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SE Asia question!

Posted by OptsDan on 11/8/2013 at 10:59

Hello! Myself and my girlfriend, both British and 22 y/o are going to SEA between October and February, flights already booked (Yay!) I was wondering if you guys could advise me on whether my itinerary looks realistic, as well as answer a couple of minor questions. Just a brief overview of where we wish to go.... Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Indonesia (particularly the Gili islands!) We are staying for 5 nights in Bangkok on arrival, before moving on - so my first question is... - ...

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7 Months in South East Asia itinerairy help

Posted by keentraveller12 on 9/8/2013 at 10:05

Hi, In 2014 i aim to be going to south east asia for 7 months the countries i want to include and rough timescales in each area are: Thailand (3months), Vietnam (1month), Laos (1-2weeks), Cambodia(1-2 weeks), Singapore (1weeks), Malaysia (3-4weeks), indonesia (3-4weeks) I think that in Thailand and Vietnam i will not plan much but just wander. Some questions i have are: Will one week in Cambodia and Laos be enough? Which parts of Malaysia/Borneo would it be best for me to visit for 3-4 week ...

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3 months in SE Asia - suggestions please!

Posted by PandaHands on 7/8/2013 at 10:24

Hello all, I am planning to visit South East Asia with my partner for 3 months (13 weeks), leaving at the end of Jan 2014 and would like some advice and suggestions please. We are flying from London to Bangkok and plan to head north before going to Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia and back to the South of Thailand to visit the Andaman coast. I would also love to visit some Indonesian islands - maybe Bali and Lombok, but I appreciate that this might be logistically difficult and I don't want to feel ...

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Sihanoukville - Beach Bars/Local Food

Posted by liskaw123 on 10/5/2013 at 15:32

Hi, we are going to Vietnam and Cambodia for 6 nights each and wanted a 8 night beach break at the end (28th Nov - 6th Dec) but I am really torn as to where to choose! We want somewhere with a nice beach and a good choice of local restaurants and chilled beach bars that we can sit in until late (not night clubs nor somehwere where everything closes at 11!). Would like to be able to do a couple of trips, bit of shopping, foot massages and some scuba diving. Was considering Sihanoukville/Thailand( ...

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50 years old... and my 20y/o kid says to me \\

Posted by Mike5522 on 4/8/2013 at 16:30

you did great walking 5+ miles a day for 18 days across Europe, next May instead of doing a couple of weeks in China, lets backpack 25 days flying into Beijing and flying out of Singapore". Somewhere in there Macau and HK are places we both want to see. Any input is greatly appreciated. A couple of points. We did Netherlands,Germany,Austria, Italy, all Airbnb accommodations, rented car, however mostly had the car parked, used public transportation and walked around 5+ miles a day. I h ...

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Viewed 1,410 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 7/8/2013 at 19:24

First time to SE Asia (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia) Tips on best places to go!

Posted by juliette13 on 5/8/2013 at 07:17

Hi, I am travelling to Bangkok 9th October for just under 10 weeks and I am planning on going to Laos, Cambodia and the Thai Islands (Koh Samui side) with also getting Chiang Mai into my Thailand itinerary. I was just wondering if this is long enough? and if anyone could tell me the best route and places to go!! I have no idea how long I need in each town/city so its hard to make a plan. I've read that its pretty rainy in Thailand during October so was thinking of going up to Chiang Mai as so ...

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Viewed 2,127 times, with 9 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 6/8/2013 at 06:14

HELP! Need advice on discovering SE Asia in 4/5 Months. :)

Posted by snookipaige on 4/6/2013 at 09:05

Hey there! I'm a young woman who plans to backpack solo around SE Asia leaving in October 2014. After reading up countless articles on Google, I have made a very ''loose'' plan. 4 month Itinerary: London > Thailand (Bangkok) Thailand - Bankok, Khao Sok - Ko Phangan (2 weeks) Laos - Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng & Vientiane (2 weeks) Vietnam - Hanoi, Dong Ha, Hue, Hoi An, Nha, Trang & Dalat. (3-4 weeks) Cambodia - Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville & Siem Reap (2 weeks) Thailand - Ko ...

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Southeast asia in ~7 weeks

Posted by pedrorf94 on 3/8/2013 at 11:07

Hi all, I`m planning a 7-week (47 days to be more precise) trip to southeast asia on december. I was thinking about Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Singapore. So I thought about my itinerary, and planned something like that: 1)Arrive in Bangkok 2) Bangkok - Ko Phi Phi (I want to do it overland) 3) Ko Phi Phi - Ko Samui 4)Ko Samui - Ko Pha Ngan - Ko Samui (apparently there is a ferry connecting these two islands, then I was planning on staying over in Samui, and on new year`s eve head to Pha Ng ...

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SEA May-July 2014

Posted by emiliaj on 29/7/2013 at 21:48

My friend and I are planning on traveling to SEA and India between mid-May-Julyish. I've read the weather "warnings" in my LP guidebook but how bad is it actually going to be? I've been to China before from May-July so I know the heat/humidity aspect of Asia, but is the rain going to be a killjoy for our trip? Thanks! ...

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Viewed 1,795 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 31/7/2013 at 20:57

Tai Chi & QiGong in Southeast Asia

Posted by noslen on 27/7/2013 at 12:56

Hi everyone, I will be traveling to Southeast Asia (Bali, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia) for 6 months from September on and would like to practice some Tai Chi & QiGong along the way. I've been doing Tai Chi (Yang-style shortform) & QiGong for about 8 months and would love to continue practicing in groups during my travels. I am not necessarily looking for complete courses but more for 'drop-in' kind of classes. I know that both Tai Chi & QiGong is often practiced in park ...

