Two-months trip across S.E.A.
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Nov 14, 2012 9:10 AM Last Post By: moritzgerber
Nov 7, 2012 1:17 PM
Two-months trip across S.E.A.Hello world
In a couple of weeks, I'm going on a two-months-trip across South East Asia. I've never been to the region, and I was wondering if this tentative itinerary makes some kind of sense?
I arrive in Bangkok. First, I'd like to go to the Chiang Mai region.
... From there, I would cross over into Laos at Chiang Khong/Huay Xai. Go to Luang Prabang by boat, then to Vientiane - and from there to Pakse and onwards to Si Phan Don (of course...).
... Next, cross into Cambodia at Dong Kalaw/Trapeang Kriel, and to Siem Reap either via Kampong Cham or vie Phnom Penh.
... From there (either Siem Reap or Phnom Penh) I'm planning to fly directly to Hanoi, instead of travelling north through all of Vietnam by bus. And by plane back to Bangkok and home.
As I said, I have about two months to do this. Or should I skip some of it, as I don't want to travel in a hurry?
I also heard it might be advisabe to book accomodation beforehand for the time around Christmas and New Year, as it might get crowded. Is there any truth to this?
I appreciate any and all advice!
All the best,
Nov 8, 2012 4:59 AM
Nov 8, 2012 6:24 AM
2... I'm Swiss, and I actually already got the visa for Vietnam. I was first planning to spend more time in Vietnam, but as my itinerary seemed to become ever more tight, this was one way I thought I could make the trip a bit less hasty.
The alternative would be to go from Phnom Penh to Saigon, and then travel north through Vietnam. But going from Saigon to Hanoi by bus is probably quite a long trip by itself?
Nov 9, 2012 4:56 AM
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