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4 months - Burma, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand

Posted by think87 on 2/8/2011 at 01:01

hello heading to asia again oct 28th and unsure of the best way to go about the route. 1 month in Burma 2 weeks Thai islands near bangkok 1 - 2 weeks Cambodian islands and nearby towns 1 month Vietnam 1 month malaysia Really just looking for the best order to do this weather wise as well as minimal backtracking. Its all up in the air at the moment, any advice is great. going to work out the details of each area later just looking for best times weather wise for islands, malaysia etc Also im ...

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3 month route through Thailand/Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos - constructive criticism wanted!

Posted by kmc on 30/5/2011 at 17:08

Hi all, My wife and I are fortunate enough to have nabbed 3 months off our respective jobs from the end of September this year through to Christmas which we're going to spend going through Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Having read most of travelfish, sketched out a route on a map and tried to avoid retracing our steps as much as possible, I think we're getting close to something sensible. Would appreciate any comments - at the moment I think we'll aim to spend about 1 month in each of ...

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Bangladesh - Dhaka-Khulna

Posted by davina1947 on 23/9/2009 at 02:17

We are planning to travel on the Rocket(paddle steamer) from Dhaka to Khulna. Anyone have any info about this. We don't know what to expect. ...

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Feedback on proposed intinerary: Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia

Posted by morgiane on 28/7/2011 at 02:42

Hi all, Was interested in feedback on our proposed itinerary for Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam. What do you guys think? Any "must-sees" missing? Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia (67 days) - we generally like to travel in the slower side, preferring on spend at least 3 days in the majority of places, and longer in major cities/sites (though there will certainly be exceptions) - most into nature & food, followed by culture/history. not big on "party places" - tried to structure ...

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One month in one place, where would you go?

Posted by katielane18 on 26/7/2011 at 15:13

I am starting a job in Thailand and I have to be there on the 17th of September. I am going to be running really low on money by then so I am thinking that I will just go somewhere and plant for a month or so. It doesn't have to be in Thailand but should be in SE Asia. Where would you guys go? Here is a short list of things I am looking for but none are requirements, just ideals. 1) Beach 2) Cheap (lodging, food, beer) 3) Has things to do (either activities or sights) and a fair amount of people ...

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0ne month in Cambodia/Thailand/Laos

Posted by kateyb on 23/7/2011 at 05:11

I am planning a trip for March 2012 and I was wondering if any of you think that this itinerary is doable. For starters I am not into the party scene and I am mainly interested in the cultural/historical side of travel. I am not a beach person. I have never been to Asia before. I will be flying on points, so I am flying in/out of Bangkok as that is the only option. 2 nights Bangkok 4 nights Chang Mai 1 night on either side of Thailand/Laos border-what side do you suggest? Mekong River trip-1 ni ...

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Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia - 3 months

Posted by rossco on 25/7/2011 at 20:40

I'm planning on travelling from Sep 11th, visiting Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Not got any specific routes sorted but was thinkin of starting Northern Thailand through to Laos, then down Vietnam into Cambodia and finishing up in the islands of South Thailand finishing just beore Xmas. Would be great if they were other travellers interested in joining in up with me! If easier, add me on Facebook -!/PhiPhiMan Cheers, Ross ...

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Backpack First Aid Kit

Posted by cheapswill on 22/8/2006 at 12:37

I'm going to be traveling around SE Asia in September and October. It's my first time backpacking and I need some advice. What items and medicines should I throw in my pack for First Aid purposes? ...

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Ideas needed

Posted by Sparts on 19/7/2011 at 19:00

Good morning folks. Been a while since I posted here but I know the usual drill - so don;t shout me down please So I am being lazy this time around and am going to take my inspriation from you guys. I have 17 days at my disposal to visit SE Asia at the end of September. Our flights land in Bangkok. I've visited Bangkok, ChaingMai, Koh Phangan, Siem Reap, Perhentian Islands, and KL a couple of years ago. I was also in Timor Leste, Singapore and Bali (v unimpressed with Bali btw - Bangkok on th ...

