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3 weeks SEA for first timers

Posted by jackieg on 17/4/2012 at 07:55

Please Help - My husbad and are planning a 3 week trip o SEA. I would like to see Bangkok - Angor Wat - KL and Borneo. Is this doable. I have read so many different blogs that my head is starting to pickle. Has anybody any suggestions as to a plan for me. would rather travel over land than fly if possible. All help welcome ...

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Itinerary Advice/Comments Wanted - Asia

Posted by brothbart on 18/12/2009 at 23:03

I will be leaving on Feb. 8 for my big trip that will hopefully take me from India-Nepal-Burma-Thailand-Laos-Cambodia-Vietnam-China. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Wed. Feb. 10 12:30 AM Arrive Mumbai, India Thur. Feb. 11 Mumbai/Chowpatty Beach Fri. Feb. 12 Mumbai/Elephanta Island Sat. Feb. 13 Mumbai to Aurangabad – 6:10 Train Tapovan express (7617) - Dep-06:10 hrs Arr-13:15 hrs Mumbai, Dadar, Thane, Kalyan, Igatpuri, Dewlali Cantt., Nasik, Lasalgaon, Manmad, Aurangabad, Jal ...

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dont make me go back!!

Posted by Has on 12/4/2012 at 09:54

Hello! thanks for taking a look at this post, any advice/pointers would be greatly appreciated. atm im flying into bali then intend to move up to cambodia. im under the impression the best way is to fly via KL into phnom penh which is ideal as i then want to move up through cambodia to siem reap etc (i assume there are buses etc!?). once cambodia has been seen and done the idea is to go straight up to laos, again over ground, to check tubing off the list! apart from that, and given time constr ...

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Vietnam visa in Bangkok

Posted by ekumbier on 14/4/2012 at 22:47

Hi, My friends and I are traveling in Southeast Asia right now and need to get our Vietnam visas. We plan to be in Vietnam for less than 30 days. I was thinking we could do this in Bangkok, but then we might need a 60 or 90 day visa. We could also do it in Vientiane or Phnom Penh, but didn't plan on spending a lot of time in those cities. Also, is there any way not to waste a day at the embassy? Is there a reputable travel agency in Bangkok that could handle it? Thanks, Eric ...

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backpacking southeast asia

Posted by anaganda on 14/4/2012 at 00:57

planning to backpack in southeast asia, I'm looking for a travbuddy. By the way I'm Ana, 32yrs old from philippines. Please message me if anybody wants to be my travel buddy. ...

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Itinery advice for 'less-orthodox' 6 week BKK - BKK round trip in Aug/Sept

Posted by jonq1987 on 12/4/2012 at 06:35

Hello fellow users of Travelfish, I've booked flights to and from Bangkok for a 6 week trip (43 full days) in August and September, and I would greatly appreciate any advice from those who have visited the region before. As said, this will be my first solo trip to Asia (I am a 25 year old male indepentantly-minded traveller with plenty of experience travelling solo in different corners of Europe) and while I am ok with hitting some of the touristy spots (of course they became so for a reason) ...

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Vietnam or Cambodia - 2 weeks, September

Posted by wanderingirish on 11/4/2012 at 14:02

Hi guys, I'm a new member hoping some seasoned SEA travellers will be able to help me out. My boyfriend and I are hoping to travel to SEA at the end of August/beginning of September. We've stretched our holidays to the max, but realistically will only have 17 days - to include travel from London. Initially we were hoping to 'see' Vietnam, but having looked at various itineraries on the forum, I think that's probably overambitious for such a short period. We've been discussing whether to curt ...

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Help me plan my trip!

Posted by sacer on 9/4/2012 at 23:39

Hey guys, I'm planning a 23 day trip to Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos. This will be my first time traveling and I'll be on my own so I'd really appreciate any advice you guys have for me. 5/13 - 5/14: 2 days in Bangkok Fly to Hanoi 5/15 - 5/19: 5 days in Hanoi and Ha Long Bay Overnight train to Lao Cai 5/20 - 5/21: 2 days in Sapa 10 hour bus to Dien Bien Phu 5/22: Stay at DBP for the night 10 hour bus to Muang Khua 5/23: Stay at Muang Khua for the night 5hr slow boat to Nong Khiaw; From NK, bu ...

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10 weeks in S.E.A.

Posted by Clare1993 on 7/4/2012 at 06:16

Hi everyone, My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to SEA at the end of the year. I'm 19 and he will be 20. We get there on the 5th of November and we have about 10-12 weeks to travel. I know its not a long time, but its all we have because its during our uni break! We fly into Hanoi and were thinking of heading south to Ho Chi Minh, across to Cambodia, up through Laos then down through Thailand. We want to see as much as we can but we don't want to be on the move all time time either. We ar ...

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Which Countries first?

Posted by Donman1990 on 7/4/2012 at 02:14

I'm planning on doing a solo back pack trip through south east Asia. At the moment I have no real time constraints, but I will be leaving around february/march next year, for probably 3-4 months. I want to travel through Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, and possibly a little bit of time in Northern Thailand, and I will eventually fly out to Japan when I reach the end of my time this area. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on which country to start in..? ...

