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SE Asia Oct 2013

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1. Posted by Steph_ATW (Budding Member 9 posts) 3y

Following an organised tour through China, I'm planning on spending 2 months in SE Asia starting in Bangkok and heading northwards through Lao to Vietnam, then down the Vietnamese coast before passing through Cambodia and back to Thailand to hopefully see some islands before flying on.

If anyone is doing a similar itinerary let me know as i know some friends who met some great people through this site ahead of their travels. Few things about me: I'm 26, female, British and very very excited about my six month trip :-)


2. Posted by Kellie89 (Budding Member 38 posts) 3y

Hey Steph im arriving in bangkok beginning of October and then doing the same route as you :-)

3. Posted by Steph_ATW (Budding Member 9 posts) 3y

Awesome. Just PM'd you :-) How good is the weather today?! This is how bank holidays should be!

4. Posted by Jen-F (Budding Member 43 posts) 3y

Hey Steph
I arrive in Bangkok on the 16th October and doing the same route then going down to Malaysia and flying out of Singapore to Australia on the 10th December :)
What date in October do you arrive?
Jen x

5. Posted by Steph_ATW (Budding Member 9 posts) 3y

Hi Jen,

I arrive on the 10th October. Any thoughts on your route onward from Bangkok? With any luck our paths will cross. I was planning on spending a few days in Bangkok and then heading up northwards... Making a couple of stops on the way to Chang Mai - I think there's an elephant sanctuary that I'm really keen to visit. I'll be flying on to Sydney on the 8th December :-)

S x

6. Posted by Jen-F (Budding Member 43 posts) 3y

Yeah heading northwards towards chang mai as well then Laos, then down through Vietnam, Cambodia and back to Thailand! Going to do a diving course in Koh Tao around the time of the full moon party on the 17th November :)
There is an elephant festival in surin but I think it's the start of November so may miss it.
Are you in Sydney for NYE? A group of us that met on here have all just booked base. :)

7. Posted by katie84 (Budding Member 66 posts) 3y

Hey I may join you guys if thats ok as I finish work mid sept in Ayutthaya and fancy doing something like that too. Im a 29 f brit aswell :)

8. Posted by katie84 (Budding Member 66 posts) 3y

Steph I work for a place called Elephant stay in Ayutthaya, I would really advise against the national elephant park in Chang mai. Id glady share why in a pm. :)

9. Posted by Steph_ATW (Budding Member 9 posts) 3y

Would appreciate your thoughts on NYE Jen, sounds like you're a bit further into the planning on it. So as I get in to sydney on the 8th dec so I need to come up with a route that means I get back to Sydney for Xmas and NYE... So I was thinking either fly up to cairns and travelling down to Brisbane before heading to Sydney for festivities and continuing brisbane southbound later. Or head down to Melbourne and travel back up and then doing the east coast in jan. I'm only in Oz til 8th feb so need to give this some thought. Will def have a look at base though and it would be great to meet up. I need to look into bus/rail passes/ internal flights to figure it out.

Katie - yes, please PM... Sounds intriguing and yes would be lovely to meet up. How long are you working for out there for?

10. Posted by Jen-F (Budding Member 43 posts) 3y

Yeah let me know about the elephant park as well!!
I'm flying into Melbourne then hopefully do the great ocean road... Thinking of getting a camper to do this... Have 3/4 people up for it! So if you do start in Melbourne your welcome to join in!:) won't be booking anything until we are there. Haven't planned anything else yet.. Just going to see what happens when I am there! :)
Then heading up to Sydney for the 29th December. I would book your NYE pretty soon as apparently they all book up quick! Base was only a minimum stay of 7 nights whereas a few are 10 or 14!

[ Edit: Edited on 07-May-2013, at 10:38 by JenniferFranks ]