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TRAVEL BUDDY - Thailand, Laos, Vietnam - September onwards

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1. Posted by RC2012 (Budding Member 99 posts) 4y

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I am a 22 year old male from Bristol and I need to start looking at booking my flights and planning everything else now as I plan to leave Late Aug/Early Sept and I was wondering if anyone is going to SE Asia around this time? If so I need as much advice as possible e.g. How much money to take, places to stay and visit etc. It would also be amazing to meet up with other like minded people there as I am going on my own and travelling for the first time.

I plan on going to Thailand (north), Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand (south) then Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and then eventually Australia (I will apply for my WHV when i'm in Asia)

I dont have any timescales either so going with the flow. If anyone wants to meet up or has any ideas/advice then let me know :)



2. Posted by niclee (Budding Member 8 posts) 4y

Hey Ryan,

I'm from Singapore. Let me know if you need help with hotel choices, places to go visit (depending on what you like), and other stuff in SG. I can help you out here.


3. Posted by Nancy Nguyen (Budding Member 6 posts) 4y

Hi Ryan

I am in Ho Chi Minh city and willing to help you when you want to go here. I know place for foreigner to live in this city and have comfortable life here.

Welcome to my country.

Nancy Nguyen

4. Posted by RC2012 (Budding Member 99 posts) 4y

Hey Nancy,

I might be arriving early August most likely landing in Bangkok, will I be able to do much? i've heard a few people say the weather will be wet all day but then others say it's the best time to travel and the weather is still good...



5. Posted by hazeld (Budding Member 16 posts) 4y

Hey Ryan,

Think you replied to my post also! Just regarding costs etc, my sis did similar route and estimated if you'd €1600 per month max you could travel very comfortably and get to see all you wanted. If you'd €1000 per month you'd get by but would be not staying in half decent hostels, seeing as much as there is to!


6. Posted by MattyRex (Full Member 126 posts) 4y

Let me know how it goes mate! I would be up for coming with but im going next April

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8. Posted by RC2012 (Budding Member 99 posts) 4y

Hey Hazel,

Thanks for the info this should help out alot :), when are you planning on travelling? Have you got anything planned or anything you want to see?


9. Posted by hazeld (Budding Member 16 posts) 4y

No worries Ryan, I had planned to do 18day adventure in China start of Oct but it looks like it's a National Holiday Week 1st week of Oct and country will be mental so will have to think about that one! If not it'll be onto Thailand/Cambodia/Vietnam/Laos for me! Have nothing planned as of yet apart from listing places I want to see! Meeting travel agent specialist on Friday to discuss route so hopefully get things going then! Have you looked at Lonely Planet Travel Companions website also? Few people on there doing similar route to us around same time! We could set up little private group if people wanted to share ideas easily??


10. Posted by RC2012 (Budding Member 99 posts) 4y

Hey Hazel,

Yeah that sounds good, I havent really looked on lonely planet forums, are they good?

There is so much I need to do its getting frustrating now lol, I still need travel insurance and have no idea what to get... i'm going to be away for atleast 6months and thats before I go to Aus. I still need to get everything I will need aswell lol going to be a busy month I think.