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Southeast Asia forum

when to plane and when to trai

Posted by kjleff01 on 13/12/2013 at 00:44

i'm spending just over two months in SEA ( whizzing through Laos and Cambodia, and trying to get a good feel for Vietnam and Thailand), and want to know what routes I should go by train/bus/plane/boat. Money isn't tight, but I also want to train when it adds to the experience(scenery and such). My time is a little more precious, but not strict. I'm also a solo female traveler, so any suggestions based on safety are appreciated. And if you have advice on this routes based on visa requirements i' ...

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Christmas/December 2013 SE Asia??

Posted by freebilly on 25/8/2013 at 03:41

Hi, I have previously travelled SE Asia few years ago but this year will be there in December including Christmas day and I'd like to know your experiences... I'm used doing the big family Christmas thing but this year I'll be spending it somewhere different! So, just after any recommendations for a 25year old solo traveller that's looking to go somewhere lively, meet people and generally have a good time! Anywhere really in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Laos, as long as i ...

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Considering extending my trip! Please help me figure this out :D

Posted by kanda on 5/12/2013 at 06:34

Hi all, Firstly, I'll say that this is a pretty involved question, so I'll appreciate any and all help. Thanks in advance. I'm currently planning a solo trip to South East Asia in January. I've only booked flights (all AirAsia) so far. Currently the travel plan is: 17th Jan - Fly Sydney to KL, then sleep in airport :DD 18th Jan - Fly KL to Yangon 23rd Jan - Fly Yangon - Bangkok I haven't booked any internal flights for this period yet, and the plan was going to be: Bangkok for a week (+?), ...

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5 weeks in Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia

Posted by jwheld2 on 1/12/2013 at 21:52

Hi everyone, This is my first post, just trying to get some suggestions on the itinerary that my girlfriend and I have come up with in that last few weeks. We have both done a lot of researching and looking at other itineraries, so any suggestions that any of you may have would be much appreciated. I have never been outside of the US and my girlfriend has been to rural Poland and Mexico. We are looking to explore as much as possible, since we will not have an opportunity like this for a very ...

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How to start on itinerary ( 6 months + )

Posted by loijuk on 4/12/2013 at 09:17

Hello I'm wondering how to start researching and making an itinerary. I have no idea where to go and what to see . ( I'd love a mix between nature ( big on nature) , sightseeing and nightlife). I have enough money to last me quite some time. I would love to go to Thailand , Cambodia , Vietnam , Laos , Indonesia , ( and maybe China ). Can someone help me getting started? ( I'm sorry to ask this question , because I know you guys get these questions everyday ) Edit : I'm planning on leaving ne ...

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Itinerary, beautiful asia

Posted by marianaamc on 17/11/2013 at 12:04

I will have about 5weeks and 3 or 4 days in Asia. Was thinking about doing something like: 3 weeks vietnam 1 week cambodia 1 week and a few more days in thailand would fly from bangkok to hanoi and work my way through south, go through cambodia into bangkok. I'll be going in august next year. The places I'm most eager to see are: Hanoi Sapa, would prefer Ha giang province but I might not have time for that so maybe just Sapa Ninh Binh Siem Reap Bangkok Khao sok Those are the ones I want ...

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From Thailand to Cambodia and Vietnam

Posted by peturorn on 28/11/2013 at 14:33

Hi there, We are two guys traveling from Bangkok to Cambodia and then to Vietnam and we have only 24 days to do it. (17th of March - 10th of April) So my question is, what route do you recommend for us to travel and what places are a must to see along the way to our last destination which is Hanoi(We plan to fly from there back to Bangkok). Our interest are culture, beaches, food and of course a little bit of partying and we are backpacking so it would be on a budget. I´ve been using Googl ...

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route for 3 months in SEA

Posted by channahnas on 28/11/2013 at 20:42

Hey guys, I'll be traveling on my own through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia from Feb 5th - April 29th, and I'm struggling with the question what route is the best one to follow. I know there is a countless amount of threads dealing with itineraries and yes I did read them, but I still have a hard time to figure out which one is the best according to my situation, taking everything into amount (budget, time-limit,weather conditions,...). 3 facts are certain: I fly both to and back from B ...

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martial arts

Posted by stu6742 on 18/6/2013 at 21:13

I'm look for advice and insights on studying martial arts in Asia. I plan to come to Asia in Sept (preferably somewhere warm by a beach) to study martial arts for 3 months. I have not picked a location or type of art yet. I'm trying to find a form of art that is more spiritual (I admire ancient ways of life similar to the samurai & yoga practices) but still allows me to defend myself (ideally without breaking bones). ...

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Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam in 7 weeks

Posted by Dankpc on 19/11/2013 at 12:24

Hello, I'm new in this forum and would appreciate some help for my route! Me and my girlfriend are heading to Bangkok in 11 days (yea i know we're quite late organizing - we just came back from South America!) and would love to hear some tips/must-see's or do's from some SEA experts in this forum So we're both students and obviously don't have too much money (so we prefer cheap transportation). I'm more the relaxed beach and islands guy and my girlfriend loves nice landscapes and the local cu ...

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Wanting To Travel Cambodia Vietnam & Laos From Australia Where To head To First?!!