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My First S.E.A trip! Help please....

Posted by AngusW on 5/4/2012 at 22:05

Hey everyone, I've found this site incredible for my preparations, but I thought I'd like to throw my itinerary out there to see what people think. Bascially I'm after tips on must sees along the route, and a reality check as well from those that have done the trips I'm planning. Me and the girlfriend have 36 days. End May - End June (Wet I know!!) Singapore - KL KL - Bangkok (Fly) Bangkok - Siem Reap - Phnom Penh Phnom Penh - Yangon (Fly) Yangon - Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai Chiang Rai - Lua ...

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Please help me plan my route in wet season

Posted by Muzz on 27/3/2012 at 23:38

Hi all We're on a year trip and unfortunately our plans unavoidably have plonked us in Asia for 5 months during wet season, we land in Bangkok on 1st June and we head off to Australia on 3rd November from Singapore. I've been trying to figure out if there is a preferred route that we can lesser the affects of rain or whether we're buggered whatever we do, but the task is proving too much and i'm more confused than when i started, the ideal route would be N.Thailand > Laos > Vietnam > C ...

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Itinerary advice please - All advice welcome

Posted by adampatto on 3/4/2012 at 17:26

Hey Guys, I appreicate the forum gets a lot of these questions but couldnt resist throwing in one myself. Myself and Wife and travelling through SEA starting mid september. Were mid to late 20's. Both love to have a beer and love the beach but dont want to get caught up with 18 year olds etc So here is what we were thinking Hanoi 2 nights Halong Bay 1 night Hanoi 1 night - Fly to Hue Hue - 3 nights Hoi An - 3 nights Nha Trang - 3 nights Saigon - 2 nights Phnom Penh - 3 nights Sihanoukville - 1 ...

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16 days to travel Southeast Asia- Itinerary HELP?

Posted by kelcatalina on 4/4/2012 at 15:57

Hi all- Just wanted to see if I could get some itinerary advice for a 2 week trip to Southeast Asia. My friend Jenn and I will be going at the end of July. We would like to fly into Bangkok (or some other beginning spot) and then head to Bali or one of the islands but want to do this trip without any air travel, just train/bus travel. From the forums that I have been reading, 2 weeks is not enough time to travel that long of a stretch and actually enjoy it, so am wondering if anybody has any s ...

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Itinerary advice needed - please help!

Posted by greeneyes1983 on 3/4/2012 at 10:50

Hello This will be mine and my boyfriends first trip to SEasia and we hoping to do the following itinerary on our own using internalflights where possible. We have one month. We only want to visit the places wehave listed, and we enjoy beaches, trying different food, wildlife and seeing afew of the sights but are not overly bothered by the temples we want to visitthem, but wouldn't spend days looking round them, we do like to have somenightlife ( but not to the extent of full moon parties) Viet ...

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Sappa or chaing Mai jungle trek?

Posted by greeneyes1983 on 3/4/2012 at 11:11

Hi has anyone experienced both and can tell me which they prefered? I am worried Chaing Mai is too touristy and it is also adding another two flights to my itineary!! experiences apprciated!! ...

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Laos, Cambodia (+ Vietnam?)

Posted by melface on 17/3/2012 at 21:14

Hi there, I am traveling (on my first overseas trip!) to SE Asia with my boyfriend in April, and have just over 3 weeks to spend in the region. My plan has been to spend most of the time (about 2 weeks) in Laos (mainly around Luang Prabang), and approximately 1 week in Cambodia, to see - of course - Angkor Wat and the Killing Fields. I know that it isn't very much time, but I thought for a first overseas trip at the age of 24, that I should keep it short as I'm just getting my foot in the doo ...

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Travelers Cheques?

Posted by Wanderluster on 31/3/2012 at 01:53

The last time I traveled to Southeast Asia was in 2009 and for the duration of my trip I used American Express Travelers Cheques. There were no real problems associated with cashing them and did so with relative ease. I am once again headed for the region (Thailand, Laos, Indonesia) and was wondering if there has been any change in regards to the prevalence of cashing locations and whether or not travelers cheques are still a good idea. I of course will be ordering some Baht beforehand, but w ...

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Trip suggestions

Posted by waverunner on 2/4/2012 at 01:52

Hey fellow travelers, I'm 24 y.o. female travelling solo. That will be my first exotic solo travel so I'm really excited also a little scared I'm in a stage of planning and I'm looking for advices. I'll travel for around 30-40 days and I'll start on 2 Nov. in Bangkok, my final destination is Ha noi. In Thailand I'll visit Bangkok for 4 days (take a day trip to ayutthaya) then I'll go via airplane to Chiang Mai and stay there for 2 days, then I'll take the bus back to Bangkok. I want to visit ...

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1st time traveller

Posted by wolfiehogan on 1/4/2012 at 07:05

hi guys i am flying in to bangkok on the 21st off june for a 3 month trip around the region. my question is has any body got advice or tips for me to look out for until i get settled in as i have never done any thing like this before. it. ...

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