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Looking for Travel Buddies! SE Asia starting early 2013.

Posted by Chris2708 on 10/11/2012 at 15:26

Hey, Im 22 and looking to travel to SE Asia for a few months , starting in Thailand. No set plans at the moment so am open to ideas. Would love to meet other people who has similar plans. After SE Asia I am then hoping to head to Oz,Nz,Fiji. Msg me if your interested, would love to hear other peoples plans. Chris ...

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Which Currency to take on my trip.

Posted by Donman1990 on 8/2/2013 at 20:16

I'm spending roughly 5-6 months going through Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Burma. I'm Australian and I'm wondering if it's worth converting my savings into US dollars to put on to my travel bank card before I leave? or if it's just as feasible to keep it in Australian dollars and simply convert it over there if need be? ...

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3 weeks SE Asia Trip in August 2013: Advice, Help!

Posted by libbyeab on 6/2/2013 at 18:14

Hi all, My boyfriend and I are last-year law students really wanting to do a S.E.A trip after we take our big Bar exam in July here in Miami, Fla. We have traveled abroad before, but neither of us have ever been to Asia. We plan on spending about 3 weeks on our trip total (including any flying/travel time to get there). We do not know if or when we will ever get an opportunity like this again, so we want to make the most of our trip. Planning is key! There are so many places to see and things ...

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Advice needed on SE Asia trip

Posted by Decoy on 8/8/2012 at 09:47

Hi, Me and a mate are looking to go travelling around SE Asia. We want to take in all the usual countries - Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore - and then probably move on to Australia and New Zealand (To hopefully stay and work for a while to fund more travels to Japan/Hong Kong/Beijing). As soon as we have enough money we will go, but we're looking at towards the end of 2013. We have done a fair bit of research (nowhere near the amount I expect is needed) so thought it might be ...

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23 days - split between Vietnam and Thailand - comments please

Posted by cpelser on 28/1/2013 at 10:22

Hi guys We're a young married couple travelling to Vietnam and Thailand. (Arrive 9 March Hanoi, flying out 5 April Phuket) I've spent endless time reading Travelfish tips etc etc, but the more I read, the larger my wishlist gets! Now we're scuba divers, and will definitely do a 4/5 night liveaboard while in Thailand towards the end of our journey. That leaves us with around 23 days in which to see a part of Vietnam and part of Thailand. With regards to our travels, here's what we like: * We'l ...

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finding tea and tea ware in sea

Posted by melmariet on 1/2/2013 at 18:32

Hello! Can anyone give me any advice on finding good quality loose leaf tea in southeast Asia? I'm interested in all kinds but mostly Chinese tea. Looking for clay pots, for the Chinese gong ** tea ceremony... Any help would be appreciated! ...

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2014 Travel Advice for 22yo Solo Female. SEA in 5 months on £5,000 plus must sees?

Posted by drewebear on 24/1/2013 at 13:56

Hi All, My first post on Travelfish although I regularly check the info and forums for the past 3 years! Took the plunge and joined up... I’m a 22 year old female from the UK planning a solo trip in SEA butconcentrating on Thailand as this has always been my priority. I just want toask some generic questions but I am going to add my planned route and what Ilike so it’s more tailored and less repetitive for yourselves. So firstly, I’m flying in the Bangkok. This is how my travel plan islo ...

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Sustainable Travel Advice & Projects Needed

Posted by Memona on 30/1/2013 at 22:24

I'm travelling around SE Asia for the next 6 months - 1 year and researching sustainable tourism projects along the way. I've been in Thailand for 2 weeks and have been finding it very difficult to find relevant and legitimate projects. If anyone has any tips/advice or contacts, please let me know - it would be greatly appreciated. (I'm also looking at potential internships in the long term) This applies to the whole of SE Asia as I'm heading to Cambodia next, Vietnam, Laos, then back to Tha ...

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7 Week Itinerary Southeast asia

Posted by backpacker27 on 30/1/2013 at 14:52

Hi there, I'm planning on going to Southeast asia for 7 weeks in May/June. I am flying into Vietnam ( Hanoi ). Here's my itinerary. I was just wondering if you guys think this is too cramped, if it is possible? Also I planned to bring 3000 CDN with me, although I don't mind going over that in credit, just wondering if you guys think I'll spend more than 3000? Here's my itinerary! Arrive in Hanoi April 29th April 29/30 - Hanoi May 1 - Halong Bay Tour May 2 - Travel from Hanoi to Hoi An ...

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21 days in SE Asia in March

Posted by leftfield on 29/1/2013 at 19:31

First trip to SE Asia, appreciate your feedback on my itinerary. Bangkok 2 days Ayuthaya 1 day (daytrip) fly to Luang Prabang Luang Prabang 4 days fly to Siem Reap Siem Reap 4 days fly to Bangkok Bangkok 2 days fly to Phuket Ko Phi Phi 4 days Ko Kradan 4 days fly back to Bangkok 1-I was initially planning on including Chiang Mai but I heard March isn't the best time to visit Northern Thailand. Right? 2-Should I consider going overland from Bangkok to LP and from Bangkok to Siem Reap to ...

