We are setting off in February 2016 with three small children (8. 7 & 3) for an 18 month trip around SE Asia. We had a delay for several months due to health concerns, but now it's very real, 8 weeks away and a little daunting. I travelled for several years in my late 20's (circa 1990), but nothing very adventurous since and I'm way out of date. I don't imagine we will be able to do budget or rock up somewhere without at least the first night's accommodation booked.
We will travel by train from Moscow to Beijing and then on to Japan and work our way around at a leisurely pace.
It's a rather broad question, but is there any advice out there that will help us or make things easier e.g spend per day, technology, don't leave the UK without.... etc.
Thanks in advance
I know being spontaneous gives the excitement to traveling, but personally I have to say what has been work for me it´s planning my route. If you are traveling alone I´m pretty sure you don't want to get lost, specially if is at night. You definitely need to learn the words you will use like food, restroom, hotel, hospital, etc. Carrying a dictionary is a good option too. Also, taxi cabs and buses are not the only option to transport,-snip-
Also, and most important, take care with you GASTRITIS AND DIARRAHEA TABLETS, trust me, you gonna need them
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