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8 weeks SEA

Posted by debbierey on 6/11/2016 at 11:28

My husband and I are travelling to SEA late December to late February. We fly into Bankok and stay for 2 days and then fly to Siem Reap for 3 or more days. From there we really haven't planned an itinerary but want to go to Laos, North Vietnam (spent 4 weeks in Vietnam but didn't make it to Sapa or Halong Bay) and possibly Malasia and Indonesia, also more time in Thailand. We're in our 60's and are back packing and staying at low to moderate level hotels and enjoy everything from beaches, bi ...

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Itinerary Advice - 7 weeks in SEA! (Thailand – Myanmar - Laos – Vietnam – Cambodia – Malaysia)

Posted by Brightmaw on 30/4/2016 at 02:23

Hello everyone! After spending 6 weeks in India last year, my girlfriend and I are looking to spend just over 7 weeks in SEA from 26th November - 15th January. So far we have the following itinerary, and I would be hugely grateful for your advice. We travel chiefly by air. Where this isn't possible, we will travel by night, unless the journey is short. In Vietnam, we will travel chiefly by train. As the plans currently are, we will spend Christmas in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and NYE in Sih ...

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30 days Ho Chi Minh to Bangkok

Posted by Woda44 on 26/9/2016 at 09:20

Dear all, December to January, my girlfriend and I will be travelling from Ho Chi Minh to Bangkok. As we're both students in our mid-20s budget is tight. 1. My first hopes were set on: - 1-2 days Ho Chi Minh -Cambodia (1.5 weeks), -Laos, up north to Luang Prabang (2 weeks), -Thailand (1.5 weeks) However, after doing some research I concluded that this might be a bit ambitious. As said, our budget is tight so no flights or fancy fast buses. Both of us enjoy some slow travelling, seeing and e ...

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Itinerary Help! Laos,Vietnam,Cambodia and paradise beach!

Posted by LuCiaPV on 13/8/2016 at 20:05

Hi! I'm planning my second trip to SE Asia with my husband and need some help with some details of our itinerary, specially on transportation, best order between places and to decide our beach spot for the trip. We have a month and fly in and out of Hong Kong. On our first trip we did Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Chang in Thailand, Bagan and Inle in Burma and Siem Reap in Cambodia, plus a few days in Hong Kong. It was a great combination of nature, cool cities and history, Bagan was of our fav ...

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Any input greatly appreciated

Posted by alfr on 27/10/2016 at 02:57

Hello, Im a 24 year old student from Puerto Rico and around the beginning of March 2017 I will be traveling to SEAsia for the first time with one friend. We are completely open to anything, however we would like to incorporate the following in our trip but have had a difficult time arranging it logistically: Bangkok Chiang Mai Songkran(be in Thailand for that time) Gibbon experience Vang Vieng Slow boat Siem Reap Angkor Wat Phnom Penh Hanoi Halong Bay Sapa Hoi An Saigon Motorcycle the general H ...

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The Travelfish weekly quiz

Posted by somtam2000 on 12/9/2016 at 02:11

We've been running a quiz every week in our weekly newsletter, and have been meaning to post on the forum as well. So, better late than never, here is the latest quiz, and I'll update this thread every week with the new one. There is an alt link because the quiz script thingy doesn't work properly for a few people and haven't got to the bottom of why that is. Can you identify these ten islands? (alt link here) Good luck! ...

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First time travelling feeling overwhelmed

Posted by rorymist23 on 24/10/2016 at 08:35

Hello Me and my partner are travelling South East Asia for the first time and are setting off the beginning of January 2017. We will travel for roughly 3/4months and are flying from the UK. I have been doing lots of research but I'm beginning to find it all a little overwhelming and scary. We want to fly into Bangkok head north to Chiang Mai, cross over into Loas, then do Vietnam and Cambodia. We hope to come back into Thailand and visit some of the Thai islands before completing our trip. I ...

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Viewed 1,252 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by rorymist23 on 25/10/2016 at 07:37

The Christmas rush and do you need to book in advance? Should you panic?

Posted by somtam2000 on 24/10/2016 at 22:42

From this week's newsletter: The messages have begun: Do I really need to book a room at X on Y over the Silly Season or can I just show up? These questions pop up every year around this time as people start to make their Christmas and New Year plans, go to book a bed and find everything they want (or even don't want) is full. Panic! I have a few thoughts on this, which I hope will help to calm at least some nerves. Most importantly, despite online travel agents boasting that they list six sq ...

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Advice for visa/beggining of the trip

Posted by thomasapt on 20/10/2016 at 17:33

Hello, me and my friend are traveling from Brazil to Southeast Asia for 2 months. On the arrival we are planning starting from Camboja or Laos, making all the coast throught Vietnam. We are arriving in Bangkok, so we need tips for the start of the trip, where should we start? How and where can we get our visa on borders, if we cannot go throught airport. Which way should be the best, considering we are going to be in new years eve in Vietnam! Thanks for all, I am really anxious haha ...

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Relaxing starting point in SE Asia for november?

Posted by jameslon on 17/10/2016 at 15:47

Im travelling in SE Asia in november. Im hoping ill figure my route out as I go (one of the appeals of traveling for me) but can anyone recommend a chilled out place to start that wont break the bank? Im a sociable person but initially I don't want a party scene. A few bars etc so I can meet other travellers would be good but I'm not interested in getting wasted. Basically all I need is a beach, wifi and a hostel where I don't have to share a room! Cheers ...