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8 months to 1 year in SE Asia, itinerary help please!

Posted by jaggle on 28/1/2013 at 10:01

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Travelling Wet Season, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam

Posted by daneo on 27/1/2013 at 19:28

Hi their, my girlfriend and i will be leaving Australia at the start of may and intend to travel to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam. We would like to travel approx 4months, backpacking, working on around 30days per country, so May-August. Travelfish has a detailed itinary of the region we planned on following http://www.travelfish.org/trip_planner/thailand-indochina-tour1 My question is where should we start to make the most of these countries, without getting too affected by rain? your advice ...

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Currently travelling.. but advice needed!

Posted by HollyN on 24/1/2013 at 04:06

Hello! Me and my friend have been travelling for almost 3 months now, we have been to Indonesia and are nearing the end of our trip in the Philippines! We are now a bit stuck planning the next past of our journey. We still want to travel Thailand/ Islands/ Cambodia/ Vietnam/ Laos.. however we have a trip booked and paid for on the 21st Feb in Malaysia for 1 week so we need to fit around the flights for that. So we have from now until 21st Feb, then a 7 day side trip.. then after the trip we hav ...

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Banking options for South Africans

Posted by Cloudcatcher on 18/1/2013 at 04:23

Hi. I'm going to be backpacking in SEA for about 6 months, and I'm trying to work out what my best banking options are. All of the South African banks that I've spoken to have been a bit clueless about that part of the world, and I know from living in Korea that South African bank cards (despite promises to the contrary) are not well recieved in Asia. Any suggestions from South Africans? Thanks! ...

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Hello! Advice needed :) 3 month trip.

Posted by 2Peas on 12/1/2013 at 14:45

Hi all, Firstly, this is my first post on here but I have been looking over this forum for a loooong time now. I thought I would post my trip plan on here and hopefully get some tips Me and my girlfriend leave on 11th February for a 13 week trip, flying home on 13th May. We will be flying into Bangkok and plan to spend 4 nights there to start with. Afterwards the rough plan goes something like this but will probably go out the window!... Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Luang Prabang - Vientian ...

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56 days in Southeast Asia- Need help planning

Posted by david13451 on 21/1/2013 at 09:43

I'm flying into Bankgok at the beginning of May and out of Hanoi at the end of June. I was hoping to get through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam ,but am quickly realizing that this may be overly ambitious. Any advice on a experiencing the region in my 56 day time frame? The only solidified parts of my trip are the flights (I can no longer change those). I was initially thinking of spending 2 weeks in Thailand, 10 days in Laos, 10 days in Cambodia and 2 weeks in Vietnam (in that order) ...

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China.....to where!

Posted by lunarangelic on 19/1/2013 at 23:33

Hello, I've been reading such good advice on this forum and have a wealth of knowledge however it would be great to have more specific knowledge to what i want and would be grateful if you guru's could help me! We're looking starting our tour of SE Asia. We currently live in China so we would be starting from here. Could someone offer me a logic route of Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia...I've got a list of all the places we want to visit (primarily all the main places in ...

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Trip recommendations!! 3 weeks in august

Posted by farkkraf on 17/1/2013 at 05:40

Hello..!! I hope somebody can help me plan a trip around SEA!! I want to take my partner on a 3 week trip around Asia in August time, dates are fixed so can only go between the 5th and back no later than the 24th. I have 2 friends living in Hong Kong so I definitely want to visit there for at least 4 days at some point in the trip! Budget isn't a problem but want to keep things reasonably cheap. I was thinking of flying out to Asia and making our way to Hong Kong and then flying back from there ...

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Itinerary Help needed August - November - Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia

Posted by shaunjansen on 17/1/2013 at 09:41

Hey everyone, Been trying to rack my brains around a proper itinerary for SEA during the wet season. I was hoping someone with experience can help me out. My wife and I are travelling Aug-Nov in SEA, we know it's wet season, and are hoping to see as much as we can, while avoiding getting caught up in the worst of it. From everything I have been reading I know this much 1) It tends to rain for short periods of time (in the afternoon or overnight) rather than all day, although there may be a wet ...

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yellow fever vaccination needed??

Posted by ellie1990 on 18/1/2013 at 06:26

hi i am travelling to thailand in 4 weeks, stopping off in india for a changeover flight and am confused as to whether i will need the yellow fever vaccination? i have visited my surgery this morning and even the nurse was unsure, so if anyone has done this route of flights or knows whether its needed please get back to me! thanks guys xx ...

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