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SE Asia in ~7 weeks, what would you change?

Posted by Agriff on 25/9/2013 at 23:05

My partner and I are going to be heading back to the States after a year in Korea, but first we're stopping off in SE Asia! I think we have our itinerary hammered out, but is there anything you would change? We're on a budget of about $1,800 each. Two disclaimers: 1) She studied abroad with Chiang Mai as a base about 4 years ago, and so she has a TON that she wants to show me. 2) We considered the islands, but we're concerned about how touristy they are and budgetary concerns. So the plan as ...

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Viewed 1,564 times, with 12 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 29/9/2013 at 18:14


Vino!

Posted by bmovieneil on 27/9/2013 at 07:04

Hi all - i was just wondering if anyone had experience of what the wine situation is in SE Asian countries? I will quite happily sup away at any old beverage but my wife does enjoy a glass of vino so I was wondering how widely available it is, whether it is any good and if it is majorly costly to drink? We travelled around India a few years ago and lets just say we didn't find it to be the greatest wine country in the world... ...

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First-time post after reading many useful topics here! Itinerary review?

Posted by Waihekedreams on 27/9/2013 at 05:24

Hello all, I am in the final stages of planning my first trip to SE Asia this December/January (with husband). We have travelled before but are very excited to be seeing Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia on this 4 week trip. Given the limited time, we have concentrated on the things we would most like to see (personally more into temples, countryside, and quiet beaches than cities and nightlife). Definitely not enough time, esp. in Bangkok but that's such a useful hub we'll be sure to be there agai ...

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Viewed 1,459 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by Waihekedreams on 28/9/2013 at 05:20

Thailand,Myanmar,Laos,Vietnam,Cambodia

Posted by Chathu on 27/9/2013 at 13:13

Hi ! I'm a solo female traveler from Sri Lanka. I'm planning a meditation retreat in Myanmar and after that I wish to visit Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and also Thailand.Definitely Bangkok will be the transit to Yangon and way back to Sri Lanka. Therefore I hope to get a budget airline from Bangkok to Yangon ( Air Asia? ) After completing the retreat at Yangon I hope to see the surroundings and culture of Myanmar( 6 weeks). But then I don't have a good idea of planning the next visits to other 4 ...

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SE Asia - 3~4 months ~ Advice

Posted by berraseski on 26/9/2013 at 11:25

Hi all, I have been reading through this forum for a week or two now using the search function alot! I have read some great posts and have gathered some excellent travel advice to prepare me! The hard task now is piecing all this together! I know you're most likely saying another budget/itinerary post not again but i have used the search function and have scapled through various topics here and else where! MY trip! The plan so far is to travel SE Asia over 3 to 4 months - Leaning more toward ...

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Viewed 1,846 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 27/9/2013 at 12:03

South East Asia in 4 weeks?

Posted by Thailand2012 on 2/6/2013 at 15:30

Hi everyone, Almost a year ago i went on my first solo trip to Thailand and i really enjoyed it! Now i'm planning to go again( planning to book my ticket amsterdam-bangkok retour 1 okt-1 nov), with a backpack instead of a heavily packed suitcase and plans to visit Ayutthaya and Chiang Mai. But now i have a ()bit more to spend and im thinking about doing a lot more than just Thailand, i would like to visit Cambodja (Angkor Wat) and Kuala Lumpur and would like to have some info about things ...

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Question about soccer games on TV

Posted by roro1990 on 23/9/2013 at 11:03

I know the purists here might say "why are you going to travel all the way to SE Asia just to experience the same things as at home" But anyway, I can't help but loving soccer (Manchester United is my team) so i'm just wondering if I was to find myself in a bar in most parts of SE Asia (thailand, Laos, cambodia), what are the chances that they'd be showing soccer there? I'm not gonna go actively look for places to show it, or spend lots of time watching it, but if I happen to be in a b ...

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How far will 7000AUS go in south east asia?

Posted by natasia1 on 22/9/2013 at 19:38

Just wondering what's a good budget for south east asia... I leave Early november and wanting to make my money go as far as possible! ...

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Viewed 1,193 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 22/9/2013 at 21:32

thailand to australia then to newzealand and cook island?!

Posted by Lakbay_pinay on 20/9/2013 at 02:26

hi everyone! planning a 2 month trip in late February 2014 which would start in the US to Thailand, visit cambodia for a weekend then bangkok to Australia, New Zealand and Cook Islands (as much as i can) I am looking more a culture/nature/food/adventure trip (that wont blow my bank account!) I know that it is cheap to fly from Thailand to Australia, however, I'm not sure where to go from there. I need help on which route to take- and I really dont want to be moving every day. I initially wanted ...

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3 weeks in Thailand and Malaysia

Posted by indiepops on 18/9/2013 at 12:42

Hi all, Myself and my Daughter will be traveling to SE Asia in Febuary, the trip plans go like this; BKK, 2 nights in dusit district then go north west 150km to a home stay for 4 nights. Back to BKK take the night train to Koh Phangan for 5 nights. Take the night train from Surat Thani to Butterworth ( time of ferry to get the 01;26 train ??) Penang for 5 nights and take in the Thaipusam there. Train to KL for 2 nights and fly home from there. Any Thoughts anyone?? ...

