Asia - South-East Asia Mainland
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I would like to visit phong nha ke bang caves but I am coming towards the end of my trip and don't want to spend to much money on it, I'll be travelling from hue and I was just wondering where the best places to stay are for a good price as well as what the best way is to explore the caves on a budget.
Also how long it would be recommended to stay there.
Hi all, I have four days to relax on a beach and can't decide between Phi Quoc and Nah Trand does anyone have experience of both, and willing to share? Also realise the monsoon is approaching, which might make my decision for me, so would anyone know how wet it gets at the end of May In Phu Quoc? (Realising its impossible to predict, a general guide would be appreciated!)
Hi, I booked at room via Bookings.com for theBrilliant Hotel, 162 Bach Dang Street.
I googled for t heir phone number + 84 511 3843 863 ; and have been trying to call them for the past few days. But nobody is replying.
Does anybody know if the hotel still exists in Da Nang ? And what their phone number is ?
We've never been to Da Nang so would appreciate help on this!
Will be residing in Dalat for a month this summer. Hoping to hire someone hourly to show me the the ropes for the first few days on how/where to eat, shop, & blend in.
I want to share how much I spent in Yangon, so that you will have some ideas how much you should bring and exchange to MMK.
I changed $150 to MMK132,900. Rate at 1USD-MMK886.
For 7nights 8days, I spent 118,150 kyats and 508USD.
I stayed at Motherland 2 for frist 2 nights (Fan with bathroom-$24), went to Bago and Golden Rock (at Golden Sunrise $52) for 2 nights, then again at Motherland 2 for 3 nights(AC with bathroom $25).
From Motherland, walking around the city was tough, I took cabs and costed K1500~2000. Trishaw K1000.
To Bago and Golden Rock, I hired a driver with $150. Looked around the Bago, took me to the hotel. No return. I rode a truck to the mountain K2500 for 1 way, I walked down which took me 6 hours!! I took a train from Kyaitko to Yangon $8 for upper class(well it was not like an upper seat!!). the train leaves 12:30pm, but 1 hour delay.
By the way, from... more »
Anyone heard of recently discovered Angkorian temples in the province?
I just got back from Myanmar.
It was right that you should exchange currency at the airport. I didn't know that they accept SGD! I changed to USD my SGD for my trip which was not neccesary to do.
Here is my report. (May 6, 2013)
Inside the luggage claims, there is only one bank, looks more officials. Show your passport.
At the Arrival hall, there are 4-5 banks.
Others are same rates
Hi my boyfriend and I are planning to go travelling around South east asia in july for 8 weeks. Just wondering where would be the best way to start and get around avoiding any bad weather, i.e what flights, trains, buses etc to book.
We are planning on flying out from London , and wanting to go to:
Thanks in advance for any suggetions
travel light and you wll travel far....x
My partner and i are going to Vietnam for 3 weeks in July and I am starting to see what we need in terms of vaccinations before we depart. We have yellow and typhoid vaccinres so we look good there, my question is do we need malaria medication?
Cyclone Mahasen is approaching the border between Bangladesh and Myanmar and due to reach landfall late on Thursday or early on Friday morning. Here's an update from the BBC .
The Air Bagan facebook page is also giving frequent updates about the possible path of the cyclone as it makes it way towards Myanmar.
I've been living in Africa for 2 years now and really miss cycling (road biking). I am looking to move to Southeast Asia in October 2014 and was hoping you guys could advise me as to the best place for cycling.
What I'm looking for:
Live in a big city of at least 1 million
Be able to commute to work on a road bike (reasonably safely)
Be able to go for 25-100 mile cycling trips on the weekends
I'm looking for a place with decent roads, roads that aren't constantly congested, a city that allows for commuting via road bike.
I have no experience in Asia so any advice would be welcome.
I'm going to be in SE Asia solo for 4 months from end of November 2013 and plan to travel from Thailand - Laos - Vietnam - Cambodia - fly out of Thailand.
I was thinking of spending 6 weeks in Thailand, 2 weeks in Laos, 4 weeks in Vietnam and 2 weeks in Cambodia. I have no idea whether this is the right balance - what would you guys do with 4 months?
A lot of people have said on forums to take buses or trains to travel between the countries, but I'm not loving the thought of spending 10+ hours on a bus/train (unless we're talking overnight transport). Do you have any recommendations on when a domestic flight might be appropriate for my itinerary, or is it always better to get a bus/train in your experience?
Also, will I need a mosquito net?
Just sorted out my Vietnam Visa on arrival over the Internet. Apparently I also have to pay a stamping fee on arrival in USD. Just wondering if anybody has experience with this? I have some USD 100 bills.
Do i need exact change?
Do they give change in USD or Dong?
And if it's Dong, is the exchange rate good?
Thanks in advance for your time :)
Headed to Hanoi May 20th for a week.
We would love to hear about some cool things to do in Hanoi - Other than the cool things to do in Hanoi :)
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