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SEA in 45 days

Posted by kaarup on 4/2/2012 at 17:15

Hi All. Trying to plan i trip around SEA for jan 2013. My initial plan was going from Bangkok to Hanoi via Northern Thailand and Laos. From there down the coast line of Vietnam and cut into Cambodia to Saigon. From Saigon to the Philippines. From Philippines to Malaysia on Borneo to Indonesia. Jakarta to Singapore and end up back in Bangkok. I wanted to know if You had some top 5 must-see things on that route. To save some time, I'll take a plane for the longer steps on the way, otherwise ...

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Traveling alone is SEA

Posted by sausage19 on 14/2/2012 at 15:06

I am planning on starting a 9 month long trip to Southeast Asia this September and I am a little worried about traveling alone as a 22 yr old female. Everyone back home is worried about my safety and even though I have read countless articles about how safe Southeast Asia is, I am still not convinced. I have never backpacked anywhere and was wondering if this was a safe/smart idea??? ...

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First time in South East Asia, itinerary for 3 weeks! Any advice greatly appreciated!

Posted by Pixa2012 on 14/1/2012 at 07:10

Dearest globe trotters, Me and my boyfriend are planning a trip to S E Asia, for August/September 2012. We’re looking to have about 2-3 weeks there and have a budget (including transport!) of about £1,300 each. Wondering if anyone has had similar adventures, we would really like to take in some jungle, some tropical beach, some culture, history and general craziness! Has anyone done a similar mini-tour? Any routes people have taken, dont-forget-to-take, definitely-miss-outs or general must-se ...

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Bad Experiences and Words of warnings

Posted by ariesdude82 on 29/8/2009 at 01:20

I would like to know about people's bad experiences and words of warnings about their travels to South East Asia. Where not to go. Where not to stay. Where not to eat. What not to do etc.. Thanks Ariesdude82 ...

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Planning a solo trip for three weeks

Posted by wags3671 on 4/2/2012 at 16:35

I am planning a solo trip in December for roughly three weeks, ending in Bangkok to meet my boyfriend for another 9 days. During my three weeks solo I am thinking of the following: - flying into Hanoi, staying there for three nights (maybe do a side trip trekking) - then to Hoi An for two nights - then down to Ho Chi Minh city and the Mekong Delta for a couple of nights. - Maybe Do Phu Quoq. - Then to Cambodia, - Phnom Penh for three nights - Siem Reap for four nights Then to Bangkok to ...

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Best route to take from the UK visiting Thailand, Laos, Vietnam then Oz??

Posted by DayDreamer86 on 2/2/2012 at 10:04

Hello fellow travellers Can anyone please help me with the best route to take if i'm travelling from the UK and visiting North Thailand (Chaing Mai/Rai) and some of the islands (recommendations welcome) then onto Laos (Namtha, Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng) and then Vietnam (Hanoi and Halong Bay) Am I right in thinking by air from Uk - Bangkok - Chaing Mai. Then buses from then on, to Laos and Vietnam? I am going to Australia after wards. This is the route I have in my head at the moment but I am ...

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Can't miss experiences

Posted by kwal2483 on 31/1/2012 at 10:46

I will be leaving for SE Asia in October for about 6 months. My itinerary is pretty open right now but I was wondering what are some can't miss festivals/parties/experiences in Southeast Asia? Thanks! ...

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30 Days Trip help for a Brazilian

Posted by matheusvdd on 28/8/2009 at 23:24

So guys, i'm from Fortaleza, Brazil and want to do a 30 days trip. My knowledge in southeast asia is close to zero, but, after quick researches, I've decided that starting in Bangkok is the ideal choice. And that's all I've decided yet! What I really want is to really LIVE the trip, not just bounce around the whole continent without having time to, as someone said in another thread, "smell the flowers". So I guess two countries would be the ideal thing for me. Thailand and Cambod ...

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Viewed 2,130 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by mariespurlock on 25/1/2012 at 02:29

wanted to know how to get back deleted photos?

Posted by cailean on 23/1/2012 at 09:21

I had a lot of photos in my external hard drive which my sister deleted. I wanted to know how to get them back. ...

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Viewed 1,384 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by idreamofdurian on 24/1/2012 at 09:04

Singapore or Kuala Lumpur

Posted by konnan101 on 29/4/2011 at 06:56

So I am flying from Tokyo to Chiang Mai, and stopping at either Kuala Lumpur or Singapore for two nights on my way there (have to make a connection). I would like some opinions on which one of these two you would rather spend a few nights nights in. ...

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Viewed 5,779 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by idreamofdurian on 17/1/2012 at 20:30

7 Weeks = Indochina and Thailand, or should we cut Vietnam out of the plan?

Posted by Banana17 on 27/11/2011 at 17:27

Hi everyone, Me and a friend will be doing a trip to SEA in May-June and we have 7 weeks. Now my question: Would you suggest visiting Thailand - Laos - Cambodia only for these 7 weeks, or also making a short trip to Vietnam to visit Hanoi , Ho Chi Minh City, and Ha Long Bay. We are on a tight budget and will not be traveling by plane. I am aware of the fact that going to Vietnam would include the so called "bus ride from hell" from Vientiane to Hanoi and the very long train rid ...

