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Southeast Asia forum

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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Viewed 1,383 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by tyler on 15/1/2013 at 10:31

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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Viewed 1,788 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by goonistik on 15/1/2013 at 03:21

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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Route Advice - Arriving in April, Where to Start?

Posted by ace3913 on 5/12/2012 at 10:23

Hi all, My girlfriend and I are planning a trip to SEA and would greatly appreciate your advice on our route. We plan to be in the region from early April to early August and would like to visit Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Indonesia/Bali. The initial thought was to fly into Bangkok, travel around the surrounding countries, and then head down to Bali for 2-3 weeks at the very end. However, from what I've read on this site, it sounds like Thailand and some neighboring countries can be ...

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Viewed 4,474 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by DSawyer on 11/1/2013 at 21:56

Sleeper bus from Vientiane to Hanoi

Posted by anewromantic on 11/1/2013 at 21:47

Hello everyone , I am taking the usual slow boat from northern thailand to LP , then a bus down to vientiane and from there I wanted to catch a sleeper bus (from hell) all the way up to Hanoi. However, I have many things working againts me. Im pushed for time, I want to see everything (Im stubborn and I wont do anything but see everything in a short amount of time) so I do not have time to backtrack from vientiane back to luang prabang and head on over to the border that way, so if I want to go ...

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7weeks to do thailand Laos Cambodia and Vietnam

Posted by ellie1990 on 10/1/2013 at 15:22

Hi I'm travelling with one other person for 7weeks from the end of February, we fly into Bangkok and will have 7weeks to travel all 4countries, we want to visit Buddhist temples, and historical towns around our trip, we also want to visit livelier places , maybe through Vietnam? And the islands off of thailand? We have no idea really on any plans so if someone can give us an idea we would be super grateful , like an itinerary ...and advice on travelling etc ... ! Thankyou!!! ...

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Purchasing Air tickets - how far in advance?

Posted by Pghtraveller on 4/1/2013 at 13:33

I'll be traveling around the region Jan 22 - Apr 3, and I'm wondering how far in advance I need to purchase airline tickets since I'd like to leave some flexibility in my route. Tickets I'm going to purchase: Bangkok - Ranong (Happy Air) Surat Thani - Chiang Mai (Nok) Chiang Mai - Luang Prabang (Lao Air) Luang Prabang - Hanoi (Lao Air) Hanoi - Hue Thanks for the help! ...

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Travelling around Thailand / Cambodia etc

Posted by Battydan on 4/1/2013 at 01:38

Hi, Im gathering information to prepare myself for a 3 month trip around some cool parts of SE Asia. Im pretty new to travelling although i did spend 3 weeks in South Thailand last year without exploring elsewere. Im going to be travelling alone and i just want some tips on best places to visit for someone like me. Im a 28 year old male, and i enjoy the usual sterotypical things i.e partying and woman, haha. I also enjoy culture and exploring new places. Basically i just need some guidence as i ...

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Viewed 1,963 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by Battydan on 5/1/2013 at 07:54

5 weeks in Southeast Asia

Posted by SaltwaterGem on 4/1/2013 at 11:03

I leave in just a couple days... I was hammering things out on Lonely Planet's website, but they put the kibosh on that whole thing. I have about 35 days. Here's my basic itinerary, and then I have some questions... 1) Leave the US 2) Arrive in Bangkok 3) Bangkok 4) Bangkok 4) Bangkok w/overnight train to Chiang Mai 5) arrive Chiang Mai 6) Chiang Mai 7) Chiang Mai 8`) begin transport/slow boat journey to Luang Prabang 9) ---- 10) ----/arrive in Luang Prabang 11) Luang Prabang 12) Luang Praban ...

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Backpacking Beginner

Posted by aam09d on 3/1/2013 at 16:41

Hi everyone, I am new to this site and to backpacking but I will be graduating from college in the US and will be traveling with a few friends in July. I know this is the middle of the rainy season in the area but it it the only time we can all go before starting "the real world" in August. I was just looking for input on what I have been planning. We will be going to China for about 2 weeks before flying into Bangkok. We wanted to go north from there then into Laos & Vietnam then ...

