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Southeast Asia forum


Posted by Sunryze on 5/12/2011 at 14:00

Hi all! I am travelling thru SEA for 3 months, arriving in Bangkok. I do know that I am doing diving lessons in Ko Tao from Jan 3-7. After that I am wondering which direction is the best to take to see Possibly.... Thailand Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Burma. I really need some input that would help with me doing limited back peddling but more of a smoothish forward motion. I fly out of Bangkok in April so it would be ok to leave Thailand till the end Thanks for your help! ...

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35 days to Vietnam and Cambotia

Posted by deco on 19/11/2011 at 01:48

Hi !! i m a 36 m solo traveller planing to visit vietnam starting from hanoi and all the way down to HCM city visiting at least 5 places (halong bay,hue, na trang,mekong delta).All this in about 20 25 days.Then 10-15 days (Phnom pehn,sihanoukville and some islands there and finally Siem Reap).I Would like to travel with plane,if it is possible in order to save time. Reccomentations from any traveller is more than wellcome. thanks and excuse me for my poor english ...

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Xmas in South East Asia

Posted by simon1984 on 16/9/2011 at 18:45

I'm travelling south east asia from November to February and wondering where the best place is for Xmas and New Year? I'm travelling on my own so I'd like to be somewhere that's reasonably busy, but other than that I'm happy to travel to wherever. I know there is mention of this in other threads, but it would also be great to hear from other people spending Xmas in SE Asia. Thanks for your advice ...

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Revised 5 week itinerary - any advice?

Posted by JenHarley on 1/12/2011 at 01:32

Hi All, I posted my itinerary a week or so ago and after some very good advice from you have revised it a bit. I know I am squeezing a bit too much in but is this a bit more realistic? Would appreciate any comments and also advice for accommodation in each place (we are, i presume what they call 'flash packers'). I hear so many different reviews!!!!.... THAILAND (5 days total) Bangkok (2 days) Chiang Mai (3 days) LAOS (6 days total) Luang Prabang (3 days) Vientaine (3 days) CAMBODIA (7 days i ...

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Planning your own VERSES Ready Made

Posted by Twerto on 24/11/2011 at 15:56

Hello all, I am looking into various options at the moment and one thing that I cant make up my mind over is weather to plan my own trip or consider going on a ready made trip. I will be travelling with a friend around August 2012. I appreciate this is very much down a to a personal choice type question but would like to hear peoples opinions and experiences and apologies if this had been asked before. We would like to travel from Bangkok to Cambodia then Vietnam and then back to Bangkok via L ...

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4 wks in SEA--Outdoor Adventure Suggestions

Posted by opples on 25/11/2011 at 18:52

I will be traveling for the entire month of April. I have been researching and am starting to feel overwhelmed. Everything seems worthy of a visit! However I would like to stick to the your sage advice and not spend my vacation en route. With that said I am looking for suggestions for MUST visit places in Southeast Asia. I have never been. I am interested in outdoor adventure (hiking, scenic places, amazing caves, etc), beaches (snorkeling!) and of course some culture (temples, street food ...

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Suggestions for an 8 month trip.

Posted by wanderlust1990 on 24/11/2011 at 14:22

Picture the scene if you will. A girl and her friend, dying of uni-work related stresses, decide to procrastinate from the essays at hand and start discussing their 8 month backpacking trip around Asia to begin at the moment of graduation. Where do you think we should go? Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos are musts. How much time in each place? And where else is a must do? We are both quite experienced travelers and not looking for anything to 'moon-party-esque'. Thanks for any advice and ...

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Travel Advice for indochina in January 2012? re: Flood Situation?

Posted by Mutatedbox on 4/11/2011 at 08:29

Hi there, We are flying into Bangkok on the 30th of December, and plan on spending 2 months travelling all around Cambodia (Phnom Penh, Kampot, Koh Kong, Battambang and Siem Reap.), from south to north in Laos (particularly 4000 Islands and Luang Prabang), to Chang Mai (north Thailand) and Phuket. Can anyone speculate on the flood/flood recovery progress by January? Do you think the places we want to visit in Cambodia and Laos will be accessible by then? What vaccinations should we particularl ...

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Help! Travel advice

Posted by jemjems on 9/11/2011 at 16:10

Hi all, This is going to to be my first time travelling in SE Asia (as well as my first travelfish post!) and i just wanted some advice on my itinerary... So far I have a flight booked to Singapore for Jan 18th and I need to be in Hong Kong on 23rd March, so not really sure what my plan is for the two months inbetween. I was initially thinking of doing a tour from Bangkok to hanoi and then flying to HK, but then I found out that direct flights between HAN and HK are really expensive! So now I ...

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Traveling with a baby (16m) in Asia

Posted by ronileh on 15/11/2011 at 09:06

Hi We are planing a long trip (3 months) to south east Asia. We want to go to Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and maybe some parts of China. We (my husband and I ) are traveling with our cute 16 months old daughter. We would love to hear from any families that did the same (or somewhat the same) trip any advice, ideas, do/don't..... Thanks Roni, David and Aviv Feller NYC ...

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Bali or Manila AND Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur?

Posted by ksnow on 8/11/2011 at 05:49

Hello, We will be travelling in January 2012. We plan to spend 1 week in each location. We have to pick one main airport city to be our travel hub - either Bangkok Thailand or Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. For this spot we're looking for somewhere to do some shopping, see culutural sites, and somewhere that is easy to get around. Which is the best one to visit if you can only see one? Our next stop will be the beaches in Krabi , Thailand. I need some help selecting our final location; Bali Indoneis ...

