It's been about 4 years since I last did a blog on here and now that I'm planning a big round the world trip I thought it was time to hit the forums and ask for some suggestions.
For my honeymoon I will be traveling the world for about 9 months (and hopefully keeping a blog going!). We have flights to give us a skeleton but otherwise it's a blank canvas with a few ideas of key places we'd like to see.
For about 4 months of the trip we will be in Asia and I'd love to hear people's suggestions on where to go, what to see, what to eat, how to travel etc...
We will definitely be in:
We fly first to Sri Lanka, then into Bangkok and out of Kuala Lumpur and will go by land around the other countries in between. I'd really appreciate ideas for a route to take, to avoid going back on ourselves too much and make best use of the time. I'm currently going over maps and trying to come up with a route whilst also trying to figure out exactly where we should go which is a bit of a chicken and the egg scenario at the moment!
We also think we will look into taking some low budget flights to some or all of the following (depending on what our budget allows):
China (72 hour transit visa)
It would be our intention to do one or two trips jumping between the locations by plane starting and ending in SE Asia. E.g. Bangkok->Hong Kong->Shanghai->Seoul->Tokyo->Taipei->Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur->Manila->Bali->Kuala Lumpur or something along those lines. Any advice on airlines or websites to use, ideas for routes that will work well with those countries/cities in mind? We only plan to spend 2-5 days in each as they are mainly more expensive destinations that we want to get a flavour of while in Asia. Also when is likely to be cheaper to do these mini trips between September and January?
Any responses are greatly appreciated as we are trying to soak in as much information as possible at the moment. I'll update the thread as we get a better idea of the route we will take so we can get further advice on how workable it is!
Ohh, so great! You will have a really big travel around the world. As a travel lover, I also love to visit some new places and discover the cultures of locals.
So you decide to spend 4 months of the trip to come to Asia. As I notice, you are really interested in some countries in Southeast Asia and plan on going there first. Have you seen the map of countries in Southeast Asia?
I want to give you some suggestions. If you start from Sri Lanka, into Bangkok and then Kuala Lumpur, it totally sounds ok. To move on the next country, I think the farthest one is Myanmar. So why don't you choose it as the next destination? Afterward, keep traveling to Laos, then Cambodia or Vietnam depending on your want. Thus, if there still is some extra time, you can easily go to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul...
Flying into Bangkok or KL is a good idea as these are hubs for the low cost airline such as Air Asia. There is a well used backpacker/budget tourist route from Bangkok to northern Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam which you can read about in the many blogs posted here. Then using Air Asia or a similar discount airline you can fly to the more distant countries in Asia for a very reasonable price.
I can offer you good tour plan in Sri lanka , Please let me know if you interest.
I love East Asia. China, Japan and South Korea.
You should travel to India as well. You can easily approach any of the top Indian travel companies to help you with your travel and stay as well. I visited a website with the description of the top Indian travel companies. that might help you for sure.
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It is quite hard to allocate your time to travelling so many countries like that, but you should spend much time in countries in Southeast Asia. I bet you will like them so much.
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According to my experience, Langkawi is one of the best places for a honeymoon trip. The Island is just waiting to be explored and is best done by renting your own transport and traveling along the lush jungle roads and to the lesser known hidden beaches. It boasts many luxury hotels with villas and private pools, but there is something for everyone’s budget with clean and inviting backpacker accommodation still very popular. Recently, I returned from my honeymoon trip with the help of Ambong Ambong. From that awesome place & spent my life’s most memorable moment there. Hope you will enjoy there. Thanks!
I just joined a while back and only saw that you have planned to visiti Sri Lanka. I am from Sri Lanka and I hope you had an unforgettable stay in our paradise island 😊
Also please come visit us again and I will list down some places and things you should do while your in Sri Lanka.
Sigiriya is one of the best places to visit if you love exploring the culture. In fact it is located in the cultural triangle that consists major tourists attractions. You can visit the Sigiriya rock, a UNESCO world heritage site. The climb is about 2.30- 3 hours depending on how fast you are. <p>In terms of accommodation, <snip>is a stunning hotel you can stay at. Located close to the Sigiriya rock it self.</p>
Jaffna is another place you should definitely visit. Its the top most north of Sri Lanka and a complete different environment. You sometimes feel like you are in the southern part of India :D
Its a very unique experience. with beautiful people and amazing food to try.
Once you are in Sri Lanka, do not forget to pay a visit to the Galle Fort in the Galle town. Filled with amazing stories to tell about the colonial era in Sri Lanka, Galle has a unique feeling to it.
Negambo is another famous place you should not miss. <p>If you like to stay the night over near the beach, the best place is to stay at <snip> with direct sea views.</p>
You can arrange Dutch canal boat rides straight from the hotel. Also you can pay a visit to the Pinnawala Elephant orphanage while you are there.
Also while you at Sri Lanka, if you don't taste Ceylon tea, you are definitely missing out on the best experience. Although most of the Sri Lankan tea brands are available globally, nothing compares to drinking tea from a small shop by the street along with a hot hopper. Don't forget to take back some gift boxes to your family and friends. <snip> teas have an amazing range of various tea as well as gift boxes you can take back with you.</p>
There are many other locations worthy of travelling to but these 3 are the top most for me personally. Hope you visit Sri Lanka again soon 😊
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