I'm off this september for roughly nine/ten months taking in
London > vietnam > cambodia > thailand > bali > oz > nz > fiji > La
I'm hoping to have around £10,000 after flights have been paid and insurance. I'll also be looking to do a trip from vietnam to bangkok with intrepid so I guess i'll have about £9,500 to spend over nine months. Do you think that's enough? I could take out credit but would rarther not as I don't want to be massivly in debt when I return to the uk.
It'll be 6 weeks in vietnam, cambodia and thailand, two months in bali, two in oz, three in nz, 2 weeks in fiji and a month in LA.
I'm off on my own, so if anyone out there is doing a similar trip, and would enjoy meeting up, let me know, i'm a 25 year old male from the uk.
I've had a quote from one company for £1600 inc taxes, does that sound about right? I though it was pretty reasonable.
[ Edit: Edited on 02-Mar-2009, at 04:50 by murphc09 ]
Can't really give you that much advice coz i dont leave for my first time till June this year but my route is sort of similar to yours and i only paid £1,240 for London, Dubai, Bangkok, Singapour, Syndey, Cairnes, Auckland, Hawaii, La, London. So shop around and sure you'll get cheaper
And as for your spends wish i had that much me and my mates are taking £4k for the whole year ha ha ha. You'll have tonnes to spend ha
Even though you are spending 6.5 months in places where the average spend is quite high, as long as you don't go too over the top with wasting your money on pointless stuff and you stay in hostels, you should have plenty. I travelled for 7 months and after airfares would have spent about $10,000AUD which is approximately £4,500 but I didn't go on any tours and did not go out getting wasted every day of the week (or even every week for that matter). I also only spent about 4.5 months in the high spend countries with the rest in Asia
thanks for the replies both,
I guess it a realistic target to have about £1,000 a month to live on so I should be alright, I'll be taking a credit card along just incase I need some extra! It's good to know others have done it on smaller bugets and I Guess it all depends on the person. I'm not one to spend much on food and hotels etc but I do tend to enjoy going out drinking so that could be my major downfall, i'll also be buying surfboards along the way so that's going to be a major dent in my funds.