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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 1,063 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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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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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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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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Warning Xokxay hotel in Oudomxay

Posted by Gerardvdh on 13/2/2014 at 07:06

In your search engin about hotels in Oudomxay the Agodasite gives 3 hotels in Oudomxay. In the Agodasite you can book Xokxay hotel for about 180.000 kip. Don't do this!!! Agoda will take your money and when you come to this hotel, the owner refuses to accect your agodabooking. You may only stay if you pay the normal amount of 120.000 kip for a double. The owner says he never gets money from agoda, and still he refuses to remove his hotel from the site. This happened to me and my wife on the 12 ...

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Borneo and Sumatra. Is it worth visiting both?

Posted by MahbuAli on 8/2/2014 at 11:40

Hello again, As you may well know, myself and a friend are planning a trip to South East Asia for the end of the year. What I didn't mention in my previous post however, were our plans for the second half. We are starting in Hanoi, travelling the length of Vietnam, before passing through Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. After this we plan to travel through mainland Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo, before visiting Indonesia, and then finally bringing our journey to a close on the Indian Subcontinent. ...

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SE Asia itinerary: quick opinion needed!

Posted by dommels on 7/2/2014 at 10:33

Hi fellow travelers, I'm in need of some quick reply of wether my travel itinerary is realistic Since I have the option on a great flightdeal to BKK and return from Jakarta, I'm planning to do that route. I have about 6 weeks of leave. From BKK I can take the train route all the way down to Singapore, see some places along the route. From Singapore on it seems best to fly to Bali or Lombok and work my way up from there over land and sea all the way to Jakarta. So I will skip Sumatra. I this a ...

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Thailand, Malaysia & Vietnam. First Time, Help Please

Posted by nasir91 on 3/2/2014 at 14:04

Hi guys, I'm planning to go to Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam for 1 month. I was wondering if anyone can help me on where to go etc? I would like to spend more time in Thailand than Malaysia and Vietnam. My initial idea was to start in Bangkok stay their for couple of days, maybe head to north and stay for couple of days and head back to Bangkok. Fly to Malaysia then Vietnam and back to Bangkok, then go to the south of thailand? Also how would the visas work, if i was to come back to Thailan ...

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SE Asia itinerary ideas? May-mid August 2014

Posted by ladylish on 3/2/2014 at 07:17

Hello all - Bit of a ramble to contextualise our trip: I'm a 23 year old woman from London, and along with my boyfriend, we'll be backpacking Asia for a few months from April this year. The original plan was to do a trek in Nepal and then visit India, but we've had it convincingly pointed out to us that May/June/July will be an awful time of year to be in the areas of India we wanted to visit. (At the very beginning of our planning, we were intending to be out there right now, but work commit ...

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SE Asia with kids - and *not* typical tourists

Posted by dancingmyrtle on 2/2/2014 at 20:45

Hello all. My husband, 15-year-old step-daughter, 7-year-old daughter, and I are departing for SE Asia on April 1. We are thinking of visiting Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, although we are open to other destinations. We have one-way tickets, and businesses we can run as long as we have Internet access, so we are open on time frame. Most of the advice I have received has been from folks who stay at hotels and enjoy shopping and museums. There is absolutely *nothing* wrong with this. However, ...

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6 Weeks - 3 Countries

Posted by dene_aus on 3/2/2014 at 00:06

I'm heading back to Asia for another 6 week stint and I'm just trying to sort out my itinerary and would like some advice. The countries I am visiting Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar but I'm having trouble deciding which order to go in. Here is what i have come up with. Ill be in Bali from a wedding (27 April) so I will be flying from there. Fly to Myanmar Myanmar (1.5 Weeks) Fly to Siem Reap Via KUL Cambodia (1.5 Weeks) Bus to Ho Chi Vietnam (3 Weeks) Fly Hanoi to Singapore on 9 June Can ...

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One month visas - how many days is that?

Posted by katieandchris on 2/2/2014 at 07:24

I hope this doesn't sound like a really silly question but I am just trying to figure out dates for my trip later this year. If I was to enter Cambodia on 4th October (for example) and I got a one month tourist visa on arrival - when would I have to leave? Would it be 4th November? Or would it be 30 days after I entered? Hope that makes sense, thanks. ...

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Itinerary changes

Posted by Bjr on 31/1/2014 at 03:37

Hi guys. It is my first time travelling alone and I'm having a great time. So far everything has been super easy to organise. I've taken advice from travel fish and kept my itinerary loose, with a rough circular plan of where I'd like to visit. This has resulted in me now being in a little town I was recommended .... Nong Khai ..... Which I love. But, it's time to move on in a couple of days, I can see Laos over the maekong from where I'm sitting now. Lao was to be my next destination as I've ...

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South East Asia- Itinerary Thoughts?

Posted by cgamon on 28/1/2014 at 23:18

Hi All, I am planning 22 day trip to South East Asia. I realize 5 of the days include flights but let me know if you think it is realistic. Thank you! ---- May 30: Begin flight from NYC to Hanoi , Vietnam with a layover in Taiwan. May 31 Arrive in Hanoi around 10am. Take taxi to hotel and get settled. Explore till we're tired. June 1: Explore Hanoi. June 2nd: Depart Hanoi for Halong Bay where we will be catching a boat for a two day two night boat tour. June 3rd: Hang out in boat ride al ...

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First time traveller - need help!

Posted by ChristD on 25/1/2014 at 15:59

Hey guys, I've always wanted to go travelling and now I've finally got round to getting things in motion. I plan to work temping for the next 12 - 18 months and saving everything I can for this. Doing this I should be able to save between £10,000 and £14,000 depending on my spending habits in between. I was looking to go travelling through South East Asia for anytime up to a year. The destinations I had in mind are below: Thailand Loas Vietnam Cambodia Malaysia Indonesia Singapore I ...

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Viewed 1,215 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 27/1/2014 at 08:29

Train Thailand>Cambodia>Vietnam>China>Mongolia>Russia?

Posted by raygun on 25/1/2014 at 04:52

I've been planning a trip around Thailand, but recently discovered and was stoked to discover links to the Trans-Siberian route via SE Asia. First has anyone done this? Second, would some others like to do it in the spring, as I'm going solo, and have been thinking it might be nice to have some at least one or two others, so it wouldn't be me looking out for myself only kind of situation 24/7. I know the west to east route is more popular with westerners, but the opposite ...

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Thailand/Cambodia itinerary

Posted by Flowerpot on 17/1/2014 at 06:02

First post on this site but I'm a long-time reader. Me and my girlfriend have booked a trip for 20 days in August, we fly in to and out of Bangkok but we aim to get around the country as much as possible. Is our itinerary realistic? It's roughly as follows... Day 1 - Bangkok 2 - Night train to Surat Thani days 3-5 - Ko Samui days 6-9 - Ko Tao 10 - Bangkok 11 - Travel overland to Siem Reap days 12-15 - siem reap 16 - travel to Khorat in Isaan province back in Thailand 17-19 - Khao Yai National ...

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