and will be 2 to 3 weeks. I would like to travel in a way that I meet people as I go along, so I am thinking that Hostels would be good for this, so I am looking for help to put my itinerary together and how to find hostels that will cater to my age group. I don't have any specific country that I have to travel to so any suggestions would be appreciated. ...

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Where to watch the 2014 World Cup

Posted by somtam2000 on 12/6/2014 at 03:21

Sure if you've got cable TV in your guesthouse or hotel you can probably watch the games without getting out of bed, but if you do want to get out and about to enjoy the games with a crowd, here is a starting list of places to enjoy the games. Note, this is very much a work in progress. If you know other places worth listing, please add them into the comments. You can download the official schedule here. BURMA - Yangon 50th Street Bar and Grill 9-13, 50th Street, Yangon T: (01) 397 060 Op ...

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Viewed 3,197 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by travellingsarah on 15/6/2014 at 03:43

Great eating in Khao Sok National Park

Posted by jodymm on 10/6/2014 at 01:11

We arrived in Khao Sok National Park for a 5 day stay. I had read good eating reviews on Pawns Restaurant so was looking forward to trying it. However, Pawns was closed and my disappointment was great, once I got over it, we wandered down the road and found an open air cafe with lots of garden pots outfront with, lemongrass, different mints, chilli, eggplants of different shapes sizes and colours; Also a sign that promised Thai curries freshly made pastes, and a free homemade dessert! We deci ...

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Viewed 1,414 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by jodymm on 11/6/2014 at 20:18

5 weeks - Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia

Posted by Lewis2312 on 23/5/2014 at 10:01

Hi, Me and my girlfriend are spending 5 weeks, mid-June to mid-July, around SE Asia. We haven't planned much of an itinerary as we have just finished university and wanted it to be a spur of the moment plan. We have 3 weeks to plan it and in terms of criteria we would like to do some sightseeing, cultural activities, possibly a jungle trek, and any MUST see places. Nightlife is not of as great importance to us but we would still like to sample it. We are just looking for some advice on places w ...

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Thailand Indonesia Cambodia Vietnam in 2 months. HELP!!

Posted by helendumbleton on 21/5/2014 at 07:29

I am planning a 2 month trip around south east Asia (meant to be 3 months but bf couldn't get that much time off . So I am going 29th Dec till end of Feb. The first 3 weeks I am going with a friend and we want to go Thailand. After that, my boyfriend is meeting me and we want to go Indonesia, Cambodia and Vietnam. My first decision is where to spend new years eve?! I was in Thailand last xmas and NYE and spend NYE at the full moon party, don't really want to do the same this year. We shall be ar ...

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Posted by charlottem92 on 24/5/2014 at 12:00

Hi! I backpacked around Birma and Thailand for 60 days last summer and I'm so excited to go back to SEA. A couple of days ago I wrote a post on this forum about a potential itinerary for Thailand (return flight back to Europe from Bangkok), Laos and Cambodia. I'm travelling with my best friend (her first time in SEA!) so I'll have to revisit a couple of places in Thailand (not that I mind). After A LOT of research I've come up with this itinerary (and decided to skip Laos) and I'd like some fee ...

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Viewed 1,241 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 26/5/2014 at 21:51

Restaurants and best traditional dishes!

Posted by marianaamc on 19/5/2014 at 17:26

I'll be going with my boyfriend to southeast asia. He's a young cook so food will be an important part of our journey and it's our first time visiting Asia. There are two restaurants we want to go to and have already made reservations, one of them is Gaggan and the other is Nahm, we'll go there the night before we fly back home (before he will take an internship there for two weeks). This two are in the top restaurants in the world, Nahm beeing the best in Asia. But we are also interested in m ...

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Viewed 1,478 times, with 20 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 26/5/2014 at 03:56

First time travelling and going solo

Posted by Prairie_Matt on 19/5/2014 at 14:15

Hey Everyone, I have finally decided to act on a dream I have had for a very long time. I have wanted to backpack through Southeast Asia since I graduated high school but have never had anyone to come with me. I am now ready to go at it alone and not wait for someone. The Plan: Head over to Bangkok at the end of April/beginning of May 2015 and take about 5-6 weeks and to go through Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. My must-sees: 1.) Angkor Wat 2.) HCMC/Saigon 3.) Mekong Delta 4.) Halong Bay 5 ...

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Viewed 1,656 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by antoniamitchell on 24/5/2014 at 17:09

13 weeks solo in SEA (June - Sept)

Posted by Maran on 21/4/2014 at 04:59

Hey there! I know this type of post has been done a lot, and I have got lots of great info reading others' threads, but I figure that there is no definitive answer to this type of query as it is always going to be specific to the person asking. Because the region is so vast and I can't visit everywhere, I would like to give details of my proposed trip and my interests so that I can gain advice from people who have travelled around SEA before to help me figure out where I should go etc. I see lo ...

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Viewed 1,427 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 23/5/2014 at 23:42

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