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1. Posted by dannyh91 (Budding Member 12 posts) 11y

i'm planning a rtw trip in about 6 months. i'd like to cover parts overland or sea, but i'm having trouble finding information about prices and possibilites. Eg Hong Kong - Hanoi - Phnom Penh - Bangkok. are any parts of that very difficult transport wise? or expensive?
has anyone any experience travelling by sea, between japan, korea or hong kong? any web guides would be great, or personal experience even better.

thanks

2. Posted by JimRL (Full Member 38 posts) 11y

I have no experience but I am off to South East Asia in about 2 months and bought the Lonely Planets Guide (Southeast Asia on a shoestring) a few days ago and it seems perfect for planning routes. It has all the boarder crossings. How to travel by sea, air and train. I think it has everything you need to know about dangers as well.

Only, its the lastest edition but printed before the Tsunami. Things may have changed in parts that havent even been hit by the tsunami.

3. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

http://www.seat61.com/

With very detailed and weekly updated description and timetables for every country in the world for trains and ships.

4. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 11y

Quoting dannyh91

i'm planning a rtw trip in about 6 months. i'd like to cover parts overland or sea, but i'm having trouble finding information about prices and possibilites. Eg Hong Kong - Hanoi - Phnom Penh - Bangkok. are any parts of that very difficult transport wise? or expensive?
has anyone any experience travelling by sea, between japan, korea or hong kong? any web guides would be great, or personal experience even better.

thanks

I have gone overland from Pattaya to Phnom Penh to HCMC to Hanoi, plus back to Pattaya. All by bus or van. E-mail me if you want details.

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7. Posted by mattpaxman (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

There are a number of companies offering overland travel covering these routes. They are a safe, cheap way to travel especially for single travellers.
I am actually the owner of one such company but unfortunately i can't give details due to the anti-spam policy