booked, skint and happy !

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1. Posted by mico82 (Full Member 54 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

hey everyone,

i booked my flights on wednesday!!!!!
all booked and paid for. i was high as a kite beforehand but my head was pickled after hours of sitting with different travel agents.

so... here's my itinerary:

dar es salaam (volunteering for 1 month in mwanza, tanzania)
nairobi (1 week)
58 day camping safari to capetown
capetown (couple of weeks)
auckland (2 months in NZ)
kuala lumpur (got about 5 months to overland around s.e asia and china)

thoughts pleeeeease ?

i'm also spending 3 wks in peru and bolivia with my friend before i leave for my world trip.

i plan on not working whilst i'm away... i'll do the odd job to get free accommodation perphaps and i'm also going to couchsurf
the way my savings are going i think i'll have about £12,000 spending money come june... maybe a bit more. i'm hoping this will be okay. well, it'll have to be lol. any thoughts, concerns about this amount?
i've traveled before so i'm pretty used to traveling on a budget. i'll do the odd tour... not a big drinker but like the occasional drunken night out ;)
i'm guessing 4 months in africa will be pretty cheap (apart from cape town probably)... and 5 months in s.e asia and china mainland should be pretty cheap too.

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek !! i can't wait. only 215 days to go lol

2. Posted by Thomasvo (Budding Member 28 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

£12 000? Nothing to worry about in my opinion, on the contrary, I think you can easily survive on half that amount (depends on what you are going to do ofcourse, maybe the camping safari is expensive, I don't know)

I'm planning a trip around the world for 12 months and my budget will be about 10 000 euro (=£7000) But I have no travelling experience, so maybe I'm budgetting too low :)

sounds like a nice itinirary, I hope you enjoy your trip!

3. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

You should have plenty enough money if you don't go crazy or spends loads on the expensive activities in the various places particularly in New Zealand/Queenstown region. Not loving to drink too much will help as well not that it would be a particularly good idea to get drunk in most those places if you are travelling by yourself!

4. Posted by mico82 (Full Member 54 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

thanks guys. i think i was needing some re-assurance with the whole money situation. always good to hear it from someone else, thanks :D

5. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5586 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

The pound is pretty mighty at the moment and that amount seems like it will get you a LONG way! Mind you, I knew backpackers in Sydney who managed to blow through 2 or 3000 pound in a week or two. Something about first arriving in that city (as the beginning of their trip) meant weeks of partying on end. But you're starting off by volunteering, so nothing to worry there I'd say

Sounds like an amazing trip with some great destinations!!! You will be keeping us all jealous with a travel blog here on Travellerspoint of course?

6. Posted by mico82 (Full Member 54 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

of course i will altho my writing skills leave a lot to be desired... so don't expect a great read i'm sure they'll be some great photos tho

£3000 in a week or 2 ?!!? i was in australia for 3 months and spent roughly that amount... that's crazy money but then everyone's different i suppose... and richer ! lol