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9 Week SE Asia Trip

Posted by realacefool on 19/3/2012 at 21:35

Hello, I am travelling to SE Asia for 9 weeks from early June to early August with one other person. Our preliminary plan is to start in Hanoi and work our way south till we reach Bali, passing through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. After reading a few posts we are considering cutting out Vietnam or maybe just starting in Saigon and working our way from there. We are also considering cutting out Indonesia and saving that for another time, so that we can see ind ...

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Viewed 2,416 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by THEIBC on 26/3/2012 at 15:54

High vs Low Season

Posted by rledez1990 on 25/3/2012 at 13:00

I'm just wondering if all SE Asian countries have the same high/low seasons? And do prices vary more on islands than in cities (i.e. more on Koh Samui than in Singapore?) We're going to be travelling around Asia for 3 1/2 months approx 1st March-1st June, so just trying to work out how much we should budget. Thanks! ...

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Viewed 4,032 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by CanadianCanuck on 25/3/2012 at 20:53

Travel Advice Viet/Thai/Camb

Posted by ndeeds on 18/3/2012 at 22:33

Hello there fellow Travelfish'ers!I am brand new to this forum, and feel very lucky to have stumbled upon it! There seems to be tons of helpful, and informative people around here. I have some basic beginner questions that I hope you havent seen too many times, but i figured I'd give it a crack. I'm 27m with my girlfriend and looking to experience as much as I can while traveling to SE Asia for the first time... I have been thinking about a November '12 trip, and am in the VERY preliminary pla ...

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Viewed 2,021 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by tyler on 22/3/2012 at 23:08

Apparent scam targetting solo female tourists, what is it about?

Posted by Katty on 1/3/2012 at 07:40

Hi there, I am a solo female traveler and I have had the same spiel given to me from 2 different people in 2 different cities, the first one was in Siem Reap, I am a photographer and had my camera out as I was doing some photography, a male came up to me and said 'nice camera' I said thanks and smiled, he asked where my accent was from, I said Australian, he went on to say he had a niece planning on coming to Australia to study and could I come back to his hotel to speak to her to give her advi ...

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Viewed 2,672 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by Katty on 22/3/2012 at 03:09

20 days itinerary - Help needed

Posted by franjroman on 18/3/2012 at 23:08

Hi guys, I'm planning a first trip to SE Asia with my girlfriend (we are 25 yrs old) for next January. The length will be about 20 days (i'd love to stay more time there, but it's impossible for us). The main idea is to mix the "must sees" and some beach time, What do you think of this itinerary? Due to the shortness of the trip, we will be travelling by air. I know that is far better to travel slowly, but we don´t have more time, and probably it's a "one in your life" t ...

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Viewed 1,773 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by busylizzy on 21/3/2012 at 16:37

Help Planning S.E.A 2months...

Posted by kleenmikey on 9/3/2012 at 08:21

Hi we are planning a year travelling, and our plan is to fly to Perth in July (2012) for 6 months staying and working with family, travelling around Oz for 1 1/2 months, visiting NZ for a month, back to Oz for month and a half again then going to S.E Asia for the remainder of our year so we'll prob have about 2 months (May-Jul). The flight we're booking will fly into Bangkok then leave Bangkok for home. We want to visit Vietnam Laos and Cambodia and then end the trip with a beach break maybe in ...

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Viewed 1,906 times, with 12 replies. Last reply by kleenmikey on 20/3/2012 at 08:51

Possible to have a good time with my packed itinerary?

Posted by minerman on 3/3/2012 at 19:01

So, I've never been to SE Asia and who knows if I'll get to go back. I have 4 weeks in june/july and I want to pack a lot in. I'm leaving my options open until I get there but I have some plans. I know the theme around here is to take it slow and not do too much, but I still want to hear what everyone thinks... Is it possible to do everything I have planned and still have a good time? If not, how do you recommend that I simplify my plans? 1. Singapore for about 2 days. Wife wants to see ...

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Viewed 2,005 times, with 24 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 19/3/2012 at 22:12

24Days in Thailand Laos & Vietnam

Posted by sacer on 16/3/2012 at 11:28

Hey guys, I'm planning to backpack SEA in May for 24 days. Bangkok, Luang namtha, Luang Prabang, Hanoi , and Ha long Bay are at the top of my list. I'd like to spend about 3-4 days in each of those places. I also need to get back to Bangkok, and I would like to avoid backtracking if possible. I'm flying into Bangkok on May 11, but I'm not really interested in visiting anywhere else in Thailand given my limited time. I'm mainly flying into Bangkok because the flight there was the cheapest. I' ...

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Viewed 1,438 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by caseyprich on 16/3/2012 at 22:24

Planning 4 months is SE Asia with 4 yr old.

Posted by sunchild on 15/3/2012 at 12:51

We will be travelling from Sept to the end of Dec avoiding heavy tourist areas and looking for laid back cities and villages. Low key is our goal without much "if it's Tuesday we must be in Singapore" agenda. We love the beaches, markets,foods and people, and some of the ruins though I am most interested in the current cultural life. My spouse will need time to work via internet and I will have our 4 yr old to keep occupied. We spent a month in Bali last yr mostly off the beaten path a ...

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Viewed 1,289 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by busylizzy on 15/3/2012 at 14:23

3-4 mths thailand, laos, cambodia, vietnam

Posted by brevan on 14/3/2012 at 10:04

Hi, in december I leave for 3-4 months to explore Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Would you pls check the itinerary? Is it realistic in that time if I travel over land or should I take flights? If you have better options instead of certain locations in my itinerary, pls let me know. If there's enough time even other countries are possible. Pls comment and thx for the tips in advance. Itinerary: Thx! ...

