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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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Viewed 1,735 times, with 11 replies. Last reply by caseyprich on 2/12/2014 at 23:55

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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Viewed 1,885 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by stiffen33 on 29/11/2014 at 03:27

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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Viewed 1,162 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Northwig on 25/11/2014 at 23:27

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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Viewed 1,491 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by amnicoll on 19/11/2014 at 06:16

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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Viewed 42,987 times, with 26 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 18/11/2014 at 02:17

so tired of being hot...

Posted by vagabondmel on 9/11/2014 at 06:00

Hi all, My wife and I are traveling around SEA for the next year or two (working as we go, on our laptops). We are in Cambodia at the moment and I am just sick of feeling like I am about to die of heat exhaustion. Where can we go settle down for a month or so that would be not so hot? (highs must be less than 85 F, cooler is better) Less touristy places preferred, but that isn't necessarily a deal breaker. Thanks! ...

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Viewed 2,481 times, with 25 replies. Last reply by emma33 on 16/11/2014 at 14:34

Rough Travel Idea... Start in South Vietnam, end in Bali?

Posted by firsttimetravel on 14/11/2014 at 12:21

I have about two months to spend travelling SE Asia this Spring. The countries that I am most interested in seeing are Vietnam and Indonesia. How long does it take to explore Vietnam from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City? If that would take too long, I would be willing to begin my trip somewhere in Southern Vietnam rather than Hanoi. Begin in HCMC, perhaps? From there, I would spend some time in Southern Vietnam. Then, I would fly to Kuala Lumpur, see Malaysia, and then work my way through Indo ...

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Viewed 1,329 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 15/11/2014 at 16:23

Comfortable Flights

Posted by sunlvr on 7/11/2014 at 09:30

I'll be flying from Chicago, USA to Bangkok. Does anyone have recommendations on airlines? I noticed that Korean Air uses the same reward name as Delta does that mean I can use Delta points on KA? I don't want to spend huge money(economy only) but with the 20 or so hour flight, comfort trumps cost. Also it seems as though most flights from ORD are during the day, would it benefit me to fly to the East Coast (D.C., NYC) where it seems like it's all night flights??? Thanks! ...

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Viewed 1,113 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by karibou on 10/11/2014 at 11:38

Thailand, Cambodia, Borneo and Philippines in 10 weeks?

Posted by aganlykesington on 7/11/2014 at 10:39

Hi all! I am planning a 10 week trip to South East Asia and wondered if the below seemed reasonable? I know the usual route would be Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos but i'm more interested in nature and beaches rather than cities or land locked countries. I have also heard that Vietnam is cold in February and coming from the UK, i'm definitely not keen on visiting anywhere that will be chilly/misty whilst i'm away!! I thought the below might offer a nice balance? Any opinions or suggestion ...

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South East Asia-going alone??

Posted by bbtomlin on 29/8/2014 at 05:09

Hi there, I'm planning to visit South East Asia for a month or so beginning/mid October and wondered if anybody else is going around the same time?? Also if anybody could give me tips on an itinerary that would be great!! Haven't got a scooby at the moment! Thanks Becky ...

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Viewed 2,692 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 8/11/2014 at 09:20

Suggestions/tips for 2 week Cambodia-Thailand

Posted by danmi on 8/11/2014 at 04:03

Hi all, Firstly many thanks to the website and everyone who have posted before - which helped in planning my first trip to the region. I am all set to start my trip have my ticket into Phnom Penh and out of Phuket ex Singapore; yet to reserve hotels and travel within the region. I welcome any suggestions/tips anyone might have on my itinerary: Nov 20: Phnom Penh (Morning arrival) Fri 21: Phnom Penh Sat 22: Bus to Siem Reap Sun 23: Siem Reap Mon 24: Siem Reap Tue 25: Bus to Siem Reap Wed 2 ...

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Help! 10.5 week itinerary too much?

