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where to stay in hongkong, hanoi/hcmc & bangkok?

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jennywright


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Posted: 2005-08-23 14:17:00   

Hi guys,



We are planning a trip to Southeast Asia in October. We will fly to Hong Kong then make our way to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Tao, Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur and Denpasar (Bali).



Do you know any good places to stay? Anything out of the ordinary to do in these places as well?



All help is most appreciated!





Thanks!!





/Jenny & Rick



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Posted: 2005-08-25 05:57:00   

Hong Kong eh? Prepare to have your budget blown right out of the water! Was just there the other week and the cheapest place I could find (dormitory) was Cosmic Guesthouse, miridor mansions, Nathan Road, Kowloon. That cost 60 HK dollars and it was the scummiest place i've stayed in China.

The city is beautiful at night but by day you sweat money!

Definately go to Victoria peak at night for the best view of Hong Kong!

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Posted: 2005-08-25 06:02:00   

Phnom Pehn. Absolutely amazing choice, Cambodia is beautiful. A year or two back I stayed in a great guesthouse called Happy Guesthouse no.11. It's by the lake. The staff were fantastic!

You really need to be going to the killing fields and the Tung song (not sure of spelling) museum. It's not the happiest of places (obviously) but you should really see how much people have suffered, you can't help loving the people after that!

If you want a bit of a crazy buzz then head to Happy Herbs pizza restaurant and ask for an extra happy pizza, be somewhere comfy when it kicks in though!

Are you not going to Siem Reap? Would be a shame to miss Ankor Wat, you can take a boat from Phenom Pehn.

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jennywright


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Posted: 2005-08-26 10:13:00   

Thank you! Great help! Yes, we're going to Siem Reap for a few days but we know the owner of one of the guesthouses there so that's already set. Definitely not planning on missing Angkor! Thank you again...


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Posted: 2005-08-29 11:15:00   

Hi,

I am not sure of your budget but if it is not shoestring I would recommend the following places that we stayed at recently:

Phnom Penh: Holiday Villa www.holidayvilla.com.my near the markets

Bangkok: Samran Place cheap & close to shopping : sales@samran.com

Samui: Montien House Best value we found go for the Deluxe room even had free internet www.montienhouse.com

Koh Tao: Ban's Diving Resort not just for divers - avoid Sunset Buri - shocking & overpriced

Langkawi: friends of ours run the Casa del Mar spoil yourselves it's beautiful

Kuala Lumpur: Royale Bintang - good spot for shopping

Denpasar surely you mean Kuta/Legian My favourite the Bali Padma. If you get the chance go over to Gili Trawangan (stay at The Beach House)or the east coast of Bali. If it is Amed try the Santai Bali www.santaibali.com

Make you you read the reports on Globo there is loads more info to be had.

Hope this is a start! If you need any more addresses drop a line.

Cheers,

Kerrie









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Posted: 2005-08-29 11:19:00   

Also I have edited your post and deleted your personal email's.

Everyone can contact you through your Globo address. Helps to keep your privacy.

Cheers,

Kerrie

PS What part of Sverige are you from?

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Posted: 2005-09-03 01:42:00   

Jenny & Rick, budget is all in Hong Kong - but you can get by remarkably cheaply with the exception of accommodation. There is a lot to see and do that costs little (take bus #15 up to the Peak instead of the tram, for example, to save a lot). Head to the Stanley Market on South Side, and to the Temple Street Market on Kowloon-side, Yau Ma Tei. Check out Sai Kung for a different look at a city most people think is all cement...or especially go to Lamma Island. HK is 60% green--but most people never leave Central.



Hanoi: there are some places in the old town that look great and cheap. We stayed at the Sofitel (not cheap) and had a great visit. Head out to the Perfume Pagoda for a blissful bit of peace on the river. Great country.

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jennywright


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Posted: 2005-09-04 13:25:00   

Thanks guys! Great help! I'm from Örebro right in betwen Gothembourg and Stockholm. Have you been to Sweden much Kerrie? Only a few weeks left now until our trip... Can't wait! Thanks again! xxx


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Posted: 2005-09-08 02:27:00   

Hi Jenny,

Hows the trip planning going? Can't be long now.

I lived for a year near Lund back in 1983-4 and have been back since.

Still have itchy feet.

Cheers,

Kerrie

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Posted: 2005-09-10 20:15:00   

share your time to see the most active volcanoes in esat java .....you wont be disapointed ....this is trully amazing panorama



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