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1. Posted by Liamg1987 (Budding Member, 8 posts) 8 Oct '11 12:47

Hi all,

I've had the worst time of my life recently and as a result I've decided to go travelling.

Im 24 at the end of november and want to go travelling next summer sometime only I feel i may be too old?. I have my own house I plan on letting it out short term whilst im out there but my problem is i cant really save up all that much, I've been told travelling thailand asia etc is very cheap, is this true?, I plan on going for 3 months and what im asking is how much money would I need to do this?

Sorry if this is a very vague post, I appreciate any advice :)

2. Posted by Steve79 (Respected Member, 314 posts) 8 Oct '11 13:16

Are you being serious?! 24, too old to travel?! No way.

You could do South East Asia for anything from £500 a month. I was spending about £150 a week, staying in decent hotels, eating out every day, etc, etc.

3. Posted by Liamg1987 (Budding Member, 8 posts) 8 Oct '11 13:37

I know i sound stupid. I have a weird outlook on life hah.

Thats amazing though Steve, thanks so much

4. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru, 1722 posts) 8 Oct '11 13:55

June to October in Thailand is the rainy season. It might just be a bit of drizzle and it might pour heavily for days. The end of this month is the best time to go, till April (though it gets hotter month by month).

As Steve said, staying in Thailand is cheap. So are a number of nearby countries to Thailand. It is the fare which is expensive. If you plan to stay longer than 30 days, you will need a visa from a Thai embassy. Or you can get a cheap flight out of the country and come back for another 30 days. Twice.

If you want to get over a bad time, why are you waiting 8 months? If you live in northern Europe, get a cheap flight to southern Spain and pick up some cheap accommodation there for a time.

5. Posted by Steve79 (Respected Member, 314 posts) 8 Oct '11 14:31

I went when I was 30 and never felt old! Air Asia do pretty reasonable flights to Asia, my flight home from Kuala Lumpur to London Stansted was about £250 I think.

6. Posted by Liamg1987 (Budding Member, 8 posts) 8 Oct '11 16:02

I have to wait that long to get savings and sort out the letting of my house etc, I wanted to do cambodia, vietnam and laos.

Thanks for the advice regarding visas etc :)

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8. Posted by keester76 (Budding Member, 2 posts) 9 Oct '11 18:52

Too old!!!????? My god, I'm 34 and feel like a kid again on my current 3 month travels (though I'm not as keen on the late night parties as I used to be)! Start planning now and then keep planning in future.

9. Posted by debbep (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 9 Oct '11 22:59

I am 57 and travel somtimes by myself or sometimes with others every year. Earlier year was Laos by myself for a month, (which is very inexpensive btw). This December it is Burma and last year India. Too old?......as long as you can still walk and breathe you are never too old.

10. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru, 1262 posts) 11 Oct '11 10:22

Many retirees, even little old ladies traveling alone, visit Thailand all the time. You are not too old at all! Since you have a house and probably some money to spend you are not in the same category that many backpackers are in. You will be able to stay in hotels with air and maybe eat in slightly better restaurants.

Plan a budget out and see how much you can spend and then match your holiday to what you can afford. When you decide where to go and need hotel recommendations mention how much per night you want to spend on a hotel room. Someone will be able to suggest a place to stay at.

For Thailand don't skip Bangkok. From the airport there is even a new Airport Rail Link that can take you into the city cheap. This rail link even meets up with the Skytrain and with the Subway too. Try to include Chiang Mai into your travel plans for Thailand.

Good luck.