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Thailand, Malaysia, Bali etc Nov/Dec '12

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1. Posted by Katiesjm (Budding Member 17 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!


I'm starting my travels in October and doing the Indochina discovery trip with a friend. She then has to go home and I'm taking a couple of months (november and december) to travel around some more of Asia on my own. Just wondered if anyone was about at this time as I'd feel more comfortable at least starting off with someone. I know lots of people do this but I don't know how easy it is to get around from place to place. Do I need to plan this before I go or just wing it when I'm there?
I may also do camp Borneo in December/January which would be amazing. Has anyone done this?


2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1839 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Asia is very easy to get around, as long as you have visas where necessary.

Buses, trains, planes are often options, including budget airlines. Lots of accommodation too (try hostelbookers, asiarooms).

Really you should decide what you want in the next few months and book travel and rooms. December is the start of the high season.

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4. Posted by Katiesjm (Budding Member 17 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

My trouble with booking places is that y going on my own I want to meet people and will end up going on with them... If I book places I won't be able to stay with the people I've met.

But thank you very much for your advice, I will have to come up with a solution! :)

5. Posted by Katiesjm (Budding Member 17 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

My trouble with booking transport and hostels now is that I am going on my own And I want to meet people... If I have places booked I won't be able to travel on with my new friends...

Thank you very much for the advice though, I will have to come up with a solution!

6. Posted by Lone Traveler (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hey! You must be getting ready to go now to Thailand/Malaysia. I always go to these countries in Nov/Dec. The weather is beautiful and it is actually vacation for the students during that time, so be prepared for crowded malls and transportation. Just for Malaysia/Singapore that is. If you go to KL, try to stay in Bukit Bintang or Chinatown. Chinatown has the cheapest hotels, but don't expect much. Sunway Lagoon is great if you want to try a huge waterpark. Have a great trip!

7. Posted by Neetuagarwal (Inactive 4 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

The traditional advice is that the best time to visit is during the cool season from November-February. Statistically, these months tend to have the most hours of sunshine and the least likelihood of rain. Humidity is also lower at this time of year than at other times. Because of the good weather and the fact that it corresponds with winter in the West, these months form the tourist high season. Flights to Thailand are often more expensive at this time (particularly December and the Christmas period) and rates for accommodation tend to be higher, particularly on the islands and resorts. Tourist attractions like the Grand Palace and the Floating Market can also be busier in these months. Have a joyful and fun filled trip.

[ Edit: Edited on 18-Oct-2012, at 00:58 by Neetuagarwal ]

8. Posted by gonebamboo (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

You must be in indochina now? I am heading to SEA in a few weeks. My plan is to pretty much wing it at first. The Borneo trip sounds amazing! I am flying into either Bangkok or Singapore with a friend around the 1st of Nov. and then heading off from 1 of those places to wherever we want. My friend then too has to go home and I was planning on setting up shop in a cool town, maybe in Hoi An or Dalat (or maybe somewhere else), renting an apartment as I am planning on finding work doing some writing for various English newspapers and that way I can have a home base to work from while hitting the road. I could be there for up to 6 months, maybe longer. Anyway, would be cool to meet some people while roaming around that part of the world.... I have been to Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia before and they are all amazing! Stay in touch, maybe we'll bump into each other! Where are you from? Colorado here...

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