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Advice on travelling Asia starting from Australia

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1. Posted by geppetto2013 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1y

Hi, me and my girlfriend are visiting family and friends in Australia in November for about a month then we plan to venture off on our own to travel around Asia for 2 - 3 months (depending on money) come the beginning of December.

Neither of us have done anything like this before so we're complete utter novices when it comes to this backpacking lark. We're looking for some advice on what route to try and take and what are the must see destinations!

We've heard Thailand is one of the most popular starting points then sort of working round Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam from there. But as we're starting from Australia we don't know if that's best in this instance. Perhaps we could travel up from Australia towards Thailand via Indonesia or / and Malaysia?

We would really like to see a bit of China as well but don't know if this is feasible and if so how to incorporate it in to our plans.

Could anyone impart some of their wonderful knowledge upon us to help us plan our travels wisely?

Our budget should be around £2000 - £2500 each.

2. Posted by LiquidForce24 (Budding Member 9 posts) 1y

Luckily Asia isn't that expensive. So you can get by on less than $10 a day (at least with food). Maybe leave out China and spend most of your time traveling throughout Thailand, Cambodies, Laos, Vietname, etc. (maybe add Singapore? Bali? Fiji?). China's a great place but it's so big and you won't be able to see anything in such a short amount of time.
are you planning on arriving at your destinations and just winging it or are you planning on maybe using travel packages? they tend to take off much of the stress---especially when it comes to traveling in foreign countries