Asia - South-East Asia Mainland
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Vietnam - visa OK, air ticket OK.
Laos - VOA via air, air ticket pending
Cambodia - VOA via land, still sketchy
I'm sure anyone in the community would be helpful to assess and OK my plan.
For Vietnam, since I'm stucked with my paid ticket and my visa specifically states that I must be there on those indicated dates in the auspicious but worrying Tet season - it's all systems go, come what may.
The next leg would be Hanoi to LP and I'm sure there're no foreseeable problems, since it's already air travel, unless any of you begs to disagree. I plan to buy an air ticket in Hanoi.
My next worry is the road trip from Vientiane to PP and I gather that bus drivers do not wait for their passengers on their visa processing at the Cambodian side of the border. As precaution... more »
Two of us will be arriving PP (Wed 18th) after dark with large boxes containing bicycles.
How will we get transport?
I have heard that arranged pickups from Hotels, GH often are stuffed up. Would it be better to book cheap accommodation and get picked up. If this is better are there any recommendations that are reliable and <$10 with air and bath? (is this figure reasonable?)
Hi, could you recommend me any beach in Myanmar? I prefer sand, biger waves, not too crowded but not off the beaten track. good restaurant with seefood and clean and friendly acommodation are the most important. thank you for all relevant answers
i'll be travelling south of Vietnam at the end of april and i was very interested in doing one of those mekong delta tours, probably a 2d/1n or 3d/2n ,didn't decide yet though.
The fact is that i'll be travelling by myself and i'm a little confused about the prices ,looking backto the other posts it seems prices go from 20usd to 300 or more.I can afford to spend 150usd but no more so....
Can anyone give me a clearer idea of that please.
What is the name of the accommodation outside the gates of the park where u can stay please? is this the time of the year for the rafelissia to flower?
Has anyone been and snorkled at Mataking Island?
I know many TTers hate broad based questions but here goes anyway!
Have travelled previously to Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore. Interested in seeing Angkor Wat and potentially Luang Prabang so trying to look at a broad itinerary for 2-3 weeks in probably Oct-Nov time period (travelling from Europe).
I was considering whether to tie it in with Malaysia by flying into Kuala Lumpur and taking it from there.
I see Air Asia flies to Siem Reap, Phnom Penh (and also Vientiane) so I've a few questions really:
- If looking at a few days on beach somewhere, should I look at Cambodia or Malaysia
- Advisable to use Bangkok, Singapore or KL as my gateway city. Obviously the fares from Europe will be a key factor but just views on this from other low cost airlines' perspective welcome
- What other cities are feasible if spending say 7 days in Cambodia?
- Key sights in Malaysia - we gene...
Quick q that you may be able to confirm for me. Is Lao Aviation the only airline that services Luang Prabang - Siem Reap route directly? Interested in travelling in November and getting both spots in but disappointed by airline options currently. Fares with Lao Aviation seem to be fixed at $200 p.p. one way which is out of my budget.
Myanmar was amazing, many thanks to your recommendations and guidance. Wanted to share a few tips and recommendations that might come handy for those whom are planning.
- Changing money has become such a breeze with money changers. Airport ones seemed to take turns opening but at least one was always open. Would only take crisp dollars which led to a lot of back and forth fighting with frustrated tourists. For Singapore dollars, they limited exchange to 300 dollars per person.
- Would recommend a stay at Monywa. if you're travelling from mandalay to bagan. Monywa was very kitsch and interesting with its disney-like buddhas. Bus/boat transport via Pakokku route was easy and smooth.
- For those visiting Bagan : do yourself a favor and visit Bagan on Minthu's horsecart. Was skeptical of how good he could possibly be, but he really is a knowledgable guide like no othe...
Does anyone have a recommendation for a small family run hotel/inn on Ngapali Beach or somewhere close to there. We are looking for 3 or 4 nights in March. Senior comfortable backpackers.
Hello all, my name is andrea. I have a LP (not last one) and another guidebook. I found some info that disagree, l'd like to know wich informations are the correct one, so l would like to ask
1 is possible to fly Sittwe to / from Mandalay?
2 can Sittwe be reached by land?
3 is currently possible, reach CHIN STATE from Mrauk U?
thank you, thank you in advance for answers.
We're in Vietnam at present and are hoping to go to China in the next few weeks.We are both UK passport holders.
Is it possible to get a visa in Vietnam or can we get a visa on arrival at an airport?
Any other info will be gratefully received,bearing in mind the changes from 16.01.12.
We DO hope to visit and possibly stay with a friend but is it easier not to mention this or would it be in our favour if we did?
P.S.This has also been posted on the China page.
My boyfriend and I just enjoyed two weeks in Burma in the company of the latest edition of the Lonely Planet - however there were a few things I noticed that have changed since it was researched, so just thought I'd put them down here:
The Strand hotel now takes credit cards - with a 6% fee (would make you cry anywhere else, but since the only other hotels that took credit cards charged 10 or 12 % it was useful way of paying, since we'd under-budgeted!)
I wanted to recommend Sanay Travel and Tours in Yangon - we booked train, flight and ferry tickets through them (they are not in the LP, but we found them via the man in seat 61 site). Very efficient and excellent English via email, tickets waiting at our hotel when we arrived, and you can pay in advance by paypal, which was useful.
Also wanted to recommend the Yar Pyi restaurant in Old Bagon - it is opposite t... more »
I'm interested if it is still possible to stay with local families in small villages? Not only to avoid guesthouses, but mostly to get closer to people and communicate. I'd rather give my money to the people directly without paying the government.
Has anyone stayed at places on the way? I know this was possible five years ago, interested in the current situation.
Planning on hooking up with my sister who will be backpacking around sea in the next few months. I will meet her in Hanoi Vietnam. Have booked flights to fly to Hanoi and out of hcm.
As I have given her a loan of my backpack to travel with, I was hopping to travel for almost 2 weeks with a medium sized day pack. is this doable. I have traveled in Asia before but not for a few years and never for sucha short time but I should be able to manage with this medium sized day pack shouldn't I.
Also planning to go from hanoi to hcm and stop in a few towns along the way like hoi an.
We're going to be in Vietnam later this year and I was wanting to buy a second hand bike (125 -200cc) to take us all the way to Malaysia. What I wanted to know was...
1. Where to get my VN license
2. Can I get one on a 3 month tourist visa (I've read on here that I can and I can't, need definitive answer)
3. Is the license then good to get through Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia?
Then...is anyone selling a bike in North VN? :)
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