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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 ...

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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 ...

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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! ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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