Finally i will be a proper back packer again. 5 weeks travelling across these three countries is my next big trip. Our plan is a round route starting and finishing in Hanoi. It seems do-able but its going to be pretty tight. I have put together a bunch of things to do in each place and have researched a possible route to take. This is how i plan my big trips, even though i know that the chances of actually following this route/itinerary is very slim. Something always comes up to change the plans and they are usually better. But i still like having a plan of some sort. And creating them is possibly the best down time ever. Vaccinations are looking to be expensive. Heb A, Hep B and Japanese Encephalitis seem to be the big ones with Rabies being optional. The grand total is about £300 and that's without a 5 week supply of Malaria tablets. Once the jabs are out the way, Visas are the next pain in the arse to deal with. It will be totally worth it; the food looks out of this world!