CAMBODIA LAOS & VIETNAM - 2 months alone - first time overseas
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Apr 1, 2013 4:06 AM Last Post By: bigal1
Mar 31, 2013 9:57 PM
CAMBODIA LAOS & VIETNAM - 2 months alone - first time overseasAttention travelers!
Any advice would be very much appreciated!
I am a 20 year old female & this will be my first time out of AUS! (Except for a p&o cruise but I don't really count that)
I am leaving at the end of may & going for 2 months, I fly into Phnom Penh and am going from there. Don't have any real plan just know that I want to see and do as much as I can in 2 months spread over the three countries. I would love advice, the best things to do & what not to waste time & money on, I think I will spend the most time in Laos.
I want to do the tubing & the gibbon experience & after Laos Vietnam is last and I plan on flying out of Ho Chi Minh city.
Also want a dress made in hoi an for my 21st.
Any advice on ANYTHING would be greatly appreciated as this is my first time backpacking, also how much money should I take!? I'm going very budget, please help :)
Apr 1, 2013 2:15 AM
Apr 1, 2013 3:00 AM
2Have you got a guide book yet, and have you read it and got any ideas about the places you want to go to and things you want to do? I'd highly recommend taking a lonely planet guidebook on the trip like this one:
Its a good idea to buy it now and start reading and getting ideas and planning the trip.
I am more than happy to give you some ideas and help you plan a route and a rough itinerary, but I think its better if you do a bit of research yourself first and then come back and ask some more specific questions.
Apr 1, 2013 3:29 AM
3Welcome to Thorntree. My suggestion is to check out the organised tours on the internet or duck down to your local travel agent and pick up some tour booklets, not to actually do the tours but these will give you know itineraries and routes, time frames etc.
Also, as you're an Aussie, check out the 28 Degrees Debit card, no fees when you withdraw funds from an overseas ATM, but you must have the account in credit ie money in the account. But as with all credit/debit cards, make sure you let the banks known of your travel plans so they don't put a block on your card when they see this strange overseas withdrawal.
Apr 1, 2013 4:06 AM
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