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10 weeks in SE Asia with two young children - it's a wrap!

Posted by FoundVagabond on 25/8/2014 at 22:20

We are a Canadian family of four with an 8 and 10 year old, currently in Bangkok on the final days of our 10 week trip around SE Asia. I wanted to do a quick posting as a show of thanks, as I used Travelfish extensively while doing research for our own trip before we left. I was most interested in finding blogs or postings from families who have traveled this part of the world as I think the needs of families are quite different than those of single backpackers; in fact, they are very differen ...

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Stray Asia.... The biggest mistake of my trip

Posted by Travellingbanjo on 5/3/2015 at 06:01

So, Stray Asia has a policy on the reviews on their website, it has to show them in a positive light or else they refuse to 'approve' it, so no one sees anything except for good things from their website. Well unfortunately I fell for their good reviews and the experience I had was not quite so rosy! Below is the honest review that they refused to show on the website: So stray... The worst decision I ever made. Overpriced, appalling service, blatant lies on the adverts and I wasn't the only one ...

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Hanoi, Vietnam - the last days in April

Posted by korle on 18/5/2015 at 04:00

Last month, meand my friend headed in Hanoi to attend a wedding of my friend. She married avietnamese man so we went to hanoi to joined with her. But Hanoi is so beutifulso we decided to stay more few days to discovery Hanoi. And this are somehighlights of the trip or spleeping: Essence hotel The essence hotel isconveniently located in the charming old quarters of historic Hanoi , it takes 15 minutes to walk from hotel toHoan Kiem lake. and, it located in crowded street with a lot of bar, clu ...

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Posted by Chad2709 on 13/11/2014 at 23:34

We have just returned from a 6 day trip to Koh Lanta; a great place to visit. We stayed at Lanta Miami on Khlong Nin beach; a great location....right on the beach. The resort was middle of the road; not fancy but clean and comfortable, with a great pool, and the restaurant served good, reasonable meals. The rate included breakfast, which was pretty average, but not as bad as a lot of the reviews suggested. The room had air-con (essential!!), a fridge, TV and free Wifi. A highlight of the trip wa ...

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Please help, one month Thailand

Posted by ashleyryan2011 on 21/2/2015 at 15:54

Hello all, Warning this is a long post, but please help! I have been reading this forum for about a year now and methodically planned everything out thanks to all your wonderful words of wisdom and caring hearts. I was hoping some of you experienced backpackers/travellers would be so kind to view my plan and offer some suggestions/criticisms. First some background. I am an engaged 30 year old and as a honeymoon I am taking my future wife for a one month trip to Thailand in February 2016 (shhh, s ...

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13-day trek to the Lao border in Virachey NP

Posted by gregmccann1 on 19/4/2015 at 11:31

I just wrote up a trip report on our camera-trapping expedition to the Lao border inside of Virachey NP in Cambodia. Lots of info, links, descriptions, and photos in there. Hopefully it will inspire a few to visit the park. ...

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20 days Cambodia,Laos,Tailand

Posted by emre on 5/1/2015 at 12:38

Hello everyone, I will be finishing my vietnam tour 25th feb/15 and will be departing from Saigon so i need some advise Starts from Saigon 20 days total place to visit; Cambodia ; Siem reap and ..?, Laos; Vientiane and Luang prabang will be visited, Tailand ; (chang mai but can be skip for this year), Bangkok and down to south.. We are 2pax budget traveller the game must end in Phuket Tailand 17th march/15 my return ticket is there) wich route will be the clever one Cambodia Laos T ...

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Help Itinerary 4 weeks Thailand/Laos/Vietnam/Malaysia

Posted by guybrush on 25/1/2012 at 11:46

Hi everyone. I have been reading a lot and I made a draft of what would be my 4 week travel to SEA (Thailand, Laos, Vietnam). I am going with my wife and we would like to taste local food, go to tradicional markets, experience nature and step over most amazing temples and cultural events. Would you give me an advice of which places would you remove or replace (impossible to add anything I guess)?. I have not included Cambodia but I will be willing to. You can see what I have planned here (PPT fi ...

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Similan Islands Live-aboard Snorkelling Trip

Posted by tezza on 24/4/2008 at 18:45

I finally got my wish and did the 3 day-2night live-aboard snorkelling trip to the Similans put on by Poseidon Bangalows out of Khao Lak in late January 08. I found it one of the best live aboard trips I’ve done and highly recommend it to not only to people who like snorkelling some pretty good reefs and checking excellent marine-life, but others who simply like chugging around on a comfortable slow-boat thru a series of scenic islands (the Similans are a string of 9 hilly forest clad islands ...

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Borobudur. Indonesia.

Posted by aradhanaanand on 8/5/2014 at 00:29

My travel experiences and blog on magnificent Borobudur, Indonesia. ...

