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Using a travel agent???

Posted by Cormaicabby on 4/5/2012 at 09:54

were looking at traveling to southeast asia, we would like to see cambodia, vietnam, laos, and thailand. does anybody think we can go in early august because of the rain? will it be easier to book airline tickets there or in the states. do we need someone as a guide or could we pull it of ourselves? it is our honeymoon so we would like to saty in nice places. oh and we have 3 weeks, to short? please thank you ...

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Mekong Delta / Cambodia - 2 weeks itinerary help

Posted by kattkaa on 4/5/2012 at 08:49

Hi everyone, My boyfriend and I have decided to take this last minute trip and spend two weeks in South Vietnam and Cambodia. However, we only have around two weeks and I think I am wanting to see too many places. Below is a kind of ideal itinerary, do you think it's too much to cram into 16 days? We can be flexible by a couple of days (still about to book the flights) and we are trying to keep the budget low so will be using river or overland transport (I am more than happy to watch the sce ...

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Some general advice for 1-2 week trip

Posted by galois on 29/4/2012 at 09:00

Found this website a few days ago, what a great resource! So, I'll be in Hong Kong for a conference in December and I'm planning to spend 10-15 days traveling around SE asia afterward, on my own. I'm interested in seeing "authentic" places which have not (yet) been completely overrun by tourism. I'm not especially interested in beaches, unless the scenery is stunning. I'm into hiking/cycling. I don't mind roughing it out a bit but would prefer a minimal level of comfort. Given I don' ...

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Viewed 2,028 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by Rasheeed on 2/5/2012 at 03:32

SEA virgins - 5week trip

Posted by overtherainbow on 27/4/2012 at 17:29

Hi, I've been browsing for some time and getting great tips but my husband & I are starting to settle on a trip and wanted to get your wise opinions on it. We're caught for time so are well aware that we'll be rushing much of it, which is probably not recommended but c'est la vie! We're interested in the historical aspects of the countries as well as the highlights and a bit of fun! We fly into & out of BKK so trying to do a loop from there involving Cambodia ( Siem Reap & Phnom ...

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Viewed 1,861 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by busylizzy on 30/4/2012 at 20:52

4 weeks solo in Vietnam&Cambodia

Posted by monikaki on 29/4/2012 at 13:32

Hi all, I've booked 4 weeks off work in November and I'm planning on a solo trip in SE Asia. I'm not experienced in backpacking or SE Asia and I realize it may be a massive challenge. I've drafted the following itinerary: North Vietnam: Hanoi (2-3 days) Sapa (2 days) Halong Bay (2 days) Flight to Siem Reap Angkor & Siem (3 days) Battambang (2-3 days) Phnom Phenh (2 days) Another couple of days doing whatever comes to mind Heading to the border with Vietnam Phu Quoc (4-5 days?) Can Tho ...

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Viewed 1,735 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by busylizzy on 29/4/2012 at 15:16

Help please! 6 week journey

Posted by Leandra on 23/4/2012 at 14:32

Hello, me and my friend are planning on travelling SEA for six weeks but as we backback for the first time in Asia, we are not sure how much time we need for everything and which places are a must see. We will land in Bangkok beginning of June and thought about staying there one night and day and then travel up to Chiang Mai with the night train. Stay there 3 days to do some excursions and move on to Chiang Rai for two more days. Then over the Mekong with the Slowboat to Luang Prapang. We ...

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Viewed 1,636 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by caseyprich on 25/4/2012 at 23:09

Itinerary 3months Thai/Laos/Yunnan/Viet/Camb

Posted by charleli on 20/4/2012 at 17:42

Hi everyone! I'm planning a RTW trip starting sometime in November, and after 2month in India, I shall go around Indochina. I was thinking of spending 10-12 weeks to go around Northern Thailand - Northern Laos - Yunnan(China) - Vietnam - Cambodia, starting sometime in January. I'll be flying into Bangkok and out of Phnom Penh. I'm a 22 year old french male, travelling alone, on a budget! My main interest is photography, so i'm looking for scenic views, temples, people, etc... Could you plea ...

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Island hopping from Aus?

Posted by Rukus on 2/12/2011 at 18:31

Hello there guys I'm trying to plan my trip out a little bit and was wondering anybody has started in Australia and island hopped up through to thailand? I'm just curious if it can all be done by boat and is it cheap enough or is it going to cost me a boatload of money to be taking boats everywere island to island? If I went this way I would be stopping at lots of islands aswell just FYI and staying a few nights here and then move on to the next island ect. so mostly just a transportation quest ...

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SEA 11 weeks Itinerary and budget query

Posted by tarakelly09 on 16/4/2012 at 14:07

Hi, Myself and my boyfriend are looking to travel around southeast Asia this summer for around 10-11 weeks. We were thinking of flying into Singapore and then making our way to Kuala Lumpa (1week), we then will travel to Borneo for 1 week and head from there to Thailand (3weeks), Laos (1week), Cambodia (1 week) and Vietnam (3 weeks). Im just wondering if we are trying to pack in too much in the time we have? And also, a budget of 200euro a week with about 800 to spare will be enough for us? Th ...

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Viewed 2,943 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by altmtl on 20/4/2012 at 10:58

3 weeks SEA for first timers

Posted by jackieg on 17/4/2012 at 07:55

Please Help - My husbad and are planning a 3 week trip o SEA. I would like to see Bangkok - Angor Wat - KL and Borneo. Is this doable. I have read so many different blogs that my head is starting to pickle. Has anybody any suggestions as to a plan for me. would rather travel over land than fly if possible. All help welcome ...