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Viewed 2,200 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 12/1/2012 at 01:39

Phu Quoc to Battambang / Siem Reap

Posted by djkeith on 9/1/2012 at 10:44

Hey, I'm trying to find the best way of getting to Battambang or Siem Reap from Phu Quoc. Is it best to get a ferry back to Rach Gia and then fly to Siem Reap or would it be best to bus it all the way? Any help with this one is greatly appreciated! ...

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Some help with where to start!

Posted by djkeith on 15/12/2011 at 17:34

Hey, I've decided to quit work and travel round the region for three months and have booked a flight to KL. Ideally I would like to start in Laos, and take in Cambodia, Vietnam and finish in Bangkok and have looked at the region itinerary on this site, which looks extensive and was wondering if anyone else had tried this one out and if so, how worth while they found it? I love old architecture and seeing the sites as well as spending time drinking a beverage on a beach! In terms of budgeting ...

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Planning a solo trip - where to start?!

Posted by AJ on 22/7/2011 at 04:06

Hello everybody, I'm planning to spend some time in SE Asia later this year (October/November time). Budget will determine exactly how long but probably looking at 6-7 weeks. I've travelled in India and Nepal before, but no further east. I'd love to visit Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. I'm quickly realising that's a lot of ground to cover in my relatively short space of time... So perhaps one trip this year and save up go again next year. It's been a while since I've travelled solo and ...

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Seoul Airport

Posted by jonseyo on 2/1/2012 at 20:02

Hi there! I am travelling to Cambodia Jan 16th, flying from Vancouver with a stop-over in Seoul. My concern with the stop-over is that I only have 40 minutes until the flight to Phnom Pehn. Does anyone have any experience with this short of a layover? Am I going to be sprinting through the airport? Any chance my bags will be making it to PP? On the way back I have about 11 hours, so thought I might do a day trip, any one know if I need to arrange a visa/paperwork to leave the airport? Thanks f ...

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Cell phones in S.E.A?

Posted by missgeo on 29/12/2011 at 00:24

Hey there, I'm going to be bouncing between Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam for just over 2 months and I like to have a cell phone with me when I travel just in case of emergencies. When I went to the UK I bought a cheap one in London from Vodaphone that worked everywhere I went. I'm from Canada and I don't have an unlocked mobile so I would need a phone AND a SIM card. If I buy one in Bangkok (cheap junky phone that does the basics - text and call) would that seem unreasonable or poin ...

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Viewed 4,709 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by missgeo on 31/12/2011 at 00:43

1 year to see the highlights of South East Asia?

Posted by laurentiu on 12/12/2011 at 10:16

Hi all, I wanted to say that this is a great resource and I find myself visiting the forums everyday. I am planning to visit SEA and want to do it at a slow pace to see most interesting places. Do you guys think that is enough time and what is the advice on traveling on a budget? Is it better to buy a motorcycle in my case? Also I need to get online to update my web sites once in a while. What is the internet situation in guest houses and everywhere? Thank you for the help! ...

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Viewed 4,757 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by savorygal on 30/12/2011 at 20:09

Advice for Honeymoon

Posted by MsSparkle on 1/11/2011 at 11:42

I have never really planned a vacation and usually wing it. I generally have kept all my vacations relatively simple - usually one main place and 2 or 3 side trips. For my honeymoon, we have around 3 to 4 weeks and would like to spend it in Asia with more well planned travel. We have been to Asia many times including Hong Kong, various cities in China (not the Shanghai or Beijing), Bangkok, Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo, etc. For our honeymoon, I am thinking Bali for a few days and Singapore - we wou ...

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Viewed 1,992 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Siya on 30/12/2011 at 02:25

~4 Week Vacation Itinerary

Posted by alljokingaside on 20/12/2011 at 18:29

Hi, So, after some research (woefully scant), I've stitched together this rough itinerary and I'd like your input! I'm aiming for a mix of R&R, culture, and adventure. Fly into HCM city -> Hoi An (by train; I've heard the Vietnamese train is wonderful. hmm.) -> Pakse, pretty much immediately to Don Det -> (possibly Ban Lung?) -> Siem Reap -> either Bangkok/Phnom Penh (depending on flight/visa costs // travel time ). Travel's planned mainly by buses or train (and overnig ...

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Viewed 2,066 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by alljokingaside on 26/12/2011 at 23:00

So much choice so little time!

Posted by mattspeak on 25/11/2011 at 03:09

Hello – firstly, thanks for reading. I'll keep it quick – I'd love to get everyone's thoughts on where I should go this Xmas seeing as how there's just soo much choice – AirAsia makes any part of SE Asia possible! Off to KL on the 19th Dec. Have 3 weeks. Living in Manchester (UK) sunshine is a bit of a novelty... so I'd quite like to guarantee sunshine. I know that the W.coast of Thailand is your best bet but I came to Thailand last winter. Where can we go that's... - Near guaranteed s ...

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Viewed 1,368 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by inspiredbykrissi on 23/12/2011 at 03:23


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