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Travelling Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Sept 1st 2014

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1. Posted by JennyDaks (Budding Member 13 posts) 2y


So I've got myself a return ticket to Bangkok, landing on September 1st 2014, leaving November 14th 2014.

I am travelling alone & I have never been to any of these places before, I was wondering if anyone was going around the same time?
My plan is to land in Bangkok head to Thailand then Cambodia and Vietnam. I have a list of places I want to visit but I am also keeping my options open & going with the flow.

If anyone has any advice I would be super grateful, anything to do with what I should be packing, what I should be seeing & anything else they think is important =]


2. Posted by oliviosar (Budding Member 10 posts) 2y

Hi Jenny

How exciting! Your plan sounds awesome.
I am travelling into Thailand on September 22nd with my boyfriend Sam, were going to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand! So around the same time as you.

Going with the flow is the best way for sure, although i would advise that you perhaps plan the date you want to go to Vietnam as your Visa must have an entry and exit date and you must have one before you enter.

They key is to pack absolute minimal (I have backpacked Thailand and Laos before), I wish i didnt take half of the stuff i did last time! Plus theres so many amazing clothes and things to buy youll want to save some space to take memories home.

I can give you more packing advice if you like.

Talk again soon

Livi xxx

3. Posted by JennyDaks (Budding Member 13 posts) 2y

Hey Livi,

Do you know how to go about getting the visa for Vietnam, cause I've been looking online but obviously there is so much.

I think my packing list is small but I'm rubbish, should I take one pair of long fabric jean type things for the plane ride? or is that a waste & I should just wear leggings?


4. Posted by hasbeen (Travel Guru 794 posts) 2y


This is a good site for UK citizens Foreign travel advice for ENTRY REQUIREMENTS for any country you want to visit.

In the page on Vietnam there is a link to the Vietnam Embassy & from there to the visa section. I am surprised they do not quote a price but they do provide an e mail link to ask the prices.

Happy travels.


5. Posted by oliviosar (Budding Member 10 posts) 2y

Hi Jenny.

Where are you travelling from? I am getting my Visa Direct from the office in London, it is the cheapeast way to do it direct rather than via and agency.
I will look up and send details for you.

Just leggings should be fine, but its entirely up to you. The lighter the better!


6. Posted by JennyDaks (Budding Member 13 posts) 2y


I've travelling from Stansted.

That would be crazy amazing if you could =]

Aha thats what I was thinking, I better go buy myself some leggings.
Also do I take trainers?

When are you going? x

7. Posted by Rosez (Inactive 3 posts) 2y

Hi Jenny,

I'm a solo traveller and heading to Bangkok around the same time but I will only be there for 4 1/2 days till I head back to Australia. I will be leaving London on the 1st September, it would be great to meet up. :)

[ Edit: Edited on 26-Jun-2014, at 07:47 by Rosez ]

8. Posted by fashionista_ph (Budding Member 12 posts) 2y

Hi All,

Im travelling Nothern Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia from 15th oct. I will be in Vietnam between 1st Nov-22nd nov (hanoi down to ho chi minh).
I will be in Cambodia from 22nd nov-22nd dec, then to sydney for xmas and nye.
Let me know if youre around then :-)
Im travelling alone, 28, f, from uk.


P.S- you can pick up your visa from the embassy in london. Really easy to get to. Print the form online (or pick one up there), fill in and take with you with your photos. They only take cash not cards, so make sure you have it on you! It takes 5 days, cost £54 (or extra if you want sooner). They dont do same day, only next day. They will give you a time to come and collect it. They are only open from 9-12:30 mon-fri. I think i only waitied in the queue for like 30 mins!

9. Posted by Janzty (Budding Member 4 posts) 2y

Hi Jenny,
I'll be travelling solo to Cambodia beginning of September. Let me know if you will be around. Cheers!