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Trip around Indochina

Hi, i’m a photographer and with my 3 friends I want make a trip, in Augoust, in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
Someone have the possibility to driver as during this 3 weeks and make also the guide for to see the most beautifull places of these countries?
I wait our help
Many thanks

Marcella

by Marcella at 2014-06-25 17:57:38 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

03 Aug 2014 00:08
Indochina as well as Cochinchina are colonialist labels from decades pass, now a days that Asia region is referred to as apart of SOUTHEAST ASIA.
Driver and guide, or fixer? But you will need at least one for each country.

by gary dwight miller | 25 Jun 2014 23:06 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
However, ‘Indochina’ is still a reasonably acurate definition of the geographical area as well as its cultural background. As to the original question, why bother with drivers and guides? Real travelers go independently. Just ask Paul Theroux.

by Nigel Amies | 28 Jun 2014 15:06 | | Report spam→
Reasonable for foreigners, yes, on the other hand if your wanting to show respect to the nationals, the reference should be Southeast Asia or ASEAN a acronym for Association of Southeast Asian Nations a name that the people of the region gave themselves. Indochina is a name giving by French colonialist. Rule #1 when international traveling; always give and show respect to historic and contemporary culture.

Drivers & guides, fixers at times in several location within Southeast Asia can be very helpful and possibly in some location like Myanmar advisable. I personally don’t use any guides or fixers in the region, I’ve been in and out of the area since 2006 and found it very easy to get around with friends or alone. Understanding that Marcella is on a time limit having a guide would be helpful and they can be found at almost any of the hotels or guesthouse’s, best to use the locals.

Peace,
G.

by gary dwight miller | 28 Jun 2014 19:06 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
From Wikipedia:

“The name has its origins in the French Indochine as a combination of the names of “India” and “China”, referring to the location of the territory between those two countries, though the majority of people in the region are neither Chinese nor Indian."

I know that for Vietnamese people, calling their area “Indochine” is an insult reminding them the time of French invader.

by Yves Choquette | 29 Jun 2014 11:06 | Montreal, Canada | | Report spam→

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Marcella, Marcella
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gary dwight miller, photographer gary dwight miller
photographer
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New York , United States
Nigel Amies, Photographer/writer Nigel Amies
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Yves Choquette, Photojournalist Yves Choquette
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Montreal , Canada


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