Photo: Street food Phetchaburi Soi 10, Bangkok.

Southeast Asia forum

Backpacking route

Posted by wmw120894 on 17/11/2012 at 04:46

Hi all! This is my first solo backpacking trip. Would like to seek your opinion on the viability of this route. Flying on 3 dec from Singapore --> Ho chi minh --> Hoi an --> Hue --> Hanoi --> Vientiane --> Phnom Penh --> Siem reap --> Bangkok --> Koh Tao --> Bang kok --> Chiang Mai --> Bang kok I'm wondering if it's better to fly into Bangkok from Singapore and go to Chiangmai followed by Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and back in BK. Or to proceed with ...

 Read the full post.

Viewed 2,652 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Saphir on 26/11/2012 at 01:16

Solo traveler landing in Ho CHi Minh dec 17

Posted by nufan32 on 24/11/2012 at 03:09

landing in saigon dec 17 with a hotel booked for a few days to settle in. probably going to head over through cambodia to thailand but nothing is planned yet. hoping to meet some fellow travellers to bounce around with or just get some advice from. cheers... ...

 Read the full post.

Viewed 1,747 times, with no replies.

Itinerary Planning...

Posted by banjordan on 16/11/2012 at 01:16

Hi all, My wife and I are planning a honeymoon trip in SE Asia, departing on December 14. Our first week will be in Taiwan; on 12/21 we fly from Taipei to Phnom Penh and then we have about 3 more weeks after that. Here's what we're thinking: Phnom Penh (2 nights). Flight to Siem Reap. Siem Reap (3 nights). Flight to Luang Prabang. Luang Prabang (7 nights). Flight to BKK and then an overnight train or bus south to a ferry. Ko Tao or Samui or Lanta (4 nights) BKK (4 nights) Does this seem rea ...

 Read the full post.

Viewed 1,874 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by banjordan on 21/11/2012 at 19:53

Singapore to Phnom Penh in 2 weeks

Posted by Draams on 11/11/2012 at 20:57

I'm flying in to Singapore on the 20th of November and meeting some friends in Phnom Penh on the 6th to go rock climbing through Laos and Vietnam over the next month. We'll also duck into Siem Riep for Angkor Wat. That leaves me with 2 weeks to get to Phnom Penh. I also need to organise my visas for Laos and Vietnam in BKK on Phnom Penh (don't want to hold the other guys up who are more organised). Apart from that, freedom! I love climbing, hiking, adventure, and am interested in scenery ...

 Read the full post.

Viewed 1,758 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by jc1257 on 15/11/2012 at 15:02

From Kuala Lumpur to Siem Reap - 3 weeks

Posted by laber on 14/11/2012 at 13:12

Hi! I'm landing in Kuala Lumpur on the 7th of January and I should be in Siem Reap at around beginning of February (it's a soft deadline). I was thinking of traveling all the way up to Bangkok (mainly by train) and then towards Siem Reap. I would like to avoid crowds with lots of tourists, and I am interested in meeting locals and enjoying wonderful landscapes, mainly by the sea If on the way there is any place where I can give a hand, I will be happy to skip some stop-overs and remain lo ...

 Read the full post.

Viewed 2,109 times, with no replies.

Travel Buddies Dec 2012 - Feb 2013

Posted by mandeepbatavia on 14/11/2012 at 11:52

Hi all, I am looking to go travelling between Nov 28 - Mid Feb. I am flying into Bangkok and hoping to stay in a hostel for a couple of nights..any ideas? From there hoping to go North Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. I have not set plans and am up for a laugh with some like minded people. I love to travel, engross the culture and have some good nights out! MSG me if you are travelling around those dates. Male/25 from London Cheers! ...

 Read the full post.

Viewed 2,121 times, with no replies.

Christmas and NYE

Posted by potta_boro on 3/11/2012 at 14:53

Hi i was just curious to no where would the best country/city/town to spend christmas and new year out of Thailand Vietnam and Cambodia im not really sure which of these i will be in at the time but if anyone has any suggestions i would appreciate it as im travelling solo and i dont really want to be in the middle of nowhere in my bed with nothing happening around me like a saddo thinking of home. cheers ...

 Read the full post.

