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europe vs asia, first time travel. advice

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1. Posted by dajaga (Budding Member 27 posts) 9y

hi im dave, im from canada. i am planing a trip to either Europe or Asia in october, i should have around 18000 dollars, i have no time limit on how long im gone for its a matter of how long my money lasts for.

so i havnt been outside of caanada before and thats why i am almost more tempted to go to europe for my first trip just because it seems to be more like canada. but i would love to visit asia for all the variety culture, but lot of it seems very unstable besides japan and china.
i will be traveling by my self. i am male 23.
so i dunno where i should go either place would be fine for me,
also on 18000 how long should i be able to travel europe for going on budget
well any comments are very welcomed

2. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 9y

Is the $18000 in US or Canadian?

3. Posted by dajaga (Budding Member 27 posts) 9y

that is canadian

4. Posted by jekalo (Full Member 118 posts) 9y

With that much you should be able to travel around Asia, if you avoid the expensive places, for over a year easily. In Europe you can go through money a lot faster if you are not careful. With that much, if you don't want to be gone for a huge amount of time, you should consider doing both continents and throw in a few middle eastern countries along the way.

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7. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 9y

i suggest you to visit Asia. With 18000 dollar,you can stay longer,go to many places,and learn about the Asian cultures. Canadian dollar is very expensive in Asia. In Europe,Euro is more expensive then dollar. So maybe after Asia,you can start to keep money for Europe again. Cheers!!!;)

8. Posted by CanadaGuy (Respected Member 199 posts) 9y

$18 000 in Asia can easily last you over 1 year.. maybe even 2 years depending on how thin you spread it- you can have an incredible time all through South Asia, and SouthEast Asia- personally I don't know I would stay over 1 year all in Asia- although there is indeed loads to see and do, and you could even volunteer along the way etc.. I would probably spend several months in SE Asia and then travel to either Europe or Australia-- you really should not have any limitations... Good luck

9. Posted by dajaga (Budding Member 27 posts) 9y

well i am planing on going to japan i would like to do a month of traveling then go to nagano or another nice place with good mountains and work on the ski hill and ski all winter, so should i get a working holiday visa and apply to ski hills in early november. any help would be nice. i would be willing to stay in the resort all season long.

10. Posted by Ardy (Full Member 62 posts) 9y

$18,000 crikey that could last a very very long in Asia, if you watched your daily spending and route. I am planning a trip to India next year, 2 months on a budget of $800.00, believe me you will get the best bang for your buck in Asia vs Europe.