So I'm travelling alone to Oz in November and plan to leave Cairns at the beginning of April to travel around South East Asia.
I plan to fly to Bali, then go to Kuta, Ubud and Jakarta, before moving onto Malaysia. In Malaysia, I'm planning on stopping in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and doing a trip to Taman Negera national park, before going back to Kuala Lumpur to go to Thailand.
In Thailand, I want to go to Phuket, then onto Koh Phanagan, Koh Tao and Bangkok, then to Cambodia and Koh Kong, Phom Penh and Siem Reap.
Then into Vietnam to Ho Chi Min City, Nha Trang, Halong Bay and Hanoi.
Then finally to Laos in Luang Probang, Vang Vieng and Vientiane, then going back to Bangkok to meet up with some family at the end of June.
Firstly, a few tips: will 2 and a half to 3 months be enough time? Is there anywhere you wouldn't suggest going or you'd suggest sacrificing for some more time somewhere else? How much roughly would you need? (I know budgets are hard to tell, but I'm meaning like what is the cheapest) What places should be priority?
Is anyone else planning to do the same sort of thing?
Is anyone leaving Oz at around the same time to travel through SE Asia?
I have never travelled alone and am a bit daunted by the whole thing, so would love to meet some travel buddies on here to share the backpacking experience with in Asia.
Drop me a line if you like.