Hey I'm planning to go travelling and thought it would be a good idea to go Thailand first maybe a few countries near by and then on to Australia and maybe Fiji.
I have no idea what I'm doing and never been abroad on my own before. i would really appreciate some advice on all aspects of my travelling down to how much I should realistically save. I want to go backpacking and see the sights , tourist / guides are not what I'm looking for.
All advice would be massively helpful so I don't get this wrong x
If anyone would like to join me feel free to let me know, only going on my own as my mates don't have the get up and go as I do.
I'm a 27 year old single woman with a wicked sense of humour heehee
Maybe book a Round The World ticket with a stopover in Thailand on the way out and maybe Fiji on the way back.
You can travel overland from Thailand and pick up the plane again somewhere else.
High season is now (December) till the end of April. Other times can be wet in Asia, and cold in some parts of Australia.
Thailand is quite cheap, the main cost being getting there so spending extra weeks there in the sun is a good idea in winter back home. Australia is quite expensive, especially for accommodation. There is an Accommodation link at the top of the page to give you some idea of prices.
Travelfish is good for information on Asia. If you have a W H Smiths or such near you, look at some Lonely Planet guides. Bangkok.com is good for Bangkok.
Come back when you have something more specific.
In terms of general help you should check out the community travel tips and planning guide to get a feel for what's involved in beginning your trip. You should also check out the Thailand guide.
For help with your budget, I would suggest this post by A Couple Travelers. They often break down their daily budget in a destination which at least gives you an idea of what you can expect to pay for food, etc.
Don't forget Australia tends to be more in the region of A$75/day budget. This might help you work out how long you want to spend in SE Asia first.
Good luck with your planning!
Hi tasha what is ur date of travelling, I am solo travelling from bangalore to thailand, bangkok from 11th dec13 to 15th dec
I am in idea as same as u
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