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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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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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Viewed 2,243 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by kandpfishos on 12/6/2011 at 07:01

22 Days in Asia July to Aug

Posted by Gatti_LDN on 3/6/2009 at 16:51

I have a bit of a dilemna. My GF and i are looking to go traveling in july (mainly because of her job as a teacher and my need to be in work in august :( ) We're thinking of visiting Malaysia / Borneo in this time, but we're worried about the monsoon / typhoon season. Is it still as worth doing as say October / November. ...

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Route advise needed: from Hanoi to Bangkok

Posted by Leonie1991 on 5/6/2011 at 23:11

Hi there, I've been planning my trip around the world but I'm not sure what the best route is from Hanoi to Bangkok. I'm going to travell south from Beijing and the most logical is to cross the border at Hanoi. Adventually I have to end up in Bangkok to take a train that will take me through Malysia but I need some route advise about getting from Hanoi to Bangkok and still actually see some of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodja. I have about a month. Can anybody give me some tips? Léonie. ...

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Can I fly between the following places?

Posted by tonysouth on 5/6/2011 at 11:11

Hi Folks, I'm backpacking for a couple of months in SE Asia and, in order to save time, wanted to fly between cities. These are the flights I've planned: 1. Bangkok -> Chiang Mai 2. Vientanne -> Hanoi 3. Hanoi -> Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon 4. HCMC/Saigon -> Phnom Penh 5. Phnom Penh -> Siem Reap 6. Siem Reap -> Koh Samui Are there any legs that I will not be able to find a flight? Also, is there an orbitz/priceline aggregator website for all of the regional airlines where I ...

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New feature: Cheap flights in Asia with the Discovery Airpass

Posted by somtam2000 on 8/5/2008 at 06:25

I've just added a new feature story to Travelfish, detailing the Discovery Airpass system that allows you to fly with Bangkok Airways, Lao Airlines and Siem Reap Airways. If you happen to have used the pass in the past, please comment below on what you thought of it. Thanks! ...

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Vietnam & Laos - Too many places, too little time

Posted by kiwiexplorer on 2/6/2011 at 07:20

Hi guys, Two of us are travelling to Laos and Vietnam in August, with around 3 weeks only, and although we have cancelled out many places already, we are still stuck as to what we should see and do in such little time. If anyone could offer their advice as to what is a must see, where we should spend more/less time in, or cancel out altogether then that would be much appreciated. Especially if anyone has experience with "The Laos Loop" and "the Gibbon Experience" it would b ...

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Best way to take money?

Posted by HexagonalBolts on 31/5/2011 at 01:45

Hello again everyone. As you might have read, I'm going travelling for several weeks all around the region. What is the best way to take money? I've heard lots of contradictory answers, and some people suggest a nationwide card, but I believe they have stopped doing free withdrawals. So should I use traveller's cheques? Or should I still use a card? Or...? ...

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My 3 week trip to Thailand and Cambodia.

Posted by Fixman on 31/5/2011 at 10:20

I got invited to be a guest in a competition on Pattaya from the 22 to the 29 of July, and I was thinking of extending the trip another three weeks. My original itinerary is: 6 days and 6 nights in Bangkok (30 July to 4 August) 1 day in Sukhothai (5 August) 4 days and 5 nights in Chiang Mai (5 to 9 of August) 4 days and 4 nights on either Phuket of Ko Phi Phi (10 to 14 of August) 2 days and 2 nights in Ko Phi Nga, and attending the Full Moon Party (14 and 15 of August) 5 days and 6 nig ...

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Viewed 3,013 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Thomas922 on 1/6/2011 at 00:29

HongKong-Macau travel tips

Posted by gauravbhatia81 on 31/5/2011 at 11:23

Hello, I am planning a trip to HK & Macau coming August end or September. Coming from Singapore and plan is to stay for 4Days in HK and then 1 day in Macau and return to Sgp from Macau. Appreciate any suggestions for the same. Thanks ...

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Viewed 3,389 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Thomas922 on 1/6/2011 at 00:23

Solo traveller looking to meet up (India, Cambodia and Vietnam)

Posted by ruby1977 on 29/5/2011 at 08:03

Hi, I am a very easy going, down to earth Australian female traveller with a pretty flexible itinerary; looking to meet other solo backpackers throughout the journey. My basic plan is (for 2011): - 25/6 - 7/7 India - 8/7 - 31/7 Cambodia and Vietnam. I am looking forward to just seeing what happens; I am not much of a 'scheduled' sort of person. Look forward to hearing from you if suitable... Jodie ...

