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21yr old FEMALE. FUN. OUTGOING for Travel Buddie Summer 2011

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11. Posted by --Laura-- (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hi! South America sound like a great adventure!
How much have you budgeted for 4 months?
Do you have any set dates yet?
Are you going with any tour groups? or planning to go solo?
Ive never been to South America before but it sound SO interesting!
- Just depending on how much i'll need :)

Everyone else- it cost me about £18,000 to travel solo for 1 year to all the places below:

The East Coast of Australia, Fiji, Dubai, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Laos.

Obviously travelling alone is much more expensive than being in a group.

I stayed in Australia for 8 months (without working) so this is what bumped up my budget but i was intending to work. It was so hard to find work out there, there must have been at least 40 travellers to every 1 job going (i was based in Sydney).

I also participated in every activity you can think of- skydiving, PADI open water dive course(great barrier reef), white water rafting, elephant trekking, Outback adventure, waterfall hiking..... i literally did everything that i possibly could (hence the volume of money i spent!)

...but like i said.. i was travelling single-. i met loads of people out there who were also in the same boat(solo) and spent about the same amount of money as me but people travelling together ( sharing beds,food etc) spent about £12,000.

So its totally upto you what you want to spend your money on...., how much you have to budget for.... , how many activities your planning on doing etc...

Just remember Australia is very expensive to live in, i didn't realise this before i went over but its wayyy more expensive then England, so i would spend more time in other countries like Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia etc as your getting more for your money there.

Hope this helps... if you want to know anything else... feel free to contact me! :)



12. Posted by docbball44 (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!


I'm planning on traveling from mid-May til early June in Europe, but I'm looking for a traveling companion. My gap year is ending in the Fall and I can finally take advantage of the time off to explore.

Anyone else thinking about traveling in Europe at a similar time?

Edit: I'll just make a thread of my own. Sorry!

[ Edit: Edited on 22-Feb-2011, at 19:29 by docbball44 ]

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