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Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam in 3 weeks

Posted by bbluedd on 16/7/2013 at 04:04

I have read many posts saying that I will need more time than 3 weeks to travel Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, but please hear me out and help. My friend and I can only take 3 weeks off work, and we really want to visit all three countries. We understand we may not hit all the main attractions. With such a tight schedule, we know we won't get to relax a lot, but we are excited about being on the move all the time. We like sightseeing from buses and trains too. We are interested in experiencin ...

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Travelling in Southeast Asia during Ramadan

Posted by sambrown on 12/7/2013 at 04:32

From our Malaysia wire: "Ramadan can be a mystery for many travellers passing through predominantly Muslim terrain. Messages of 'everything will be closed' are often passed along the backpacking word-of-mouth trail, but rest assured, besides a few inconveniences of finding some businesses closed or perhaps a ferry schedule changed, it's not too big a deal. The cultural experience alone is worth the extra effort of working your schedule around any inconveniences." Read the full post ...

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9 Weeks in SE Asia. Is four countries too much!?

Posted by TravelTim1 on 14/7/2013 at 15:24

I'm planning my first experience solo travelling through mainland SE Asia next year for two months (9 weeks) after the school year is finished. The plan right now is to travel through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. When I originally thought up this plan, it seemed like it would be plenty of time to take in all four countries but after reading many posts and advice that has been given on the forums, I'm starting to wonder if I should maybe cut the trip down to 3 countries. Possibly only T ...

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Viewed 1,454 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by TravelTim1 on 15/7/2013 at 21:30

SE ASIA / Singapore - couple of questions

Posted by 9preciousGems on 11/7/2013 at 04:27

Am planning on booking a flight from London to Singapore returning ~ 6 months later. I want to use Singapore as my main hub and will probably travel north through Malaysia and Thailand via train. Can anyone envisage any immigration/visa isses with having a return date 6 months in the future? (UK passport holder) Also can anyone recommend anywhere nice to stay that has private ensuite but also has a good communal area so it's easy to meet other travellers? ie strikes a nice balance between hotel ...

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4 weeks hitting 4 countries

Posted by fideltravel on 9/7/2013 at 11:38

Dear all, I read a ton of posts about not doing the headline, but let me describe it in more detail. Would be very grateful if somebody could tell me if it will be a drag or an enjoyable holiday Aug 10 - Fly out from Europe Aug 11 - Bangkok - 3 days Aug 14 - Siem Reap (Cambodia) - 4 days with travel Aug 18 - Bangkok - fly to Ko Samui (East side) Aug 18 - Thai beach - 6 days Aug 21 - Full Moon Party - Ko Phangan Aug 24 - Train to Phuket / Krabi (West side) - 6 days Aug 30 - Fly to ...

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Summer Southeast Asia Travel 2014

Posted by Niklass on 10/7/2013 at 20:33

Hi All, I'm new to the forum and wanted some advice. My fiancee and I are getting married this summer and want to do our honeymoon next year in Southeast Asia. We went a couple of years ago and loved it. Our idea is to start in Bangkok then go up in Northern Thailand (Chang Mai etc.) cross over to Laos (Luang Namtha area) cross to Northern Vietnam (Ha Noi, Halong) , go south to Da Nang and fly to Phnom Penh and go to an Island called Phu Quoc for a week of pampering. A few questions we ha ...

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South East Asia for 4-5 months

Posted by brandonjames123 on 19/6/2013 at 02:17

I am planning a 4-5 month trip to South East Asia + 2 weeks in England and 2 weeks in Turkey My flight is Booked for the 16 of September I estimate I'll have $10,000 at the least and around $12,000 at the most I have already taken care of flights, passports, initial visa, travel gear etc. Will it be enough considering I'd like to spend: 4 weeks in Vietnam 4 weeks in Thiland 2-3 weeks in Laos 2-3 weeks in Cambodia 4 weeks in Japan 4 weeks in China what do you reckon Would be the lest I could s ...

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Recommended itinerary for SEA from South Africa for 4 weeks over Dec 2013/Jan 2014

Posted by claireshean87 on 23/2/2013 at 05:55

Hello fellow travellers, We are a small group of ladies (+/- 5-6) in our mid-twenties that are looking to travel to South East Asia from South Africa for 4 weeks over December 2013/January 2014 (projected dates in SEA are 12/12/2013 - 11/1/2014). We would like to cover Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam during this time. So much to see - so little time! We are pretty clueless at this stage, but we do know that we would like to do it on a medium to low budget (the Rand doesn't go very far! 1 ZAR = 889.2 ...

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Help me with South East Asia Travel Itinerary

Posted by charms204 on 30/6/2013 at 23:32

I am planning to travel sometime in September or October for a month. I might extend it up to 45 days. I am hoping to cover Myanmar,Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, East Malaysia and Indonesia. I know this is a long list for such a short period but I can drop off Indonesia and East Malaysia if there is going to be a time constraint. I want to travel in a relaxed way and would like to see as much as I can. Each country will have a lot of nice places to visit and I am yet to start my research on this. I ...

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Viewed 2,056 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by charms204 on 1/7/2013 at 21:42

cambodia & laos with kids help with itinery

Posted by idit on 29/6/2013 at 02:21

hello we are lending in siem reap 12\8 we have around 20-24 days which we want to split between cambodia & laos (after words will be for 2 weeks on the thai islands) how would you recomend to split the days? more of cambodia? more of laos? considering we are with 3 kids (4'7'11) which means we try to stay longer than one night in places ,we are considering also kids things wany diffarances in terms of wether? (its wet season..) tks idit ...

