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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: ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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How long should I spend travelling SEA?

Posted by maabee on 14/10/2012 at 06:51

Hi All! I've saved up enough to travel SEA for a year (on a budget!) but was wondering if I should instead cut my time down to maybe around 6 months or less? I could then travel Eastern Europe or Central/South America as well for a few months instead. I'm just wondering if after a few months in SEA I'll be starting to wish I had took the chance to visit some where else. I'm happy to go at a slow pace as time isn't an issue, hopefully I should visit the whole of SEA except maybe the Philippines ...

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First advice greatly appreciated!

Posted by JustBreathe on 12/10/2012 at 22:05

Hi everyone, I am going to Ghana for a nursing practicum until the end of May and then plan to continue on to SEA for June and possible July with a friend. I am researching itineraries and trying to work out a tentative plan but I am getting overwhelmed with blogs about weather seasons, safety concerns, and the number of places to explore. I am interested primarily in nature, historical sites, and local life but with a taste of faster-paced towns mixed in. I am happy to stay in hostels and eat a ...

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Posted by laurid21010 on 13/10/2012 at 08:57

Hi, Me and a friend are planning a 10 week trip to Thailand, cambodia, vietnam and laos. We go on on 7th Nov and plan to go straight to Cambodia from Bangkok within a few days. Then onto Vietnam and possibly Laos or the other way round. We will have 6 weeks to do Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos is this enough or would it be worth cutting one out? We would be heading to the South of Thailand for Christmas time for 4 weeks. Thoughts please? ...

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Island Hopping - Ko Samui, Ko Tao and Ko Pha Ngan (Early Nov)

Posted by theone on 12/10/2012 at 06:26

Hi, anyone interested in island hopping for about 9-10days. Planning to start from Bangkok from 2nov and take a flight down to Ko Samui. Please free to give any feedback if you did it before. ...

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Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia in 2 months for a solo female traveler

Posted by linalfonso on 27/3/2012 at 19:34

I'm a 23 year old colombian girl, i'm really new into the traveling alone experience and I'm thinking on doing the trip plan suggested for the four countries in 2 months, starting at the end of may, but i'm still worry about going alone. I was wondering if anyone could tell me if you have tried this trip plan, if 2 months is enough time and if i should just go ahead and stop thinking is a bit scary to travel all this time alone. I would really appreciate you comments and suggestions. ...

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24 female looking for travel buddies or anyone who has any tips for a solo traveller :)

Posted by mycs1106 on 10/10/2012 at 14:38

Hey there! I'm flying in to Bangkok on Nov. 1 and flying out Dec. 3. This is the first time I'm going solo on a place I haven't been to EVER so I'm kinda nervous, excited and all that fooshizle ) I really want to visit some beaches, go to a cooking class and celebrate Loi Krathrong in Thailand, for sure go to see angkor wat in Cambodia and take a cooking class and cruise the ha long bay in Vietnam.If time permitting, go pass by Laos. I'm kinda worried it might be a tight schedule and I might m ...

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TRAVEL BUDDY/ADVICE for SE Asia, September 2012 onwards

Posted by RC2012 on 16/4/2012 at 09:19

Hi, Im 22 and travelling alone, I'm leaving from London and will be landing in Bangkok in early September, I want to embrace the true backpackers experience so I will be going with no timecales or planned route but here is what I want to go, Thailand (north & south) Laos Vietnam Cambodia Malaysia Singpore Indonesia Australia New Zealand I know I will need a visa before for Aus/NZ and Vietnam so I will be applying for those while i'm out there but i'm going to just take each day as it comes a ...

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Posted by tuck60 on 7/10/2012 at 07:52

My friend and I will be flying to Bangkok from India to travel around SE Asia for a few months. When we arrive at Bangkok will we need proof of onward travel? We were not planning on pre booking any flights. Thanks ...

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Nature and best outdoor activities

Posted by cath2006uk on 5/10/2012 at 23:11

Hey! I'm currently travelling in Thailand and at the 3rd week of a 3 month trip before heading onto New Zealand for 2 months. I'm thinking this area of the world may not be for me... I'm not such a big fan of Thai cities and urban areas, BUT did really enjoyed my overnight treks in the jungle and the elephant park. So I want to now base my trip around seeing as much nature, stunning scenery, wilderness and doing lots of trekking and outdoor activities (without breaking the bank). Knowing this, ...

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Check my itinerary?

Posted by mjbrennan on 5/10/2012 at 11:23

Who: 21yoM and a 22yoF Budget: up to $50pp/pd USD excluding visas, temple admission, scuba, and transport. When: Dec 26-Jan13 (High Season in Thailand) Preferences: No crazy late night parties, but hopefully not devoid of nightlife. Looking for as much of a cultural experience as a scenic one. Okay how about this itinerary- will I be able to find cheap accommodations during this time? Day 1 Arrive HKG at 8:30PM Dec 27 Ferry to Macau overnight in Macau Day 2 Spend day in Macau, catch lat ...

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Itinerary help please!

Posted by Kimmer2425 on 4/10/2012 at 14:57

Hello and thanks in advance! A friend and I are looking to arrive in Saigon around the 8th of Feb 2013 (give or take a day or 2), and fly out of Bangkok early March - around 3 weeks total. We'd like to head west from HCMC, backpacking and staying in hostels or super cheap bungalows. Mostly looking for mellow beaches and not a huge party scene, and would also like to perhaps see Angkor Wat, spend some time on Ko Chang Noi, and get to some incredible Thai beaches during that time. There's so muc ...

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Budget and Itinerary for 65 days in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia

Posted by Floppy on 2/10/2012 at 10:53

Hi Everyone, I am planning on going to South East Asia for 65 days, leaving on Nov 7 2012 and returning on Jan 10 2013. The current plan: Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai - Chiang Khong - Huay Xai - Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng - Vientiane - Tha Khaek - Dansavanh - Lao Bao - Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An - Nha Trang - Mui Ne - Saigon / Ho Chi Minh - Can Tho - Ha Tien - Prek Chak - Sihanoukville - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - O Smach - Chong Jom - Buri Ram - Pattaya - Bang ...

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SEA in 5 Months!

Posted by nathanhough on 27/9/2012 at 07:15

Hi all, My friend and I are looking at 5 months in SEA starting mid April 2013. This is a list of our route (very rough). Have no idea how many days to spend at each place, we will just take it as it comes. 1. Bangkok 2. Chiang Mai 3. Luang Prabang (Slow Boat) 4. Vang Vieng (We like to have a good time but not destroy ourselves) 5. Vietianne 6. Bus trip from Vietianne to Hanoi (This will be an...experience) 7. Halong Bay 8. Hoi An 9. Nha Trang 10. HCM City 11. Phnom Penh (Rocket Launc ...

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