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1. Posted by Sinned666 (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

Hello, hope everyone is ok...

Me and my other half are planning a RTW in June 2010.

We have our route but are now thinking about how long to spend in each country. We plan to go for the 12months with a view maybe of not coming back if we can find a suitable job withing australia even though our tour does not finish there.

Anyhow so the route we have chosen is and what we are thinking stay wise is.

UK
FIJI (1 MONTH)
NZ (1 MONTH)
AUSTRALIA (6/7 MONTHS)
BALI (1 MONTH)
SINGAPORE (1/2 WEEKS)
THAILAND (2 MONTHS)
UK

In other peoples experiences how much do you think should be enough to cover us, Oz for 6, 7 months im thinking will eat up alot of the budget but we are applying for working visas etc so hopefully within 6 months we should get a job right?

Also Bali, i know they need the tourists back there but has anyone been since the terrorist attacks.

And one more question (Sorry) i know its possible go travel by land to Bangcok from singapore and this am looking forward too? Is it difficult and are there anymore overland ways of doing this trip that anyone has done rather than fly everywhere and miss the sights and the culture?

I phoned RTWTICKETS.COM and they qouted me without taxes £625 for that trip without Bali as they said i could make my own way there fairly cheaply..

Any help advice would be great

2. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 7y

Went to Bali soon after the first attack (Sari Club) and have been back to Bali 3 times since the last attack (Jimbarin Bay and Kuta Central).
In fact, I'll be back in Bali in 5 weeks time.
Bali is 98 % Hindu, security is very good and is much safer than anywhere in Europe.
If you are going to spend a month in Indonesia, try Lombok and the Gili islands as well. Gili Meno is one of my favourite places in the world.

Anthony

3. Posted by Sinned666 (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

Quoting wotthefiqh

Went to Bali soon after the first attack (Sari Club) and have been back to Bali 3 times since the last attack (Jimbarin Bay and Kuta Central).
In fact, I'll be back in Bali in 5 weeks time.
Bali is 98 % Hindu, security is very good and is much safer than anywhere in Europe.
If you are going to spend a month in Indonesia, try Lombok and the Gili islands as well. Gili Meno is one of my favourite places in the world.

Anthony

Thanks Anthony, how long would you advise staying in bali for?

4. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 7y

I have just been replying to another post about finding work in Aussie, and I'll give you the same advice....it's pretty easy for backpackers/travellers to find work in the big cities such as Melbourne/Sydney etc, as long as you're not snobby or choosy about the work you do. If you get yourselves into a "starter" job, you can always search for jobs in your field a little later. Call centre and cold-call selling jobs are always available. If you're looking to take on bar work you'll have to sit your RSA certificate once you arrive in Aussie, which will allow you to legally serve alcohol. Theres also the fruit picking/packing or vineyard work options if you head out away from the cities. This is very easy work to pick up, but really not great pay. A fun experience if its something you haven't done before though :)

5. Posted by seeitall2 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

It is easy to overland from Singapore through Malaysia by train. I know the train goes up North towards the Thai boarder, but I've only ever caught it between Singapore-KL-Penang-Langkawi. All of which are places worth visiting. It's a sleeper train, but of course you can take it during the day. I'm sure you can buy it in segments, so that you can spend sometime in some of the great Malay cities. Driving is always an option, the roads through Malaysia are fantastic, but KL is chaotic to drive in, as would Bangkok be!

6. Posted by ladybug66 (Budding Member 42 posts) 7y

Hey

Just my own thoughts on the beginning part of your trip - a month in Fiji will be too long. I'd say stay 2 weeks maximum.

It'll be a sun holiday for you at the beginning of your adventure, but little else. I spent a couple of weeks there and felt that was plenty of time. You'll need the time for later on in your trip.

Don't get me wrong - it's an amazing place, but there is only so much island hopping you can do!

S

7. Posted by Sinned666 (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

Thanks for all your replys the information you have given will go along way to helping us on our trip.

Bit of tricky question this next one but again any input at all would be great.

How much do you think this trip could cost in terms of spending money?

For Australia we will either be working for cash or for our digs and food..

How much on average do people need when going on a trip like this?

8. Posted by jabz002 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

You can also Come Bangladesh nice Country :) if need any help please pm me thnxx

9. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

To save me writing it out all over again, I'll refer you to the post I've just written regarding your proposed overland journey via Singapore through Malaysia and into Thailand. So click here please

I'd discourage you from attempting to work in Thailand if that's what you were thinking of doing though. It's almost impossible to meet the criteria needed to obtain a Non-Immigrant "B" Visa let alone a Work Permit, the latter of which you'll need if you want to work legally. If you're caught working illegally, you'll end up in a Thai prison and possibly be declared "Persona Non Grata". Not only will that mean that you'll be banned from entering Thailand ever again, but it also labels you as an undesirable to every other country you may plan to visit in the future.