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Where to stay in Bangkok - 1st trip to Thailand/SEA

Posted by sunnylegs on 17/9/2013 at 22:46

I am starting in Bangkok and traveling SEA for 4 months. Getting out of corp america and taking a break! I am looking for a nice place to stay in Bangkok for a few nights that is in a good location, safe (single female) but easy to get around to see the sights. I am flexible on timing and budget. Any suggestions welcome... plan to head up to Chiang Mai and play it by ear but definately hit the islands and see some elephants Thanks! M ...

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2 people, £10,000 Sterling, 6 months. Enough?

Posted by craigfoster on 16/9/2013 at 12:49

So, I've done a tonne of research, everywhere. Forums, Guidebooks, blogs and friends travel experiences, however, i'm still a bit worried that we're not going to have enough money. Me and my partner are going to SEAsia for 6 months (return flights booked) next week. I did plan on having 11.5k saved but I had to leave work a touch early and i'm now anxious. I'm basically posting in hope that you guys with the experience can just reassure me that i'll be alright. We aren't going to get drunk, w ...

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Viewed 3,684 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by craigfoster on 17/9/2013 at 15:03

14 days - thai, vietnam and cambodia?

Posted by lavinia_g on 5/9/2013 at 12:38

Hello! I am spending 14 full days in south east asia. I am landing in Bangkok and departing from there aS well! I was wondering... Would I be able to see vietnam, thai and cambodia (top destinations only) In only 14 days? What would you recommend as top places to see? Thanks millions!! Lavinia ...

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first time travel 6week trip,need advice!! :)

Posted by Tinasomers123 on 14/9/2013 at 10:45

hi,myself and my boyfriend have decided to go see south east Asia for 6 weeks in May/June 2013, we are from ireland and we have never done this type of thing before so it is all new to us! places of interest we are thinking would be Ban,Thailand, Cambodia,Laos, Vietnam. We are greatly interested in seeing -jungles,tribes,fishing,hiking trips,amazing beaches,markets and the like. We would greatly appreciate any advice on how long to stay in each area,what places are a must see,and roughly spendin ...

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Ecotourism in SE Asia

Posted by albertojrcp on 12/9/2013 at 16:00

Hey guys, I'm going to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and maybe Laos. I'd like to do the regular tourism but I would also like to hike and do some (if not a lot of) ecotourism. Do you guys have any recomendations that you can give me? Thanks in advance ...

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Viewed 2,828 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 16/9/2013 at 08:46

Somewhere in South East Asia to recover from foot fracture?

Posted by Chey on 14/9/2013 at 13:03

Hi, My sabbatical leave is starting in mid October. However, I managed to get a comminuted fracture on my foot which I was told would take two months to recover. Even though I should be off the aircast beginning of October, I was told to take it easy till end of the month. Since my company is unwilling to push back the start date of my sabbatical leave, I was thinking of going to South East Asia in mid October as planned and maybe sit on a beach or somewhere relaxing for two weeks. Can someone p ...

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Viewed 2,169 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Chey on 16/9/2013 at 05:39

Vaccinations - may have made a big mistake!!

Posted by roro1990 on 15/9/2013 at 18:22

Basically i'm going to SE Asia in 3 weeks time. Places I'll be visiting include BKK, Chiang Mai then into Laos, onto Cambodia and back to BKK. I knew I had to get vaccinations for the trip but i've been very busy the last few weeks and completely forgot about them!! I heard that you need to get vaccinations 4 or 5 weeks in advance and I just googled it and it seems I need a lot of vaccinations. Will I need to cancel my trip to a later date so I have adequate time for vaccinations, or can some ...

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12 months in South East Asia

Posted by amieekb on 9/9/2013 at 15:30

Hi all, I'm hoping that you can give me some much need advice/guidance on the 12 month trip around SEA that I have planned. I intend to travel in December 2014 with a £9.5k (GBP) budget. I have the following (rough) itinerary in mind: Flying into Bangkok and spend 3 nights there before taking the over night train to Sukhathoi, I'm planning on spending 4-5 nights here before heading up North. I'll probably spend 4 weeks travelling between Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Chiang Dao before catc ...

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Philippines - Malaysia - Thailand + HongKong in 7 weeks

Posted by ekze on 5/9/2013 at 02:41

Hello Fellow travelers, There is loads of information on Travelfish.org but I wanted to get some subjective opinion from you. We are spending 48 days if precise in Asia and I would really appreciate your suggestions and help with this In 9 of Feb. we ( me and my girlfriend ) land in Shanghai ( we have been here last year, but we want to spend a day here to accumulate long 15h flight + we need other airport. so we fit for 72h VoA ) 2 - 3 days Hong Kong (I would like to visit HongKong as one of my ...

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Viewed 2,608 times, with 10 replies. Last reply by ekze on 9/9/2013 at 08:15

Itenary help/advice Thailand/Cambodia/Vietnam

Posted by nhopkinsuk84 on 29/8/2013 at 09:46

Hi, Myself and a friend are planning a 3 week (max time we can take off work) trip and hope to visit Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam next April/May. From reading other posts I feel this may be ambitious for the time we have. Things at the moment are very vague of what we would like to do, but so far include Angkor Wat temples/Siem Reap, we would like to visit a wildlife/rescue centre and interact with the animals. The usual 'tourist' stuff ride an elephant, feed a tiger cub etc. We'd also li ...

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Viewed 3,190 times, with 11 replies. Last reply by nhopkinsuk84 on 6/9/2013 at 05:29


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