Going to South East Asia!

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Going to South East Asia!

Postby barnz2k » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:45 am

Hey

Im flying to Malaysia in a few weeks for a few days, then into Bangkok to start backpacking around thailand, vietname, cambodia, Laos etc!

Anyone in/around those areas or will be? :)

Ill be noting some phrases in the various languages, and figure at worst ill live off awesome and cheap fruit for a couple months with the odd tofu and soymilk :)

I might get another box of those choc bars to take as emergency food too.

Any advice/tips for this area? What im currently looking into is

* DEET - Kinda toxic stuff, Ive used it before for Brazil. Eucalyptus oil might be a good alternative, but I dont want to risk it with leeches, maleria carrying mosquitos etc.
* Sunscreen - need this big time!
* Immunizations - have to check what Ive already had.. I dont like getting them unless absolutely necessary - like Yellow Fever was a legal requirement! I also dont want to take maleria tabs as they can make you really sick in themselves..
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Postby barnz2k » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:23 am

Flying out tomorrow night for KL then on to BKK and wherever else!

Will be updating my blog as I go
www.barnz2k.com/blog

and photos to flickr etc /barnz2k

Got my Vegan Passport the other day so hopefully that helps a little. Else Im sure I can live off fruit, rice and tofu for quite a while :)

Might be a few months or so, so may not check on VF for a while!

Cya
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Postby SandGroper » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:43 am

I backpacked around there back in the 90s. No tips or advice, just travel light and have fun. The mountains of northen Thailand were my favourite area.
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