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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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Viewed 7,571 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by caseyprich on 1/6/2011 at 06:32

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 3,067 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 3,438 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 4,027 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 3,880 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 10,138 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 3,476 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 4,014 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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Viewed 7,756 times, with 11 replies. Last reply by Thomas922 on 23/5/2011 at 09:23

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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Viewed 6,019 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by fox80 on 20/5/2011 at 22:03

Cycling through Southern China

Posted by Seby_C on 17/5/2011 at 00:45

Dear all, I propose to cycle from Phnom Penh in Cambodia to either Manning or, maybe further (perhaps Guangzhou), in southern China. I am fairly confident that the Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam legs can be achieved (I have travelled Southeast Asia extensively and lived in Cambodia for the last 2 years), however I have never visited Southern China and am aware that the culture will vary quite dramatically as will the terrain, climate and of course many more factors. I want to ask if anyone has an ...

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Viewed 3,470 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by Seby_C on 20/5/2011 at 14:01

30 days in SEA...

Posted by kateemily on 17/5/2011 at 13:57

hey all! Apologies for another itinerary request... I am in the process of planning a trip to Thailand, Cambodia and Laos with my boyfriend. We are leaving September23rd-24th returning October 20th-23rd (whenever the cheapest flights are!) We are possibly working on this loose itinerary: 1. Bangkok 2.Bangkok-Siam Reap (early morning train, tuk tuk and bus to get to Siam Reap) 3-5. Angkor Wat (temples, etc) 5. Travel to Phnom Penh (6 hours by bus) 5-6. PP Now this is where we've lost it! We wou ...

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How to make the most of a short trip to SE Asia...

Posted by jkif987 on 10/5/2011 at 11:38

I wanted to see if some of you SE Asia veterans could lend a hand in helping me make the most of short (30-day) trip to the region in June. So far, we have the following plan: June 3- Arrive to HCMC at night 4- HCMC 5- HCMC 6- Leave for Hoi An on 10am flight, arrive at noon 7- Hoi An 8- Hoi An 9- Leave Hoi An from Da Neng at 330pm 10- Ha Long 11- Hanoi 12- Hanoi 13- Hanoi-BKK at 9am, Arrive to Bangkok at 11am, see city, floating mkt 14- BKK-USM at noon, arrive to Koh Phangan early evening 1 ...

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Viewed 8,834 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by jkif987 on 17/5/2011 at 12:44

Vietnam, Cambodia in July

Posted by lachiec on 15/5/2011 at 17:54

Hey guys Me and my friend are travelling to Vietnam and Cambodia for the whole of July. Were 20 and havent been to SE asia before and were hoping we could get some itinerary tips! We havent made any bookings except for our flight into Hanoi on the 1st and out of Siem Reap on the 28th. Please post if were making any rookie mistakes. 1. Arriving in Hanoi for 2-3 nights 2. Halong bay/Cat Ba island for 2 nights 3. Sapa for 1-2 nights Fly to Hue 4. 1-2 nights in Hue 5. 2-3 nights in Ho ...

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know anything about malaysia?

Posted by alisonmilliken on 6/9/2007 at 14:48

Hey, I know technically malaysia is not really included in Indochina or anywhere in the site I can find... But our plan is to head to Thailand (esp. South Khao Lak) in July next year. We will have about 3 weeks and want to go to places we haven;t been before. (We lived in Thailand 3 years so have been to quite a few places...) I was thinking an entirely new country might do the trick, does anyone know anything about cool places to see in Malaysia? maybe not KL, but other intereting stuff... ...

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