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One way ticket to south east asia

Posted by fishinwater on 9/10/2016 at 14:57

Hi guys, this may be a commonly asked question here but im looking for experience on the matter. SO, in January I plan on buying a one way ticket to Bangkok and travel around south east Asia until I either get tired of the journey or when I run out of money. Now, my problem here is what kind of problems will I run into with immigration, in the case that I wont have an exactly detailed plan on how long I will spend in each country. And I am not sure how it works with the different countries and ...

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20 years old, solo traveler SouthEast Asia

Posted by catalina on 12/9/2016 at 02:36

Hello, i am a 20 years old female and i am traveling alone for 3 months to southeast asia on october, starting in Bangkok! i am really exited yet nervous! I've heard only good things and amazing reviews! does anyone have some tips, suggestions or anything at all to say! hostel recommendations, apps or other?! thank you i would very much appreciate the help! C ...

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3 months in south east Asia - itinerary request please

Posted by Navy058 on 27/8/2016 at 05:40

Hi, I am planning to spend one month each in Thailand , Laos, and Vietnam . I shall be leaving in January and returning in April. I plan to start and finish my journey in Bangkok. My intention is to back (or flash) pack. I'm planning a budget of US 30 per day plus US 500 for internal travel. Im English although I live in Spain. I'm 72 years old. I would appreciate any advice on an itinerary. I do not envisage any over adventurous jungle treks or mountain climbing. I would also appreciate any co ...

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Finding best places to capture amazing photos in Mekong delta

Posted by lisajknapp on 17/9/2016 at 04:56

Hi there! Friends and I intend to travel some places in Mekong delta like Tram Chim, floating markets to take nice photos, by the way, we wanna have a joyful time in Ho Chi Minh city and Phu Quoc. Anyone know which is best sights to shoot nice photos? We found that boats and even small boats are main vehicles when visiting there but we have no idea about price for each one. Any advices for us ? Thank in advance. ...

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The Big One, First time, 6 months need help!

Posted by lajoy9 on 10/9/2016 at 15:08

Hello there, thanks for your wonderful Website.I have a few questions along my itinary, so please bear with me, even if the post is a bit long. My husband and I will be leaving on January 14 th for 6 months in South East Asia. We planned our itinary based on some of your suggested itinaries but we changed it a bit according to our preferences. First Bangkok then up to Northern Thailand(one month). We cross over at Chiang Khaong. to Laos. Stay in Laos for one month going south to Champasak or K ...

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Ticket buying - HELP! :)

Posted by andreagarcia07 on 13/9/2016 at 08:17

Hi! This is my first post. In November my boyfriend and I are embarking on our SE Asia adventure for 1.5 months, and I am confused on how to buy the flight tickets. We have already bought them for Indonesia and Japan, but then we are planning to go to Thailand (Bangkok & Krabi), Myanmar (Mandalay and Bagan), Vietnam (Hanoi and Danang), Laos (Luang Prabang) and finally Philippines (Palawan). Should I buy the tickets in advance or leave it flexible? Tickets are already relatively expensive a ...

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6 months south east Asia and Indonesia

Posted by RobsandJules16 on 1/7/2016 at 02:33

Hello, I have been reading your forums and newsletters since January all which have given much detail on different areas to visit and things to do. Thank you! My boyfriend and I have been saving for 11/2 years and have finally gotten to the buying ticket stage!! Now we just need a rough itinerary and route. Please can you help? We have £8000 between us for living after tickets, equipment, visas and vaccines. We have 6 months to travel around South East Asia and Indonesia, arriving in Bangkok ...

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Dental care in Southeast Asia (anywhere)

Posted by gottagetaway on 22/3/2011 at 06:10

For the last several months I've been gearing up for an epic tour of SE Asia (see some of my previously submitted /travel threads). Since I'm planning to quit my job before I go I've been making sure I have health checkups while I still have insurance. I went to the dentist yesterday, and they tell me that getting six fillings, two root canals and two crowns, will cost me nearly $3000 USD! My first thought was -- "well there goes my trip!" I'm going to get a second opinion from ano ...

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Island Paradise suggestion

Posted by uncleanslim on 26/7/2016 at 12:44

Hi everyone, I am in the midst of planning my 2nd SE Asia trip and would really like to start things off (after the obligatory layover in Bangkok) with a bit of beach time. Last time around we really enjoyed our time on the quieter part of Koh Lanta and Gili Trawangan, but not so much the built up holiday maker vibe of Koh Lipe and the lack of snorkelling in Langlawi. We were initially thinking of going to the Philippines (El Nido/Coron) but after looking into it, it seems like the air travel ...

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Viewed 1,231 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by wanderer143 on 3/9/2016 at 15:44

Travel for 6 months partially low altitude partial high

Posted by sanfairyanne on 20/8/2016 at 01:30

I'm going to be traveling for six months, 80% of that time will be low altitude, however, on some occasions I want to do some high altitude trekking. I can't give the insurance company the specific dates and of course I don't want to pay a huge premium high altitude insurance for the full six months. Before I start speaking to insurance companies I wondered if anyone had any advice. I suppose the obvious choice would be to take a more regular insurance then contact my insurance provider when I'm ...

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