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Old 05-29-2008, 02:15 AM   #1
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Default SE in July/August, Turkey/Syria/Leb in Sept, Oct.

anyone else? first time in southeast asia, girlfriend and I are going and are open to suggestions about itinerizing. basically planning to relax whilst seeing hearing smelling eating feeling new things.
i think we are pretty well prepared for the jump, but still can hone the image.
want off the beaten trail, suppose, but fellow travellers/other people in general are not a problem. i think we want to stay on some beaches, see some islands, temples etc. rent a motorbike/do some hiking and camping if possible. full moon type parties welcome. where they at? good hiking/camping. more laid back islands, crusty expats? camping beaches?
we'll be in Wyoming for Rainbow if that happens to intersect with anyone.

sf>hong kong>bankok
july 20 - sept 2

istanbul>black sea/greece/croatia>syria>lebanon>cairo
sept 2 - oct 12
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Welcome to the boards!!!

Wow, both sound like awesome trips.

I went to Greece-Turkey-Syria last year... both great places, very beautiful, and (mostly) quite safe.

My route was Athens-Ios-Kusadasi-Selcuk-Bergama-Istanbul-Aleppo-Hama-Palmyra-Damascus... it was a great trip.

Some of my Syria pics from the trip are in this thread: http://travelpunk.com/boards/showthread.php?t=14355

It's really another world over there... its awesome
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I agree that Syria was awesome. If you haven't been to Egypt before, I'd recommend getting outside of Cairo, too. Even though it is a "touristy" thing to do, maybe take one of those Nile cruises. You can probably find a great deal if you wait till you're there. Luxor, Aswan, all that stuff was amazing.

Sounds like a great trip. If you want to read about my trip there, feel free to click on the link in my signature...

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