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Honeymoon in South East Asia - 3 weeks

Posted by Polaris1976 on 4/6/2013 at 08:59

Hi all This will be our first trip to South East Asia: Proposed itinerary as follows - just looking for a bit of advice as to whether this is feasible and whether the travelling will be a killer...plan to go in Jan / Feb 2014 Phase 1 - Vietnam - we would like this to be more of a quick stop in a number of different places. If we had longer we'd probably get on the train down the coast to Saigon but given we've only got a few weeks we'd like to get to our destination as quickly as poss to maxim ...

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Malaria & Vaccines - help

Posted by IndiaGabrielle on 14/6/2013 at 04:17

Hi guys.. I'm going backpacking around SE Asia at the end of July and am in the process of sorting out vaccines. Just wondered if I could get some advice/hear some experiences and opinions! I'm hearing so many mixed reviews about whether or not to take the preventative Malaria tablets. It seems it just depends whether you want to risk it? I'm concerned about side effects, which I hear can be quite bad - but is it rare to suffer side effects or very common? Any experience that people have to te ...

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Itinerary Ideas

Posted by arenalk on 8/6/2013 at 13:16

Hi, I've found Travelfish to be incredibly helpful in planning my trip so a big thank you first. I've just discovered this section and wanted to get people's views on my itinerary. I'm arriving in/leaving from Hanoi and I have about 7 weeks to travel. Arrive in Hanoi 2 nights Hanoi Night train to Hue 2 days Hue travel day to Hoi An 2 days Hoi An travel day to Saigon (fly?) 3 days HCMC travel day 2 Days Mekong Delta travel day 2 Days Phnom Penh travel day 3 Days Siem Reap travel day 4 days ...

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Viewed 1,253 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by Tilapia on 13/6/2013 at 16:22

Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand....

Posted by clover33 on 9/5/2013 at 04:08

Hi guys, Im traveling alone this September on what should be an epic journey, time is not really a factor but money is, iv got 4 months to spend in South East Asia, i plan to start in Vietnam as i will be coming from China, my last destination is Thailand, fly out of Bangkok. I would love if someone could give me: a) a rough cost of travel? (i know this is a broad question but just humour me, im earning RMB so its super hard to build up the cash) b) best transport in Cambodia, Laos and Thailand ...

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Viewed 2,708 times, with 12 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 13/6/2013 at 10:18

Travelling South East Asia in September

Posted by Eldwyer90 on 23/5/2013 at 20:05

Hi there, I was wondering if anyone had any advice about travelling SE Asia around the monsoon season. I want to try and draw up an itinerary to avoid it as much as possible. I'm currently teaching in South Korea and my contract is up mid September. I've done some research and found that Malaysia looks ok to travel in September. I was thinking of starting there however I can't work out what country to move on to next in October. I want to visit Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Has anyone visited ...

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Viewed 7,610 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by amnicoll on 12/6/2013 at 05:38

traveling south east asia alone

Posted by unphazedd on 16/2/2008 at 19:53

hi all, ive been planning a trip to the region for some time now, and was going with a good friend. hes just told me he cant come and so now im doing this 4 week trip alone. i am planning on going to thailand, laos, vietnam and cambodia (in that order) - does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions about doing a trip like this solo...id really love some feedback as the idea of it right now seems completely overwhelming...thanks! ...

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Viewed 13,962 times, with 13 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 11/6/2013 at 21:31

Meeting fellow travellers during off-season?

Posted by mrock on 16/4/2013 at 01:15

Ok, so I'm planning a two month June-July trip to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. I know that this is firmly in the rainy season for most of the region, and that there will be less travellers. However, I'll be travelling alone. Assuming I spend my nights primarily in dormitory styled lodging, how likely is it that I'll be able to meet fellow travellers? I'd like to have companions to spend my time with and I enjoy the backpacker scene. I have recurring worries that I'll be the only back ...

