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Travel Forums Asia Help!

1. Posted by rmassin (Budding Member 6 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

I'm 19 years old and want to travel hopefully from March 2013 by which time I'll be 20. I know I want to do Asia but at the moment I'm trying to compact ideas and would love any information you guys have to offer on the best, most comfortable and social routes that are affordable and safe as I will be travelling on my own - ofc if I can find someone interested in going around the same time and travelling the same route that would be fantastic :)

So if anyone can help me out on the previously mentioned areas it'd be greatly appreciated. I want to go for at least 6 months and will be leaving work to do so but I have no idea on costs or the best way to travel? I'm also keen on photography and travel writing :)

The places I definitely want to explore are Thailand, India, China, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia. Also very keen on starting in Australia for a month as I think this would be a great starting place to meet new people with the same ideas and I have never been and told I can't miss out on the Ozzy experience!!



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

Aussie experience.

I am planning an overland trip from Oz to europe and I have visited some of the places you want to visit. So lets share any Ideas we find while researching.

I suggest lao and Vietnam in the mix.


3. Posted by rmassin (Budding Member 6 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Thanks Tony, which places have you visited? Do you know what route you want to do through Australia? A few of my friends have done the Southern Coast and have recommended it but with family or expensively whereas mine would be backpacking and as cheap as it can get!


P.s. Thank you for the correction ;)

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

I live in Australia and have only travelled to two other places on your list..... Malaysia and Singapore. Food and accommodation are
very affordable in Malaysia so perhaps that should be the last place you visit... lol. Tioman Island is beautiful and if you get the
chance you won't regret your visit there
When you come to Australia perhaps consider putting Tasmania on your list, especially if you're into bushwalking. Tasmania] is the
island state of Australia, and although it may be colder than the rest of the continent I think you'll find it the most relaxing part
of your holiday (but then again, I may be biased... lol)