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much needed help

Posted by nigeyb on 6/12/2011 at 08:08

Hi. Myself and 2 mates are looking to do a 3 month tour starting 31 Jan. We are all travel virgins and not on a gap year as slightly older ( 30-40!!!) we have no plans other than to fly from London to KL and then?? I have been reading on the forum and all information is Bering taken on board. Our plan was to do the norm as in Thailand,Vietnam and Cambodia but havnt got a clue what's hot and what's not. We may even think about diff places like Philippines and we even thought of ending in oz but a ...

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18 year old girl travelling on my own...

Posted by Phiddy on 1/12/2011 at 16:01

Should I be worried? I'm travelling through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam (and possibly Bali) for three to four months from January next year. To be honest I'm not too worried because I know that my route is very well trod and that the public transport and internet links are very good etc. but I don't see a lot of 18 year olds (particularly girls) on forums like this who are travelling alone. I will hopefully have a couple of friends who might be in the region at the same time, but I want ...

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1 month to see it all!

Posted by DavisDuo on 25/10/2011 at 05:15

Hi there, My husband and I are landing in Bangkok December 12 and flying out from Bangkok Jan. 12. We're traveling to enjoy the food, scenery, get back to the basics and enjoy life. We're not so much into the partying scene. We do like to have a drink every now and again. Not interested in drugs and sex. Just wanting to have a good time and experience the culture. We're outdoorsy. We don't mind not having A/C, we want to trek, obsessed with the ocean (scuba and snorkeling is a must). Maybe do a ...

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Viewed 2,310 times, with 9 replies. Last reply by inspiredbykrissi on 22/12/2011 at 07:58

first-time to SEA - itinerary crit - Cambodia/Laos/Bangkok

Posted by frangrit on 16/12/2011 at 13:13

Hi folks. I'd love your feedback on my itinerary. I am a first-time traveler to SE Asia, female, in my mid-thirties. The trip is about 5-6 weeks, this winter. I'm joining a friend for some of Cambodia and all of Laos, but will likely be on my own for the rest. I'm not really a partier, have some budget, but not luxe. Hoping to avoid many 6 hour bus rides. Interested in food/cooking, cities, photography, art/culture/language, maybe a little hiking, and generally relaxing. I'm getting stumped on ...

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3 week Asia Itineary Suggestions

Posted by steph0426 on 15/12/2011 at 16:48

Hi, We are a young couple travelling to Asia from April 6-29 for 3 weeks. This is our preliminary itinerary. Please comment! Apr 6 - Land in Bangkok Apr 7 - 9 - sightsee bangkok and day trip to Attutaya Apr 10-11 - Chiang Mai Apr 12-13 - Chiang Rai (May join tour for CM and CR, any suggestions for tour groups? ) Apr 14-15 - back to bangkok sightseeing Apr 16-19 - Fly to SiemReap , see Angkor Wat Apr 20 - Bus from Siem Reap to PP Apr 21 - PP (more like a layover to go to hk becasue Siem ...

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Flight paid for but now I can't fly. London to Hanoi by train?

Posted by PeterW on 20/11/2011 at 18:05

Hi all I've already purchased a plane ticket to Kuala Lumpur about a month ago from Air Asia. However, on Monday I went kickboxing and while sparring a good right hook has resulted in a hole in my left ear drum. I have to go back to the Dr on 1st Dec (2 weeks after it happened) and if the hole doesn’t close I’ll a skin graft which involves surgery and my flight will be ruled out for a good month or two after my op so I’ve been pretty gutted. I’d be lucky to get this done by the end ...

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SEA in October

Posted by dash_rock on 11/12/2011 at 01:40

Howdy - I would like a relaxing beach holiday with a bit of culture during October. I am hearing very different things about weather in October as I'm after somewhere with warm days which are relatively rain free. Can anyone offer any suggestions. Many thanks ...

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I know this seems lazy but..

Posted by Phiddy on 10/12/2011 at 16:45

Which is the best website to use for getting a flight from Ventiane to Hanoi ?? The reason I'm posting a thread is that I have spent the last few hours reading through travelfish and looking it up through other websites, the cheapest flight I could find was over £100... I suspect this is because that is what the cheapest flight costs, but I just thought I would double check that I'm not missing anything. So has anyone else found flights between Ventiane and Hanoi for cheaper? I'm stuck on my ...

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Saigon-Hanoi via Cambodia/Laos-itinerary advice please!

Posted by ugogrrrl on 6/12/2011 at 12:00

I am going to be flying into HCMC and out of Hanoi, traveling for a month between late Jan-Feb 2012. I was thinking about spending 5 days in/around HCMC, traveling via the Mekong to Phnom Penh spend a few days there, then PP to Sihanoukville for a few days of snorkelling/ beach. Then Siem Reap-Luang Prabang, then on to Hanoi-Ha Long Bay, and possibly Sa Pa. Is this itinerary too ambitious for one month? I was thinking about flying from Siem Reap-Luang Prabang-Hanoi. I am more about chilling ...

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Proposed Itinerary - 5 weeks

Posted by JenHarley on 23/11/2011 at 02:28

Would love some advice if you can spare a few mins to reply! My partner and I only have 5 weeks (38 days) in South East Asia and, despite what some say, we are trying to fit in alot! Bangkok 2 nights Chiang Mai 2 days Laos - 1 week Pakbeng Luang Prabang Vang Vieng Vientaine Cambodia - 1 week Phnom Penh Siem Reap and either Battambang; or Kompong Cham; or Kampot - recommendations? Vietnam - 2 weeks -The problem is our dates clash with Tet. I have read so many different opinions as to whether to b ...

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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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Viewed 1,550 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by caseyprich on 5/12/2011 at 17:45

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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