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Where in Asia for 3 months next summer?

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1. Posted by muddywellies (Budding Member 4 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

I have three months next year (June, July, August) and a small budget that I want to get the most out of. At first I'd planned Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, but the wet season there is a problem. Then Indonesia... but I simply can't afford the hostel prices in festival season.

So now I'm looking at Sri Lanka (but probably too expensive because of the festival season, can anyone advise?), or Nepal and North India (or Nepal and Bhutan, or suggest?), and China (possibly with Nepal/other).

I need to know where I'm going to get the most out of in three months without rushing, which will be the most cost effective, and which will be the most enjoyable weather-wise.

Also I'm a 19 year old female solo traveler who only speaks English and German. If this is going to be a problem in one of these countries, or more of a difficulty, please say. Ideally I'd like there to be a reasonably strong backpackers route so I can meet up with people 80% of the time. I've already traveled round Ecuador and Colombia on my own, so it's not a bother for me, I just don't to be too far away from someone who can understand me.

Also any other questions I've left out?

Many thanks :)

2. Posted by kugali (Budding Member 63 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Thailand is amazing and inexpensive. Especially if you're interested in meeting people around your age who are also travelers and ex-pats - go to Chiang Mai, super close to Laos and a really great city.

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1832 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Three months is a long time! In Thailand you will find excellent bus and even rail service connecting most cities and border areas. From Thailand it is easy to visit Malaysia, Laos and Cambodia overland.

Yeah, Thailand does have a rainy season but millions of tourists still visit during that time! Most of the time the rain stops in an hour or two anyway. Rain does not fall everywhere at the same time. This is also the time when hotels are at the cheapest rates! Many frequent visitors to Thailand only visit during the low season.

By the way, Thailand is not the only country on your list of possibilities that has a rainy season.

If you are short cash why not go for a shorter time period and stay in better hotels? What is your budget price for hotels per night?

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