Hey guys. My name is Dan and i am all set for an exciting 6 month journey with my girlfriend Lissie is Jan. We are hitting NZ, Aus and south east asia! Would be great if any experienced travellers could pass on a few handy tips and tricks. Must see's/don't bother/don't forget to...../prep musts before we go, that kind of thing!
look forward to hearing from you,
Say no to the scammers in SEA in a nice way...
If you take a careful look through the forums here you'll find a million and one brilliant tips, take a look specifically at the Asia, Australia/travel gear forums!
Opospa makes a good point, be aware that any strangers being nice to you particularly in places like Bangkok or larger cities, wanting to show you where places are may well be on a scam. Especially tuk-tuk drivers wanting to take you on a 'detour'
Don't forget to make a packing list, there's a good one you can download from here with little things you might not have thought of...
Make sure you've planned how you're taking your money with reference to the places you are going to...i.e if its more likely you may be able to change a travelers cheque rather than use an atm (usually in more rural areas)
Whereabouts in S.E ASia are you thinking of hitting??