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SE asia help and tips please

Posted by Kavanagh1989 on 20/3/2013 at 10:10

Hi I will be flying into bangkok on 26th April and have 5 weeks to visit bangkok, Cambodia, Vietnam and southern thailand. I have visas granted already. I want to stay in bangkok for a few nights only and then the main places I want to visit are HCMC, hanoi, Phnom Penh, Angor, and then the beaches of south thailand, in no order. Please can you advise the best way to do this/or the cheapest way? Many thanks ...

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June and July during the wet season- Any advice?

Posted by hayleyd on 6/3/2013 at 13:26

Hello everyone. Some friends and I are planning a 2 month trip through Thailand, Singapore, Bali, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos next summer. However, due to some schooling conflicts we won't be able to start the trip until the beginning of June. I know that the wet season typically starts in May but I was just wondering how bad it will be in each region and if it would even be worth traveling to some parts. If all goes according to plan we would be in Thailand until the later part of June, then ...

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China to Thailand on Langkan/Mekong River

Posted by geezer on 22/2/2013 at 15:47

Last time in Thailand, I met a family with three kids (Chinese-Canadian I think) who had traveled by boat from china, landing in Chiang Sean. Is it possible for a U. S. citizen to enter Thailand there? ...

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6.5 weeks throughout SE Asia

Posted by jbruce on 12/3/2013 at 20:39

Hey all, Been reading these forums for a while and trying to plan my trip around the region. Just wanted to see if you guys have any feedback on my itinerary. I'm trying to strike a balance between covering quite a large area without feeling too rushed. So far the only things set in stone are my flights landing in Bangkok in mid-May and departing from Singapore at the end of June. I'm also trying to plan around the rainy season so doing the beach / island locations first which is why the trip d ...

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Four Weeks in SEA - May

Posted by MDAnhorn on 20/2/2013 at 18:06

Hi, I've been reading Travelfish for the last month or so trying to put together a rough travel itenerary together for a trip in May of this year. As I was invited to go with the group (Myself and five others) I do not have complete control over where we will be traveling to, however I'm comfortable diverging from the pack if need be for a short period of time. As of now our group plans to fly into Hanoi Vietnam on the 30th of April and spend about 5-6 days there. We're planning on doing a 3 ...

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Suggested Budget and Itinerary for Thailand Laos Vietnam and Cambodia

Posted by emmah on 7/3/2013 at 10:48

Hi there, myself and three friends are wanting to travel these 4 countries starting in November. We would be going from Bangkok and finishing again in Bangkok. We would like to spend about 8 weeks doing this, giving us 2 in each country. I've been looking through posts on here which are great but still struggling to place a rough itinerary together - I like to just wing it but my friends prefer to be a bit more organised! Are there any places we should definitely see and is two weeks a good tim ...

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3 Months in and unsure where to go next... advice?

Posted by BennyV on 20/2/2013 at 22:24

Hi everyone, thanks for clicking. So I'm now over half-way through my first ever solo trip around SEA, and really enjoying it so far. I've had one month in Thailand (Bangkok and north), one month in Laos and one in Cambodia. I'm now in Ho Chi Minh, and planning to work my way north over the next 25 days or so. My dilemma is what to do next. I have a return flight booked for late March, but I'm able to put it back by up to two months, so I'm planning to extend the trip by at least 2-3 weeks. T ...

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Need help.

Posted by johancp on 26/2/2013 at 10:50

Hello everyone. I'm currently "planning" a trip to SE Asia. The thing is, that i'm not very good at planning and usually just take things as they come. As of right now, I'm travelling solo, and I have never gone backpacking before. First things first. I have 6.124 USD/4.033 GBP/4.691 EU to travel for. The flight costs are gifted. I will probably have a little more, but i don't know yet. How far will this get me, and where could i go, for how long. I'm planning on flying to Bankok, but ...

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Itinerary advice - Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Singapore

Posted by ToniandCraig on 2/3/2013 at 03:58

My partner and I are in our 30/40s and live in Auckland, New Zealand. From Bangkok onwards we'll be meeting family and traveling with them. Any advice is appreciated. Also, will the weather be okay in all the places we'll be going to at the times we are going? Is this the best route? Is it realistic? 09/9 - Auckland/ Siem Reap 10/09 - Siem Reap - day trip to Kompong Khleang (1.5 - 2.5 hours each way by road via the village of Domdek 11/09 - Siem Reap - Beng Melea 12/09 - Siem Reap - 3 da ...

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Thailand, Cambodia, Laos - 4 weeks - itinerary advise

Posted by Coboooo on 22/2/2013 at 16:10

Hi, I am new to the forum and hope I posted at the right place. I will be travelling with my family (All adults) in June and have 30 days for Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. Starting in Bangkok I would appreciate some feedback on the following proposed itinerary: Bangkok 5 nights (arrival and departure), Siem Reap 4 nights, Phnom Phen 2 nights, Vientiane 3 nights, Luang Prabang 4 nights, Chiangmai 4 nights. I am allowing the remaining days for travel and unplanned events or to extend my stay on on ...