Viewed 1,916 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 13/11/2012 at 23:28

Budget sail trip anywhere in SE Asia

Posted by gottogotoday on 7/2/2012 at 22:48

We are currently in Pai (hard to leave laid back Pai) does anyone know where we could go to get on a budget type sailing trip for a few days? We like to snorkel but we are not divers. We are more than willing to try any of the nearby countries, we just need an idea of where to start. We can't afford $1200.00 for a few days, we were hoping that something exists for a couple of hundred, maximum $300.00 for 3 days. ...

 Read the full post.

Viewed 4,133 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by southseanomads on 9/11/2012 at 18:00

Very rough / initial plans for 6 months in SE asia

Posted by bd7391 on 15/10/2012 at 14:16

Hi, I'm planning to travel solo in southeast Asia for around 6 months from the middle of January. I don't want to have a strict plan but just have a rough idea of when I'll be in each country to make the most of the weather, and also want to travel over land for as much as possible. 1. Fly into Bangkok around 10th January and travel Thailand (north of the "islands") for around 3 weeks 2. Over land to Laos by around 5th February and spend February in Laos 3. Spend March in Cambodia ...

 Read the full post.

Viewed 2,442 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by mariajames on 9/11/2012 at 09:37

Is this a good route?

Posted by lucylinda on 27/10/2012 at 22:17

Hello, Just wanting some help with my planning SEA next year. I plan on leaving in April 2013, leaving from Australia to Bali, spending 1 month there and then heading over to Thailand- I would like to spend about 6 weeks there, however I know the visa is for 1 month, so would leave and then go back. After Thailand I was planning on going to Cambodia for about 3 weeks, seeing all the sights. I was also then planning to do some volunteer work there. I have started my TEFL and was hoping to do t ...

 Read the full post.

Viewed 2,072 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by lucylinda on 5/11/2012 at 02:19

Chau Doc to Phnom Penh by Boat

Posted by ron67 on 21/12/2007 at 04:35

Wanted to know boats that leave Chau Doc to Phnom Penh 1. How many boats leave per day? 2. Is there any fast boats? 3. What times? 4. All costs? 5. How long does it take? 6. Do they all leave from near the Victory Hotel? We have been told there are no toilets on one boat, we don't know which one. ...

 Read the full post.

Viewed 27,731 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by busylizzy on 3/11/2012 at 18:16

Thailand/Laos/Cambodia 6 week itinerary

Posted by pascal1980 on 31/12/2011 at 11:56

Hi there! On January 12 I will fly to Bangkok for my 6 weeks trip to Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. I am looking for a great and diverse trip and so far this is my rough plan: Thailand (6) Bangkok (3 days) Chiang Mai (2) Chiang Kong (1) Laos (17) Luang Prabang (4) Nong Khiaw (2) Vang Vieng (2) Vientiane (1) Pakse / Tad Lo / Bolaven (4) Champasak (1) 4000 Islands / Don Dhet (3) Cambodia (13) Kampong Cham (1) Siem Reap (4) Phnom Penh (2) Kampot (2) Sihanoukville / Koh Rong (4) Th ...

 Read the full post.

Viewed 7,816 times, with 16 replies. Last reply by mariajames on 2/11/2012 at 12:42

Advise on 5 month SEA plan

Posted by ec2011 on 14/10/2012 at 11:57

Hi Everyone, My partner and I are thinking of going to SEA March 2014 for 20 weeks. We are volunteering in Nepal for 4 weeks and then considering the following itinerary; 2 further weeks in Nepal 3 weeks in Tibet 2 weeks in China 2 weeks in Thailand 1 week in Laos 1-2 weeks in Vietnam 1-2 weeks in Cambodia 1 week in Borneo Does that all sound do-able? We are both in our late 20s so aren't really looking for a 5 month long party! We are quite happy, in fact happier, to take the road less trav ...

 Read the full post.

Viewed 1,946 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by ec2011 on 27/10/2012 at 05:37

7 months in SE Asia :)

Posted by dagi_jagi on 24/10/2012 at 08:49

Hi all, I need your advice. With my boyfriend we aregoing to have some kind of gap half year. Starting 5/12 from BKK. We have somedoubts about our route. So many options to choose, each has pros and cons.Especially weather factor. Is it too cold for mountains in Decmber? (northVietnam and north Laos)? Or in December/January it's not worth to go to Borneo/Indonsesia because of weather? We plan to spend 3-4weeks per country. Any tips are more than welcome. Waiting for your feedback. Option 1: ...

