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I'm off to Atlanta, USA and have almost 48 hours with me. My next flight to Atlanta is from the Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport. I'm wondering about bringing these two days to use. I was hoping you could suggest to me some really good and productive things to do on the Asian side of Turkey.

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I want to be within walking distance of the main attractions, but the city is so big. What district should I book my hotel in?

1 2 days ago 1 answers 68 views

I want to eat all the local specialties but I’m really only familiar with Pho. What do I need to try?

1 6 days ago 1 answers 95 views

Will be traveling through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam for a month. What essentials should I pack?

1 6 days ago 1 answers 101 views

I am staying in Penang for two days and want to spend some memorable time here, could you please suggest some popular things that could be done in Penang.

1 9 days ago 1 answers 135 views

When possible, I prefer to explore without a tour group. I also don’t want to miss experiences since I will only be taking a day trip from Ho Chi Minh City. What should I do?

1 11 days ago 1 answers 133 views

I want to avoid overly touristy activities when travelling. However, the Phi Phi islands look stunning. Is it worth the crowds for a chance to experience them?

1 13 days ago 1 answers 131 views

I have heard Vietnam has the best food in the world but I’m worried that I will ruin my trip with a bad meal. Should I eat the street food?

1 19 days ago 1 answers 154 views

I heard that backpacker hostel are extremely cheap and that it’s super convenient for travelers who travel lightly. Just wondering if it's actually safe, in terms of sharing the room with other guests and the locations of these hostels.

1 22 days ago 1 answers 138 views

My fiance and I are planning to have our honeymoon in Malaysia and we're looking for a luxurious resort on one of the private islands there.

1 23 days ago 1 answers 168 views

I was wondering how and what I should know about backpacking in Vietnam as this would be my first time traveling this way in Asia. Are there any tips for making my travel journey easier while still having the chance to explore most of the Vietnamese cities?

1 23 days ago 1 answers 156 views

My family and I are visiting Phuket and Bangkok next month. We are looking for some fun and interesting tour activities that we can enjoy together as a family.

1 25 days ago 1 answers 168 views

I’m planning to surprise my girlfriend for her birthday, so I am looking for a great romantic resort or villa in Malaysia. Somewhere relaxing or a little remote away from the city that’s by a beach would be great!

1 26 days ago 1 answers 174 views

I’ve heard alot about terrible scam problems that tourists face in Cambodia and I’m not too sure how I can avoid this issue on my trip to Phnom Penh. How can I verify or spot scammers when I am there?

1 27 days ago 1 answers 165 views

It’s my first time traveling to Malaysia and I have heard a lot of good reviews about their food so I’ve got to know which is the top 10 unique Malaysian must-have food to try.

1 1 month ago 1 answers 173 views

I’ve heard so much about Palawan and how beautiful it is, so I want to plan a trip there and see it for myself. However, I won’t be able to visit all of them which is why I need help to choose only the best islands in Palawan to visit. I’m looking for the best ‘blue lagoons’.

1 1 month ago 1 answers 141 views

I’m planning a trip to visit several countries in Asia next year and would love to get some tips on which apps I can use to book hotels, recreational activities, and sightseeing tours. It would be great if the app also offers good deals on tour packages.

1 1 month ago 1 answers 167 views

My family is going on a trip to Thailand and we are also taking our teenage child with us. We are mainly going to travel within the Phuket Province. Since this would be my first time visiting with my family, I am concerned as we might stumble upon areas with adult scenes that would be inappropriate to see for a child. Should I be concerned about that or no?

1 1 month ago 1 answers 180 views

1 2 months ago 1 answers 208 views

My fiancé and I have always wanted a destination wedding. Both of us really love the idea of tying the knot in beautiful Thailand, but we are unsure of what this entails, for example, aside from our passports, what other important documents are required for foreigners marrying in “The Land of Smiles”?

1 2 months ago 1 answers 585 views

My friends and I are looking for the perfect tropical island destination in South East Asia. None of us have been to this part of the world yet, so we are hoping to get some good island recommendations which have plenty to offer in terms of recreational activities and sightseeing.

1 3 months ago 1 answers 640 views

I am planning a Vietnam holiday and want to spend a portion of it relaxing at the beach. What are the best beaches in each region?

1 3 months ago 1 answers 295 views

I’m visiting Bangkok soon. The Bridge over the River Kwai has always been on my bucket list. Is it possible to visit on a day trip from Bangkok? What’s the best way to get there?

1 5 months ago 1 answers 491 views

I'm visiting Phnom Penh soon, and I was hoping to go on a day trip to Oudongk during my stay. Is it possible to go on a day trip from Phnom Penh to Oudongk? What's the best way to go about this?

