First time posting here, and I need some reassurances on the trip I'm planning.
I'm currently in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa, but once I've wrapped up my time here I'm planning on heading out to Asia for a year, maybe more. I've never been before, but it's always been a dream of mine to see the continent since I was a kid.
My plan is to head out in early April (I want to stick around Melbourne to see the Formula One) and jet of into somewhere in South East Asia.
My rough plan at the moment is to fly into Indonesia then bus, boat and train (where I can) my way up to Nepal and then into India. The idea is:
So, yeah, that's Fourteen countries I plan to visit. My question to you is: Has anyone done something similar before? And is this a realistic amount to see in a twelve months? I can go for longer if need be, I really don't want to rush it.
On the budget side of things I'm thinking around £10,000 (about £850 a month) to cover the whole trip. I plan to eat mainly street food, and stay in dorm rooms where I can, with the odd splurge when I'm no doubt in the need of relaxation. Plus I'll no doubt stop for a bit if I find somewhere I particularly like. Do you reckon this will be enough?
Also, any recommendations on what not to miss are greatly appreciated.