Sorry I have not been back to see your comment. Indonesia may have been as expensive or even more expensive before the 1998 melt down of the rupiah- these days it has to be the best experiences if not the best for one's money.
In 1997 my Aussie dollar got me 1,800 rupiah today my dollar gets me 8,300 rupiah.
Thanks, for the itinerary, sounds good. That gives me about 5 days to see Angkor Wat and Phnom Penh.
Ninh Binh looks interesting, I'll try and fit that in too, thanks.
Should buses, boats & trains be booked online or is it fine to pay for everything when you get there?
I can see that a trains go Saigon -> Danang & Danang -> Hue
The next train goes to Hanoi, is it possible to get off the train at other places such as Bach Ha, Ninh Binh?