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11. Posted by RickB22 (Budding Member 31 posts) 6y

cheers for the reply, i just had a look on their website, slightly cheaper than direct line, but they don't have anywhere near as good cover and don't cover baggage on the 'bronze' cover (£90). i would rather pay the extra £13 with directline and get the £2000 baggage cover

12. Posted by LadyJo (Budding Member 8 posts) 6y

Hi everyone,
Im also going travelling in december for 6 months OZ-NZ-Singapore//Thailand//laos//vietnam//cambodia//Thailand-UK
I have to say i was budgeting my savings at around £3000, but have been thinking a bit differently since reading some of these posts! my friends went round SE Asia for about 6months and took £2,500 with them each..she said it was pretty tight but they managed it and she suggested £3000 would be more comfortable!...but then i have seen people posting things like they are taking £7,500! this to me sounds ridiculously exesive, especially when in Asia, but then i guess it depends on what you are planning on doing with your time and where you are going/staying etc!
Maybe £3000 is far to low a cost to last me 6months! In Oz im planning on staying with relatives for some of the time which should help, and i will be roughing it as much as possible!

What are your thoughts on this?



13. Posted by RickB22 (Budding Member 31 posts) 6y

hi jo. i think you could get away with £3000 if ur spending nearly all ur time in se asia which it looks like u r. my friend lives in thailand + she lives well of £550 p/month. however if ur going to be in oz and nz for a while then u could struggle. these are much more expensive in all aspects especially the big cities. im taking £7600 but i am planning 2do many activities/other things eg. skydive,bungy,scuba,boat trips,sightseeing,car hire LA-Vegas-San Fran etc. im also going to be partying quite a lot!

14. Posted by RickB22 (Budding Member 31 posts) 6y

i want to be able to stay in fairly decent hostels throughout the trip and be able to get involved in loads of stuff while im there. im treating it as an adventure holiday. i think maybe another reason my budget may be higher is because im going to be travelling around a lot in each of the countries; buses/trains/cars etc. have you budgeted for that. i cant help but worry that you may have overlooked some less obvious costs such as these. although there is no way i can tell without a detailed travel plan.

15. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 6y

Air Asia have some good bits going on at the moment.
If you're flexible, there are returns to Oz from London (via K.L.) for under £700, including tax, fees etc.

16. Posted by RickB22 (Budding Member 31 posts) 6y

how is that relevant flyingbob?

17. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 6y

I miss your point

18. Posted by razzaefc (Budding Member 109 posts) 6y

i booked my flights with sta travel, i leave in november, starting thailand,,fiji,s africa
i foolishly never shopped around and booked it with them costing £1800.£380 top packet insurance and a 6month working visa for oz,take it to just under £2300 i only want to have to work in oz and im looking at taking £10,000 with me

19. Posted by RickB22 (Budding Member 31 posts) 6y

sounds like a nice trip! how long are you away in total, and how long in thailand?

20. Posted by laura_f (Budding Member 28 posts) 6y

I am going to Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Oz, NZ and Fiji from June for a year. I was planning on taking £6000 with me but i am now have second thoughts....I did consider working in Oz and NZ so i may have to look into that somemore now.

For isurnace insure and go quoted me £88 for the year, it seems far to cheap to STA's £400!!

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