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Solo Backpacking

Posted by GRAEMEMCS1 on 17/3/2016 at 18:15

Hi everyone. I am planning my first solo trip to the region and was looking to start this in September for 4 months. Was looking to do Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and down to Indonesia. However, I have concerns about the weather at this time of year. Should I postpone until October? Has anyone started this type of route in September and was it fine? ...

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8 Weeks in Southeast Asia itinerary

Posted by Ian15 on 11/9/2015 at 10:21

Hi everyone, I'm planning to travel to Southeast Asia nextyear (probably May, June and July) for 8 weeks. I have put together a roughitinerary for the trip below. The only dates which will be fixed are thearrival and departure from Bangkok, everything else I intend to be flexiblewith and book transport and accommodation as I go along. Any thoughts / advice on the itinerary below would begreatly appreciated. I'm looking to experience the culture, spend some time trekking/cycling,bea ...

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5 Weeks in SEA - itinerary help

Posted by marianna28 on 2/3/2016 at 09:47

Hello there, We are planning to be in SEA 15 March - 20 April and aiming to visit: Singapore 3 days, Vietnam 10 days, Cambodia 5 days, Myanmar 10 days, 2 days Bangkok and the rest on some Malaysian islands and back to Singapore to catch our return flight. Could you please give us an advice on itinerary and perhaps suggested route to do everything? Thank you in advance for any recomendations. Best, Marianna ...

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Itinerary Help - 4 months in SEA - Am I doing too much?

Posted by mgreaves on 25/2/2016 at 06:53

I am after some feedback, I think I am trying to see too much but just thought I would get peoples opinions before I decide to start cutting out countries. Basically me and my partner are going travelling for 12 months, the current very rough plan is 3-4 months in South East Asia, 1-2 months New Zealand and the rest in Australia. I am trying to plan the SEA element at the moment, this may look too precise with dates but I am just doing it purely so I have a start and end and to help me think a ...

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where should we go?

Posted by alicelil603 on 10/2/2016 at 07:09

Me and my boyfriend are wanting to go travelling for 5 weeks in june/july this year, yet we are unsure of where would be better to visit either, cambodia and vietnam or Indonesia/singapore? I have always wanted to go to cambodia and Vietnam but some have said the weather may put us off? where in Indonesia it will be very good weather. We are unsure where is best for two 21 year olds wanting to travel to see things and experience culture, relax and the perhaps cheaper option? I cant decide where ...

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2 months Cambodia-Vietnam-Malaysia itinerary

Posted by Mikeys on 18/2/2016 at 17:04

Hi can somebody please suggest a good route for these countries. I will be flying into Bangkok on the 17th of March and have approximately 2 months to see the best of what these countries have to offer. Not too much partying more culture and food. No outward ticket booked as yet. Thanks in advance ...

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Best option to tour various countries??

Posted by traveling_tKay on 31/10/2015 at 17:22

Allo and thank you in advance! My friend and I will be traveling/backpacking in south east Asia for approximately 45 days. We will be there from March 1st through early April. I've traveled quite a bit; however, this will be my first time in Asia (yay!). I am so excited and we've been researching sites we want to visit, towns, tourism, food, etc. I am on happy ~ brain overload of information. I'm glad we have the time to plan accordingly to ensure we maximize our trip to experience as much as p ...

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Itinerary suggestions: 2 months solo in SE Asia during April/May

Posted by ebove on 21/12/2015 at 08:05

I'm currently an English teacher in northeast Thailand and am beginning to plan for a (roughly) 2 month backpacking trip beginning April 1 when I am done teaching. I'm having a really hard time narrowing down where I'd like to go and would really appreciate any help with itinerary and route planning I can get! At this point, I am mostly planning on traveling solo. Because I'll be alone, I'd love to go to places where I will have the opportunity to meet other travelers; however, I'm not a big pa ...

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Itinerary help- Where should I after Vientiane, Laos (cheaply)?

Posted by PathXO on 4/1/2016 at 20:20

I already covered Bangkok and the North of Thailand, and I'd prefer to leave the islands for later. I came from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng, and then to Vientiane where I'm stumped. My original plan was going to Hanoi, but I believe I have to fly into Vietnam since I'm Canadian and that's a rule for the Visa on Arrival (can you confirm that?). Seems silly that I can't cross the Laos land border since I have all the time in the world. I guess my other option is into Cambodia- can that be ...

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3 weeks in Thailand 1 week in Bali - IDEAS!!!

Posted by Jinx1 on 18/1/2016 at 08:39

Hi there! What a great site this is. I am a 'virgin' traveller... to South East Asia anyway! March 2017 - planning stages now, myself and 3 other girls are heading to Thailand. We have a few things we 'must' do... we have to fly into Bangkok, (airmiles) we also want to go to Northern TL - (Chiang Mai) to attend the ENP there. We have friends that live in Phuket, so that is a must... problem being, 3 of us can go for a month, 1 can only go for 3 weeks. We also have a gal that wants to go to ...