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Viewed 2,070 times, with 10 replies. Last reply by SBE on 18/4/2012 at 15:09

Itinerary Advice/Comments Wanted - Asia

Posted by brothbart on 18/12/2009 at 23:03

I will be leaving on Feb. 8 for my big trip that will hopefully take me from India-Nepal-Burma-Thailand-Laos-Cambodia-Vietnam-China. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Wed. Feb. 10 12:30 AM Arrive Mumbai, India Thur. Feb. 11 Mumbai/Chowpatty Beach Fri. Feb. 12 Mumbai/Elephanta Island Sat. Feb. 13 Mumbai to Aurangabad – 6:10 Train Tapovan express (7617) - Dep-06:10 hrs Arr-13:15 hrs Mumbai, Dadar, Thane, Kalyan, Igatpuri, Dewlali Cantt., Nasik, Lasalgaon, Manmad, Aurangabad, Jal ...

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Viewed 4,766 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by Clare1993 on 17/4/2012 at 06:15

dont make me go back!!

Posted by Has on 12/4/2012 at 09:54

Hello! thanks for taking a look at this post, any advice/pointers would be greatly appreciated. atm im flying into bali then intend to move up to cambodia. im under the impression the best way is to fly via KL into phnom penh which is ideal as i then want to move up through cambodia to siem reap etc (i assume there are buses etc!?). once cambodia has been seen and done the idea is to go straight up to laos, again over ground, to check tubing off the list! apart from that, and given time constr ...

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Viewed 2,952 times, with 9 replies. Last reply by Has on 16/4/2012 at 12:45

Vietnam visa in Bangkok

Posted by ekumbier on 14/4/2012 at 22:47

Hi, My friends and I are traveling in Southeast Asia right now and need to get our Vietnam visas. We plan to be in Vietnam for less than 30 days. I was thinking we could do this in Bangkok, but then we might need a 60 or 90 day visa. We could also do it in Vientiane or Phnom Penh, but didn't plan on spending a lot of time in those cities. Also, is there any way not to waste a day at the embassy? Is there a reputable travel agency in Bangkok that could handle it? Thanks, Eric ...

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Viewed 2,017 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 15/4/2012 at 05:23

backpacking southeast asia

Posted by anaganda on 14/4/2012 at 00:57

planning to backpack in southeast asia, I'm looking for a travbuddy. By the way I'm Ana, 32yrs old from philippines. Please message me if anybody wants to be my travel buddy. ...

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Itinery advice for 'less-orthodox' 6 week BKK - BKK round trip in Aug/Sept

Posted by jonq1987 on 12/4/2012 at 06:35

Hello fellow users of Travelfish, I've booked flights to and from Bangkok for a 6 week trip (43 full days) in August and September, and I would greatly appreciate any advice from those who have visited the region before. As said, this will be my first solo trip to Asia (I am a 25 year old male indepentantly-minded traveller with plenty of experience travelling solo in different corners of Europe) and while I am ok with hitting some of the touristy spots (of course they became so for a reason) ...

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Vietnam or Cambodia - 2 weeks, September

Posted by wanderingirish on 11/4/2012 at 14:02

Hi guys, I'm a new member hoping some seasoned SEA travellers will be able to help me out. My boyfriend and I are hoping to travel to SEA at the end of August/beginning of September. We've stretched our holidays to the max, but realistically will only have 17 days - to include travel from London. Initially we were hoping to 'see' Vietnam, but having looked at various itineraries on the forum, I think that's probably overambitious for such a short period. We've been discussing whether to curt ...

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Help me plan my trip!

Posted by sacer on 9/4/2012 at 23:39

Hey guys, I'm planning a 23 day trip to Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos. This will be my first time traveling and I'll be on my own so I'd really appreciate any advice you guys have for me. 5/13 - 5/14: 2 days in Bangkok Fly to Hanoi 5/15 - 5/19: 5 days in Hanoi and Ha Long Bay Overnight train to Lao Cai 5/20 - 5/21: 2 days in Sapa 10 hour bus to Dien Bien Phu 5/22: Stay at DBP for the night 10 hour bus to Muang Khua 5/23: Stay at Muang Khua for the night 5hr slow boat to Nong Khiaw; From NK, bu ...

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Viewed 1,869 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by sacer on 12/4/2012 at 17:55

10 weeks in S.E.A.

Posted by Clare1993 on 7/4/2012 at 06:16

Hi everyone, My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to SEA at the end of the year. I'm 19 and he will be 20. We get there on the 5th of November and we have about 10-12 weeks to travel. I know its not a long time, but its all we have because its during our uni break! We fly into Hanoi and were thinking of heading south to Ho Chi Minh, across to Cambodia, up through Laos then down through Thailand. We want to see as much as we can but we don't want to be on the move all time time either. We ar ...

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Viewed 1,833 times, with 11 replies. Last reply by Clare1993 on 8/4/2012 at 05:21

Which Countries first?

Posted by Donman1990 on 7/4/2012 at 02:14

I'm planning on doing a solo back pack trip through south east Asia. At the moment I have no real time constraints, but I will be leaving around february/march next year, for probably 3-4 months. I want to travel through Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, and possibly a little bit of time in Northern Thailand, and I will eventually fly out to Japan when I reach the end of my time this area. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on which country to start in..? ...

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Viewed 1,672 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 7/4/2012 at 10:57

My First S.E.A trip! Help please....

Posted by AngusW on 5/4/2012 at 22:05

Hey everyone, I've found this site incredible for my preparations, but I thought I'd like to throw my itinerary out there to see what people think. Bascially I'm after tips on must sees along the route, and a reality check as well from those that have done the trips I'm planning. Me and the girlfriend have 36 days. End May - End June (Wet I know!!) Singapore - KL KL - Bangkok (Fly) Bangkok - Siem Reap - Phnom Penh Phnom Penh - Yangon (Fly) Yangon - Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai Chiang Rai - Lua ...

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