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1. Posted by iamjosh (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!


My names Josh, Im 25 and I just moved to Bristol to start my graduate job, originally from Northern Ireland.

With my job I get good holidays, although I'll be limited to 1 month at a time, which I intend to use travelling.

My Main interests are travelling and music. I've done seasons in Ibiza although this will be my first travelling experience. I want to to experience different cultures and cuisines but not without some partying thrown in along the way.

Number 1 on my bucket list of places to visit is Easter Island.

So far I've mostly been to places throughout Europe; Spain, Italy, France, Poland, Austria.

2013 I spent a season in Ibiza after a number of holidays which was incredible. Since then my love for music has gotten out of control and in 2014 I graduated Uni and spent the summer in Chicago.

Currently I'm looking at going travelling for a month, probably just after christmas, if not before, I'm open to suggestions. I've always wanted to do Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, but I've started recently looking at Bali and the Gili Islands. I've no itinerary as such yet as I'm still undecided on where to go.

Only having a month I know I'm quite limited in what I can do, so would you advise just doing one or possibly splitting my time between two countries? I know I'm not going to experience everything, but I don't expect this to be my only trip to SE Asia.

As this is my first time travelling I'm just looking for somewhere easy enough to meet fellow travellers, spend somewhere amazing for NYE and get to see some unreal sights along the way.

Any tips, must do/see's or advise would be greatly appreciated. Also anyone travelling at the same time it would be good to hear from!

Josh X

2. Posted by Amygee (Budding Member 10 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

I'm looking at doing the Same Thailand Vietnam and Cambodia and Bali in January but terrified to go alone.

3. Posted by Dineo_Zonke (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Hi Josh!

I'm backpacking Indonesia, The Philippines and Malaysia Dec and Jan 2015 with my boyfriend.

We also don't have solid plans yet. But Bali and Gill islands are a must I think :)