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

that other post never worked!!

im the same...every time iv went to do work ive ended up chattin on here of looking at stuff...just got myself e wee pair of travel straightners...just coz they were sooo cute!!! haha!! and a first aid kit!!!

was thinkin of startin in vietnam n workin my way across/down...when n where are u hittin after china??


12. Posted by sunshine21 (Budding Member 14 posts) 7y

im heading to vietnam straight after china. my china tour ends on the 23rd august so i'll be in vietnam on the 24th/25th depending on how quick the trains are! do you know what month you're heading off? there's an ace sounding hostel in hanoi, vietnam - looks lots of fun and super cheap :)


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

well was thinkin the end of august so how about i meet you in hanoi on the 25th??

im goin to phone up and get quotes today...think im just gonna get it booked....already bought all my toiletries etc!! wooop woooop!!

planning on bein in Oz for xmas...if not new year in sydney!!

think i might go via bali/borneo for 2 weeks between thailand n oz!!


14. Posted by sunshine21 (Budding Member 14 posts) 7y

that would be amazing! and i like the fact we both seem to be girly girls - i thought i would be the only backpacker who would be taking her makeup and hairdryer with her! haha.

will be really good to meet up with you for part of our trips :) let me know when you get it booked - im soooo excited about going away! hope you get a good deal for your flights.


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

have u seen me without makeup...u will understand why i need it!!! hahaha!! go on amazon and type in mini straghtners....i got a wee red leopard print pair...there 15cm long!!!! luv them!! haha!!

was tryin to book them last night so the man is phonin me back today

hanoi for 24th/25th is a plan....i need to fly to bangkok first tho so will just stay for a night or two!!

heres the route i think im goin for

london- bangkok

(need to make my own way to hanoi bcoz there aint a direct flight even tho the rtw guy told me thr was!)

bangkok overland singapore (by train - can stop at loadsa places whenever u wnt and works out at £30 for full journey)

singapore - borneo and back

singapore - bali

bali - sydney for xmas n new year

Oz - Nz

Nz - Fiji

Fiji - Hawaii

Hawaii - LA

LA - Home

had a wee look at a map and it myt b best to work our way down vietnam and then back up thru cambodia/laos then back in to thailand in the north to chang mai for the effelumps n down so we arent backtrackin!!

im sooooo excited!!!


16. Posted by sunshine21 (Budding Member 14 posts) 7y

oh me too! i try to never leave the house without makeup! haha.

if you try air asia - they do really really cheap flights and they do direct ones from bangkok to hanoi :)

yeah that's the way i was planning on doing it - going right down the coast of vietnam to ho chi mhin city then up through cambodia and laos and then to thailand, making sure we are in koh phangan for the full moon party! ha. and that's exactly what i was also doing about heading from thailand to singapore - getting the train down and stopping at interesting places :) i'd like to go to kuala lumpur and melaka along the way.

we could try book that fun sounding hostel in hanoi for the first couple of nights so we know where to meet and where we are staying :) and they organise day trips to sapa which is meant to be really pretty.

i am so excited! 20 weeks today i leave - away from the freezing scottish weather!!! yay!


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

yip that sounds like a plan....still in talks with 3 different companies about my flights!! nightmare!!

where are u headin after you get to singapore??

think im gonna try and go to samoa instead of hawaii...its min $40 a night for digs there...way to expensive especially at the last part of the trip...i will need to beg!!! haha!!

are u gonna b in sydney for xmas and new year?? got 3 others who will be there then aswell!!

Ive bought like most of the stuff i need for goin already!! haha!!


18. Posted by sunshine21 (Budding Member 14 posts) 7y

i booked my flights through trailfinders, they were really good :) but just keep playing the companies off eachother until you get the best deal.

well i have a flight booked from singapore to cairns on the 24th november, then i only have a quick 3 week trip for oz before heading home :( i'll be back home again before christmas ... only going to cairns, sydney, alice springs and adelaide.

wow that's expensive! especially when you'll be used to a maximum of £5 per night in asia! haha.

you're organised - i have nothing except a backpack and a mosquito net! haha. i have so much to get and organise before going away. need to remember to get my visa for china and vietnam and travel insurance soon! argh!


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

aww thats rubbish u need to go home.... haha!!

it would make sense for me to go to cairns and work my way down but sydney is meant to b the place to b for new year!! just wish i had money to leave earlier!! infact just wish the ticket lasted longer than a not gonna b long enough...myt need to put my masters off for another year!! haha!! thats if i can even b bothered doin it when i come back!!

how long are u gonna be in china for?? u will luv it...looks amaazin!!


20. Posted by sunshine21 (Budding Member 14 posts) 7y

i know i'll be gutted leaving the sunshine to come home in winter!!! yeah my friends were there for new year just past and they said it was absolutly amazing :)

i can't wait to leave uni - i couldn't imagine doing a masters so you are very brave! i want to be free!

i'm going to be in china for just over a month :) start in beijing and end in guangzhou. it looks so amazing! will be a total culture shock but i'll love it. this is the tour i'm doing - but i'm spending a few days in beijing myself :)

then i think i have to get 2 trains to get to hanoi ... the trains in asia are interesting to say the least ... ha. love it.

oh i know i wish i could just travel forever and never have to worry about getting a job. would be good to do it for a few years though just picking up bar and restaurant work along the way. there's so many places i want to go!


[ Edit: Edited on 04-Mar-2009, at 03:12 by sunshine21 ]