 Read the full post.

Viewed 2,123 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by caseyprich on 25/10/2012 at 22:09

Nong Khai (Vientiane) to Sukhothai?

Posted by caseyprich on 15/10/2012 at 18:25

Anyone done this before - or the reverse? Just curious as to availability of transport, travel time and road conditions. ...

 Read the full post.

Viewed 5,285 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by exacto on 16/10/2012 at 21:33

My December SE ASIA Trip

Posted by calistyle on 16/10/2012 at 13:23

I'm flying from NYC to Hanoi . 10 hour layover in Hong Kong- Gonna try to at least check out Victoria Harbour and a few things. 12/18-Spend the night in Hanoi. 12/19-Transport to Halong Bay 12/20-Sleeper-Train from Hanoi to Danang, then head to Hoi An for a day. 12/22-Sleeper-Train to Saigon...Possibly stop in Mui Ne for some kitesurfing?? 12/24-Train/Bus to Phnom Penh 12/26-Speedboat to Siem Reap 12/28-Bus to Battambang 12/29-Bus to Bangkok 12/31-Flight to Surat Thani, then bus/b ...

 Read the full post.

Viewed 2,173 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by calistyle on 16/10/2012 at 21:26

Itinerary help - best way to get to Phuket in the end

Posted by affgomes on 16/10/2012 at 12:39

I'm on the road - Ayuthaya - with 6.5 weeks to go. On the way to Chiang Mai tomorrow and then want to see Laos ( LP and Vientiane at least) plus Vietnam and Cambodja( Angkor Wat and Phnom Penh) to keep it short. My issue at the moment is that we want to have a week in Phuket at the end of the trip , flying then to HK and back to London on the 13th of December. Already we have been going a lot slower than I extra day at Kanchanaburi, an extra day at Ayutthaya etc bu ...

 Read the full post.

Viewed 1,673 times, with no replies.

Another Itinerary Advice Request/Help - Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos/Thailand

Posted by naikman on 16/10/2012 at 04:37

Hi all, I have been reading numerous posts on this site in order to collate this itinerary that my girlfriend and I hope to follow (roughly) starting in March. We have left 10 days at the end in case we stay longer at certain places and also my girlfriend is keen to go to Hong Kong and go to Disneyland, I would not say no to going to a horse race meet at Hong Kong. We have tried not to rush things too much and allow enough time for travel, especially within Laos, and also we have tried to spli ...

 Read the full post.

Viewed 2,014 times, with no replies.

Three weeks in SEA and need a bit of help

Posted by wags3671 on 15/10/2012 at 20:40

Hi all, I am leaving in two weeks for three weeks in SEA. I start in Vietnam and will be in Hanoi and Hoi An from Nov 1 to Nov 7. After that I am up in the air. Originally I wanted to go to Mekong Delta and explore but now I think I should just head on to Siem Reap for a couple of days and then on to Thailand and try to spend more time there. I am thinking the following: Nov 1-7 Vietnam Nov7-10 Siem reap Nov 10-16 Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai Nov16-20 Bangkok thoughts? Should I go to Nh ...

 Read the full post.

Viewed 1,766 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by caseyprich on 15/10/2012 at 22:00

SE Asia - 3 weeks?

Posted by Undisclosed on 10/10/2012 at 17:18

Hello, I would really appreciate some feedback. Planning to go to SE Asia for 3 weeks next Nov (super early planning I know, I need something to look forward to!). Laos and Cambodia are musts, otherwise we would also be keen on Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Keen to do some long walks, and general things (appreaciating the culture, nature etc) that aren't too touristy. But at the same time we are both a bit safety concious and cautious (not sure how to say this, perhaps easier out of our comfo ...

 Read the full post.

Viewed 5,364 times, with 12 replies. Last reply by Undisclosed on 14/10/2012 at 17:27

Browse more pages of the forum:
Top of page

Please login to add a new post

You need to be a Travelfish member to be able to add a post to the forum. Please use the button below to log in. After logging in you'll be returned to this page automatically to add your post. Not a member? Join up here.

Top of page