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Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:39 pm
Off to Phuket area of Thailand for about a week to start, then over to Siem Reap in Cambodia for a few nights and finally into Ho Chi Minh for about a week also but not really worked out whether to stay there or travel around some, possibly even travel up to Hanoi via motorbike or something. Then spending 1 or 2 nights in Bangkok on the way back also cos the flights stop there anyway
Sounds deady, was in Phuket about 10 years ago but the below shouldn't really go out of date.
It's the obvious thing to do while there but the day trips out to phi phi and maya bay are worth doing, phi phi was still being rebuilt after the tsunami when we were there so probably built up a bit more since then so can't vouch for it now but it was really nice when we were there. Phuket or at least Patong can be a bit full on so the day trips were a nice way to relax and chill out.
A day of sea caneoing and a vist to james bond island was good as well, look for one that includes a visit to the hongs.
Did whitewater rafting from there, was good craic very different to the one I did in yosemite, you have to get more involved as it's a smaller boat.
If you're only there for a week you probably won't have time as it's not really a big attraction but I enjoyed heading to this place https://www.gibbonproject.org/
. They're working to rehab gibbons that have been rescued from being used as photo ops with tourists
Enjoy it, not at all jealous