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first backpacking trip : 28 days itinerary -- help anyone?

Posted by bazooka on 16/7/2011 at 17:00

hi there! im planning my first backpacking trip for's what i have so far.. day 1: Manila to HCMC day 2-4: 3days in/around HCMC day 5: HCMC - Can tho day 6-7: 2days Can tho day 8: Can Tho - Chau Doc day 9-10: 2days Chau Doc day 11: Chau Doc - Phnom pehn day 12-15: 4 days in/around PP day 16: PP - siem reap day 17-21: 3days angkor + 2days in/around SR day 22: SR - Kuala Lumpur day 23-27: 5days in/around Kuala Lum ...

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Route advise for january loup around asia

Posted by lucky1mickey on 16/7/2011 at 19:55

i would like some help in deciding which way round to travel , cambodia, vietnamam, laos. departing bangkok end of january. should i go north through northern thailand first , then laos, vietnam, cambodia, or head to cambodia first, onto vietnam, laos , thailand? would like the weather to be on my side, have six weeks. can i get a visa on arrival for laos, where should i get a vietnam visa.? have travelled thailand and cambodia before, 1st time vietnam and laos, help? many thanks. ...

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First-time backpackers, planning on spending 18months in SE Asia... Crazy?

Posted by swampgum on 11/7/2011 at 18:14

Firstly, I have to take the chance to say what an incredible site this is, and how genuinely helpful the articles and advice here have been in convincing us to do this trip! So we are a 23 & 26y.o couple, neither have travelled overseas before and we definitely feel like it's time for our first adventure together. We will be flying in from Australia to KL late April 2012 and plan on backpacking for around 18 months. We've done a solid amount of research and basically want to do an entire l ...

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Where is a good place to go for 10 days.

Posted by joniels on 12/7/2011 at 10:53

Hi everyone I've just taken leave for 10 days at the end of October (I live in South Korea) and I dont know what a good, inexpensive, holiday would be for that short a period of time. I think maybe to go somewhere that has an interesting festival happening at the same time would be nice - but any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks ...

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3 Weeks in SE Asia - solo, woman hardcore backpacker

Posted by foubee on 8/7/2011 at 09:04

I will have 3 weeks to travel around. I will fly in Bankok on August 8 and will fly out on August 30. I am interested in Cambodia/Vietnam/Laos/Mynanmar. Maybe I should save Thailand for later...any advice how to map out my itin? which countries should I pick. once i land in bankok, i will only move around by land...all border crossing.. any advice?? Pleeeeeeeeeeease!! ...

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Family with kids in hotels

Posted by Blimes on 9/7/2011 at 14:23

I will be traveling to SE Asia (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam) with my wife and three children (ages 14, 11, and 9) next year, and I have a question about hotels. Will I have trouble putting 5 people in a room? Will I need to get 2 rooms? Or do only adults count, and so I should look for double rooms and then get cots or something? We will be spending time in both big cities and small villages. Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated. ...

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Posted by emily2310 on 25/6/2011 at 00:02

Hey, my name is Emily, 34 years old. I am arriving in Bangkok on 5th Oct, where I plan on spending a few days. I then want to go to Kanchanaburi, it looks amazing, I want to do a trip with Mellow Trek, amazing reports on Trip Advisor, but I either do it on my own or find a few other people that would like to give it a go, as they will only take one group at a time, and don't mix. Have a look at there website, I want to do the 3 day 2 night. If anyone else fancies please let me know, or if you fa ...

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3 Months In Southeast Asia

Posted by cn2011 on 1/7/2011 at 21:09

Me and a friend are planning a 3 month trip to SE Asia next summer, June- September. We had high hopes of getting quite a few places in there: Thailand Vietnam Cambodia Malaysia Indonesia However I am now conscious of the practicality of getting it all in. There are places I have been before and therefore only want a short stay so as to maximise the length of time we have in other places. (KL, HK, Singapore, Bangkok) We are flying to Bangkok, so will be starting our travels from there, and o ...

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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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