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One way ticket to SEA

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1. Posted by Ash Smith (Budding Member 4 posts) 1y

My boy friend and I have booked one way tickets to SEA and will be arriving in Bangkok on the 29 of March. We don't even know where we're staying the first night. Suss it out sooner or later I suppose. My first trip out of the US was solo for two months with 5 weeks renting a house in savusavu Fiji. (Very small town) meeting people and going last minute to NZ and OZ.

we're 24/25 years young and down for whatever. I manage a local candy shop in a tourist area and he is a commercial diver. Going with just carry on sized back packs.

Was there anything you experienced or saw that was the most memorable or you'd recommend to someone? It can be anywhere over there. (We're also going to the PI.)Or things you'd say we're a bust and not to bother with?

Also do you really need to take malaria meds?

And obtaining visas while over there at an embassy, pretty easy or anything tricky you'd warn others about? Would you recommend going through a travel agent?

Any answers to anything would be MUCH APPRECIATED! :)

Last thing- LADIES! any recommendations on what shoes to bring!? I normally wear toms and rainbows. And planned on just bringing those(bc of space). But with the rain and wetness? HALP!

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 1y

Ashleigh,
Easy ones first. I have been to SEA over 10 times and never bothered with Malaria tabs. I guess if you are going to sleep out in the jungle it might make sense. For 95% of visitors to SEA it doesn't IMO.
Shoes. Forget your toms & rainbows. Buy a decent pair of sandals that you can walk miles in and get wet. Something like these. Plus a combo walking/hiking shoes.
Visas. Tland, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines will give you a free visa on arrival. Cambodia, Laos will sell you a visa on arrival. VN is the one country you have to plan ahead. Buy it in Laos or Cambodia if you are going overland into VN. You can do it online if you fly into VN. My blog covers my experience flying into SaiGon.
Good luck with your planning.