I think if you're careful, 2500 will be fine - I only took 3000 away with me when I went travelling and that lasted me for over 9 months, and then I got some work teaching english. Not that travelleing on a shoestring is always the best way - I definitely missed out on some amazing experiences (treks, courses etc) because I couldn't afford them.
However, I would recommend spending more time in less places, as in my experience it's always the little out of the way places that you would never normally plan to visit that become the highlights of a trip. But that's just how I like to travel, not for everyone. But I think you could definitly fit in thailand, cambodia, vietnam and malaysia on your trip - might be pushing it a bit to try and squeeze in indonesia as well.
Hope this helps,
if yr very strict with your money then you should be able to do 6 months with that amount of money but personally id say forget malaysia and go to indonesia, its far cheaper! malaysia is dearer than thailand not as good value for money in my experiance... borneo is great but very costly.
one thing i would say is write down everything you spend that way you can monitor yr budget a lot easier
I think it would be no harm, if Kanchanaburi stays on your list. I found it very cheap, there.
Fewer islands and more places like Kanchanaburi would be more cost effective.
U could get a single room, at the Jollyfrog backpackers guesthouse, in Kanchanaburi, for 70 Bahts per night.
Also, if u are interested, u could get a bus to Sangklaburi, from Kanchanaburi. There u can do voluntary work, at a childrens home. It is near the border to Myanmar. Some of children there are the children of single mothers, who are refugees, from Myanmar. This childrens home is the only way they can survive. Also there are abandoned Thai children.
U pay 120 per night and u can stay as long as u like. I think this might include 3 vegetarian meals, per day. U volunteer whatever skills u have. eg: teaching the kids English.
If u are interested contact linsay, at the following email address.
oops, i am not allowed, to put the email address here. I will PM, it to u.
I cant give anymore info, about it, because i did not actually go there. I just picked up a flyer, about it, in Kanchanaburi.
hi, sounds like a super tight budget. who knows it might be possible, the problem is as a tourist locals love to stich you up especially in places like bangkok etc. If you jump in a tuk tuk and they ask for 200baht then say youll give them 20baht! you will have to be good at haggling and avoid rip off mechant and might be possible. You can stay in some places suoper cheap about 150baht a night. However some more secluded places charge a lot becasue once your there your stuck and have to stay like 600-1000 baht a nihgt. When i went about 680 baht was £10. travel will be your most expensive thing. If you travel over night you save money on a nights lodgings! Good luck!! travel will be your most expensive thing. If you travel over night you save money on a nights lodgings!