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Viewed 2,503 times, with 13 replies. Last reply by Snookieboi on 11/6/2013 at 12:16

8 month itinerary help

Posted by SamG on 9/6/2013 at 00:39

Hey Guys, So me and my girlfriend will be going back to southeast asia, me for the 3rd time and her for the second. On our last trip we spent 2.5months in the Philippines, cambodia, laos, and malaysian borneo. This time, we are going to be spending 8 months starting this december, and we are thinking of doing it as follows(in this order): -Philippines for 6 weeks - India for 2 months(might dip into nepal for a few weeks) -Burma/myanmar for the visa allowed 21 days -Thailand for 3 weeks -Laos f ...

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Viewed 1,034 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by exacto on 10/6/2013 at 08:35

Itinerary please help

Posted by Doli on 6/6/2013 at 19:17

Hello, We are going to Bkk on 10.November We are having 26 days for our holiday. Could you please help me to plan our vacation. We will arrive in bkk on 11.11. We would like to go : Chiangmai 14-18.11(then is loy kratong) Siem reap Phnom phenm Ho Chi Minh Kuala Lumpur Phi phi Bkk That is the basic what we would like to visit. The most important for us is to go in Chiangmai for Loy kratong then siem reap 3 full days min,we must go min 2 days in Kuala Lumpur to visit some friends and the end of o ...

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A few questions for unexperienced international traveller

Posted by sunshinehappy on 28/5/2013 at 23:25

I'm heading Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand (with the majority of time in Vietnam) in November for 4 weeks, and was hoping some of you could help me with a few things. It is my first time traveling outside of New Zealand and Australia and am going to spend the first week by myself. I have traveled a lot around these places by myself, although I know Vietnam will be a shock. I'm only taking carry-on and I'm pretty sorted with what I'm taking and what I need while still being under carry on limits an ...

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Thailand travels - Idea of finance needed!

Posted by IndiaGabrielle on 5/6/2013 at 06:21

Hi! I'm looking for some advice on the financial side of my travels - it would be great to get an idea of how much single travellers got together for their trips. I know this will probably vary massively, but a little bit of discussion would be fantastic to give me some ideas of the different kind of spending people do / what's cheap / what's not! Here's some info about my trip: I'm heading to Bangkok at the end of July to stay at a friend's house indefinitely. My plan is to spend some time t ...

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Viewed 1,162 times, with 10 replies. Last reply by sunshinehappy on 5/6/2013 at 20:58

Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia in 45 days?

Posted by tandbjo on 9/5/2013 at 16:52

Hi everyone I'm going to SEA in June and my plan is to travel to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia in 45 days. My question is - is it enough time? My itinerary looks something like this: * My plan is to begin in Bangkok and then head to Chiang Mai (about 8-9 days). * Then go to Laos - Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng ( about 8-9 days there). * Head over to Vietnam, begin with Hanoi (and Halong bay), then go to Hoi An and Nha Trang (about 12 days). * Then go to Cambodia for about 4- ...

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Viewed 2,946 times, with 12 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 5/6/2013 at 11:45

25 days in SE Asia - Is this crazy?

Posted by carlally on 5/6/2013 at 09:14

Hello This is my first time in SEA but hopefully not my last. Myaim is to get a good overview of the 3 countries – Vietnam, Cambodia andThailand. I have just over 3 weeks in Asia and just over 3 weeks in Australia. Buthere I’m just looking at my Asia itinerary. Is the following too manic? I’marriving 06 Nov – flying to Sydney 2nd Dec 06 Nov Arrive BKK, fly straight to Hanoi 06 Nov Hanoi 07 Nov Hanoi 08 & 09 Halong Baycruise 10 Nov Hanoi 11 Nov fly to Da Nang for 1 night or poss ...

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Viewed 1,235 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by chinarocks on 5/6/2013 at 09:27

Sydney to SE Asia and back.

