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Old 10th August 2011, 04:12 PM
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Default New member - trying to decide Los Angeles to Asia OR South America

Hi all:

Planning trip in short order as I have had some time come up. Wanted to take advantage of peak season. Any ideas?

I was thinking of either South America going to Peru, Brazil, Argentina etc

OR

Asia such as Thailand, Vietnam.

I would want to do about 3 weeks. I could do planes and trains and want to use hostels or couch surfing.

I AM LOOKING FOR ANY AND ALL SUGGESTIONS - Do I need visas? Airfare ideas?

Your help would mean a lot.

Olin
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Old 11th August 2011, 04:05 PM
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I would suggest Vietnam/Thailand

I did 3 weeks there last year and it was brilliant, Vietnam especially has alot to offer and to see, stunning country and great people.
thailand is ok, it was better a few years ago when I was first there but it still has its charm, just leave bangkok after a couple of days

You will need an entry visa for vietnam and they cost about 60 usdollars.
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Old 14th August 2011, 06:51 PM
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Brilliant idea

From talking to friends I am leaning towards South America. Any ideas there?
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Old 14th August 2011, 07:06 PM
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Just to let you know - this is a South East Asia travel forum so you are unlikely to get as much information about South America as you are Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia
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Old 8th December 2011, 03:20 PM
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I'm also leaning towards South America but I guess it depends on what kind of experiences you wanna have.
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I would lean towards South American especially towards Argentina. The country is amazing it has a lot of potential, and if you like nature and discoveries it is the perfect place.

Why Argentina:
Salta & Jujuy - incredible views, salt mines, amazing colored landscape
Iguazu falls amazing views, awesome waterfall, nature etc.
Cordoba historic heritages and a great combination of South American culture
El Calafate visit the glacier and the awesome lakes around it
Ushuaia - a great variety of wildlife (seals penguin colonies etc)
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