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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Another Itinerary Post

Posted by goody on 28/12/2011 at 15:36

I've been reading Travelfish and the forums for a while now and just wanted some advice on my route. I'm planning to travel around South East Asia for 13 weeks between April and July. The itinerary below is only rough but I don't want to tie myself down to being in a specific area at a specific time. I enjoy the cultural/historical nature of countries as well as scenery. I'm not too fussed about getting drunk every night but would like the occasional night out. Kuala Lumper- travel up the c ...

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SE Asia Beaches

Posted by abbyheat on 26/2/2012 at 09:49

Hi everyone. I'm taking a trip to Southeast Asia this July and have a pretty good idea of where I'm going to be going. I'll be spending a large part of my time in cities, Jakarta, KL, HCMC etc. I'd also like to spend a bit of time, say 5-7 days, somewhere really nice, chilled and beachy. (preferably not Indonesia) If anyone has any personal recommendations of lovely beaches they've visited, I'd love to hear them. I'm thinking of either Thailand, Malaysia or Vietnam and am very open to sugges ...

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weather concern

Posted by wolfiehogan on 21/2/2012 at 16:42

hi guys this is a brilliant site and there is so much good information on it, i am planning a trip to include the usuals thailand laos cambodia, vietnam and even some islands, im am planning to do this trip from mid june and will be there for around 10 weeks. my worry is that as i am going in wet season, what countries should i try and see first to get the best off the weather(if that makes any sense)also which direction should i travel to use my time best. thanks for any advise ...

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What is your all time favourite S.E Asian destination and why?

Posted by KevandJho on 4/2/2012 at 00:49

We really like S.E Asia for it's affordibility,climate and for the way we are treated in general. So far we've only had samplings of the the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and Cambodia. Next year we are thinking seriously of Laos, Mynmar, Southern China and perhaps North Vietnam. So far I like ... Philippines....awesome beaches, great coral for snorkling, beautiful lagoons and cliffs in Palawan. Thailand....beaches, food, motor biking the hills of Kophangan Mal ...

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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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