I am planning another random and unplanned trip thru SE Asia this winter similar to the one i did in South Amreica a few years ago.
I wanted to invite others to join me on all or any part of the trip that you can/want to go on as well as get comments
and feedback if you have been any of these places or if i have missed anything important.
This is a VERY rough outline and just points of interest that would be ideal to visit but mainly given time constraints
i am sure a lot will be cut or changed. When I was traveling up the western coast of South America in 2007 i took
most of the trip day to day deciding if i wanted to hang around an interesting area or take the next taxi/bus/train/plane onward which turned
out quite well. I probably will travel mostly but bus/train/boat with an occasional short flight from major cities and staying in
hostels, B&Bs and decent hotels.
If anyone would like to join any part of the travels let me know and we can figure out details. I would love to hear
about any other travels you have done, are planning to do in the area or info you might know.
My rough start and end dates are:
Leave San Francisco for Singapore around Dec 18th
Return from either Saigon or Singapore around Feb 5th
Rough itinerary so far is
Singapore-Kuala Lumpur-Phuket-Bangcock-Ankor Wat-Saigon-Mui Ne-Singapore
here are a few more details and points of interest with some dates
A bit crammed and i am sure stuff will have to be cut. LOL
International Express Train to Kuala Lumpur p942
KL to Taman Negara Jungle(central Malaysia)
Penag to Phuket Ferry?
Island hop up thru Ko Tao/Phi Phi/
(Puhket/ Phi Phi island area for Dec 31)
Bus to Ko Samui
plane to Bangcock
(train: to Chang Mai-LUang Prabang-Vietiane Laos
Boat: Virachay NP/Down the Mekong to Phom Penh)
Khao Yai National Park/Phaom Rung NP?
Siem Reap/ Ankor Wat
Phnom Penh - Sihanoukville
Phu Quoc Island
HCMC/Saigon (for Lunar NYE/TET)
Mui Ne (Kiteboarding)
Feb 4 HCMC/Hanoi
train up or down coast?
Dong Ha/Hoi An
Train/plane to Hanoi?