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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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Viewed 1,111 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 12/3/2014 at 07:24

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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Viewed 1,117 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 11/3/2014 at 06:30

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 2,311 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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Pailin and Anlong Veng transport advice- or somewhere else?

Posted by Bridgequeen on 7/3/2014 at 14:47

Hi I am thinking of going to Cambodia in a couple of weeks. I was planning to fly into Phnom Penh (Air Asia via Bangkok) a couple of days there, then Kep, back up to PP to get straight on a bus heading out to Battambang. From there I wanted to take a side trip to Pailin . I can't find any info on transport (is there a public bus? how long does it take?) and precious little on anything else. I am guessing an overnight will be enough. Then, rather than going back through BB I would prefer ...

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6 weeks in SEA: Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia

Posted by esseestpercipi on 6/3/2014 at 16:32

Hi all! My name is Ben. I'm half Spanish, half Dutch and this is my first post on this forum. A friend of mine is marrying in Koh Samui on the first week of September and what better excuse than to convert his marriage into a 4 to 6 week trip to SEA. I have been reading quite a bit but I am totally disorientated and frankly I don't know where or how to start (to plan) my trip. My first (rough) idea is a sort of round trip that looks something like this: + Arrival: BKK + Koh Samui + Krabi + Cr ...

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3 weeks in SE Asia in July

Posted by marwe on 3/3/2014 at 15:56

Hi everyone! Me and my boyfriend is planning a trip to SE Asia this summer and we would really appreciate some advice as where to go and how to plan the time. Our main destination would be Thailand, we think, but we are also quite interested in Cambodia and Angkor Wat. The things we want to include in this trip is: Some kind of jungle experience/hike, visiting temples/ruins and also a fair bit of relaxing on a beach! I've been to Thailand several times before but never to Cambodia. It is my ...

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Viewed 1,093 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by marwe on 5/3/2014 at 14:44

Meeting up with friends for New Year

Posted by scotthutch90 on 25/2/2014 at 06:48

Hi there I'm looking for some advice on how to rearrange some of our trip to have us in Thailand for New Year after finding out some friends are keen on visiting us over NY during our travels. Heres what we have so far we will be departing Moscow on the 15th of Sept spending 19 days through Russia stopping at various destinations before ending up in Beijing on the 3rd of Oct. We have then planned for around 3-4 weeks in China before crossing the border into Vietnam and planned for 6 weeks in V ...

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Help with Northern Thailand

Posted by canada28 on 13/2/2014 at 23:25

Hello, I had flights and a hotel booked in Mae Hong Son for 3 nights in April but just got an email that Nok Air has cancelled all flights in and out of Mae Hong Son. There are no other flight options at that time. I need help figuring out what to do! We are going to be in Chiang Mai for 3 nights before. Would it make sense to extend our time in Chiang Mai for an extra 3 nights? I read about the Rabeang Pasak Tree House Resort - what are your thoughts on this? We chose Mae Hong Son to ...

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Viewed 1,164 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 24/2/2014 at 05:35

6-8 Month Itinerary Help...

Posted by lb_19_89 on 19/2/2014 at 19:51

Hello all, I could use some opinions on a trip I'm currently planning. In August I will be finishing three years teaching and living in South Korea. Before heading back to the US I want to travel for 6-8 months. I will have about 10,000 usd saved. I'm currently toying with two different routes. The first would be to fly to Istanbul and travel for about 45 days in Eastern Europe. I'm thinking of including Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, And Ukraine. Then I would head to Moscow ...

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Viewed 1,775 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 21/2/2014 at 02:38

Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia 11 Dec to 8 Jan 2015

Posted by LouisMalta on 19/2/2014 at 00:59

Hi All Please I need all your help and suggestions for an Itinerary. We are two young adults who plan to travel to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia from 11 December 2014 till 8 January 2015. Can you please offer your suggestions like where to start, where to stop, where to go, any hotel suggestions and anything else that can help our planning. We are flying from Malta in Europe. We are not backpacking. We are adventurous, into sightseeing and also some history. Thanks for your help !!! ...

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Thailand - Burma - Cambodia - Laos possible in 4 days?

Posted by adammcintyre on 18/2/2014 at 02:30

4 days.. lol Just kidding, but hopefully got your attention. I've come to the end of my tourist visas for Thailand. I'm about to join a school and so get myself a 12 month ED visa, however I need to go to a border country to get my ED Visa processed - so I may as well use it as an excuse to stretch my legs. I could just go to Laos (I believe) and get my ED Visa stamped there. But I fancy a trip to the beach. I've not yet visited Laos, Cambodia or Myanmar. I'm living in Chiang Mai and have ...

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Viewed 1,371 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by AbigailatPenhandInk on 19/2/2014 at 23:16

How do you overcome the language barrier when meeting locals?

Posted by exacto on 13/2/2014 at 12:59

There have been a few good threads lately with comments by MADMAC and Cunning and China about overcoming the language and cultural barriers when meeting locals while travelling through southeast Asia. I'm getting ready for a trip to Indonesia in June, and while I've been spending time every day trying to learn some basic Bahasa, there is no chance I'll get good enough at it to have a meaningful conversation with a local person unless they already speak Inggris. So, what tips and suggestions and ...

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