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Itinerary for last minute month (June) of solo backpacking in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

Posted by s1136380 on 19/5/2013 at 10:00

Hi there, I have very recently booked a cheap month long trip with return flights to Ho Chi Minh from the 3rd of June to the 2nd of July. My rough plan is to go straight from Saigon over to Cambodia to Sihanokville (any idea if this is a good idea weather wise?), then up to Siem Reap, then Don Dhet (1000 islands), Up to Luang Prabang, then cross the boarder into vietnam and head to Sa Pa, then to Hannoi and back down the coast to Ho Chi Minh (Hopefully seing Ha Long bay, Ho an, Da nang and Nha ...

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Summer Jaunt

Posted by crazylegs on 16/5/2013 at 07:51

Hey all, I was wondering if i could pick some of your brains please? A friend and I have just booked our flights to Bangkok. We arrive on the 21st of July and we fly back just less than a month later. I have spend a month in Thailand previously so after a day or two in Bangkok we are making our way to Hanoi by plane then we are on to Cambodia over land. (and here my questioning starts!) I know two countries (plus Bangkok) is a lot to fit into a month. I have been thinking of flying from Han ...

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Just got done traveling SE Asia and India for a year. Here's a video I made.

Posted by wkarnes8 on 20/7/2012 at 13:00

I used travelfish as a resource quite a bit in SE Asia. Figured I maybe could give back and hopefully inspire some travels. Feel free to ask where is where. Maybe give some ideas on where to go. ...

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Itinerary Laos/Thailand 31 days March

Posted by topbanana on 6/1/2013 at 13:11

Hi, we are planning a trip to Thailand and Laos in March. It is our third trip to SEA. So far, we have done one 4 week trip from Saigon to Hanoi in 2007 and another 4 week trip (Bangkok - Siem Reap - Battambang - Phnom Penh - Rabbit Island - Phnom Penh - Don Det - Don Kon - Champasak - Pakse - Ubon Ratchathani -Bangkok) in 2010. As we already have been six days in Bangkok the last time, we are not going to spend many days there this time. So far our itinera ...

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Travel Buddies

Posted by ChrisBrennan88 on 12/5/2013 at 11:47

Hi Guys, Two friends and I have been planning an 8 week trip to SE Asia including, Thialand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. I have my flight booked for March 2014, its a long way from now I know, but my friends have since bailed on the plans. I'm thinking about just doing it anyway as I know I'm bound to bump into people along the way but if there is anybody who has been thinking about doing the same thing or is just looking another travel buddie then let me know Also - What do you guys think ab ...

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SE Asia - 5 Week Itinerary

Posted by AWard9 on 7/5/2013 at 07:08

Hi guys, Myself and a friend are travelling SE Asia this July/August for 5 weeks, pretty new to travelling. We're looking for any advice on what to see, how long to spend in each place etc. Currently we're flying in to Ho Chi Minh, flying back from Singapore. Week 1 - Planning on spending more or less a week in South Vietnam area and surroundings t Week 2-3 - Overland through Cambodia. We reckoned 2 weeks to cross Cambodia and see the key sites - is this enough? Week 4-5 - travel to Bangkok an ...

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Public Transport

Posted by amanda091 on 7/5/2013 at 06:57

Hello, I am planning a 4 week trip to Southeast Asia visiting Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore. I have been looking for a few weeks now about the best way to get around from each place i.e. Bus, Train or Plane. At the moment I am leaning more toward flying between each place because it is quicker, but I worry that I will miss out on some of the amazing scenery which I have really enjoyed on past overseas trips plus it is a lot more expensive. There is obviously some ...

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Planning and Route Help

Posted by Samjeans1 on 1/5/2013 at 20:37

Hi! Me and 2 mates are flying to bangkok soon, we have 27 days of travelling time and would love to visit either Laos or Cambodia within that time, we may have enough money for one flight inbetween any of these countries and are trying to get a sense for the best route to take. We would ideally want to visit the south of thailand as well as laos or cambodia. So far i've heard Luang Prabang, Vientiane and vang vieng are 3 areas worth visiting in laos, and then we were thinking would it be poss ...

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6 week SE Asia itinerary

Posted by hrosem on 30/4/2013 at 11:50

Hi I'm traveling to SE Asia on the 3rd September 2013 for 6 weeks and wanted to see what people thought of the itinerary I have in mind. I would particularly appreciate advice from anyone who has traveled to this region in September. Fly to Bangkok Bangkok to Phuket Visit Koh Phi Phi island Phuket to Surat Thani Ferry to Koh Samui Koh Phangnan Koh Tao Ferry to Chumphon Chumphon to Bangkok Across to Siem Reap Boat to Phnom Penh Across to Ho Chi Min City Hoi An Hanoi Visit Halong Bay Flight back ...

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Another itinerary question THAILAND to LAOS. Help please.

Posted by astewart_123 on 6/5/2013 at 02:37

Hi, I have 2 weeks (14 nights) to travel from Bangkok to Chang Mai and then into cross over to Laos finishing in Ho Chi Minh City/Central Vietnam. I have come up with this itinerary. 2 nights Bankok -> (Train to Chang Mai) 3 nights Chang Mai -> (Bus to Luang Prabang , Laos) 3 nights Luang Prabang -> (Bus to Vang Vieng ) 3 nights Vang Vieng -> (Bus to Vientiane ) 3 nights Vientiane -> (Bus to central Vietnam/Fly to HCMC) Does anyone have any suggestions? What do you think if ...