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Viewed 1,821 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 4/1/2013 at 22:23

Traveller Noob Advice!

Posted by SophieJae on 3/1/2013 at 07:51

Hi all, I am 23 and have decided I NEED to go travelling! I plan on spending 2013 saving and planning so me and my partner can start our travels in 2014. We ideally would only like to go for around 3-4 months with a budget of about £5,000 each (providing we can save that this year!). We would like to start in India and head up into Nepal. From Nepal, we will fly to Bangkok and then travel Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. From Cambodia, we would like to catch a flight over to Indonesia or Mal ...

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7 months in asia and a £9000 budget

Posted by Mazusara on 2/1/2013 at 08:43

Hi Guys, I've been reading your forum for a good few months now and picked up some great advice and tips for planning my own trip. I am travelling SE Asia from 8th February to 15th September, starting in Thailand (BKK) working my way up to Chiang Mai, onto Laos, south onto Cambodia then to HCMC up to Hanoi, possibly with a weeks trip to Nanning China. After this i will be travelling back to BKK then southern Thailand (islands etc) onto Malaysia then to Java [visiting bali, lombok etc aswell] wh ...

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Summer 2013 Travel Advice

Posted by meekswatson on 1/1/2013 at 18:04

Hey guys, Myself and 4 friends (students aged 20-22) are planning to travel Southeast Asia for 6 weeks and we are looking for advice on places to see and hear just any main highlights that you guys would recommend for us to see. Also if you could share any recommended routes and the cheapest methods of transport to use while we are out there. Any help would be greatly appreciated, Cheers guys ...

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Costs (Laos, Cambodia, Burma)

Posted by perkinwarbeck on 1/1/2013 at 09:26

Firstly, apologies if this is been posted in an incorrect area of the forum! It has been some years (over a decade) since my first and only visit to SEA. Back then, Burma was closed-off to foreigners; meaning, I spent most of my trip in Laos and Vietnam. I have browsed through several guidebooks and threads on this site looking for budgetary specifics; but most are vague. I will be working in Burma for several months from February, and will, eventually, make my way to Cambodia, Laos and Vietn ...

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BKK -Return Date: TBD

Posted by iferr665 on 30/12/2012 at 00:38

Hi all, I'm 23/M/US planning a trip through SEA starting January 5. I am an avid motorcycle enthusiast and excited for motorbike trips throughout Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. However, I don't have a fixed itinerary yet. I have about $1200/month to live on and I'm seeking recommendations for nice rides and interesting places. What kind of accommodation is available for my budget? I am fond of beer and long walks on the beach and I'm open to travel buddies! ...

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Viewed 1,218 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by exacto on 30/12/2012 at 09:28

Air Asia - Worst Customer Service EVER!

Posted by phishsticks on 24/12/2011 at 07:45

If your ever going to book a flight with Air Asia, make sure there are no changes, if there is don't expect any compensation. I just spent 5 hours, over 230 minutes of long distance calls, went through 4 customer service agents and 1 insurance agent trying to talk to a manager and still I have had no contact with any management. I was told they would call me they didn't. I called back and they said they'd get me a manager and put me on hold until there office closed. My girlfriend pulled out her ...

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Viewed 9,436 times, with 9 replies. Last reply by Xircal on 28/12/2012 at 04:49

3 months in SE Asia

Posted by Bradley155 on 3/12/2012 at 07:58

Hello, I wondered if anyone could help please? My boyfriend and I are planning on travelling around in SE Asia in Janurary. We leave on the 16th Jan and come back 1st May so were hoping to fit quite alot. We fly into Bangkok and need to get to the Ko Phangnan for 23rd Feb. I'm struggling to figure out the best route from Bangkok though Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos back to Bangkok. We keep ending up in Vietnam during Tet which I've heard is a nightmare to travel at the time - is that correct? I've ...

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Viewed 2,016 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Xircal on 26/12/2012 at 05:48

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