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4 Month Itinerary - China/Laos/Bangkok First timer please help!

Posted by Simonsays21 on 15/4/2014 at 00:27

Hi there. Any information on routes would be greatly appreciated! I'm looking at travelling from China all the way through to Bangkok over a period of roughly 4 months before heading out to Turkey after that. I'm an absolute first timer with this route, so first off, please forgive my ignorance... Any info would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance... ...

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Posted by nikkihuss on 8/4/2014 at 10:15

Hi everyone, I am planning a trip round Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in September 2014. I will be travelling by myself and it's my first time in Sourth East Asia. I have been researching the tour group - Stray. Just wanted to know if anyone had used them/your thoughts?? I think it may be safer then me flying solo however I want a proper 'travelling' experience and think this may be a bit commercial?? Thanks in advance for any help!!! ...

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Travelling Southeast Asia, budget and itinary HELP much appreciated

Posted by DD1987 on 4/4/2014 at 13:31

Hi Everyone I am travelling Southeast Asia on my own starting in Febuary 2015. Im in early stages of planning to be honest. I will have a budget of between 7-9K (British Pounds) I do not drive, so local transport will be taken at all times (planes when necassary) I do not care about my level of accomadation and my drinking/partying will be at a very minimum (thats not why im travelling) My Itinary thoughts are as follows - Starting in Thailand (Bangkok) Make my way across North Thailand, upt ...

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Thailand and afterwards Burma or Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia?

Posted by xxIris on 3/4/2014 at 07:54

Hi guys, I am planning to travel in SEA in July/August for 7 weeks but I am still not sure about the exact countries I wanna go to. I have some experience backpacking (mostly Latin America but also the Philippines) and I prefer to get off the track and visit less-touristy sites without missing the main attractions. I'll probably travel alone although a friend might join me for part of the trip. For the whole trip I have about € 2,000 I can spend. I don't have a return flight yet so it do ...

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Train from Singapore>KL>Penang>Bangkok>NongKhai>Vientiane>Hanoi>China>HongKong

Posted by subo23 on 3/4/2014 at 10:40

Hi, Looking for buddy to travel by train from Singapore on 1 June 2014 (Saturday). -SG/26/M ...

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Southeast Asia AND Europe within 7 months?

Posted by mthawkins on 20/3/2014 at 09:11

I hope to travel a few areas in Europe within a month (3,000 USD budget) and Southeast Asia, North India, and Nepal for 6 months with 7,000 USD budget. Travel starting in January landing in Bangkok. Does this sound reasonable? What's the best way to connect to EU from India/Bankok? ...

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SEA advice - narrowing down our destinations

Posted by jrdnly on 18/3/2014 at 21:42

Hi - I've been browsing these forums and using many of the travelfish recommended itineraries to help research the SEA portion (~4 weeks) of our broader trip (~6 weeks). Currently, I've got a "long list" of destinations we're considering hitting in Cambodia/ Laos/ Northern Vietnam, but would love to poll this group for advice narrowing it down. For context, this sub-trip is sandwiched between a week in Singapore and a relaxing week in Bora Bora to end it all. Thus, we're okay runnin ...

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6 months traveling?

Posted by mthawkins on 18/3/2014 at 19:01

I'm hoping to start my travels next February, 2015 for 6 months. I want to cover Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Indonesia (Sumatra.. cross over to Mentawai for guided trek into the jungle.. visit villages) I would also like to visit Indonesia Papua, however after my stint in Southeast Asia I hope to visit Nepal and finish my trip in India. It would seem too difficult and expensive to jump from KL to Papua NG and back so I can fly to Nepal? Does anyone have any itinerary suggestions? Als ...

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Where to June to September?

Posted by summerfield on 11/3/2014 at 11:44

If I wanted to go to Vietnam, all the way from Hanoi down south then it seems the best travel time is from November to March/April, right? Which SE Asian destinations have good weather in the middle of the year, say June to September? I don't mind a hefty but short downpour every day, but days of rain would not be so conventient. Any suggestions? ...

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ATM scam

Posted by somtam2000 on 14/3/2014 at 02:11

Bali blog Bali Expat has a good new post on the latest ATM scams that are running across Bali. Worth a read. Have posted this in the SEA branch as if it is happening in Bali it is very likely to be happening elsewhere. Be careful! ...

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Paradise Islands???

Posted by bholl on 9/3/2014 at 21:05

Hi, I am looking for islands and beaches in Asia (Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, etc) that are similar to the Gili Islands in Indonesia. I really enjoy the relaxed setting with the option of partying at night...and of course the awesome beaches. I have been to Thailand...Phi Phi, Railay, Samui, Tao, Phangan...just looking for more paradise Islands Thanks! ...