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Virgin Backpacking Trip to Indochina

Posted by lilvagabond on 5/5/2013 at 11:24

Hi everyone, so I'm planning my first ever (pre-college) backpacking trip to Indochina (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia). I've got a rough plan: 10 weeks, beginning from HCMC and then up North, crossing the Tay Trang border to Laos, down South and finally entering Cambodia through Trapaeng Kriel.This will take place end December to early March. I'll most probably be going solo, or I would have a friend join be through Vietnam. For someone who likes to explore a country in its entirety, I know 10 weeks ...

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3 Week Itenerary in South East Asia

Posted by giguerj on 6/5/2013 at 01:10

I'm looking to take a 3 week trip to South East Asia in July-August. What I need help with is planning my route. The spots I would like to go are Laos (Luang Prabang, Vientienne), Vietnam (Sapa), Cambodia (Siem Reap). I'm very open to suggestions of different places but my main goals for this trip is to spend a half of the time trekking to a remote village, seeing lots of nature and hitting majot sight seeing spots like Angakor Wat and the other half of the trip to be very laid back, relaxing o ...

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Itinerary and a few questions

Posted by Alwyn on 2/5/2013 at 05:05

Hi Me and a buddy are planning a 6 week backpacking holiday over December 2013. Would appreciate some expert/experienced advice. Firstly, we have the following draft itinerary (Return flights Johannesburg and Bangkok): Bangkok (5 nights) Vientiane (2 nights) Luang Prabang (4 nights) Hanoi (5 nights, including 2 day/1 night trip to Ha long) Saigon (3 nights) Siem Reap (3 nights) Phnom Penh (2 nights) Kampot/Kep/Rabbit Island/Sihanoukville (7 nights) - Not sure exactly where we will end up here, ...

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Travel amount+will anyone be In S.E.A

Posted by brandonjames123 on 6/5/2013 at 03:15

Hi guys I arrive in Vietnam on the 17th of september for my first trip of Asia ! I was wanting to get some advice on travel plans, good places to visit the amount of money needed and if anyone would be interested in catching up during your trip ! Firstly money ! I have so far saved 4000 AUD although come September after paying for flights,visa's,travel gear, vaccination and all the rest I should have close to 10,000 AUD The areas I want to visit are Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, India, ch ...

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A year in Asia

Posted by Newtotravel on 14/3/2013 at 14:33

Alright people, I recently got made redundant from work and have decided that this is the perfect time too take a year out and go travelling. I'm planning to go round and see as much of southeast Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Borneo being the main countries I wanna visit, anything else is a bonus) as possible in that year but on a very tight budget. Am looking to leave end of November, with a one way ticket landing in any which ever country is cheapest to get too at the time and ju ...

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hostels etc....

Posted by doidgeandpleach on 2/5/2013 at 04:40

I'm unsure whether to book some hotels/hostels before I go. Although my itinerary isn't set in stone, I'm worried that I'll get somewhere and there won't be anywhere for me to sleep! Am I better off booking somewhere and then cancelling it if my plans change? or should I just wing it I'm travelling to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia ...

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One way ticket to Bangkok needed

Posted by HPTravels on 1/5/2013 at 18:38

Hi, Wonder if you can help me out here. I have a one way ticket to Bangkok, arrive June. I hold a uk passport. Don't have the visa for Thailand and hoped to get on arrival, read that you need Proof of onward travel, so what is best thing to do. as my plan was to travel overland by train and bus to chang mai, vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. how do I get visas for this place, eventually after this travel, I want to leave to go Beijing. Which I'm applying for visa before I go. Should I obtain a Thai ...

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Trip duration disagreement. Help!

Posted by 9preciousGems on 29/4/2013 at 05:47

So the Mrs and I have been planning a RTW trip for some time and we're looking to leave in December this year. The problem is we cannot agree on a duration - I favour 12 over her 6 month choice. How do we reconcile this position?? Help! We have a flat in London that we would rent out and a year would be the ideal duration to do this rather than 6 months due to finding tenants etc. I also don't want to rush the trip and feel like 6 months would not allow us to fit in as much of a relaxing time ...

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Southeast Asia Questions

Posted by dspudwill on 28/4/2013 at 21:21

Hi everybody. Me and three others are planning a trip to Southeast Asia. We are deciding on where we should go and our biggest issues is we can't decide how long it takes to get everywhere. We are thinking we want to take the bus most places and we have heard it takes a long time, but nothing much more specific than that. We have a weak itinerary that we have made up but we are not sure if we have packed to much into the time we have or maybe not enough. Our trip is going to last exactly three w ...

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3 Weeks, 2/3 Countries - Recommendations for a first-timer?

Posted by cspeck on 24/4/2013 at 19:56

Hey all, I plan on taking a trip to Southeast Asia this June with 2 friends. None of us have ever been in the area before. So far we don't really have any definite plans or preferences of places to visit. We are 22 year old males, interested in a mix of sight-seeing, exploring nature, and partying (Thailand Full Moon Festival?). Realistically, we're considering visiting maybe 2 or 3 countries so we won't have to rush around too much. With that in mind do you guys have an suggestions? (I unde ...

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