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Viewed 3,977 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by ruby1977 on 31/5/2011 at 15:30

Domestic flights - in advance or while I'm there

Posted by akhetan on 30/5/2011 at 11:39

Hello all, I've trawled the site but have not found a (recent) answer to this question. I'm travelling Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia for 6 wks in June/July. I have flights booked to and from Bangkok. I am planning on a combination of domestic flights and some buses. Would prefer to book flights while there in order to maintain flexibility. Could someone tell me if this is a bad idea and I should do it in advance -- will they book up? Are they much more expensive? The specific flights I'm c ...

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Viewed 3,826 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 30/5/2011 at 12:27

3 week itinerary to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam

Posted by jessel on 28/5/2011 at 19:29

Hey guys, just wanted to run my proposed itinerary by you, as its doing my head in, and would be nice to have another perspective. If you could let me know if I am doing too much, if its overly ambitious or recommendations. I know 3 weeks is way too short to try and do what I'm proposing, but thats all the time I can commit! Day 1 (Sun 19th June) – Arrive in Bangkok (8am) – Spend day in Bangkok – markets/temples Day 2 (Mon 20th June) – Leave to Koh Chang - (6 hr trip) à arrive mid afte ...

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Viewed 9,836 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by caseyprich on 30/5/2011 at 07:36

Please advise on this travel plan to Thailand, Laos and Cambodia!

Posted by parth82390 on 26/5/2011 at 05:21

Please advise on following trip plan covering Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Please advise on the following plan, thank you for your help in advance. I have bolded the items that I still need advice on. Seeking to experience a mixture of adventure, scenery, relaxation and partying during the trip. June 8- Land in Bangkok June 9- Travel from Bangkok south to Koh Tao June 10 : June 17- Experience beaches, diving, full moon party, etc at Koh Tao, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan.Is this too much time dedicated ...

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Viewed 3,425 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Tilapia on 27/5/2011 at 21:44

6 months in SE Asia

Posted by Prettyfish16 on 25/5/2011 at 23:43

Hi I'm a 42 year old English lady already in BKK. Looking to go into Cambodia on 14th June and have Vietnamese visa for entry on 14th July for the month. Then entering Laos and eventually north Thailand for my trip south to Malaysia and Indonesia. I'm looking to meet up with like minded travellers along the way. Is anybody looking to enter Cambodia on or around the 14th June through Koh Kong ? ...

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Seeking Advice on Eight Week Southeast Asia Itinerary!

Posted by brand0n on 25/5/2011 at 02:17

My partner and I are taking a couple months this summer to travel around SE Asia and are looking for feedback from some of you experienced travelers or locals. We'd like to strike a balance between covering a fair amount of ground and taking time to relax at some key places. I'm looking at booking flights into/out of two different major cities to skip the travel time between the two. Some options are flying into Bangkok and out of HCMC (skipping Cambodia), flying into HCMC and out of Hanoi ...

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Viewed 3,961 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by caseyprich on 25/5/2011 at 08:21

6 months SE Asia help!

Posted by henoo92 on 25/5/2011 at 03:43

hi, im planning to go to south east asia for 6 months in either october or november 2011 but i might stay longer if i find a job somewhere, and basically want to go everywhere! im 19 and been thinking about it for a while now but keep putting the idea off as none of my friends want to go travelling or dont have any money, but ive decided to just go for it alone cause if not it will probs never happen. ive read lots and apparently your hardly ever alone anyway, is this true? ill be on a budget ...

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Six weeks in Southeast Asia, what shall I do?

Posted by HexagonalBolts on 19/5/2011 at 22:02

Hello everyone! I'm flying in to Bangkok on the 29th of June and flying out from there again on the 19th of August. I've only got a visa for Thailand at the moment. Where do you think I should go / what should I do / what should I see? I've never been travelling before and I am going on my own so I'm very keen to meet people of a similar age (I'm 20) to travel around with, but at the same time I'd really like to do and see some amazing things, not just spend it all on drink as I'd just do back ...

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10 month Budget

Posted by opaquebh on 17/5/2011 at 02:24

spending about 10 months in SEA im saving around £15.000 will this be enough...plus the sort of things i wanna do is party alot..so obvs that involves lots of beer drinking. eat lots mmm! and spec do ALOT of activities! wanna budget but dont wanna keep my mind on money all the time. any questions feel free to ask Thanks ...

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overnight in hong kong - where to stay?

Posted by hfergu on 20/5/2010 at 22:34

I just rerouted my flight from hong kong to bkk - its now hong kong to hanoi. As a result, I have a forced overnight in hong kong, which could be interesting! Any suggestions on affordable places to stay? ...

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