We are planning a huge trip & set to depart in December 2009, just in time for NYE. We are determined to cover the following countries over a 6 month period of hardcore backpacking in Asia:
Malaysia- Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi
Thailand - Krabi, Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Pattaya, Bangkok, Chiang Mai,
Laos - Vientiane
Vietnam - Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Dalat, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang
Cambodia - Siem Reap, Phnom Penh
China - Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian, Nine Valley Villages, Mt Everest Base Camp
India - Mumbai, Delhi, Agra, Goa, Rajasthan.
Once we have finished in Asia we are considering the Trans Siberian Railway to Russia for a brief visit and then onto the UK to work for a few months or more, most likely more, so that we can save for a European tour and there will also be many weekends away in between from London to wherever we can get!!!
If you have any tips, suggestions, secrets, connections or advice - please, do tell : )
We would especially appreciate any advice on our itenary as above - it is not exact and is not in order... We don't know anyone who has done this before so we don't know what cities we really want to go to - we don't want all the places we visit to be packed full of tourists, as we are looking for a diverse cultural experience. Also most importantly we are looking for information about travel budgets. We are aiming to take approximately $15,000 all up to last us through Asia for the approximate 6 months (We party hard) and then settling into the UK, as well as any last minute destinations (eg Russia). If you have info regarding daily spending in each of the country's above that would be a huge help!
We would love to hear from you 😊