1 5 months ago 1 answers 364 views

I'm looking into booking a trip to Koh Samui with my young daughter soon. We like to stay in an area with a lovely beach. Where is the best area in Koh Samui for families?

1 5 months ago 1 answers 312 views

I'm hoping to visit Ho Chi Minh City soon. I'm trying to get my itinerary sorted. I've heard that there are lots of exciting things to do in the city. Could you recommend some guided tours for me?

1 5 months ago 1 answers 229 views

My partner and I have booked to stay in the Thanh Binh Central Hotel in Hoi An. We're flying into Da Nang Airport. What is the best way to get from Da Nang Airport, Vietnam, to Hoi An?

1 5 months ago 1 answers 249 views

We’re planning a family trip to Koh Phangan, Thailand, but we’re a little worried about how party orientated guides to the island seem to be. Although we don’t mind parties, we’ll have our two kids with us, and we don’t want this to ruin our trip. What is the best area in Koh Phangan for families?

1 6 months ago 1 answers 228 views

I’m planning a trip around Asia. I’d like to visit Singapore but looking into it, Singapore is a lot more expensive than other nearby countries, and I’m worried the visit won’t be viable with my budget. I’m not a fan of hostels either. Would it be possible to visit Singapore on a budget?

1 6 months ago 1 answers 432 views

We are a group of British digital nomads currently in Bali and planning to visit the Gili Islands. We keep hearing from people that we need to cash out on mainland Bali as there are no ATMs on the Gili Islands. Is this true? Can I find ATMs on the Gili Islands in Indonesia?

1 7 months ago 1 answers 404 views

Heading to Laos next year for a solo backpacking around South East Asia. I am now planning some activities in Laos and it seems like a lot of people have gone for . However, I am not comfortable swimming, but tubing seems relaxing and fun at the same time. Is river tubing in Laos safe for non-swimmers?

1 7 months ago 1 answers 561 views

We are a British couple getting married this October 2021 and we are planning our honeymoon for next year. We want to book our tickets and hotels for Indonesia already. What would you recommend as a destination for a honeymoon in Indonesia? Is Bali or Lombok better for couples on a honeymoon?

1 7 months ago 1 answers 315 views

I will be travelling to Malaysia at the end of the year and want to spend New Year’s Eve in Singapore. I have found cheap flight deals to Malaysia but would like alternative ways to reach Singapore. I am looking for advice on the best way to travel from Malaysia to Singapore besides taking a flight. What is the best way to travel to Singapore? Any bus or scenic train from Malaysia to Singapore?

1 7 months ago 1 answers 355 views

We are a British couple travelling to Bali and other parts of Indonesia for the first time. We have just booked our flights and tour package with a travel agency in the UK. We figured out we have 4 extra days free. We want to experience the local culture of Indonesia. Is it possible to visit indigenous tribes in Indonesia?

1 8 months ago 1 answers 443 views

My partner and I are planning to stop in Hanoi during our trip around Vietnam. We will only have two days in Hanoi. What’s the best way to see Hanoi in two days? What are the best things to do?

1 8 months ago 1 answers 19179 views

Since backpacking through Asia myself a few years ago, I’ve always wanted to bring my daughter to Thailand. We’re planning on visiting Koh Lanta. We’re flying into Krabi. What’s the best way to get from Krabi airport to Koh Lanta?

1 8 months ago 1 answers 339 views

I’m planning on visiting Singapore soon, for around four days en route to Australia. I’ve always wanted to visit Kuala Lumpur. Is it possible to go on a day trip from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur? What’s the best way to go about this?

1 8 months ago 1 answers 373 views

My friends and I are from the UK and want to visit Thailand since they will open to vaccinated tourists in the near future. We want to do all the crazy things tourists usually do in Thailand, including eating insects at the night markets in Bangkok. Is it safe to eat insects at the markets in Thailand?

1 8 months ago 1 answers 401 views

I am due to visit Singapore soon, staying at the Fairmont Hotel. I’m flying into Changi Airport. What’s the best way to get to the Fairmont Hotel?

1 9 months ago 1 answers 400 views

We’re a family of absolute foodies who wants to travel to Malaysia. We have heard it’s paradise for food-lovers, and especially Penang! Now, I would like to know more about the food scene there since it is a muslim country – Can I find restaurants serving pork in Malaysia?

1 9 months ago 1 answers 470 views

I am travelling to Thailand with my wife and kids soon but since it is a tropical country, I am a bit worried about the mosquito situation in Thailand. Would you recommend any vaccination or do I need malaria pills for Thailand?

1 9 months ago 1 answers 432 views

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