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Going over to China later in the year to visit wifes parents for a week then we're all going on holiday together.
We've done this before but this time they have a role as babysitters ;)
Looking for suggestions of places to go, preferably in southern region where it's warmer.
Did Tokyo & Kyoto last summer. In winter it'll be too cold - looking for a warm holiday.
Previously done Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Seoul.
Maybe Singapore, Bali, Malaysia.
Places to chill, places to do some sightseeing, amazing photos to be taken ....
...but all to be pram friendly for sub 1 y/o.
Viet Nam is amazing, especially Hoi An, Da Nang, and Ha Noi, more mid and northern area. Lots of babies in the country so very kid friendly and you can get a top hotel from $8-$24...
- Is that the same as Vietnam? I won't ask about "lot's of babies in the country"fadein11
- There's no way $8 gets you a top hotel even in Vietnam. A hotel maybe...yuekit
- No wars in South East Asia since the 1990s, now the entire region is in baby boom.robotron3k
- You can get even better deals in VN by just booking at the last minute as well using hotel app.robotron3k
Malaysia - Singapore - Bali trip makes sense. You could take a train from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore for instance and then fly to Bali in a couple hours for about $100.
If you go to Bali be sure to check out the Gili Islands off the coast, some amazing views and diving there.
The Philippines also has some nice islands although that's a bit further away...Palawan, Boracay and Bohul.
weather in Singapore is the same all year - hot with rain showers in the afternoon. It wasn't as dull as I'd heard - quite a lot to do and is a good base from which to go elsewhere. Expensive though, especially compared to other places in the region.
I second robotron's Vietnam suggestion. Saigon is just awesome, chaotic sensory overload, Hoi An is foodie heaven, and Phu Quoc island (west of Can Tho and the Mekong Delta) in the Gulf of Thailand has some of the most amazing beaches and you've ever seen. Be sure to stay on the western side of the island for picture-perfect sunsets.
And, yes: hotels in VN are shockingly cheap, and you can get superb quality for the price.
- how is the sanitation situation? Not india-like is it?_niko
- Aside from common sense things like not drinking the tap water and always washing your hands, I found it remarkably clean.Continuity
- That having been said, I've not been to India (nor ever will be), so I can't really compare.Continuity
- Keep in mind, though, it's still a 2nd world country, so don't expect Scandinavian- or Swiss-style obsessive surgical cleanliness.Continuity
- And don't forget the coffee, the coffee in Vietnam is amazingrobotron3k
- Fuck, yes.Continuity
- I thought the coffee in Viet Nam was literally shit?
HO HO HOdetritus
- Oh I'm a genius, i even blundered a VietNamese surname gag in there too.detritus
- went around vietnam on a motobike a few times - incrediblemugwart
- Got lost?detritus
- Few times. Part the fun. Was with locals so added to the experiencemugwart
Cheers for the suggestions.
Vietnam sounds like you get a lot of bang for the buck!
Thailand was pretty good value for money - for the cost of a night in a crap hotel in the UK you could spend the night in a 5* Hotel there.
i second thailand.
fuck thailand. that fake polite shit gets real annoying real fast. go northern japan. do some onsen. or shanghai. hong kong.
- the weather in thailand is a dry amazing heat. A lot of culture in a small area. sorry you don't like peopleimbecile
- hong kong is good for being in tight spaces inhaling pollution (i lived there)imbecile
- Most Thais I've met are genuinely nice people.yuekit
- North Thailand to Pai very cool, the rest meh, played out by Aussiesrobotron3k
- you are on crack. Thailand is amazing. hands-down one of the best places I've ever traveled to.lvl_13