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India, Thailand, Indonesia, Bali, Australia?????

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1. Posted by Hannahwa (Budding Member 33 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi Guys,

My name is Hannah and i am setting off to travel to India, then Thailand, travelling round Cambodia, Laos , through indonesia (and really i want to get as far as possible overland before flying to Australia.)

Oh and is it best to fly from India to Thailand? or overland?! i would like to see Nepal and Tibet as well.

Firstly, do i need different types of Malaria tablets for each country? Which ones are the best? as i've heard that some can make you really sick?!

Also does anyone know if it is possible to go overland as far as say; East Timor? where i know you can fly to Darwin from, does anyone know if you can fly to Cains from there? or do i have to fly from Bali?

Am leaving at the begginning of April. (know wrong time season wise - but hey - less tourists!!)



2. Posted by oj (Budding Member 24 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

hey i am also planning a trip covering same kinda places (either starting from india or maybe nepal ... not sure yet considering the political situation and all that!) but finishing in thailand around aug/sept.. so any advice anyone could post would help me too


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4. Posted by robgmiles (Budding Member 14 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I dont know why all these posts are reported as spam?

you could travel overland from India, through Nepal and Tibet and then into China and down into SE Asia that way. But im pretty sure you cant just travel India-Burma-Thailand. The first route, would be one hell of a great journey!

5. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Quoting robgmiles

I dont know why all these posts are reported as spam?

Sorry about that; duplicate posts are not allowed and this person just posted the same thing in 25 forum threads. They'll be gone in about 5 minutes and rest returned :)

6. Posted by loubylou (Respected Member 664 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Hannahwa

Oh and is it best to fly from India to Thailand? or overland?!

To travel overland from India to Thailand, you would have to go through Burma, as robgmiles says...I don't think you can travel through Burma that way. I am almost positive I have read something on here (which I can't find!) that there is one border crossing which is open from Burma to Thailand, but this can only be used for day trips. If you want to visit Burma, the Burmese government insists that you fly in.

I think you would have to fly from India to Thailand, or do the way robgmiles suggested!


7. Posted by Twinkle (Respected Member 1112 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Yeah I had a friend that went into Burma/Myanmar from Thailand and he got some kind of special pass as he is a journalist and i think it entitled him to 3 days. You can enter as a tourist but I think you only get a day and you are only allowed to go so far into the country so I think to get into there overland from the opposite side would be quite a chore!I would say fly India to Thailand if not its going to be one hell of a bus journey!However to go via Nepal-tibet-china would be pretty amazing and it wouldnt seem so long with all the amazing places and stop offs you can do on your way!

8. Posted by gypsichief (Budding Member 17 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Although Myanmar shares its border with China, Thailand, India, Bangladesh and Laos, border-crossing tours are possible only with China and Thailand at the moment.

There is a border crossing at manipur(Tamu)- mayanmar(moreh)but its mostly for locals and its a day crossing as the authorities will keep your passport which u will get back when u come back in the evening(so u will only get 8-9 hours at the most)...u will have to do it via china or fly from india(kolkata is closest n cheapest)to yangoon or thailand....

9. Posted by glalak (Budding Member 8 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

FYI....I just purchased tickets a few weeks back for Delhi-Singapore on Air India 26JUN06 for $269 USD and Singapore-Sydney R/T 29JUN-6JUL on Gulf Air for $602 USD. If time is money and money is time...well you may want to take a look at this. Flights on Air Asia are pretty cheap from Singapore to Bangkok. This is just an alternative to trains and the hassles of obtainging visa's if applicable.....

10. Posted by curlyneary (Inactive 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


I'm planning on doing a very similar route to you - setting off in October with a view to going round India for a few months, flying to Thailand from Kolkata (cheers for that advice btw) and working my way south into Australia where I'm gonna get a work visa (to save the money to go home/somewhere else!)

Same question really - how best to go from Southeast Asia into Australia? I'd really like to see the areas south of Thailand before going to Aus but would it be really expensive to get there from East Timor as opposed to Singapore? I've heard that this is a recognised route (The 'Hippy' Trail) as described by most books but the actual details of it seem to be somewhat elusive!

Any advice gratefully received,