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Boat Trips HCMC to Phnom Penh help!

Posted by crazylegs on 28/6/2013 at 03:34

Hello all (again!) My planning is going well so far but I've been looking at getting from HCMC to PP by doing a boat tour and it seems a little out of our budget. That could be purely down to poor research on my behalf so any recommendations would be welcome. I was wondering if doing the trip in stages and taking day trips / afternoon trips around the delta might work out cheaper and allow us to still see some of the delta. We don't have much time but we aren't on strict backpacker budgets (I' ...

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Dengue, a real concern or not?

Posted by TonyM on 25/6/2013 at 07:36

Hi all, Some friends of mine recently came back from Bali, stayed in Legian and now back home but have been diagnosed with a mild case of Dengue fever, I'm hearing its in epidemic proportions and everywhere throughout many SEA countries, is this true and if diagnosed does it prevent you from ever returning? Clarification please.... ...

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Budget- 6 Week trip to Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia

Posted by carzyyy on 26/6/2013 at 02:03

Hi All Just wondering what sort of budget I need to be looking at for 6 weeks in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. My friend and I are travelling together and plan to either stay in private rooms at hostels or budget hotels. How much a day should we budget for, in australia or US dollars? Thanks! ...

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Banlung to Champassak

Posted by billytheliar on 21/6/2013 at 05:36

Does anybody have any suggestions about the route Banlung -Champassak? Does catching the first transport possibility in the morning (from Banlung to Stung Treng ) make it possible to travel onward to the Lao border and further to Champassak in the same day? The point is, I would rather avoid staying overnight in Stung Treng or arriving in Champassak after dark and I understand that the second will be the case, if I get the Phnom Penh-Pakse bus (Sorya?). If not on this bus, will it be problemat ...

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Viewed 1,126 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by Tilapia on 25/6/2013 at 15:31

6 months in SEA. Writer seeking loose Itinerary advice.

Posted by moss_1184 on 25/6/2013 at 03:12

Hello Everyone, First wow, I love this website and have learned endless amounts reading through thread after thread over the first few months. Great community which I was so happy to find and hope to become a part of once I have some regional travel under my belt. Okay, now the reason of my post. At the end of July I'm quitting my job as a teacher and embarking on a RTW trip of sorts. I'll be in Europe from August to early November then I'm flying to Bangkok to start my SEA adventure. I have a ...

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Thailand, Vietnam & Laos

Posted by L100 on 12/5/2013 at 13:10

Will be arriving the beginning of July in Thailand, and then heading to Vietnam and Laos, returning towards the end of Aug to Thailand. Would love some advice on what would be the best transportation heading to Vietnam (is it worth going through Cambodia just to reach Vietnam, or is flying the only option?) What would make more sense, starting with Vietnam or Laos? Thanks ...

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Non-Latex Condoms in SE Asia??

Posted by setaysha on 19/6/2013 at 01:32

I am allergic to latex and plan to travel in South East Asia for an extended period of time with my boyfriend. Obviously it isn't viable for us to stock up on condoms for the entire trip before we go, but that is our main form of contraception (due to other allergies, annoying but unavoidable). Has anyone ever found/purchased latex free condoms in South East Asia and if so where did you find them and what was the price like? Thanks so much for your help! ...

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Travel as a couple - Juli / August

Posted by Andre1990 on 20/6/2013 at 09:58

Hi, me an my girlfriend want tro travel around SE Asia around end July / beg August we ideally want to spent a few days in Bangkok and afterwards pure relaxing on a not so crowded Island / Area , just hanging around in the sun on a white beach with cristal clear water. Where would you suggest to go to ? Koh Tao, Langkawi, Krabi, Koh Phangan ? Any other suggestions ? And where do we face the best Weather / Sunny hours ? Thanks for your help well in advance. ...

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Travelling SE-Asia August 2013

Posted by itraveler on 17/6/2013 at 06:55

Hi all, My friend and I are traveling to SE-Asia from the end of July to the beginning of September (5 weeks), and would like your advice on our itinerary. We would like to get a taste of everything Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, but want to make sure we are not rushing or cramming. We initially are planning on arriving in Bangkok, staying there for 3 days, then heading to Phuket and the islands for 5 days. We are then planning on flying to Chiang Mai for 4 days, and then crossing ...

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Viewed 1,562 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by amnicoll on 19/6/2013 at 10:01

Itinerary - 2 Months, 4 countries.

Posted by jcs92 on 15/6/2013 at 06:41

Got a rough plan for 2 months (64 days) in SE Asia and wanted some guidance and advice on my itinerary. Too little time?...etc. Also better transport ideas? London to Bangkok, arrive on 18th June evening. 4 days in Bangkok. (22nd June) 10 day booked tour from Bangkok, through Cambodia finishing in HCMC in Vietnam. 2 weeks(too short???) travelling by train through Vietnam from HCMC to Hanoi. Stopping at Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hue, Ha Long Bay. Hanoi to Vientiane by bus or pricey flight(???) 1 wee ...

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Viewed 2,998 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by jcs92 on 16/6/2013 at 08:29

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