recently took a stress leave from work...not sure if you've been there before, but definitely needed a break after working long hours on some very interesting projects at work. I never did the backpacking thing after university, and find myself at 29 years of age, constantly regretting. Now, with work on hold, i have a window in which i can backpack through Asia, in hopes to restore my drive, and motivation, but more importantly, to inspire, and add different persepective to my limited knowledge of the globe.
I'm interested in a 5-6 month backpack journey through as much of Asia as i can, beginning in Thailand. My budget is approximatley $8,000. Is this possible? I am interested in leaving within the next month or two. can anyone please help. Any and all information would be greatly appreciated.
Is that Canadian or US $ ?!
Either way, Thailand is extremely cheap, as are much of the surrounding countries. So you should be able to see and do quite a bit through Asia.
Be prepared to be changed by it though. Don't expect to go back to your old job and not wonder whether you could be doing something more interesting with your life.
Yes yes Thailand ( my country ) and neighbour countries are cheap but also depends on where you guys are gonna stay and if it's festival or long week end don't worry it's very expensive !!! hahaha so I think it'd be much more better if you have a bit more money
that would be canadian funds....do you think i should be okay for a few months...is there any work for a canadian in these countries if i run into fund problems?
Also, what is the best way to plan my trip....ie. just wing it, or set out an itenerary....i would assume it would be hard to stick to an itinerary on this kind of journey....
thanks much for your help