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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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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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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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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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Visa from Laos - Thailand on land

Posted by LeChron on 7/5/2011 at 07:03

I have heard that I can only get a 14 day visa entering thailand on land, is there anyway I can get a 30 day visa, if so how?? Any help would be much appreciated, man thanks ...

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Where can i go fishing in South East Asia?

Posted by Tomhamish on 28/4/2011 at 22:08

Random question i know! However i have always wanted to catch my own fish (with a rod or spear fishing) and cook it on an open fire robinson crusoe style... has anyone done this? if so where... either on a river or off an island.... heading to thailand, laos, cambodia and vietnam this summer and its on my list of things to do. Thanks ...

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forget about china? (laos,cambodia,vietnam trip)

Posted by christay2009 on 13/6/2009 at 21:48

Hey everyone, I have been planning a trip to SE Asia for awhile, although i've been unable to do as much research as i'd have liked by now due to various other events in my life, anyway...to the point! I had originally planned to go to china for 1 month then split laos/cambodia/vietnam into 2 months but am very wary about spending too much time travelling. Seeing a little of a lot rather than a lot of a little! It seems that seeing china first will mean more time travelling - getting fr ...

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Cambodia/Laos - 2 months

Posted by JarrodPace on 2/5/2011 at 16:06

Hi all I am planning to spend a month in Cambodia followed by a month in Laos later this year (Oct/Nov). Bangkok is where I will fly into and out of the region. I would like to find a balance between seeing as much as I can in these two countries whilst not rushing through every town. I have never travelled before, let alone to the region, so I was wondering if anyone experienced would be able to suggest a good route to take for this trip and which places are good to spend a little time in and ...

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6 weeks left

Posted by greektraveller on 6/5/2011 at 00:39

I have 6 weeks left. did laos and cambodia so far..in thailand i have been to bangkok and chiang mai.. thinking about vietnam and thai islands...any suggestions? ...

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Approve, criticize, or improve my 6 week itinerary in Thai-Camb-Vt-Laos!

Posted by naomiolson on 29/4/2011 at 19:48

Here's what I've got planned for a trip for 2 in summer of 2011: THAILAND (3 nights) June 16: arrive Bangkok,pig out on pad thai. June 17: Bangkok June 18: Bangkok June 19: fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap CAMBODIA (5 nights) June 20: Siem Reap June 21: Siem Reap June 22: bus/boat from SR to Phnom Penh (5 hour bus ride, boat-? hrs) June 23: Phnom Penh June 24: bus/boat from PP to Ho Chi Minh City VIETNAM (12 nights) June 25: Ho Chi Minh City June 26- July 6 GAP " Roam vietnam" to ...

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Shipping A Bag Home... Sea Freight?

Posted by GreenKoolAidMan on 2/5/2011 at 12:05

Hello all, I am leaving for Asia in 19 days and will be spending the 12 weeks after that between Singapore, Shanghai, Bangkok, Siem Reap, Battambang, and then various locales across South Korea and Japan. The first 6 weeks of my trip are going to be spent in Singapore as I am studying abroad there through the University at Buffalo. The school group is then taking a one-week trip to Shanghai. I would like to travel light for the second leg of my trip and would like to ship one of my bags home ...

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March-May or June-Aug in Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Bali, Malaysia?

Posted by Triple007 on 29/4/2011 at 17:25

Hello All! First post here, I have been creeping for about a year now. But I was wondering on whether to do my traveling from March through May or from June through August? We want to go to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia (Bali).Our (English Teaching) contracts are through the end of next February, but we can always extend 3 months to end in May. We want to go to the following the places above for about 4 months and want to know when we should travel to each. Any help i ...

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What route in SE Asia to take???

Posted by rossco on 1/5/2011 at 14:55

I will be finished my teaching placement in Surin Province, Thailand at end of Sep and want to travel to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Due to my location in Surin its much easier to cross into Cambodia than Laos from the north, my previous plan. Looking for help in which routes to take and must see places on the way! Thanks ...

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First time travelling through southeast asia, help please! :-)!

Posted by Fisher88 on 26/4/2011 at 02:58

Hi Myself and a friend are thinking of travelling through south east Asia. Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, thailand and Malaysia. we dont have a set time limit for each place, but playing with the idea of 3 months for all of it. We want to start at the top and work our way down and that's about as far as we have got! What would be worth going to see whilst over there? Places to stay, visit, experience etc! Is it hard to get visas over there, or do you apply for them in advance? How expensive or cheap ...

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I wish I brought....

Posted by SallyOCC on 27/4/2011 at 21:45

Hey guys, Myself and a friend are going to South East Asia for six months in July. We will be going to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. This will be the first backpacking experience for both of us so it's quite exciting. The question I have is is there anyone thing that people wish they had brought out there with them and in contrast to this, is there something you brought and wish you left at home?? We are both females so if theres anything you girls think we shouldnt leave home without ...

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