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5 weeks in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia? Or only Thailand and Laos?

Posted by kavs101 on 16/2/2012 at 20:58

Travelling to Asia in the summer to Hong Kong for a week then to south-east Asia arriving in Bangkok. I have drafted a rough itinerary travelling to the south of Thailand then to the north and into Laos. Is it overambitious to try to include a bit of Cambodia or should I skip it and focus on Thailand and Loas? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. ...

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Viewed 2,370 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by caseyprich on 14/3/2012 at 07:33

Trip Advice Needed

Posted by famous29 on 22/2/2012 at 09:53

I am planning a 6-8 month trip to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia/Bali. I want to see temples, landscapes and beaches just a laid back vacation. Any suggestions on which order to visit these countries in would be greatly appreciated. Any cities i should check out too feel free to list. thanks for the help ...

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Viewed 1,900 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by lucasdg on 13/3/2012 at 19:10

SE Asia-Cambodia, Laos, Thailand

Posted by chinezero on 10/3/2012 at 06:50

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening! I am hoping to get some assistance in travel planning SE Asia. My intent right now is looking as such. I am not sure of places to visit quite yet except I do have a few hot spots I would like to hit. Travel Time will be Early July through Early Aug. Approx - 29 days. July 9 - Day 1 - Fly into Cambodia ( Siem Reap ) from Seoul, S. Korea. 8 days in Cambodia (This includes travel times) - Looking at a Siem Reap to Phnom Penh up to Laos direction. Now I have no i ...

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Viewed 1,906 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 13/3/2012 at 01:47

South east asia travel

Posted by journeyingasia on 7/3/2012 at 03:27

HI All, This is my first post and I'm excited to receive advise on my upcoming travels! I have quit my job (yay!) in Chiang Mai where I have been living for the past 2 years and now am planing to travel May through June. I am thinking about traveling by land to Kunming,China and taking 3 weeks or so doing that. I am then wanting to explore Malaysia and Indonesia for 8 weeks. I am looking for destination suggestions, transport advice, budget idea's, visa info and best beaches etc.... I am o ...

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Viewed 2,858 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by journeyingasia on 9/3/2012 at 00:58

Traveling with a 17-year old

Posted by deespyder on 7/3/2012 at 06:18

Hello everyone! I am a Filipino working inThailand for 6 years now. I will be traveling by train from Bangkok toSingapore. I absolutely do not have any problems with anything because I havebeen a backpacker for quite sometime now. My real deal now is a bitdifferent. I will be traveling with a 17-year old Thai. I have a lot of Thaifriends and one of them asked me if their son can go with me to Malaysia andSingapore. So I said "yes" until realizing that he was still 17 yearsold. Would it ...

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Viewed 1,770 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by deespyder on 8/3/2012 at 19:36

Indochina/Thai for 8 weeks - Help!

Posted by lucasdg on 14/12/2011 at 00:28

Hi everyone! I'm in the midst of planning an Indochina/Thai trip and I've come up with an itinerary for about 50 days (although this is extendable to perhaps 60). I start in Bangkok, circle up into Laos via Chiang Mai , down into Southern Laos, Cambodia, and up Vietnam to Hanoi. I have figured this is the best loop to complete as I have become very interested in well and truly seeing Laos. Of all the countries I am visiting it appears to be the most laid back and beautiful. With that in mind ...

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Viewed 2,210 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by lucasdg on 8/3/2012 at 17:58

How to modify this itinerary for 6 weeks in S.E.A.

Posted by nutella828 on 6/3/2012 at 12:44

Hi, I hope someone can help me evaluate this travel plan...I have never been to southeast asia and this is definitely a once in a lifetime trip for me. I have 6 weeks and I'm on a bit of a budget and this is what I'm thinking. Fly into Bangkok and spend 3 nights to rest and look around Fly from there to Luang Prabang and spend 5 nights Fly into Hanoi and spend 7 nights (including 2 nights on Hao Long Bay) Take the train to Saigon, sleeping overnite and stopping in Hue/DaNang/Hoi An, 8 night ...

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Planning a Trip to S.E.A...

Posted by anothaussie on 4/3/2012 at 21:07

Hi all, I have read through many of the posts and undoubtedly as this post progresses i am going to ask some of the same questions others have, if not all of them but any help would be greatly appreciated. I live in Australia, 24yo and my girlfriend and I are planning to go back-packing through S.E.A. We have spent some time in Vietnam, Bali and Thailand over the last 2 years but not as backpackers. Long story short we have no planned period of time away we just want to go and see where the trip ...

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Viewed 1,587 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by anothaussie on 5/3/2012 at 19:55

11 week backpack trip June -Aug 2012

Posted by leah7728 on 14/2/2012 at 01:27

Hi! I am planning a 11 week trip to Southeast Asia starting in June. Im traveling with 2 other people. I have only backpacked Peru for a month, so I dont know how much is to much to try and fit in with such a large area. I was originally planning to hit Central America but have changed my mind, so I know nothing about what i should see! I have been doing research but it is very overwhelming. Could anyone give me a good starting point? What is worth seeing and what isn't? If you had 11 weeks ther ...

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Viewed 3,607 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by chinarocks on 28/2/2012 at 03:34

Help save me time!

Posted by Venture135 on 26/2/2012 at 20:17

Hi Travelfishers. Im trying to get an idea together of where to go and how long to allow for a trip to Thailand and Cambodia in July/Aug. This will be my third backpacking trip to SEA so I'm aware of the temperamental buses, needing to spend at least a few days in each place to soak it in etc etc. However our current list is looking a bit tight so what gets cut out? What I want to know is how do people rate Kanchanaburi and Sangkhlaburi? Is it worth making the trip out there? Basically our t ...

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