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Saigon - Bangkok, itinerary critique please

Posted by pollitoriquito on 4/6/2012 at 15:26

Hi everyone, I will be arriving in Saigon on September 15th to meet my girlfriend who is currently on a solo RTW journey. We will be approx. 1 month in the area and we fly back to Europe from Bangkok. I know it's rainy season, but our idea is to get some quality beach time if possible (some rain doesn't bother us). Additionally we're not big "tourists" in the typical sightseeing, temple visiting, museum-ing sense. We prefer eating and drinking (not hardcore clubbing, however) our way ...

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SE Asia from December onwards

Posted by Barefootsuzie on 24/7/2012 at 19:59

Hi there Im 28/F from the UK. Im doing a solo RTW tour and will touch down in Bangkok on the 15th December, planning on touring SE Asia/Malaysia. I don't really have a time frame or any fixed plans so will just be going with the flow. Would love to hear from anyone who will be there around the same time/doing something similar. I'd also like advice on the best route to take. As a say, I land in Bangkok then my next flight will be from Singapore to Perth when I'm ready to move on. Look forward ...

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company wanted, SE Asia trip July 27th - Oct 1st

Posted by bluesky_1984 on 20/7/2012 at 09:49

hey everybody, I'm Nicole, 27 from Germany. I'll be leaving for Bangkok on July 26th and I will be flying out of Singapore on Oct 1st unless I change the date for some reason. I'll be traveling alone and would love some company. Don't really have any plans yet, but would like to see some of Thailand's islands, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, a bit of Malaysia and then make my way down to Singapore. I would love to hear from you if you're in the area around the same time. Maybe we could travel together ...

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Viewed 1,712 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by bluesky_1984 on 24/7/2012 at 12:16

JUNE 2012 SEA TRIP-LOOKING FOR TRAVEL BUDDIES

Posted by LizSeaTraveler on 2/6/2012 at 14:27

Hey guys, kind of a last minute, spontaneous trip but I will be heading to Southeast Asia: Thailand, Laos, Vietname, Cambodia in mid June (this month) and traveling 5-6 weeks. If anyone has a flexible schedule and wants to be my travel buddy, let me know. I am fluent in Lao so getting around in Laos and Thailand should be a breeze although I would hope to not have to travel solo-lady travel buddies preferred but I am open if you seem safe. May do a background check on you if you're a guy... MID ...

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Trekking in SE Asia with overnight stays

Posted by ehartley1 on 25/6/2012 at 07:00

Hello, my boyfriend and I are travelling through Malaysia, South Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand this summer. Last year, I went trekking in Chiang Mai - 3days/2nights, with a tribe stay, elephant trekking and rafting. I really enjoyed it, but would like to try somewhere new. However, from research I've done, i'm struggling to find an area where we could do a similar sort of trek - for example in Taman Negara (Malaysia) and Khao Sok (Thailand), it seems people stay in town and do day treks. Am I r ...

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July-October itinerary help

Posted by docho on 12/7/2012 at 03:05

Hi, Me & my girlfriend are flying to Bangkok on July 19th, and back on October 19th. We would like to travel in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and finish the trip in 2 weeks in the islands of Thailand. (actually we also wanted to visit Nepal but unsure if we have enough time for it). We understand that this is exactly the wet and hot season which is not very recommended but we do not have any other time to make this trip and hope it'll not be so bad. Still, we wanted to ask if there is any recomm ...

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SE Asia trip for 4 weeks... help please!

Posted by jijerton on 16/7/2012 at 12:29

This will be my first time backpacking and my boyfriend and I are planning on going to Southeast Asia (Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand for 4 weeks). I know there's kind of a lot to cover in just 4 weeks, so if there's one country that has to be skipped I'm open to suggestions. We will be mainly traveling overland from country to country because we're both on a budget. We don't have much of a plan yet but this is what I have so far: Beijing to Guilin (train) (stop in Guilin for 1 day) Guil ...

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Help on Budget

Posted by HollyN on 13/7/2012 at 02:17

Hello - I am looking at travelling Thailand with a friend in mid September for about 5 weeks. I was just wondering if anyone knew roughly how much I could do this for? We are not sure if we will be doing Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, or just Thailand and the islands. Could anyone help on a rough estimate on each of these so I know which trip will be best? On a budget of about £1000 to £1500 for the 5 weeks if this will be enough? Thanks ...

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First Solo Trip! One month in SEA (lots of questions!)

Posted by Dayyanum on 12/7/2012 at 15:51

Alrighty folks, I'm excited to say that I've finally buckled down and started planning my first solo trip for November of this year. I have tons of questions, but will try to keep this post as simple as possible (seriously, I tried). Thank you for putting up with and/or playing along with my giddiness. Things you should know: - I'm a photographer, so getting pictures of just about dang near everything is important. People, landscapes, food, street life, animals, everything. - I adore a ...

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25 days - Northern+ Sourthern Vietnam, Laos

Posted by horstinho on 11/7/2012 at 16:31

Hello! Thanks in advance for any recommendations! We will have 25 days time from the beginning of august to the beginning of september... As this is by far not enough time to see everything we want to see it is very difficult to choose from the long list of interesting places... We don't want to spend to much time on long distance bus travailing so i figured out the following route... (The vietnam flights are cheap - the laos flights are not) Would anybody recommend a different route/different ...

