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1. Posted by so92929 (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 21 Jan '14 14:37

Hey guys, me and my partner are currently saving to travel over 12 months. We intend to stay in hostels (private rooms/Bathroom), will be eating local foods and are look forward to the usual touristy stuff and also some off the beaten track (Jungle treks perhaps?). Were 25 years old and both enjoy partying and also just chilling with a beer with people. We have a overall budget of £40000gbp and will not be leaving for 2 years so I understand costs will change. 20K each and are wondering if this is enough for the below Itinerary. This is very rough and not in order of destination. Travelling mainly by train and bus unless flights necessary. This is not in order of destination. And I would love destinations.

EUROPE - £5000(not the main leg of the trip)
Germany - 10 days
Italy - 2 weeks (Coliseum, museums etc)
Greece - 2Week (Museums, ancient agora, Acropolis, Mt Olympus, island hop etc)

SEA
Thailand - 2 months, £5000 (Both north and south, Cooking lessons, temples, treks, hill tribe, beaches, snorkelling, scuba diving, more temples, Full moon party, other beach parties and any suggestions would be great. floating markets, national parks, wildlife)

Laos- 2 weeks, £800
Vietnam - 1 month, £2000(Halong Bay, Hanoi, Nha Trang, HCM, Hue, food, cooking, Mekong Delta, motorcycle tour)
Cambodia - 2 Weeks, £1000(possibly more or less, suggestions?)
Malaysia 3 weeks??? £1500??? (Twin towers, Caves and temples, National parks)
Singapore 1 week £1500
Indonesia 3 weeks £1500 (Java, Treks, Bali, Learn to surf, scuba, snorkelling, General chillaxing, Sumatra. lake toba, Kawah Ijen, komodo island)
Philippines 2weeks £1500 (Mountains, Diving)

ASIA
Hong Kong – 4 days £1000 (City, bungee jump)

Japan – 3 weeks, £3000 – Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto

Altogether that’s around 7 and a halfish month and about £24000 spent, possibly spend more time in some areas or higher budget in some areas (specifically Japan) considering its for 2? Any other destinations I should consider, Longer in Europe? More areas in Asia? I don’t want you guys to organise it for me lol just suggestions really and opinion on budgets!! Thank you!

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