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January, New Zealand/ February, SE Asia

Travel Forums Travel Companions January, New Zealand/ February, SE Asia

1. Posted by SingleTraveller (Budding Member, 4 posts) 27 Dec '12 19:42

Fellow Travellers,
I have just traveled Australia East Coast for the past 2 months and am now planing a trip to New Zealand for 2-3 weeks in January and heading to SE Asia for February. If anyone has any recommendations on tours, busses, accommodations, ect. It would be appreciated. Ideally if I could find someone or a group who would like to share a van to explore the North Island in NZ, as long as I get to go rafting I'm happy. And if anyone will be traveling around SE Asia in February, drop me a line.
Jenna X

2. Posted by devans21 (Budding Member, 8 posts) 27 Dec '12 21:53

Me and two of my friends start the kiwi experience bus in Auckland on the 7th of jan... Been in Australia for 1 and a half months. Can't wait for NZ. :)

Dan

3. Posted by SingleTraveller (Budding Member, 4 posts) 30 Dec '12 15:10

I have heard really good things about the Kiwi Experience. My plan is if I don't meet anyone to share a van with, I'll probably do that one!

4. Posted by MarcoPolo89 (Budding Member, 80 posts) 30 Dec '12 15:39

How long you gonna be n SE Asa for and where you planning on going?
Ollie

5. Posted by SingleTraveller (Budding Member, 4 posts) 14 Jan '13 02:00

I plan to fly into Bangkok January 29th, from there traveling down to Phuket and all the necessary islands to visit. Then somehow get to Cambodia and Vietnam, Train maybe? I'll make plans as I go. How about yourself Ollie, are you traveling in Asia, or anyone with some advice of must do activities? I did get my diving ticket on the Great Barrier Reef, so I need to do lots of diving and anything adrenaline rushing fun!

6. Posted by MarcoPolo89 (Budding Member, 80 posts) 15 Jan '13 11:44

That sounds cool. Traveling up from the Thai islands to Cambodia will be a little difficult - there's no trains through Cambodia so you will have to get a bus from Bangkok. Another way is by Air Asia, as some of their flights can be pretty cheap. Myself, I will be traveling around Northern Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Southern Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Bali over a 5 month period. Will be leaving in exactly 3 weeks!
You will enjoy the diving off of the Islands like Koh Tao or Koh Samui. I'd also recommend off the east coast of Borneo maybe. Zip-lining is quite popular too - there's a pretty good one in Thailand called 'Flight of the Gibbon'. Check it out!
Ollie

7. Posted by msjemph (Budding Member, 7 posts) 16 Jan '13 00:41

If you are going to SE Asia in Febuary, you might wanna visit Philippines! It's more fun here! ;)

8. Posted by keevs (Budding Member, 5 posts) 22 Jan '13 03:22

Hi jenna, Ollie,

im in thailand at the minute and hoping to do laos, cambodia and vietnam over the next 7 weeks or so. in phi phi at the minute and probably going to chiang mai at the end of this week, then maybe laos for a while, cambodia after that and vietnam then...if either of u will be in any of those locations it wud be cool to meet up! :)

9. Posted by LaurenJ (Budding Member, 51 posts) 26 Jan '13 11:45

Hey guys, I'm in Vietnam with my fella right now, he's leaving on the 6th of March and I'm staying for another 2 weeks after, so leaving on the 20th! I'll be in hcmc on the 6th, let me know if you're around. I'm on fb, my name is Lauren Ashley Jarvis, profile pic is a palm tree beach shot, feel free to add me x