Posted by sgeddes on 7/10/2014 at 20:35

Hello, my boyfriend and I are planning our 1st backpacking trip through SE Asia. We want to do so much, but the more we read the more people say less is more! Is this too much? We are not looking for much beach time, except for perhaps some in Vietnam. We are not huge partiers either. We are mostly looking for culture, sight seeing, hikes etc. Burma: 13 days (Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake) Flight Singapore: 3 days Flight Thailand: 12 days (Not seeing beaches just Bangkok, Chiang Mai & ...

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How feasible is 3 months travel in SE Asia?

Posted by cjbaines on 1/11/2014 at 20:10

Hi, I'm currently sketching out a basic itinerary for my travel in Southeast Asia from March and as a first time Solo traveller, I don't really know what's realistic. I had thought initially of spending 4 weeks doing the loop from Thailand to Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, however, is this overly optimistic? Is there a general route people take/how long is the average time to do this circuit? The time I spend in this region then dictates where I am able to travel to after that. If I was able ...

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Viewed 1,370 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by caseyprich on 2/11/2014 at 09:00

5 months Thailand Laos Cambodia Vietnam and....

Posted by DicoR on 28/8/2014 at 11:08

Morning folks An itinerary post.....again..... I know its not very original but I would like to call upon your expertise! My girlfriend and I recently booked our flight to Bangkok departing on the 11th of january. We're planning to travel for 5 months(changeable) and visit Thailand(northern part), Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam and return from Bangkok as well. Our budget, per person, is around €1000 per month from the moment we arive, which is oke right? We are not bound to a schedule or any ...

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Viewed 1,962 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by antoniamitchell on 31/10/2014 at 21:38

Next trip: tips where to go next.

Posted by marianaamc on 29/9/2014 at 17:39

Hi everyone. I went to southeast asia this summer, I will write a trip report soon! I want to start planning the next one and wanted some tips on favorite places, suggestions! So that you can understand a bit of my last trip: Favorite places: 1- Ninh Binh 2- Inle Lake 3- Bagan 4- Bangkok Places I liked: 1- Chiang mai 2- Vang Vieng 3- Da Nang 4- Nong khiaw 5- HCMC 6- Hanoi 7- Yangon Places I got very disappointed with: 1-Luang Prabang 2-Hoi An 3-Sa Pa Those are all the places I visited. I w ...

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Viewed 1,724 times, with 10 replies. Last reply by JuliaLuther on 31/10/2014 at 21:25

Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand a good 3 week holiday to include some tourism, some beach and some party?

Posted by Mishkaness on 2/10/2014 at 15:08

Hi all, My boyfriend and I are wanting to go to SEA for 3 weeks over mid-dec to early jan. He has visited Thailand before, and that's where I want to go. So we would like to add in one or two places. This is essentially a holiday, but would like to include some cultural things (probably on the Vietnam side), as well as some beach relaxation time to just do nothing, and some partying (probably on the Ko Phanang side). Any suggestions? We are not averse to spending the cash to fly from (for e ...

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Viewed 1,941 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by JuliaLuther on 31/10/2014 at 21:01

Southeast Asia March-June 2015

Posted by cjbaines on 28/9/2014 at 17:08

Hi all, I am a solo traveller arriving in Southeast Asia in March and hoping to travel around for a good few months until June (ish). I'm considering starting with an organised 28 day trip in Vietnam then exploring the likes of Cambodia, Laos and Thailand before heading down towards Malaysia and Indonesia. I will will enter Southeast Asia from Japan after travelling from India to Nepal to Japan. Is anyone else travelling the same sort of time, and/or where. Also, I would like to do a loop from ...

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Viewed 1,679 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 31/10/2014 at 20:53

Quiet Asia

Posted by Scott20 on 19/10/2014 at 00:40

Hey So I am looking to leave around may time. I want to be there in the rainy season, when I assume it will be quieter. Quiet and peaceful is what I am looking for, I intend to stay 3 - 4 months. But since I make a living online I may extend my stay. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a nice city to spend a few months in ? I just want to focus on work, do some training (muay thai, fitness, etc.), live cheaply and soak up some culture. Really put myself out there and learn to live in a ...

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Viewed 1,590 times, with 24 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 30/10/2014 at 20:15

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