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Travel Forums Asia POLL: what region would you choose?

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1. Posted by basil213 (Budding Member, 4 posts) 9 Aug '07 23:14

Hi

if you had 3 months to travel around Asia, would you chose.

- East: China, Japan

- South: India, Neapl

- South East: Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam..etc.

2. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru, 1836 posts) 10 Aug '07 06:31

i will automatically pick East: China,Japan...

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3534 posts) 10 Aug '07 07:48

I loved Japan, but it is the most expensive of all these places so you would have to take that into account. I loved SE Asia too and 3 months is a good amount of time in this region. I can't speak for India and Nepal. :)

4. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru, 806 posts) 10 Aug '07 07:58

If it was my first trip to Asia it would be Southeast Asia no question.
If it was my second trip and wanted a bit more adventure, it would be India.

5. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru, 768 posts) 10 Aug '07 08:47

That is such a hard question. I absolutely loved Thailand but I also want to visit all the other places. Can i do a month in each please????

6. Posted by Budai (Respected Member, 506 posts) 10 Aug '07 11:55

Quoting Degolasse

If it was my first trip to Asia it would be Southeast Asia no question.
If it was my second trip and wanted a bit more adventure, it would be India.

Cant agree more. SEA with its mix of beaches, bustling cities and natural wonders was my introduction to backpacking, and im thinking of heading south to India/Pakistan with Nepal thrown in on my next trip, which hopefully would be 3 months or more....

7. Posted by hamihaha (Budding Member, 8 posts) 10 Aug '07 13:44

Why not China + South East?
3 months is a lot, you can spend 1 month in China, and 2 months in the other countries.

8. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator, 5537 posts) 11 Aug '07 11:54

If I can choose only a region, I would choose East, so China/Japan/South Korea. If I had to pick just one country in all of those 3 regions, it would surely be Myanmar...that is SEA a bit isn't it;)

9. Posted by CanadaGuy (Respected Member, 198 posts) 11 Aug '07 22:27

Absolutely would agree with the others saying SE Asia- especially for a first trip to Asia-

There are "well travelled", quite logical routes, and lots of other backpackers around, but also lots of opportunities to go quite far off the beaten path, depending on your comfort level and how adventurous you want to be. Also quite inexpensive -- your budget will go much farther than Japan...

I'd love to go to India and Nepal, and may well in the next couple years, but from what I hear this may be a slightly harder trip than say Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand. (plus there are also some safety/ political issues in Nepal to consider)

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