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Wanna explore South East Asia this March-April 2015 with me?

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1. Posted by a.chanime (Budding Member 5 posts) 1y

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I know it's sudden plan and near the date but I do want to travel around south east Asia countries, as a backpacker. Doesn't really make an itinerary yet, just a rough planning on where to go, so far I have listed Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, if possible and my visa got approved then we'll visit Japan and south Korea too. Won't be spending too much time on each country but we must explore as much as we can.
Let the wind guide us, I'm going with a low budget. hehe. We would have to take as cheapest transport as possible, even do a lot of walk Well, if you're interested to be my companion, let me know and contact me personally on g-mail, address the same as my username. Would like to start planning soon. We can arrange a meet up place too since i'm from Indonesia, I'll start in Jakarta Airport to Singapore. We can meet up in one of those city. Just let me know. I'm flexible ;)

2. Posted by danalasta (Travel Guru 519 posts) 1y


when are you due in Kuala Lumpur...?.. ..just to let you know, i have backpacked extensively through myanmar, thailand, laos, cambodia, vietnam , philippines & indonesia...


3. Posted by a.chanime (Budding Member 5 posts) 1y

Hi, since I have not really plan it yet, probably around March 18, I won't be staying long in Singapore and Malaysia, cuz I only have short time to travel around, right after I arrived in Malaysia, I plan to take the train to Hat Yai Thailand.
were you backpacking alone? How was it?

4. Posted by danalasta (Travel Guru 519 posts) 1y

yes... mostly back pack alone... always do lots of research, plan out my itineraries, right to minute details - transport mode & cost, where to stay, what to see and then, as insurance, have my back up plans.... and mostly off the beaten track...

i still do keep those itineraries , each with a theme...

When I recount those trips, no regrets - cos....those places seldom trodden by travellers.

1. Heard of Luang Namtha ( Laos) ?
2. Rattanakiri ( Cambodia)
3. Trang Chim ( Vietnam)
4. Namshan ( Myanmar)
5. Lake Sebu )Philippines) ?
6. Khong Chiam ( Thailand)...?

Is this the first time you are opting for the kind of adventure u have decided on?



5. Posted by a.chanime (Budding Member 5 posts) 1y

Never hearts of that place, in fact. It would be my first time travelling so I'm kinda scared. I'm looking for some companion along the way but if there isn't any until the date come then I will have to explore alone. I only have short time to travel, but I'm gonna use it as a reference for the next travel (longer time period for each country) in the future with my partner.
my budget is really tight, haha, I wonder if I would be able to do it.

6. Posted by danalasta (Travel Guru 519 posts) 1y


it is natural to be scared, esp. when you are a woman....and it isnt that safe to hook up with someone along the way ...better to have someone with you as travel buddy all the way..! and share expenses , esp. on budget accommodation, food.

You can, of course, go places that are not so extreme!...

Based on my experience, you can do the Indo-China Loop ( starting from Aranyapratet on Thai side) to Poipet crossing into Cambodia, and after that, exit into Laos at Don Krolor and go up north all the way to Luang Prabang and then exit into Vietnam and head to Hanoi, etc...

It might take about 3 weeks plus, and well, cheap budget, u can do it with mere USD400!.


P.S... The travel period u have decided on... good, but I will be away in Myanmar in April). You have FB..?