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SEA – MY JOURNEY - 3 weeks - any advice?

Posted by Soumya on 25/10/2011 at 06:31

Time: 3weeks Date:10/03/12 to 01/04/12 -SINGAPORE 11/03/12 TO 14/03/12 London to Singapore -THAILAND14/03/12 TO 21/03/12 Singapore to Phuket Phuket to Bangkok Bangkok to Kanchanaburi Back to Bangkok -VIETNAM 20/03/12TO 25/03/12 Bangkok to Saigon/HCMC HCMC to Nha trang -CAMBODIA 26/03/12TO 29/03/12 Nha Trang to Siem Reap Angkor Wat -SINGAPORE 30/03/12 TO 01/04/12 Siem Reap toSingapore Singapore to London PS: I will use flights for long distance travelling to save time.What do you think? An ...

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Advice on my itinerary through SE Asia

Posted by Camcam83 on 7/11/2011 at 12:08

Hi everyone, My boyfriend and I are planning to go travelling Southeast Asia for three months. I would really appreciate some advice on our itinerary and especially on the weather in each country we'll go through. Here is what I planned for the moment : - 20th February : arrival in Bangkok - 21/02 to 05/03 : North Thailand (2 weeks) - 06/03 to 25/03 : Laos (3 weeks) - 26/03 to 08/04 : Cambodia (2 weeks) - 09/04 to 29/04 : Vietnam (3 weeks) - 30th April : Flight Hanoi-Bangkok - 30/04 to 19/05 ...

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Australian travel visa from SEA

Posted by Damiankohl on 4/11/2011 at 01:22

Hi! I'm a South African currently travelling in SEA and in the same trip I'll be heading to China and Australia. Already been though Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam but will still be visiting Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and possibly Phillipines before heading to Oz. I was hoping anyone could give me advise on in which country I should apply for a Australian tourist visa, and how long it will take to process? Any help will be greatly appreciated as all my google searching has left me at ...

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Help 3 weeks itinerary Myanmar

Posted by queensy83 on 27/10/2011 at 19:51

Hello!! My boyfriend and I (28 years old) are planning a trip to Myanmar in January/February next year as a part of a 5 month trip to Asia and we would love to get advice/recommendations from you all experienced travellers. This is the plan that we have in mind (for 22 days): Day 1 Arrival to Yangon Day 2 Yangon (night bus or night train Yangon-Mandalay) Day 3 Mandalay Day 4 Mandalay Day 5 Trip Mandalay - Bagan (by boat if there is any or by bus) Day 6 Bagan Day 7 Bagan Day 8 Bagan Day 9 Trip ...

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November Itinerary Help- Vietnam, Laos? Thailand

Posted by sansucci on 22/10/2011 at 05:37

Could really use some advice from the travelers on here. I've been all over the place with where to go--only thing for certain I'm flying in and out of Bangkok! Need loose itinerary. 16 days starting Nov 18. Hanoi & Halong and a Thai beach are at top of list...looking for a cultural flavor, outdoors, some sun/diving- heard good things about Luang Prabang (wondering if worth the $$ flying there) or Sapa or Mai Chau. Also any great beach bungalow recommendations on a budget Really app ...

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Where to be for the holidays?

Posted by tj2002 on 18/10/2011 at 19:50

Im setting off on my solo tour of Thailand, laos, vietnam and cambodia on the 5th December and will be away for Christams, NYE and my birthday. Now I don't normally give a crap about the holidays (apart from my birthday) but want to try and be somewhere lively for them. I'm probably going to be crossing into Laos in the 2nd week of my trip so will probably be there for Christmas. If I set off to Vietnam around boxing day time where would be a good place to be situated for NYE? Looking to be so ...

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Flying with Air Asia

Posted by PeterJW on 13/10/2011 at 23:42

Hi all. In the next day or too I'm booking a plane ticket to Bangkok and the cheapest seems to be with Air Asia £230 for flight, tax, carbon offset and fuel surcharge. However, with baggage (26kg) and meals (2 of which cost £25!) and choosing a seat (£9) it is £300. Can I take my own food and drinks on the plane and not pay for the meals? If not are the meals any good? Also has anyone been able to take hand luggage and if so how much in weight? any info will be really appreciated. ...

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could be pregnant while in Hanoi and bali

Posted by lindistar on 13/10/2011 at 20:00

Hi, We have a trip planned for Janunary next year, just a month to see some relatives in Singapore, spend a few days in Hanoi and 2 weeks in Bali. This is all planned already and now I suspect I may be pregnant! If i am right, I would be 3-4 months while we are away. It's probably a silly question, but as long as the woman has a healthy pregnancy it should be safe, right? We will be taking quite a few flights, but the longest will only be about 7 and a half hours as it's broken up with an over ...

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Viewed 2,341 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 15/10/2011 at 00:34

6 Months in SE asia

Posted by Lenwe on 14/10/2011 at 05:58

Hi Everyone, I'm planning to spend approximatly 6 months in SE asia next year and I was thinking of dividing it up to about a month for each country. I'm thinking a the moment of: 2 weeks - Malaysia 2 weeks - Thailand 1 month - Burma 1 month - Thailand 1 month - Laos 1 month - Cambodia 1 month - Vietnam I will be flying in to singapore and plan to be travelling overland for most of the trip (except flying to/from Burma). I think I have most of the trip planned in where I want to go and the tra ...

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