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1. Posted by flembob (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

Hi
Me and my friend are planning a world backpacking trip and part of it consit's of traverling through Asia.
We are coming from Europe where we plan to work and earn some more cash ontop of what we are saving now.

My main question is can anyone suggest the best route through Asia coming from Europe and the best way to get from country to country. We havn't really set a limit on how long we want to spend in Asia.

I have already began researching Visa's in all the country's, cost and the different types available, but any extra insights would be grately appreciated.

many thanks

Flembob

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2. Posted by ksahmed (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

HI

You have the option of visiting pakistan in south asia and malyasia,hongkong, tokyo, and china in south east asia.

Again, things are calm and peacefull here in pakistan and incident of 27th december and after effects are long gone.

Do tell me before coming to pakistan. I might be able to help you out

Regards

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 9, 2008, at 9:17 PM by ksahmed ]

3. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 8y

The traditional route is from Turkey, to Iran, Pakistan, India, and then Burma and southeast Asia, most people end off in Oz, or up to China before coming down again in Vietnam of Laos. I met this 60 something year old Malaysian gentleman in Luang Prabang who travelled this way, the opposite direction from Asia to Europe, starting from Penang by ferry to Madras, some 40 plus years ago. Pretty inspiring story, he even acted in Italy when his funds ran out...

4. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 8y

Quoting ksahmed

HI

You have the option of visiting pakistan in south asia and malyasia,hongkong, tokyo, and china in south east asia.

Again, things are calm and peacefull here in pakistan and incident of 27th december and after effects are long gone.

Do tell me before coming to pakistan. I might be able to help you out

Regards

I do hope Pakistan has peaceful elections and remains calm. It just has not happened yet. Latest news on yahoo concerning Pakistan.

5. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

A lot of folk take the Trans-Siberian express through Russia into China, then down through Vietnam or Laos.

6. Posted by flembob (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

Yeah I have been lookin at the Tran-Siberian rail, n I'm actually really interested because then we could see china and also get to see Russia.

the only problem we have is that so far, planin the route, Time wise we are goin to be in Russia in the dead of Winter! so plenty of warm clothes n vodka for us
lol

thanks for all your help guys, been really good.

Flembob