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Route advice needed

Posted by Decoy on 28/2/2013 at 16:44

A friend and I will be travelling around South East Asia at the turn of the year. We have a set route but need some advice about the southern islands/countries. From Malaysia/Singapore we want to visit Borneo, most/all of the Indonesian islands and the Philippines, before ending up in Australia/New Zealand. What is the best route to take in regards to ease/money? We want to avoid air travel as much as possible. Thanks in advance for your help. ...

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4 Weeks in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia - Critique my Itinerary!

Posted by guyincognito on 25/2/2013 at 22:22

I'm planning a four week trip to SE Asia for our Honeymoon in Oct-Nov. This is the first time we've gotten anything close to four weeks straight for travel, and I don't think it will happen again for a long time. Since this may be our only opportunity for a while, I've been wrestling between seeing a few places but getting to spend a lot of time at each, or seeing a medium number of places but only being able to spend a medium amount of time at each. Right now I think the plan I have leans tow ...

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Itinerary for a new solo-Backpacker

Posted by Caceres on 31/1/2013 at 17:42

Hi I'm trying to plan my first solo-backpacking trip about 2-3months long ( or as long as money will allow) and would greatly appreciate any advice/info I've never been to se Asia but hear its a great place to start solo traveling, I'm looking for this to be more of an cultural experience than a drunken memorie, lol Sry about any miss- spelling, I'm very bad at that... Lol I'm curious about: 1) how much the trip would cost ( not including airfare, visa, vaccinations) 2) how to communicate? ( ...

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3 months travel S.E Asia

Posted by Rachel2612 on 23/2/2013 at 06:39

Hey, I'm after some advice as my friend and I are both going travelling in May 2013.We are both female (21 and 26- both first time travellers) we have our flights booked for bangkok and are staying for 4 nights then move down towards the islands. My question is would it be better to travel back up to bangkok after the islands to cross over into a neighbouring country or is there a different route we could take? We are wanting to travel thailand, cambodia, laos and vietnam. We would be flying bac ...

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Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh by boat

Posted by johannal on 27/2/2013 at 11:49

I'm planning a trip to Southeast Asia in April, and I need some advice concering how to get from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh. I would really like to take a boat a part of the way and spend one or two nights (on a floating hotel, if possible!) on the travel. Is taking a bus to Chau Doc and catch a boat there the best solution? Is it possible to buy one ticket for the whole trip? And do you have a travel agency to recomend? Thanks! ...

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border crossing visa Thailand?!

Posted by ellie1990 on 22/2/2013 at 09:35

hey there. i am currently travelling through south east Asia, planning to be out of Cambodia on the 24th of march and stay on the islands until the 7th of April, flying out of Bangkok on the 8th!!!! my friend and i are confused on the length of time allowed at the border crossing from Cambodia back into Thailand, as we would be for about 17days but im not sure if the land border crossing visas are for 15days only?! any help asap would be great! Thankyou! x ellie ...

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Itinerary help! More time in SEA or head to nepal

Posted by Olivia00 on 26/2/2013 at 00:12

Hello all, My boyfriend and I are currently in Pai, Thailand and are reviewing our itinerary with some new possibilities in mind. We have spent a month in Myanmar and close to three weeks in Thailand now. Our original plan was to head over to Cambodia, then to VIetnam and finally to Laos (spending about a month in each country) before heading to Australia (working holiday visa). So here is where I need some help. I've always wanted to go to Nepal and after talking to a few people we are consid ...

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5 Weeks Itinerary for Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia - Help?!

Posted by bootshike on 14/6/2012 at 22:30

Hi Everyone, I am planning a trip for 5 weeks for Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia at the end of December and for the month of January 2013. After doing some research, I have a general plan, but I'm sure it needs tweaking. I am interested in seeing a few temples and some pretty scenery. I don't think I have time for trekking, and I'm willing to make that sacrifice. Should I cut out the slow boat? That would save me three days. Where would you add these days to? Thanks to anyone who replies ...

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Help re: decision on countries to go to (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia or Vietnam)

Posted by Flanb on 14/1/2013 at 04:30

Hi, I appreciate that a lot of people post similar topics all the time, so thanks in advance for any advice you might be able to give. My friend and I are travelling to Southeast Asia from mid-April to the first week of June (6 weeks), and apart from flights to and from Bangkok, nothing else has been decided. We had originally planned to travel from Bangkok into Siem Reap, into Laos working north, flying over to Vietnam and working south before flying back to Bangkok. After reading around, we ...

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Pai to Siem Reap in 7 Days -- Go Through Laos or...?

Posted by pbzvariety on 12/2/2013 at 05:33

Oh hi there, thanks for clicking. OK, I've got a lot of time or just a little, depending on how you look at it. I must be in Siem Reap on Feb 19 to see Angkor Wat, and I am now in Pai. What would you do? Because I'm interested in meeting real people and having "real" experiences here with natives, as opposed to further hanging out with guys/gals with mustache-print tank tops and buzz cuts or fake dreads, so far I'm thinking, A) Laos Somehow make it to the border and take 5 day ...

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