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5 months, best travel route?

Posted by beyall on 26/6/2011 at 01:43

Im in need of help!! im flying to Bangkok on the 1 of october. At first I had planned to go up north and travel to Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.. Then back to Thailand and down south. But now i have read so many good things about Indonesia as well. Is it to much of a travel to do all these countries or should i go either north or south? (I am flying home from Bangkok as well) Which countries are your favourites?? Please help! ...

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Trecking footwear

Posted by mikeyspread on 1/7/2011 at 16:55

Hey I am heading back to Se Asia in a few weeks and am planning on spending a couple of weeks in Malaysian Borneo. I would like some advice on the footwear to take for rainforest trecking and possibly Kinabalu. I have survived trecking around Thailand in a set of pretty sturdy trainers in the past, but think somthing more substantial may be in order for Borneo. Obviously due to the size of my pack i don't want to take walking boots, but would a set of running trainers or trail shoes do the jo ...

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Ideas for what to do in Southeast Asia

Posted by bigperm178 on 26/6/2011 at 00:12

Hello people! If anybody can give any advice whatsoever to me it would be much appreciated as i'm a newb to travelling. Basically im heading off to Southeast asia on the 13th of july, arriving in bangkok on the 14th. I plan on spending about 3 weeks in Thailand, possibly a week in Laos and around 2 weeks in Vietnam. The only things we are definitely doing will be Full moon party, visit to Phiket and Phi Phi, Tubing in Laos just gonna wing it after that! The plan is to end in Ho Chi Minh city a ...

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My route, what do you guys think?!

Posted by peejglynn on 7/7/2011 at 18:28

Hi All, My girlfriendand I are planning a 3 month trip, possibly even longer by a couple of weeks. We will startin India, do the golden triangle for 3 weeks and then arrive in Bangkok in Oct. We plan tocover some of Northern Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia in 2 months andwant to end up down south in Dec around ho chi minh or pnohm pen as we will beflying to Australia to live for a year or two so we can catch a cheap flightfrom there to Singapore then Oz. I would bevery grateful for any s ...

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S/E Asia Itinery - 3 months, semi-detailed info enclosed

Posted by EnglishmaninNYC on 3/7/2011 at 01:22

Hi all We are a couple late 20s/early 30s and planning to to backpack for 3 months in S/E Asia. I have burned my eyes researching on the net and have come up with our rough itinerary below (please feel free to copy, it is fairly cookie cutter, sharing the love). I just have a few questions on it. Any help greatly appreciated. 1) Does it seem like a good plan? We are new travellers. 2) We have roughly 14 weeks to do the below. Is the time set out for each leg reasonable? 3) If so, the ...

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Itinerary Advice

Posted by joodaloo on 29/6/2011 at 17:47

Dear All, I plan on travelling around SE Asia later this year and have put together a rough itinerary. I plan to spend the approximate duration in each country: Thailand: 2 weeks (I have previously visited Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket) Laos: 3 weeks Cambodia: 3weeks Vietnam: 4 weeks Can anyone recommend any decent budget places to stay, local English speaking tour guides, any tips would be greatly appreciated. Also, 'must see's' on my way. Here is my itinerary: ...

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Fly to Vientiane or Luang Prabang from Hanoi???

Posted by kgroarke on 27/6/2011 at 21:57

I Plan on flying from Hanoi to laos but i am unsure about where to fly to in Laos, choosing between Vientiane or Luang Prabang . Once in Laos i plan on making an onward flight journey from Laos to Northern Thailand so i would like to have an idea where is best to fly to thailand from in Laos A) Fly from Hanoi to Vientiane - then make my onward journey by bus to Luang Prabang. And then fly from Luang Prabang to Chang Mai (or other airport in N.Thailand) or Fly from Hanoi to Luang Praban ...

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First time SEA ,My Itinerary! Constructive criticism is appreciated!

Posted by vivalabene on 16/6/2011 at 21:12

Ok it´s my first time in SEA and I´ve got 15 weeks time. After reading through Travelfish for quite some time came up with this Itinerary. What do you think? To much for 15 weeks? To less? To long bus rides?( I´ll go all ways by Bus and Train except Singapore>Bali>BKK) BKK>Chiang Mai >Chiang Rai >Luang Prabang>Vieng Vang>Vientiane> Hanoi >Halong Bay> Nha Trang >HCMC>PP> Siem Reap>BKK>Phuket>Koh Pha Ngan>Ko Samui> Lankawi> Kuala Lumpur ...

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Itinerary help - Thai, Viet, Laos, Camb, 7 weeks.

Posted by HexagonalBolts on 22/6/2011 at 14:25

Hello everyone. I made a post about my itinerary before but I've a better idea of what I am doing now and I have some specific questions. I am travelling from the 1st of June to the 20th of August. I want to go in a rough loop, something like this, it's all very flexible though: Bangkok Chiang Mai Southern Laos Down through Vietnam Back to Bangkok through Cambodia (definitely seeing Angkor Wat) Is this circular route ok? Or would this route have bad transport / would there be a faster way ...

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Viewed 3,411 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by HexagonalBolts on 26/6/2011 at 20:40

SE Asia in April

Posted by ambersaffron on 23/6/2011 at 02:18

This is my first posting but I've been scouring the site for some time now. I'm planning an extended trip to SE Asia for Dec. 2011-Oct 2012. I'll spend time in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia and Burma (probably not in that order). I have tons of questions, but my first is about weather. From what I can figure out, April is the hottest month in the region. Does anyone have any advice on where to spend April and not be miserably hot? Thanks! ...

