travelling round asia
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Sep 22, 2012 8:39 AM Last Post By: lsell
Sep 17, 2012 9:33 AM
travelling round asiaHello!
A friend and I are looking to go on a round the world trip start in april 2013. But we could really do with some advice on how to get around!
We are aiming to fly into the Philippines, then go to Vietnam, Cambodia and Singapore (we have to end in Singapore to get our flight to Oz!)
Does anyone know the best ways to get around these places and between the countries? and any advice on finding cheap flights from the Philippines to Vietnam? And how easy is it to find accommodation along the way? We don't really want to tag along for a tour as we'd prefer to just do it ourselves. But were are two 22 year old females so need to make sure it's safe!
Thank you! :)
Sep 17, 2012 10:40 AM
1You need to fly between most of them apart from Vietnam to Cambodia. Look at Air Asia website. Also PI airlines like Cebu Pacific. Rooms are easy to find, although PIs is more expensive, there are some new chains that are quite cheap in the cities. Vietnam bus or train. PIs plane and or bus. Cambodia bus. Most of these countries are fairly safe if you are sensible.
Sep 18, 2012 4:11 AM
I'm doing more or less the same trip this November - Jan.
I got a cheap flight from jetstar from Melbourne to Bangkok $260, from there i travel to Laos by train & boat & come back to bangkok to take my flight to philippines. $100 - Tiger Airways. but you can continue the same journey by land going to Cambodia & Vietnam from Laos & then flying by air asia to Kuala lumpur. you will get a dirt cheap flight by air asia to philippines from KL. On the way back im going to Indonesia. but you can get a direct flight to sydney /melb by jetstar or take a flight back to KL & take a cheap flight home by air asia..
you will freak out if i tell you that i have booked overall 8 flights across my trip costing just $1050......including to & from from OZ.
Hope this helps.............
Sep 18, 2012 4:14 AM
3If you fly to PIs make sure you have a flight out of PIs before you go to the airport. Therefore you need to book your flight to Vietnam before going to PIs.
Sep 22, 2012 8:39 AM
4Thank you all so much! we have decided to fly to Oz from thailand now instead of singapore so that will save a flight :) We're booking it all with STA so they are going to add on a ticket from the philippines to vietnam for us so should be sorted with that :)
How do you go about booking/getting bus and rail tickets? is it something which is best pre booked or is it just as easy to do it when youre there? And are there ones that allow you to travel round loads or is it better just to get individual trips as you go? We dont really know where we will be going yet, but just trying to work out the actual getting around part :)
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