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Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia in 19 Days?

Posted by Torncalfguy on 1/2/2016 at 22:48

My wife, teenage daughter, and I are planning a trip for almost 3 weeks from late June to early July. Any and all feedback on our general itinerary would be appreciated. As you'll see from the planned itinerary, we currently anticipate going to all three countries via considerable air travel to save time. We've purchased tickets arriving in Chiang Mai (via Washington DC/Toronto/Hong Kong) on a Monday, flying out of Phnom Penh late on a Saturday night nearly t ...

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How much does it cost to travel in Asia

Posted by cainabi on 1/2/2016 at 17:52

Hi guys I need help. I'm going travelling around September time & while adding up an estimated cost of accommodation was pretty simple, trying to estimate how much it will cost to travel from place to place around Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam are proving difficult. I'm hoping some of you will be able to tell me both a way to travel (bus, plane, boat etc) & how much the travel is to the places listed below. In Thailand (flying from the UK to Bangkok): - Phuket -Pattaya -Koh ...

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3 Weeks Independent or Tour?

Posted by Syk0t1k on 7/1/2016 at 05:09

Hi Everyone! My girlfriend and i are planning a trip to SE Asia later this year. I have worked out at the end of August i should have about R22,500 ZAR or $1400 saved. It's not easy saving here in South Africa but doing the best i can! Not sure if that would be sufficient for a trip that length... I will have 18 leave days available to me at the end of August including weekends and one public holiday which equates to about 25 days. Ultimately we would like to cover Thailand, Cambodia & ...

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Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia in April May/June. Which way?

Posted by Jessicajade on 5/2/2016 at 17:28

Hello, I am flying into Bangkok on the 11th April and had originally planned to travel north and then go to Laos, Vietnam and arriving in Cambodia early June. However I am now wondering if it would be better to do it the other way round and go straight into Cambodia from Bangkok and travel counterclockwise so that I can get the most out of the dry weather for the beaches instead of arriving there when it's raining? Any advice? ...

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5 - 6 Weeks In Southeast Asia

Posted by Ranger29 on 17/2/2016 at 12:54

Travelling this fall for 5 or 6 weeks to Thailand, Vietnam Laos, Cambodia and Beijing. Planning an itinerary. Any suggestions of where to go or where not to go would be helpful. If you have an itinerary that avoids backtracking even better. Specific hotels, and specific sights to see would also be helpful. Thanks ...

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3 weeks in March, where should I go?

Posted by hayleyspelman on 5/2/2016 at 05:59

I really want to do a solo-trip somewhere in South East Asia and March is the only time I can go. I have some hesitations though. Safety is a big concern of mine. Is it safe to travel this region at this time or are there places that should be avoided / safer places recommended? Also, I've read March is when farmers start burning back. Is traveling south east asia still worth it? Some background information: I'm a 20-something year old woman who has lots of travel experience (and solo expe ...

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Itinerary Help! Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia

Posted by gabriellahill on 8/2/2016 at 03:50

I will start traveling in SE Asia on March 2nd. I have until around May 16th before I have to head back to the states (so roughly 11 weeks). I am really struggling planning my itinerary. I want to start in Bangkok for a few days, go to Chiang Mai, and then I don't know! I would love to see Vietnam and at least Siem Reap in Cambodia. I also want to try and make it down to Bali for a few weeks, as well as at least a week on Koh Tao to learn to scuba dive. I don't know the best way to make this r ...

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Posted by andrea812 on 13/2/2016 at 06:25

Hey everyone! We have a not so easy schedule for our honeymoon with 5 yr old kid: october 13 to november 3. What's the best place in SE Asia for a beach holiday? What we'd like to have: - beach bungalow or close to the beach in small village - quiet sea with clear water and fish, and good snorkeling opportunities - some social life around but definitely NOT all night partying - not on a hardcore budget, but still definitely not rich - good weather (this is why I am asking after all, since it ...

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25 days all over Asia! Please help with itinerary!!!

Posted by Tinaheeyu on 16/2/2016 at 13:21

My college friend and I am finally heading to Asia in late August to mid September. We have 25 days and this is what we have so far. Please leave me feedbacks and comments! This is also our first time traveling to Asia other than our home country, South Korea. 7 days in Japan 3 days in Taipei 5 days in Hanoi 5days in Bangkok 5days in Chiang Mai Is this too ambitious ???? ...

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Cambodia/Vietnam/Laos - 4 weeks

Posted by Potbellypirate on 4/1/2016 at 17:18

Hi, yet another itinerary question, sorry in advance. My husband and I have 4 weeks in October to explore Cambodia and Vietnam, we would also like to see a little of Laos. Our rough itinerary is as follows: Flying Melbourne to Siem reap - 4 nights Ho Chi Minh City - 4 nights Hoi An - 4 nights Hue - 3 nights Hanoi - 4 nights Luang Prabang - 4 nights Bangkok - 3 nights, then fly out to Melbourne We will be flying between countries and taking the train where possible in Vietnam. I would like to ...

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