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SE Asia for 25 weeks

Posted by Emi_keeley on 6/10/2014 at 03:48

Hi guys, myself and my boyfriend are looking to travel around SE Asia starting from Cambodia, into Thailand, down to Malaysia and Singapore, across to Indonesia and finally finishing at Bali. The question is- how much would I need for food/drink, Lodging, excursions and personal spend for 6 months? Before we go, flights will be paid for, couple of night accommodation in each place and have around £300 for other travel expenses- so it would be spending money. I have been researching and lookin ...

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2 Months- Which Countries?

Posted by Tweishaar on 31/8/2014 at 15:35

My friend and I have 2 months to travel in S.E.A. That said, Id like to hit Thailand, Laos , Cambodia and Vietnam. Is 2 months a good enough chunk of time to comfortably hit all 4 countries? If not, I was thinking of excluding Laos. -Must see/do : Diving , snorkeling , Temple running, occasional partying, beaching, Jungle trekking , Marketing. -I do not want to feel rushed through things, but Id like to enjoy all the highlights, on and off the beaten path. -Money is not really an issu ...

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5 weeks in SEA trip report

Posted by SaltwaterGem on 16/2/2013 at 20:07

I recently got back from 5 weeks in SEAsia -- I used this website for a number of inquiries and everybody was really helpful. I wanted to at least put up a trip report so explain how everything went. I think given my rapid itinerary and negative tone in a few areas will land me some criticism -- that I didn't spend enough time here or there, that I did not do things the best way, etc. People really love this area of the world but I didn't enjoy everything. This is not to say that it's bad ...

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3 Days-round in Ha Giang Province

Posted by Suturn on 8/9/2012 at 22:03

I recommend the trip, not the company. Mr. Nam Tran, despite several phone calls, didn't care about showing up and left the business to his wife and his father. I wouldn't expect him to a be a good guide either. I've just seen basic Hondas moped in the parking in front of the shop. The motorbikes are pricy (200K Dong/ten dollars per day) but in very good conditions, my back brake was a bit weak, but that's it. I found them perfect for our needs, they're light and flexible, we explored narrow ...

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Holiday success thanks to Travelfish

Posted by Missis on 8/1/2010 at 02:42

Hello I am so glad we stumbled across Travelfish when researching for our trip to Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. Thanks to everyone who answered my questions, all the guesthouse reviews and travel guides. All I need to do now is save up for a Travelfish T shirt! Long may it continue! Missis ...

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Two years of travel in SE Asia

Posted by arpan_m on 13/11/2012 at 20:13

Hey all. I have been travelling all over SE Asia over the past two years. Check out the following link if you can. Thank you ...

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The Wombats are on the move

Posted by TassieWombat on 3/3/2014 at 22:30

After nearly two years of planning and waiting, the time is ALMOST here. We have planned this trip knowing our Great Dane was not going to live "forever" and we could not go whilst he was with us. He passed away on 20th January 2014 and from that date the wheels have started turning. So on March 14th we fly out of Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur and onward through China and South East Asia for an expected six months We will chronicle our trip in here compliments of Travelfish Admin who ha ...

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Thailand Trip Report

Posted by themissadventurejournals on 27/1/2011 at 13:31

I am currently exploring Thailand and heading to Cambodia next week. After a hectic week in Bangkok, I am enjoying the beaches of the laid back Koh Phangan I am keeping a blog of all my travel reports here: You can also read about my year spent working in Japan, as well as my time working in Walt Disney World. ...

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My SEA Trip So Far...

Posted by thatvaletguy on 12/3/2011 at 15:28

It's 60 days in my SEA so far and I've been to: THAILAND -Bangkok -Chiang Mai -Chiang Rai -Burmese Border (1 day) -LAOS -Luang Prabang -Vang Vieng -Vientiane -4,000 Islands CAMBODIA -Phnom Phen -Snooky-Ville -Siem Reap Back in Bangkok for the moment, and catching a flight to Hanoi on Tues. morning to travel south to Ho Chi Minh City. These are a few of my favorite things...(do do do do do): -Cambodia in general exceeded my expectations, theres so much to do! (Especially for a young lad suc ...

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Singapore to Bangkok

Posted by GilbertMcDonald on 1/7/2013 at 20:35

Singapore to BangkokThis trip was completed in April so this report is a long time coming, it's also my first so be patient.SINGAPORE (three nights)Arrived in the early am and took a taxi from the airport to Hangout@Mount Emily. They had our room ready for us\a small little room with twin beds and a bathroom.I should have booked a double but it was only for 2 nights.The hotel is in a good location we walked everywhere and also used the hop on bus tour that rotates around the cityevery half hour. ...

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