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Where else do you travel in Asia?

Discussion in 'Travel Tips and Advice' started by Dave_E, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. tipipay
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    Vietnam is good, especially Saigon. I got addicted to their spring rolls and coffee!!! It's all about food, nightlife and shopping! :lol:
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  2. Dave_E
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    Now is the peak tourist season for visiting Thailand, November through to February. The rainy season has finished and the temperature is not yet too hot.

    To be honest I like all the different seasons in Thailand, good to have a change.
  3. Dave_E
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    Dave_E Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Whoops, I talked too soon,
    there is now torrential rain here in Bangkok. :lol:
  4. joi1991
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    Haha.. Just tell me when it's not rainy nor sunny. Will do it next year though. Got to set my feet to UK first. :)
  5. Alexnew
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    I enjoyed Hong Kong earlier this year, the Mrs would like to go back too. Previously, pre marriage, I enjoyed Thailand. Had great fun playing pool in Bangkok or relaxing on Koh Samet (Samed). We're both looking forward to visiting more of South East Asia in the future, using Philippines as our base
  6. knightstrike
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    1. South Korea
    2. Japan

    Even PH passport holders could easily get a visa to those countries.

    Plus, great food!
  7. Druk1
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    I have just done a 3 month stint in north-india,nepal,and Bhutan,wandering along the Himalayas :ninja:
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  8. Alexnew
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    Each year we travel back we try to incorporate another country. This year we are going to Japan
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  9. Druk1
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    I did a paramotoring course in Thailand last march,combined that with a trip to Burma to visit the temples of bagan,burma has changed a lot.
  10. Druk1
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    Few pics from Nepal,when I first went there in 92 I trekked the Annapurna,it took me 13-14 days?This time I flew up in 14 minutes :lol: Yup,i cheated BUT at my age its allowed,i did it the hard way originally :cool: I did a 53 kilometre trek in Bhutan in a day however,that was fun at altitude :confused:
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  11. bigmac
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    You sure get around...travel costs..whats your secret?
  12. Druk1
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    Bhutan was actually quite expensive,as a solo traveller I had to spend a minimum of $290 a day,every day,I did the EBC and the ABC helicopter flights,and a gyrocopter flight,they weren't cheap particularly the EBC as that was around a thousand quid for a few hours.I had just arrived back from a trip to Canada two days before I flew to Nepal.
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  13. oss
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    I'm guessing this is an aerial shot from the chopper, a few reflections and some slight reduced contrast but really impressive, trimming the bottom (guard rail?) would improve it, but it's amazing anyway.
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  14. Druk1
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    Yes,that's from a Heli mate,just took that pic on my phone,its easy to carry in a pocket,and handy just to whip out and take a snap if something of interest appears.

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  15. Druk1
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    Just found some pics of the course,i have done static-line and freefall,this is much more enjoyable,up there just tootling along for an hour or so at a few thousand feet :)
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  16. bigmac
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    Where do you call home?
  17. Druk1
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    Canada and surrey,i am off to germany and Austria in two weeks time,i am retired,my kids at Uni doing his own thing,i just try and fill my time doing things that interest me,i did a microlight course in 2017 in france,wouldnt mind getting a machine and going for long journeys.
  18. Drunken Max
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    I've worked in a few a parts of Asia. I spent a few months working in the port of Tanggu in Tianjin province in the plate 80's. We worked full weeks but managed to travel one long weekend a month so managed to tour more to Beijing etc. Have been back a couple of times and its not the same place anymore. Singapore too many times to count as we have an office there. Philippines obviously in Manila, Siargao ( vacation ) and Batangas. KL and Port Dickson and Penang ( vacation, it was cheaper to fly to PEnang and stay in the hard rock hotel for the weekend than stay in Singapore ). Thailand Pattaya with work. Hong Kong and Macau in the 80's for pleasure. I want to go to Vietnam though I am guessing it will be Bulacan in January
  19. Drunken Max
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    I tell you what I do miss is not having a smart phone in the 80's so I would have pics.
  20. oss
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    I had good cameras back then which I carried everywhere but film was so expensive and even with daily access to professional processing and printing facilities it was still hard to make a good record of those times.

    It is really amazing what we take for granted today but yeah it would have been amazing to have that technology back then.

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