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Travelling advice and help please!

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1. Posted by Telli (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

Hi Guys

First time on here and need some advice quick!!

Wanting to leave the UK end of January and keep changing plans as everyone is confusing me.

Part1 - I'm starting my travels in Thailand and want to stay for 2-3 months. How do i get around the new visa issues? Then i want to do the following (but not sure on order) Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines

I have £5000 ish spending money is this enough? I would like to travel for 10 months

Should i get a RTW ticket or should i just get a ticket for Thailand and then Aus (part 2 of travels)? I'm not sure on length of places so I have been told buying cheap flights from locals may be better ... any thoughts?

Part 2 is travel to Aus (I’d like roughly £1000 left and will work etc for the year before doing NZ, Fiji and south America

Do i have enough cash for 10 months for part 1? Is it easy to find travel companions etc when there? Is it easy getting visa's for the places that i am going??

Any help would be much appreciated

Thanks in advance
Telli

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

Telli,
I am guessing the reason you don't have any responses is that you posted this in General Talk. If you had put this in the Asia forum, you would have many SEA experts give you advice.

The Thailand visa problem has been hashed to death. You basiclly have 2 options. Buy a 3 month visa in the UK before you leave or use the free 30 day entry waiver system. You are allowed 90 days out of every 180 using this system, 30 days at a time. Stay 30 days, leave Thailand, visit Cambodia, 30 more days in Thailand, visit VN, 30 more days then head for Malaysia, or something like that.

Cambodia, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and the P.I. offer visa on arrival. VN & China require you to purchase a visa before arriving. Phnom Penh is the cheapest and easiest place to buy your VN visa. Buy your China visa when you are in VN.

Most TP members spend under $1K/month. You should be OK with your 5,000GBP for 10 months.
Good Luck with your trip.

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

Telli,
It seems Thailand has changed their visa rules, again. They no longer count the days you are in Thailand, but now only allow 15 days on the visa waiver if you cross into Thailand via land border. You still get 30 days free if arriving by air. Go to the Asia forum and read the post on the new rules. This makes it more difficult for you to jump between countries.