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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 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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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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3 countries in 3 weeks?

Posted by AashC on 2/9/2012 at 14:47

Hi all, I am planning a trip to SE Asia in December for the first trip, very looking forward to it and want to try and make the most of it too! I want to know if what I've got planned would be suitable as looking through previous threads I see that plenty would prefer a more relaxed pace of travel, but as I don't think I'll be visiting this area again anytime soon I wanted to try and make the most of it, hence my slightly packed itinerary, let me know what you think.... 1 BANGKOK 2 Ayutthaya ...

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40 Days for Thailand/Laos/Malaysia. Time and Transport help!

Posted by hellfire2260 on 15/1/2013 at 07:04

Dear Travelfishers, Me and my girlfriend are planning trip to SE Asia End from 26/02 to 10/04. We'll have exactly 40 days there. Below is the itinerary we put together and would like some advise if it's doable or not. We want to make the most out of our trip but not rush too much at the same time. We enjoy nature, sights and culture. Not interested in nightlife, drinking and big cities. Any comments welcome. I will post questions below itinerary. * Are marked optional destination that we'd love ...

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So much to see - so little time!

Posted by SophieJae on 14/1/2013 at 11:09

Hi all, In the early stages of planning my 3-4 month 2014 trip to SE Asia but i think ive made the big mistake of researching too much and listing places i want to visit...In short we go Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia/Indonesia and back home to UK. We're having a 2 week "holiday" in India before flying to Bangkok where our trip really begins. From Bangkok, the initial plan is to travel up to Chiang Mai. From Thailand, head up into Laos where we would really like to visit ...

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Reverse charge call

Posted by SBKM on 14/1/2013 at 22:37

Does anybody know how I reverse the charges on a call back to the UK? Currently in Vientiane ...

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hanoi to bangkok in 3 weeks! need help!!

Posted by kleinesk on 14/1/2013 at 15:24

from hanoi to bangkog in 3 weeks! need help hey there, me and my boyfriend are landing in hanoi at the 1st of feb and leaving on 22th in bangkok. so what we would like to do is visiting sapa,angkor wat,4000 islands maybe and hangin around some couple of days in a nice area with beach and swimming.tailor some clothes is also my wish. travelling by train?one travel period on a river with the boat would be nice,not to many stays in big citys also. also inland flights are possible(book it here or t ...

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Thailand/Laos/Cambodia 25 days HELP

Posted by abbyroad on 8/1/2013 at 11:47

Hi! I just booked a spur of the moment ticket to Thailand for about 21 days in Jan/Feb .. I really want to travel through Cambodia,Thailand and Laos. Due to the last minute nature of this trip I have had no time to do any research and would really appreciate some guidance. I will be traveling with one other person. I am wondering what the best route might look like, and what the best way to cross over from Thailand to Laos to Cambodia back to Thailand might look like!.. Preferably I would like t ...

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