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Emergency planning help needed!!

Posted by Keelyb34 on 29/10/2013 at 08:53

Hey, I am very confused and also inexperienced at planning, so any help would be a massive bonus! I have 6weeks starting on 10 Nov Thailand (I am going to a silent Buddhist retreat in koh Samui) and I want to cover Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. I plan to skip most of Thailand on this occasion as I feel 6weeks s not enough to see thailand). I need to fly back to UK on 23 Dec from one of the countries. Please help! I was thinking perhaps go up to Chiangmai and across to Laos for 2 weeks then Cam ...

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Chiang Mai - Laos - Vietnam itinerary - suggestions?

Posted by somanights on 27/10/2013 at 08:06

Hi all. We're currently on the road in Thailand, heading North towards Chiang Mai. We plan to do Laos from Nov 14th when our Visa runs out, and head around Laos until our Vietnam visas commence on 10 December. The question is - which direction should we take around Laos, and where should we enter Vietnam? We've not seen a single beach yet in SE Asia, and would love to correct that around Christmas time. Thanks! ...

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Thailand Islands over xmas

Posted by treanoc on 28/10/2013 at 22:51

Hi all Can anyone recommend where myself and my partner should stay for 2 weeks over Christmas. we arrive in bangok on the 18th December and leave 2 weeks later. We would probably visit 2/3 islands we generally just want a laid back beach/poolside holiday with plenty of choice for day trips/food.bars etc. We are both 27 so while we dont want a crazy party atmosphere we would still enjoy a bit of hustle and bustle! Maybe a large island for a few days then a couples retreat place for another few ...

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Backpacking SE Asia in January for 6 months - Travel buds wanted!

Posted by AaronCole on 23/10/2013 at 13:45

Hey all! I'll be landing in Bangkok 4th January, my birthday, and intend to go to Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. No set itinerary I'm just gonna choose somewhere I like the look of from a travel guide or recommendation and make my way there with no set time scale. Hopefully meeting some great people and having awesome adventures along the way! If this sounds like something you'd like to get involved with, please get in touch Big love, Aaron. ...

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Viewed 2,583 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by AaronCole on 28/10/2013 at 15:25

Round trip Thailand, Laos and Cambodia

Posted by takezo on 30/9/2013 at 11:58

Hey! 4 weeks in Southeast Asia, starting in Bangkok going up to Chaing Mai, heading into Laos (toward Ventiane) and then south toward Cambodia (Siem Reap)and back to Thailand for final relaxation;) I would be interested to hear from anybody who has done a similar tour (places to see, time spent) and also any info on where best to cross (will probably get eVisa for both Laos and Cambodia) as I have read you cannot just randomly enter and exit at any crossing. Thanks a lot Stefan ...

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Travel from Pakse to Cambodia (Kratie, Pnom Phen or Siem Reap)

Posted by takezo on 27/10/2013 at 06:03

Hey! Looking for some up-to-date (and I really mean up to date;)) info on overland travel from Pakse to Cambodia. Planning to spend some time in Pakse, then on to the 4000 islands and in to Cambodia. Not sure whether I will go all the way to Pnom Phen. Might have to go straight to Siem Reap for time reasons. I heard there are no boat services to the border any more? I am aware that bus travel will be tedious under any circumstances, but every bit of info (who to book with, individually or ...

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6 Months - Thailand, Cambodja, Laos, Burma, Malaysia, Indonesia

Posted by Chaverbe on 25/9/2013 at 16:59

Hi all, I've been reading around travelfish for a while now and decide to create a forum entry for my upcoming travel. My girlfriend and myself have been saving up the past year to go on a 6 month backpacking adventure through south east Asia. We'll be leaving on the 23th of October, returning the 8th of May to Belgium. Planned tour: Southern Thailand, Cambodja, Laos, Northern Thailand, Burma, Malaysia, Indonesia We came up with this idea last year, when we were in Vietnam. (That's also the ...

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Viewed 2,695 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Chaverbe on 27/10/2013 at 03:41

Nano SIM cards availability

Posted by Sherwood on 10/10/2013 at 08:23

Are Nano SIM cards available in Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos for my new ipad and iphone? ...

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Thailand, laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bali - 6 months (Jan 2014) Advice needed

Posted by lewism05 on 15/5/2013 at 14:42

Hi Everyone, Me and my girlfriend and currently saving to go to South-east Asia for 6 months, hopefully starting in January 2014. I have done a bit of research and have previously been to Thailand for a month in 2012 with friends, so was thinking roughly £1000 per month budget each would be fine to cover food, accommodation, visas, travel etc. will have money on top for flights (To Thailand, and back to UK). I have a few points that I was hoping you guys could advice and help with mainly Visas ...

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2 months in Cambodia and Thailand starting March

Posted by Dafinder on 16/10/2013 at 23:27

So my friend and I are planning a 2 month trip through Cambodia and Thailand starting in March. We are planning to start in Siem Riep and travel to Sihanoukville , spend around 10 days in Sihanoukville and then go to Phnom Penh and fly to Phuket where we go north through Thailand and end up in Chiang Mai and return to Bangkok to head home. Wanted to get some ideas about the following: 1. Should about $4000/per person cover this trip's expenses (Flights to Cambodia and out of Thailand ...

