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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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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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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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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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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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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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