Posted by Wato7 on 26/11/2013 at 23:50

Hi, can anyone kindly give me any advice\pointers on which country from the above title I should head to first upon leaving Sydney with my final destination being flying back to the UK. Obviously Im aware that geographically Vietnam would be the first country I hit from Oz but I would like some advice on best travel routes for the above 3 countries and where to head to first. Of course any other advice and tips regarding the above would be massively appreciated also. Many thanks for your help ...

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Booking, canceling accommodation, refunds

Posted by takezo on 14/11/2013 at 04:35

I am touring Laos and Cambodia between December and early January and was wondering whether it might be a good idea to book rooms in advance and/or what happens when you find something nicer, cheaper etc., i.e. can I simply cancel the remaining days/check out without having to pay a partial refund? Thanks ...

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Viewed 1,588 times, with 9 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 26/11/2013 at 10:27

5 Weeks in SE Asia (Myanmar - Laos/Cambodia)

Posted by Armoured_Bear on 23/11/2013 at 06:04

My gf and I are flying to Bangkok on the 7th December and returning just over 5 weeks later on the 12th January. In the last 5 years we've been several times to SE Asia; 3 weeks in Thailand (Bangkok, Ayuttayah, Chang Mai, Phuket Town, Ko Phi Phi, Ko Lanta) 3 weeks in Vietnam (Hanoi, HaLong Bay, Quan Lan, Hue, Hoi An, Phu Quoc, Ho Chi Minh City) 3 1/2 weeks in Singapore/Malaysia/Thailand (Singapore,Langkawi,Koh Lipe,Penang,Kuala Lumpur) We really enjoyed all of these trips, Vietnam probably be ...

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Travelling from China (Nanjing) to Thailand (Phuket)

Posted by Brogie91 on 17/11/2013 at 11:47

New to these forums so apologies if I posted this in wrong place. Hey, so I am planning to travel from China to Thailand, more specifically from Nanjing to Phuket during China's spring festival. Have rough dates in my head for around the 1-3/02/14 to around the 17/02/14. I'm looking advice from anyone who may have travelled from China (Eastern) to Thailand on a few things. Firstly cost, I have priced some flights using skyscanner from Nanjing airport direct to Phuket during the dates I have ...

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South East Asia Itinerary

Posted by amringro on 17/11/2013 at 23:37

I'm planning a five week trip to Thailand + a few other destinations in SE Asia. I'm trying to figure out which other countries I should include, along with Thailand: Laos and Cambodia or Malaysia and Singapore. And whether I should add any time in Vietnam. Or any other amazing places to see. I really love snorkelling, so will be spending a few days on a live aboard in the Similan and Surin Islands and then heading out to Bangkok to continue the rest of my trip. I also love animals and would l ...

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Cambodia & Vietnam & Laos & North Thailand and Malaysia & Indonesia (Sumatra and Java)

Posted by schwev on 18/11/2013 at 16:59

Hi All, We are planning a 10 weeks trip Southeast Asia from mid January to March. Some background: We are a couple in their 30's. I like beach, culture and food and my husband likes outdoorsy stuff such as jungles, trekking and nature. We both don't like places overrun by tourists. As it is quite a long trip for us, our budget is low to mid range, ideally boutique accommodation (around £50 a night) with the occasional splurge. We can afford flights between locations and don't need to bus i ...

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3 weeks in SE Asia

Posted by dj_gon on 13/11/2013 at 13:19

Hello, I was in SE Asia for 2.5 weeks back in April and got to see Bangkok, Ao Nang, Singapore, and Siem Reap . It was a bit of a rush, but I really enjoyed Bangkok for its craziness and tasty street foods and Siem Reap for Angkor. I'm now planning to go back there in January for about 3 weeks. This time, I'm thinking about going to different countries. Is Vietnam worth going? Will it be as good as Bangkok? I'm thinking about 9 days in Vietnam starting from Hanoi -> Hue or Danang (Hoi ...

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SouthEast Asia : Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam Tour Suggestions

Posted by jexplore on 10/3/2013 at 08:45

Hello Travelers. New member here and am looking for some help from everyone who can recommend the best possible ways to enjoy my leave next year. Me and my friend would like to visit 3 SEA Countries and based on some research, we found Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam route seems to be the best way to go. We're planning for a two week trip in those countries but still clueless on what's the best possible way to cross country and what to do with each countries. Here's what we plan: Thailand - 7 Day ...

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Pre book accommodation or not?

Posted by jessica_chant on 25/10/2013 at 05:00

In January I will be travelling south east asia in a group of 5 people. We start in Bangkok. Will it be relatively easy to find accommodation as a group or is it worth trying to pre-book something before we leave? Over 4-5 months we will eventually travel through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and Indonesia so obviously we won't be pre booking most of the trip, but are there any places which may be more difficult to find accommodation together? Thank you in advance, Jess ...

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Viewed 6,275 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 14/11/2013 at 08:37

Worried about pesticides for bed bugs during backpacking SE Asia

Posted by cpbaugil on 11/11/2013 at 21:13

Hello everyone, My husband and I are planning on backpacking SE Asia for 9 weeks from Feb 17, 2014-Aril 24, 2014. We plan on visiting Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. I have been recently been informed about all of the deaths throughout the past couple of years due to harmful pesticides used in hotel rooms and guest houses to get rid of bed bugs. Apparently, the lethal pesticide is called chlorpyrifos and has thought to have killed several young backpackers in Thailand and Vietnam. Since ...

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