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Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos Advice for 51 day trip

Posted by Cyn343 on 10/3/2014 at 11:59

I will be traveling on my own to hopefully Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos... for 51 days!! i know it might be too much but...I've been researching my tirp for a couple of weeks now... and have been looking at several itineraries... reading as much as I can here as well as other forums and websites but I just want to do so much this is my first tirp outside of the Americas I have traveled through Central and South America...and live in North America so I'm super excited! I am intersted in s ...

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Traveling around SEA from mid Jan til mid Feb ( 1 - 1.5 Months) Any Advice?

Posted by Caprizant on 11/3/2014 at 11:38

Hi Guys I'm looking at travelling around parts of SEA from the Middle of January til the Middle of February. I was originally looking at only doing Vietnam (Going from Hanoi to Saigon) but I've been told this isn't wise around this time because of the new year festival, so I'm having a look at other options, whilst I would love to go to Vietnam I'm now thinking about a round trip from Bangkok into Laos (Maybe Cambodia if there was enough time?) and then back to Bangkok. I'm a student so am w ...

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Visa help Thailand, Cambodia and vietnam

Posted by Northwig on 13/3/2014 at 03:46

Hello. I have looked on here but not found any joy. Me and my girlfriend have booked our flights to and from Thailand starting in December 14 and returning back to England 5 weeks later. We will be spending a couple of weeks in the three countries starting in Thailand then Cambodia, then Vietnam before returning to Thailand. When and how is the best place to get a visa for this? I understand Vietnam visas can be difficult. Is there a certain time you have to get them by? I appreciate all of the ...

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Southeast asia in bycicle!

Posted by Patriciomelende on 11/3/2014 at 22:18

I'm planning on doing the 4 country tour Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam on bicycle, do you think is a good idea? Do you have any advise? ...

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How long? Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.

Posted by MahbuAli on 7/2/2014 at 19:12

Hello there, Me and a friend are planning a trip to South East Asia for the end of the year. It will be a first for both of us, we plan on starting our journey in Hanoi, travelling the full length of Vietnam, before heading through Cambodia, Laos, and then Thailand. The biggest problem we seem to face at the moment is the question of 'how long?'. We chose South East Asia because we both want to explore far flung places where the culture and people are vastly different from our own. We want to ...

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3 weeks in Vietnam and Thailand

Posted by astrolab on 6/3/2014 at 02:51

Hello everybody, First of all, please excuse myself for the mistakes, because English is not my first language. Last October, I travelled to Vietnam and Cambodia and I really enjoyed my trip, so I decided to go back in Southeast Asia this spring. During my last trip, I arrived in Ho Chi Minh city, stayed for about 1 week in the southern part of Vietnam (mostly Ho Chi Minh and Mekong delta) and then crossed the border to go in Cambodia. This time, I would like to visit the Northern part of Vie ...

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2.5 weeks SE Asia, but where?

Posted by summerfield on 9/3/2014 at 04:39

Hi all, we're looking for the right destination in SE Asia for 2.5 weeks, doesn't matter when exactly. SE Asia because we live relatively nearby at the moment. Included in this we need about a week of resting on a beach: small scale accommodations and a few places to eat out, not highrises, lots of traffic and party. Water suitable for swimming and snorkeling. Sightseeing part: potentially by public transport, maybe better by private driver. Not too long distances and the itinerary not too he ...

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Viewed 2,051 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 10/3/2014 at 07:01

3 months Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam

Posted by rose1990 on 3/3/2014 at 07:48

Hi There, So me and my best friend are following our dreams to travel for three months around Southeast Asia. We are planning to leave at the end of this year 2014, aiming for the 27th of December and returning 22nd of March next year 2015. We want to fly to Bangkok first and stay there for around a week before moving down south for the full moon party on the 4th of Jan. We plan to spend around a week and a half in this area before starting our journey along the east coast until we get to the no ...

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5 Weeks in SE Asia in July - looking for feedback

Posted by Dorotich on 5/3/2014 at 21:51

Hi Everyone; My wife and I are planning a 5-week journey through SE Asia with our two children (ages 20 & 22) this July. We are veteran travellers, having taken month-long family trips on 3 occasions (Canadian maritimes, France/Italy, Greece/Turkey) and experienced wilderness backpackers. This will be our first visit to SE Asia and we would really love to get an overview of the region by visiting Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam (we fly into Bangkok and out of Hanoi). I have been scouri ...

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