I am going on the Indochina Adventure from June 28 to August 4. I have never travlled to Asia and would appreciate any and all advice.
First off all, since it is such a long trip, and baggage has to be minimal, what is recommended clothing-wise? What is the weather like? (Please, in Farenheit--I'm from CA.) I know they recommend big backpacks asluggage, but that didn't work well from my experience in Egypt, so I'd like to just bring a big softsided roller. Is that OK? What are must clothing items? Will there be any place to wash clothes? (I hope so.) What footware is recommended as space is so small. I was thinking good sneakers and some nice walking strapped on sandals.
I assume there will be access at some point to the internet so I can make contact with home since the tour includes cities like Bangkok and Hanoi?
What access is there to supplies that I may need such as toiletries, medications if I get sick, etc? What are the bugs like there in the summer? Should I come armed with bug spray? Are these things cheap or expensive there? (I come with US $s.)
I will stay another 7 days when the tour ends in Phuket. I can fly to Bangkok any time on my ticket before I leave for home. How much time would you recommend in each place?
Is there anything you can tell me about anything? I appreciate any and all advice. I would have liked to know a few thigns when I went to Egypt that would have helped.