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11. Posted by rachel_c_ (Budding Member 39 posts) 7y

hey...yeah that would be cool...im goin on my tod aswell but already met quite a few folk on here who im gonna catch up with over there!!

u got all your tickets n that booked then??

rach x

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13. Posted by murphc09 (Budding Member 57 posts) 7y

Hey all!

I'm a 25 year old male from Wales, I'll be heading solo to thailand on september the 15th, gonna head south to the islands for three weeks then head back up to chiang mai and then into laos, vang vieng and possibly the gibbon experience! if you lot are around would be sweet to meet up! Although there's a small chance we could cross eachother paths on the road anyways.

those that have booked where are you staying in bangkok? any recomendations for hostels?

14. Posted by Steve M (Budding Member 16 posts) 7y

hi guys

My name is Steve, 24 from Newcastle. Heading to bangkok 5th sept, staying there for 2 weeks before heading through cambodia, vietnam and coming back down to then move on to the Ko Samui islands and down to singapore. Moving on to Oz at start of December, have family out there so can't wait to get there. Would love to share the experience with like-minded people so if there's room for a little geordie then that'd be cool! :)

Just wondering, I'm doing 11 months in total (going on to New Zealand, Fiji then L.A). How much spenidng money are people taking/expecting to take?

Cheers

Steve

15. Posted by murphc09 (Budding Member 57 posts) 7y

Hi steve,

I'm a Geordie also, but been living down south in Wales since I was six.

I'm landing in bangkok on the 15th of september roughly staying a few nights then heading south for 3 weeks untill I make my way north to chiang mai, then into laos for 3 weeks. After that I'm heading to bali, Aus, NZ, Fiji and l.a. in the space of ten months. Would be sweet to find someone to travel with as I'm going solo and it's my first trip.

Are you a Toon fan?

I'm taking roughly 10k cash spending for 10-11 months + 3k on credit which hopefully I won't need to dip into.

[ Edit: Edited on 16-Apr-2009, at 05:37 by murphc09 ]

16. Posted by lynneat (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Hi everyone,
I am also contemplating this series of destinations, though Thailand may now be replaced by Cambodia. There are too many places to see! I am hoping to be leaving home mid-October 2009, with either of those places as my first destination. Then I am off to Australia to work and travel for up to a year. I haven't exactly figured out all the details, I kinda figured I'd find the best route when I'm there. I also would love to his NZ if money permits.
I was planning the trip with a friend of mine, but that seemed to dissolve so I have to go it alone as well, and would be interested in meeting up with someone, or just chatting with them prior to our departures to bounce ideas off one another. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested!
I was also wondering of those who are planning their trips are using programs provided by companies, for instance, REAL gap, or if the majority of you are just planning your travels by yourselves?
My particular interest in going to Thailand/Cambodia is to do some volunteer work. I do not have an ESL certification, but I don't know if you really require them to teach English or not? Anyone know the details of this?

Thanks in advance!
Lynnea :)

17. Posted by pazz5 (Budding Member 60 posts) 7y

Thought I'd throw my two cents into the mix!

I'm heading to Thai on 1st Oct from the UK then onto Perth 1st Nov. First time doing it all solo so will be a bit daunting but its all good! If my path crosses with anyone's then give me a shout, we can share a drink or 10!

18. Posted by Rachele_v (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Right..im in that as well!
My name is Rachele and im from Italy. I'll head to Thailand/Laos /Vietnam starting in october for about a couple of months and hit Melbourne surely before xmas and stay in Oz with the working holiday visa.
Im travelling alone as usual,wont mind to have someone to share the experience with this time!!!
Cheers, Rachele

19. Posted by rachel_c_ (Budding Member 39 posts) 7y

hey people....how r we all??

right well flights r all booked....get to vietnam bout 25th of aug...workin way down cambodia/laos/thailand....gonna b at the full moon in nov...then to singapore via train where im off to bali n then borneo for 2 weeks each from 23rd nov...land in sydney on the 23rd dec n stayin at wake up!!

drop us a wee private mail or summit n let me know all ur plans...hardly on here anymore...

rach xx

20. Posted by penny23 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Hi all,

I have just booked my flight to Auckland for 2nd September cant actually believe I did it. was suppose to go with my x boyfriend but we split up haha! so never thought i would have the guts to go by myself...has anyone done this before?? I am looking at doing the kiwi experience or can anyone suggest something better?? It would be good to get to know a few people before I leave so if we cross paths we could all meet...

who else will be in NZ around september..I am looking at traveling over to Cook Islands and Figii as well then over to Australia for 6 months working and then who knows just cant wait to get out of this country lol!!

quit my job a few weeks ago havent really saved enough but hey thats what credit cards are for :) !! I am soooo excited but also aprehensive..anyway be good to chat to people and find out where your all going and experiences you have had already!

Pennyx