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Viewed 2,426 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 30/7/2013 at 11:50

6 months backpacking solo in SE Asia

Posted by WonderingAbout on 26/7/2013 at 10:27

Hi, I decided about a month a go to finally fulfill my dream of backpacking around Southeast Asia (and on to Australia). I'm doing a lot of research and reading on Southeast Asia but would really like some advise from people who have been there and done it! (The Australia part of the trip is relatively easy to plan as I know the country pretty well already) I'm a 31 yo male (taking a career break) and will be travelling on my own. I'll have around £10k to pay for my flights, equipment, insura ...

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Driving from Ho Chi Minh to Bangkok - Is it safe?

Posted by bzmar on 25/7/2013 at 09:31

Hi all! We are flying to Ho Chi Minh and returning from Bangkok. Due to limited days (only 2 weeks) we were thinking of renting a car and drive by the coast from Ho Chi Minh, through Cambodia and end up in Bangkok. When looking at distances on Google map it's 1,500km so approx 20 hours driving. So quite doable in that scene as we will do it within 15 days. We also found that Avis offers drop-off in a different country so that's fine. My concern is if it's actually safe to drive in those countri ...

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Just pack and leave?

Posted by Chasingdreams on 25/7/2013 at 06:28

A strange question maybe at a very premature stage... but i really do need some of you backpackers out there advice and encouragement story... female... 31... recently separated from a very short but very stressful and abusive marriage... and for the past 6 months I've been going through either very good or very bad phases! I've kind of lost all the motivation I had... both at work and at home... and recently my mind keeps wondering into the thought of just quitting my job and trave ...

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Viewed 2,004 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 28/7/2013 at 05:21

7 weeks through Burma, malaysia, thailand, laos, indonesia and the philippines, is it doable??

Posted by ciera89 on 17/7/2013 at 05:34

Last year my partner and I traveled for roughly 22 days in south east Asia, In this time we had 3 days in Bangkok we were supposed to travel up to northern Thailand but due to flooding in the area we chose to fly to northern Vietnam instead. We took 2 weeks to travel down the coast of Vietnam and then on into Cambodia where we spend around 5 days or so and then back to Bangkok for a few days. We Would love to go back to Thailand and Laos to experience the places we never got to see last year. W ...

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Viewed 6,158 times, with 30 replies. Last reply by SBE on 26/7/2013 at 20:18

Solo Backpacker Southeast Asia Travel Buddies

Posted by arienneantonio on 23/7/2013 at 11:49

I will travel southeast asia november 22 start in bangkok > myanmar > laos > cambodia > vietnam might spent 2-3months .. looking for possible travelers to meet/travel around i have flexible itenerary route ...

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Itinerary & Young Teens

Posted by mandanickel on 19/7/2013 at 11:07

I am planning a trip to Southeast Asia next summer, and plan to bring along my two girls...ages 13 and 15 at the time of travel. Due to school schedules we will arrive the last week of May and leave the first week of August. (We live in the Southern US, so are used to summertime showers throughout almost every day. They come and go and rarely last long before the sun is back out. From what I've read it seems SEA's rainy season is similar so I think we will be ok in that regard.) While I have no ...

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Viewed 2,077 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by tyler on 21/7/2013 at 18:16

3 weeks, malaysia/viet/thailand...please help me start!

Posted by slowtyper on 21/7/2013 at 10:15

I will be in asia for vacation Aug 22 to Sep 23. 1 week will be spent in Seoul, then my girl and I have three weeks to travel. I prefer to stay in one area and just soak it up. My girlfriend prefers to see many wonderful things and different places, so we will have to compromise and do a bit of each. Luckily however,we both are not into big cities or tourist attractions that are very "touristy". Not really into lazing around on the beach. FOOD is a major facet of the trip. I'm ...

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Viewed 1,365 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by slowtyper on 21/7/2013 at 13:54

SE Asia 4 weeks

Posted by migeli on 19/7/2013 at 12:28

Hello guys! I'm planning a first-time trip to SE Asia for 4 weeks in december, and I'm finding it hard to decide where to go. We're a small group of friends, aroud 24 years old, and we'd like to check out the highlights of the area. Big cities, discos and especially shopping are definitely NOT a priority, I'd much rather visit temples, riversides, calm beaches, countryside, tasting good traditional food,... The budget is not super high, but I'd prefer paying 100+euros for a 1h plane than 20euro ...

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Viewed 1,270 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Tilapia on 20/7/2013 at 09:28

Vietnam and Cambodia for 20 days!!

Posted by dspudwill on 19/7/2013 at 00:25

Hi everybody. In August me and two others are traveling to Vietnam and Cambodia. We have a couple logistical problems to figure out before we leave though. I feel that we might be rushing a bit much since we only have 20 days so any input would help. The itinerary is as follows: August 4: fly into Hanoi late 5: Hanoi 6: Halong bay (Cat Ba island) 7: depart to phong nha farmstay 8: phong nha farmstay 9: depart to Danang 10: Danang 11: Danang 12: fly to Phu Quoc island 13: Phu Quoc 14: Phu Quoc ...

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Viewed 1,154 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by daawgon on 19/7/2013 at 11:37

Female Travel buddy - Thailand Trip - November 12 to 19

Posted by PKRvirus on 18/7/2013 at 15:41

I'm looking for a travel buddy going to Thailand on November 12 to 19, email me at, keep in touch! ...

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