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laos route

Posted by wolfiehogan on 8/7/2012 at 01:33

hi guys, am just doing my trip of the region and am really enjoying it, have made my way through thailand and am now in luang prabang heading to vang vienne. my question is though i am planning on doing some biking in laos and just looking for a bit of help with it. i was thinking of renting from pakse and traveling to 4000 islands. is this possible or a good route to take. can i do one way biking or does any body know a good place where i can rent a bike cos have heard some bad stories about p ...

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Motorbiking in SE Asia? Make sure you're covered.

Posted by DLuek on 7/7/2012 at 00:48

Hi all, Just read this awful story of a New Zealander who got roughed up real bad in a motorbiking accident in Phuket recently. He had travel insurance, but it didn't cover motorbiking. Definitely worth scouring that fine print to ensure your policy covers motorbiking. If you've got the means to help this poor guy there's a link to donate through the article linked to above. ...

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3 weeks holiday with 9 months-old baby

Posted by martinamaya on 30/6/2012 at 05:05

Hi All, We're planning a 3 weeks holiday in August with our 9 months-old baby We would like to visit Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia and fly back to Shanghai from Singapore. It's maybe too much! That's why we would appreciate some suggestions about what's really worth it to visit in each country. We are living in China and been travelling around here, we like visiting ancient and cultural places, markets and also have time to relax on the beach, possibly in Thailand (not too touristic / ...

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Viewed 4,392 times, with 10 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 6/7/2012 at 22:52

SE Asia Itinerary Help!

Posted by erikjp on 4/7/2012 at 21:53

Hello, I am an exchange student going to Japan for a year and for the break in-between semesters I was planning on backpacking through Southeast Asia. I'm interested in a mixture of things,definitely historical religious sites, natural wonders (like Ha Long Bay), and yes, a bit of partying along the way. I'm the kind of traveler that likes to do and see things, not just arrive in a place and wander. I've written this itinerary and am looking for some feedback. Let me know if I've missed anything ...

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Advice for 3 months backpacking around SE Asia

Posted by Manckiwi on 30/6/2012 at 21:51

My partner and I are currently living and working in Auckland, NZ but we're planning to move to the UK next July (where I'm originally from). So, as we'll both have to quit our jobs, we figured this would be the perfect opportunity to fit some travel in before settling down to work etc. We've managed to work out a budget of around $20k (NZD) and are planning on spending around 3 months from leaving NZ in April to arriving in the UK in July. Our current plan is: [li]10 days in Bali[/li][li]3 da ...

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Next adventure. Travel buddy?

Posted by potta_boro on 28/6/2012 at 09:15

Sooo, here we go again... Hoping to arrive in BKK in September around the 12th and this is my rough plan: Start in Bangkok and stay there for a few days and sort visas out and whatever then head up to Chiang Mai with maybe a few stops on the way, and maybe Chiang Rai, then I plan on heading back to Bangkok and catching a flight over too Hanoi , Once in Hanoi I plan on buying a motorcycle and doing the top to tail ride finishing up in HCMC then either ditch the back or carry on with it into ...

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4 months- Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur overland

Posted by liddyb on 25/6/2012 at 23:16

Hello, My partner and I are planning an overland tripstarting this October in Hanoi .The route we hope to take is Hanoi to HCMC (about 5 weeks), cross into Cambodia and travelaround the whole country for about 3 weeks, cross over the Laos border and travelnorth through Laos for about 3 weeks, then cross over into Northern Thailand and headsouth through the country with hopefully enough time to get right down to Singapore beforereturning home from Kuala Lumpur. We plan to backpack, staying mo ...

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Documentaries/Videos

Posted by wfvarn on 25/6/2012 at 23:35

I'm looking for things to watch as I envision what my travels to SE Asia will be like. I am interested in Theravada Buddhism monasteries, scuba diving, service work, and any backpacking, hiking, white water experiences. I am thinking about living in N Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, or Bali. Thanks in advance! ...

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Viewed 2,829 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by DLuek on 26/6/2012 at 01:22

vietnam visa

Posted by wolfiehogan on 23/6/2012 at 09:24

hi, have just landed in bangkok and want to organize my Vietnamese visa and was wondering which way would be the easiest.i will be heading to chang mai before entering laosif i can do it there. or would i be better try do it online. or does any one know where the vietnam embassy is in bangkok ...

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Viewed 1,635 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 24/6/2012 at 00:14

New to SE Asia and wanting to make the most of 10 weeks! Where's good?!

Posted by redphoebe on 19/6/2012 at 17:46

My friend and I are looking to travel SE Asia in our summer break next year. We have about ten weeks and potentially around £3000 - £4000 each to play with (this to include flights)... HELP! As two young girls travelling for the first time we would really like some recommendations of fairly safe places to visit where we can soak up the culture, feel like we're having an adventure and party along the way.. We have Thailand down as a must and would really like to visit Cambodia and Vietna ...

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