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Motorcycle tour logistics

Posted by luket on 10/10/2013 at 22:34

Hi all, My wife and i leave in 10 days for a 90 day southeast asia motorcycle tour and we still have some unanswered questions about logistics Our plan has been to start our trip in Hanoi, buy a motorcycle, tour around Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, then make out way west into Thailand and around the gulf, head through Malaysia and end up in Singapore. Out top choice is to purchase a bike in Vietnam, get licensed and registered, then sell the bike in Malaysia. Does anyone know if it is possible ...

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Viewed 1,535 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 11/10/2013 at 11:58

35 days BKK/camodia/vietnam/laos highlights nov-dec, whats the best route?

Posted by lauralenny on 5/10/2013 at 11:12

Hi folks I have just spent the last 2 days reading as much on this forum (and others) as i could and I have to admit I think Im more confused now than I was before! To set the stage, myself and my boyfriend are travelling for 6 months starting this November and hoping to fit in south east asia along the way. We arrive into BKK (4 days with day trip to bridge over river kwai) on the 17th november and plan on travelling from there through cambodia (7-9 days) vietnam (12-14 days) to laos (7 days ...

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Trip Duration and Budget

Posted by deltas1982 on 9/10/2013 at 01:13

Hi Everyone, Me and my girlfriend are moving to Australia in January 2014 but thought we would travel SE Asia before hand and the idea at the moment is as follows: 1 -Fly to Ho Chi Minh (We have friends to stay with for a few days in Ho Chi Minh when we first arrive and when we return for the flight out) 2 - Take 8 weeks travelling across to Cambodia, up through Laos to Hanoi (We have friends to stay with for the time we are in Hanoi) and then motorbike tour to Ho Chi Minh 3 - Fly to Indon ...

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Will we be chasing the rain?

Posted by katieandchris on 29/7/2013 at 14:53

We are planning on travelling around SE Asia from October 2014 to January 2015. We want to go to Thailand - Laos - Vietnam - Cambodia then finish back in Thailand. (Probably spending a month in each country) I know October and November is rainy season in different places. Will this affect our route? Should we travel the other way?? ...

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Traveling from Fiji to Burma

Posted by dmorse100 on 5/10/2013 at 11:12

I've got a question Earlier this year I flew from Siem reap, where my brother lives defining villages to KL and on to Bali and NZ and Moorea. Next month I am starting in Fiji and working up to Burma and then over to SR. I'd love to do it by train as much as possible (yeah I know the trains have a tough time on the water!!) . After I track the location of my uncles crashed plane in WWII i in the Fiji area, I will head north. I prefer first class if possible Suggestions please...! Dave Edit t ...

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Laos Cambodia and Thailand in 30 Days

Posted by wormann on 4/10/2013 at 12:02

My husband and I are starting to plan a one month or so trip of Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. I think we would like to end our trip in Thailand relaxing on a nice beach before we have a 20+ plane ride back to the states. I am trying to decide on where to fly into, Laos or Cambodia and how to map out a rough outline of our route. I am all over the place confused at the moment of how to approach this so any suggestions or rough itineraries people could suggest would be so helpful. My though was t ...

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Viewed 1,428 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by Geer1 on 4/10/2013 at 22:37

SE Asia Travel

Posted by Travelling_Girl on 30/9/2013 at 13:29

Hi all, I am a new traveller, planning to start my journey towards the end of 2014. I am travelling solo and plan to arrive in Bangkok for about a week and thereafter take the overnight train to Chiang Mai . From Chiang Mai I hope to travel by slow boat to Luang Prabang and spend about 3/4 weeks travelling south through Laos and then 3/4 weeks in Cambodia. From Cambodia, I would like to spend some time on the islands, firstly visiting Koh Kut. I'm trying not to plan too much and be fairl ...

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Advice 4 weeks in South East Asia

Posted by system243trd on 30/9/2013 at 12:34

My wife and I are spending 4 weeks in south east asia. We are looking at doing Hong Kong for 3 nights, Bangkok for 2 nights and the rest in Vietnam. I know we are not spending much time in each place but the way the cost of flights work out this seems like the best route. Can anyone offer advice? ...

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Viewed 1,852 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by Geer1 on 30/9/2013 at 20:20

4 countries in 19 days.

Posted by Agee on 29/9/2013 at 05:28

This year (early November) my husband and myself we are going to the region of the South Asia for 19 days. We will start in Bangkok, where we going to stay not longer than 3 days. Next 8 days we would like to visit Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. We realized that this is very tight schedule and we will not be able to see a lot. However we hope that you can suggest us optimal plan for these 8 days. We have been thinking about visiting the 4 000 islands area- Si Pan Done, as this is near the border of ...

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Viewed 1,403 times, with 13 replies. Last reply by Geer1 on 30/9/2013 at 20:17

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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