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1. Posted by badr.asad.73 (Budding Member 4 posts) 1y

im new to this site, dont realy know how it works. but im wanting to travel for around 6 months, how much will i need to save and what is the cheapest/best place to go. i would prefer south america or south asia. not realy down for europe :)... thanks anything will help.

i have around 2000 atm ,... wanting to go aound december so should have at least 5000

i would like to go peru but i dont know spanish loool. so dunno if that will work.

if anyone has any ideas, tips, advice it will be greatly appreciated. i have never done this before but has been a dream since a kid to just go somewhere alone and i dont wanna fuck it up ... thanks :)

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 1y

What currency is "2000 atm?"

Where do you live?

Cheers,
Terry

3. Posted by badr.asad.73 (Budding Member 4 posts) 1y

2000 gbp. i live in the uk so 2000 pounds so around $3000. i would like to have 5000 pound around $7500

is this enough. i am not picky. will happily live on a cheap, hostels, cheap food etc ..

thanks terry

4. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 1y

Start researching Thailand.

1.) Over several decades it has hosted millions of low budget travellers so its tourist infrastructure is excellent, making it arguably the easiest and least intimidating "foreign" destination on the planet for first time backpackers. It's super easy to meet other backpackers, just Google "Khao San Road" and "Full Moon Party Thailand."

2.) It's covered in great detail by several guide books and there's loads of internet discussion forums and blogs so it's super easy to research.

3.) It's inexpensive.

4.) Lots of cheap and easily accessible optional countries like Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, etc. right next door.

Have fun with your research no matter you decide to go.

Cheers,
Terry

5. Posted by badr.asad.73 (Budding Member 4 posts) 1y

Hi, thanks for that information... apparently you need a visa tho to stay more than a month

THANKS :d

6. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 1y

Get a 60 day Tourist Visa to begin with, then plan on visiting neighbouring countries after that.

http://thaiembassyuk.org.uk/?q=node/45

Cheers,
Terry

7. Posted by badr.asad.73 (Budding Member 4 posts) 1y

thanks...

last question i promise haha. will £5000 be enough?

8. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 1y

Get a cheap round trip to Bangkok and with proper research and prep that's enough money to have a freaking gas, no worries...

Cheers,
Terry

9. Posted by nemanjad (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1y

Airbnb can help to get low prices for stay if you search enough

10. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 1y

In my opinion Airbnb offers no advantages for a first time backpacker to SE Asia. It makes no sense to do Airbnb as opposed to hanging out in low budget hostels where it's easy to meet innumerable other newbie first time travellers.

Different stokes.

Cheers,
Terry