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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Breakfast: Hotel buffet (I'm cheap).

Day: Visit Doi Suthep temple.

Evening: Eat in night market or, if want to spend a bit more, one of the restaurants by the river (take bridge over the river and turn left).

Night: Head for the bars around the thai boxing arena.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This is my route for a KL shopping day.

I start it by getting the Monorail to Times Square (Imbi station) then having breakfast inside (eg Old Town White Coffee).

I then take the monorail to Bukit Bintang, explore the BB shopping centres and then walk to the Pavilion shopping centre.

After that you can take the new, covered (air con) walkway to KLCC/Petronas Towers. That's the high-end shopping covered.

From KLCC I'd take the underground train to near Central Market/China Town area for a look at the cheaper areas/street markets.

I spend the evening wining and dining in Changkat Bukit Bingtang or in one of the bars under the Towers. Towers are a must see at night, but atmosphere in CBB is better.

(Victoria Hancock)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur is a night city. It really comes alive after 5-6pm in the evening. So you can do whatever you want before then. After that it's time to head for Bukit Bintang, Heritage row or even Jalan Ramlee. If you want to go outside city centre then head for Bangsar or Damansara.

Patong, Phuket, Thailand

After waking up late, I'd have breakfast in the hotel then head straight for the beach and book a sunlounger for the day (100 baht).

Then it's swim, lounge, sleep, drink, eat.

Evening would begin with a seafood meal in one of the beachside restaurants with the bands. Then on to Bangla road.

(Scott T.)
Saigon, Vietnam

I'd have breakfast in one of the small cafes along Bui Vien street, then walk to the Ben Thanh Market via the park where you can see local people exercising and playing sport.

After a look around Ben Thanh Market, I'd ead for a local cafe and eat some of the local noodle/soup, called 'Pho', followed by a local coffee.

I'd then head out of the city, perhaps to the Cu Chi tunnels (2-3 hours).

In the evening I'd relax and enjoy a great view of the city from the roof top bars in the hotels by the Saigon river.

(Robert Casey)
Udon Thani, Thailand

Not a great deal to do in Udon Thani, but I'd suggest heading for the Central Plaza shopping center (newly reopened and much bigger than before) in the day, then get a tuk tuk to Nong Prajak park (near the government hospital) in the afternoon, which is a nice and tidy green area in the city.

Lots of locals go here to exercise after work and you can hire a bicycle to ride around the lake. Don't forget to feed the fish by the bridges (people sell food on the bridge) - they are massive!!

In the evening head over to the UD Town nightmarket for food and beers.

(Tom Parker)

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