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1. Posted by hazeld (Budding Member, 16 posts) 21 Jun '12 03:42

Hi Guys,

I am a 23 year old female from Dublin (feel like I'm filling out an online dating site here!!) and have been granted my 1 year visa to Oz. Before I land in Oz I want to travel around Asia for around 2 months and have the following places I want to see:

Great wall of China (I know kind of off the route!!)
Thailand
Cambodia
Vietnam
Laos

I know I don't have a huge amount of time to do all this but yet I want to make the most of the time I'm there! At the minute it's looking like I'll be travelling alone so am looking for someone like minded wanting to do same route or even close to it! I am open to suggestions, changing the route, etc but just don't want to travel alone! Don't have anything booked as of yet BUT today is D-Day where the planning and organising begins!!

All help/info is welcome!

Thanks for reading,

Hazel

2. Posted by RC2012 (Budding Member, 99 posts) 21 Jun '12 08:44

Hi Hazel,

your route sounds pretty simular to mine, like you I havent booked anything yet as I know things will change which they have done already :)

Im going, Thailand (north), Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and back in to Thailand (south) then move on to malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and eventually Aus/NZ

Im thinking about leaving towards the end of August and I have no timescales as i'm leaving my job, I'm 22 and also going alone but hopefully meeting some friends in Aus.

Have you made any plans for when your their?

Ryan

3. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru, 1734 posts) 21 Jun '12 11:13

Flight to Thailand, then flights to Cambodia, Vietnam, train up the coast and flight to Laos. Then flight to Beijing and after, flight to Australia.

You can check out RTW prices for flight to Bangkok overland to Beijing and flight to Australia.

Companies like Air Asia can do the internal flights for Asia. Don't book them late.

Take time out to see the sights in Beijing. A lot more than the Great Wall at Badaling. Ignore anyone who asks if you want to go to a tea ceremony as it's a con to separate you from a fair sum of your money.

Maybe Xi'an also?

You are travelling a very well trodden route so lots of tourists you can pair up with along the way if you want to.

4. Posted by ja_francis89 (Budding Member, 16 posts) 21 Jun '12 11:46

Hey Hazel we are going to similar places what dates are you going i am not going till January to April in 2013 is that anywhere close to your dates or are you a lot sooner?

5. Posted by hazeld (Budding Member, 16 posts) 23 Jun '12 13:08

Hi Guys,

Firstly thanks for the info Cyberia, really appreciate it!

Thinking of heading around end of September this year ja_francis89??!

My sis is living in Melbourne the last year and a bit so when I get to Oz I'll either meet her first and then do the East Coast or do the Coast and meet her. Either way I'll be spending Christmas with her! But the travelling up the coast will be done by myself unless I meet people along the way who are doing the same!

Met up with a friend who has done similar route to me before and couldn't say enough about it! Bit worried about Thailand though by myself...hearing few worrying things which is making me a little worried!

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