Posted by Aussienomad2013 on 1/6/2013 at 03:40

For my 19th birthday I was given a return ticket to Bangkok on the 9th of next month for 25 days. I have a budget of about 8000 AUD for those 25 days which i need to cover spending money, accommodation and domestic flights. Iv planned 3 days in Bangkok then Flying to Koh Samui for 7 days to train Muay Thai. I need help planning the rest of my trip from here. What would you do if you had my time and my budget, Id like to fly over to Siem Reap for at least 5 days and check out Angkor Wat and ...

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Viewed 1,006 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by 51tours on 4/6/2013 at 21:17

Laos vs south vietnam itinerary

Posted by wheresjess on 31/5/2013 at 17:36

I fly into hanoi in June and then end up in bangkok- koh phanghan at end of june for the full moon party So wanted to ask advice, with june being the rainy season and I only have 2 weeks in between hanoi and bangkok free, I wanted to ask your advice on 2 plans and which you thought was better and how many nights im staying in each: (A) hanoi (2n) > Halong Bay (1n) > Hao An (3n) > Hue?? > > Nah trang (2) > HCMC (2) > angor wat (3) > BKK OR ( hanoi (2) > Halong Ba ...

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Viewed 1,277 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by caseyprich on 2/6/2013 at 09:44

Southeast Asia itinerary advice and Vietnam visa

Posted by Pete03 on 28/5/2013 at 15:21

Hi all, new to this forum and also to solo backpacking so please excuse anything newbie. Have 10 weeks in SE Asia from 11th June 2013 - 19th Aug 2013, very soon ! Currently planning my route through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam Cambodia, Thailand in that order. Flying from the UK. Planning to get my visa for Vietnam done in the UK in advance to minimize any problems. So here is a quick draft of my first half of my itinerary to get a rough date of arrival into Vietnam. Please feel free to critique/ ...

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Viewed 1,874 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by daawgon on 1/6/2013 at 13:08

4 months backpacking in South-East Asia

Posted by Suleika on 31/5/2013 at 11:08

My boyfriend and I are planning a 12-24 month round the world trip to India, Southeast Asia (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam), China and Australia and are looking for some advice (see full thread at http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=2313235&messageID=20803511#20803511). We're planning to leave mid Sept. and visit the destinations in the above order, starting with India. We're planning to fly into Bangkok from Chennai at the beginning of February 2014 and then expl ...

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Viewed 4,979 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by antoniamitchell on 1/6/2013 at 01:41

North Vietnam/Laos/Cambodia in about 35 days. In doubt about route.

Posted by travelgravel on 30/5/2013 at 09:44

Hello, I'm taking a trip from about the 24th of july till about the 30st of august. I'm, not sure what route to take to visit these countries, I'm not taking a roundtrip so i can start and stop anywhere i want to. I know that i want to see a lot in the time i got, but i know i won't be visiting this region of the world in a longtime so i want to see a good portion of it. I hope it is possible. I want to start in Hanoi and see the city, Ha Long Bay and Nim Binh. My plan is then too travel ...

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Itinerary advice - Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam

Posted by Tiga74 on 15/4/2013 at 05:06

Hello all, I'm going on a backpacking travel with friends (6 in total) to Southeast Asia (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam) next June. It's our first time in this wonderful region. Our flight arrives Bangkok on the 17th June and departures from Ho Chi Minh on the 3rd July. I would appreciate your suggestions and expertise on a 17 days/16 nights itinerary. We were thinking to visit these cities: Thailand: Bangkok (2 nights) Laos: Vientiane (passing by); Luang Prabang (2 or 3 nighs); Van ...

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Viewed 6,143 times, with 17 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 27/5/2013 at 13:23

best route to take??

Posted by geppetto2012 on 24/5/2013 at 14:23

Hi, me and my girlfriend are visiting family and friends in Australia in November for about a month then we plan to venture off on our own to travel around Asia for 2 - 3 months (depending on money) come the beginning of December. Neither of us have done anything like this before so we're complete utter novices when it comes to this backpacking lark. We're looking for some advice on what route to try and take and what are the must see destinations! We've heard Thailand is one of the most popul ...

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