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Viewed 3,862 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by tyler on 25/6/2011 at 01:13

2 Month in Indochina

Posted by travelfelix on 15/6/2011 at 16:08

Dear Friends, I am going to Indochina from the 2nd of August til the 3rd of October. I know it is monsun-time, but since I am a student, I don’t have a choice. My research on the Internet and in some travelbooks. My Tour should include the major sights, awesome nature and some rural areas to get to know the people. The detailed plan: VIETNAM: hanoi, Sapa LAOS( about 2 Weeks): Luang Prabang, Vang Vien, Vientiane, Pakse Boot bis Don Khong CAMBODIA( about 2 Weeks): Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Krati ...

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very rough itenary...advice infinitely appreciated!

Posted by andrea13 on 17/6/2011 at 00:51

hello all, I'm heading to Bangkok four weeks from today, got two months to explore seasia. im sure everyones sick of dishing out itenary advice but i'd be eternally grateful for any thoughts... bangkok- 2 nights chiang mai- 4/5 nights slow boat- 3-4 nights luang prabang- 4/5 nights heading south through laos- 10-15 nights, stopping on the way (obviously..) south into cambodia, heading to angkor wat-10-15 nights poss fly to ko tao? From bkk? Help pleaseeee-1 night ko tao- 4/5 nights up to Bangkok ...

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Viewed 2,410 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 17/6/2011 at 11:47

First trip to SE Asia. Suggestions?

Posted by jordan on 9/11/2010 at 05:10

Hi all, Sorry for yet another 'where should I go' question, but I have been reviewing itineraries and there is so much to see. I have a little under a month, and this will be my first trip to the area (have only been to China within Asia, for 3.5 weeks). I would like to go to Thailand and Vietnam, and possibly stop in Cambodia/Laos if time permits. I was hoping to do a 'sample' of the countries, so on subsequent trips I can choose which I would like to explore more. I am 25 y/o male from Los A ...

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Boat trip from Yunnan to Laos

Posted by elizydizy on 16/6/2011 at 13:38

Does anyone know if there is a boat trip along the Mekong from somewhere near the Tiger Leaping Gorge to Luang Prabang? Estimate of time? ...

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Viewed 2,963 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by caseyprich on 16/6/2011 at 14:26

How Long do I need

Posted by emily2310 on 15/6/2011 at 19:17

Hey, I am off travelking early oct, and I have 6 months in Asia. My plan is to go to North Thailand, Laos, Vietnam then Cambodia where I am hoping to volunteer for 3 weeks in Phnom Penh, so will only really have the weekends free over that period. I then want to be in southerm Thailand for around Xmas, as meeting friends. I have 10 weeks in total, 3 of which will hopefully be volunteering. Is this enough time, tosee everything, I don't mind if its rushed as in not chilled, cause I have the next ...

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Travelling SE Asia starting November require some help

Posted by lottie01 on 15/6/2011 at 19:07

Hi, i have deicided to go travelling in souteast asia around about November time and was wanting to visit Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Malaysia, i have no set timeframe for how long i will be away for, but was wondering whats the best route to go..... would it be best to go as Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Malaysia or can you recommend another way. once ive decided on what countries i'll be visiting in which order. i'll slot the cities and areas i wish to visit. thanks for an ...

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Cambodia and Indonesia: ridiculous itinerary

Posted by silverteeth on 16/6/2011 at 09:39

I have three weeks off in August, and I'm thinking I'd like to go back to Southeast Asia. (I'd been about 2 years ago, mostly to Laos, kind of bookended with Thailand). I've been having trouble deciding between Indonesia and Cambodia, and I thought, why the hell not do both? At the same time, though, it does seem kind of ridiculous. Currently, I'm thinking, very roughly, that I'd fly into Siem Reap, make my way to Phnom Phenh by way of Battambang, fly via Kuala Lumpur to Yoghyakarta, and t ...

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Viewed 3,515 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Thomas922 on 16/6/2011 at 11:21

Newbie needing Itinerary Help!

Posted by VanessaL on 11/6/2011 at 16:53

Hey All, I have been living near Guangzhou, China and have traveled some throughout this part of China and I am gearing up for my first real backpacking adventure starting mid-July through the end of August. basic itinerary so far: Guangzhou > Kunming and Dali Dali > Luang Prapang, Vang Vieng, Ventiane ??? > Phnom Phen Phnom Phen > Siem Reap Siem Reap > Bangkok Bangkok > Guangzhou I'd like to get a week or two of beach time in Cambodia and Thailand if possible, and in an ef ...

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Viewed 2,214 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by caseyprich on 15/6/2011 at 09:35

Yunnan China _advice and Itinerary

Posted by kandpfishos on 10/6/2011 at 11:18

G’Day We will be in SE Asia later this year, and our trip really starts in Yunnan China. We will be in this single area for about 30 days. We would appreciate your comments and fine-tuning of our itinerary for the Yunnan component of the trip. We are twomid/late-60’s Australian blokes, accustomed to independent travel and each other (we have lived and travelled together for over 35 years – so we know each others foibles and habits too well!) We will be entering into Kunming on/about 22 ...

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Viewed 3,622 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by caseyprich on 12/6/2011 at 10:15

National Day Holiday in China?

Posted by kandpfishos on 11/6/2011 at 03:00

G’Day We posted a separate Yunnan trip itinerary in this board. This post concerns National Day Holidays and what to expect. We know nothing - zip, nada, empty headed - about the China National Holiday. We will be in this area around thattime: Lijiang – 3 days – by local bus (fromQiatou/Tiger Leaping Gorge) Shaxi – 5 days – by local bus from above Question: This period coincides with National Day Holidays from, we think, 1 October to end of the next week. We have read that all ...

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