Cambodia, Veitnam, Malaysia, Indonesia
17th April, 2013
I'm new to the site and just looking for some advice. I'm planning on travelling by myself this summer for around 2 months (June-August) around those 4 countries. I know its quite unconventional to do these without doing Thailand, but I travelled around Thailand last summer for a month and fell in love with South East Asia and wanted to go back and do more as soon as possible. I'm a 20 year old male student and plan to be travelling by myself on a relatively cheap budget. If you've got the time a quick reply to just a few questions would be fantastic
1) Has anyone done this route before and how would they recommend going about it?
2) How much money would you suggest taking for 2 months (per day)? Relatively cheap living in dorms, street food etc..
3) Any tips and any other advice would be greatly appreciated
#1 Posted: 17/4/2013 - 18:39
13th May, 2012
Location United Kingdom
Total reviews: 3
At least 34
Since you've already spent a month in Thailand, you already know how much things cost there; I found Vietnam to be about 25-30% more expensive than Thailand (food and sightseeing was still very cheap, but accommodation was more expensive). Malaysia was slightly more expensive than Thailand (maybe 10-15%, again most of that on accommodation). I haven't been to Cambodia (roughly comparable to Thailand for costs??) or Indonesia (which I believe costs a lot more to move around from island to island).
There's quite a lot of detailed discussions on budgets already on the finance and money side of the forum (http://www.travelfish.org/board/topic/financemoney) so have a trawl through there for more specifics on each country.
One thing to be aware of: a lot of places in SE Asia don't have much in the way of dorms, so for budget stays you're more likely to be looking at a fan-cooled single room with shared bathroom (which you should be able get for $10 or so in many places, but expect to pay a bit more in larger cities, popular islands, etc. - again, you'll be able to find more details if you look through the previous country-specific threads).
#2 Posted: 6/5/2013 - 02:11
17th April, 2013
Thanks for the replies, just booked my flights yesterday, so replies were perfect timing
#3 Posted: 6/5/2013 - 05:06
Add your reply
You need to be logged in to add a reply.
Not a member? you can join here.
|Possibly related discussions||Replies||Views||Latest reply|
|23 yrs/F Aug.11-26 Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia ...||2||889||19 Aug 2012|
|Aug 11th-26th (Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia) ...||0||565||24 Jul 2012|
|Thailand/Vietnam/Cambodia/Malaysia and Indonesia in 8 weeks ...||16||1132||21 Oct 2013|
|Cambodia in Oct, Vietnam in December and Malaysia/Indonesia in March, April and May ...||4||2020||17 Aug 2010|
|23yr/F August 11th-26th Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia ...||0||683||23 Jul 2012|
|Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia Sept 2012 ...||4||5887||6 Apr 2012|
|Cambodia & Vietnam & Laos & North Thailand and Malaysia & Indonesia (Sumatra and Java) ...||0||300||18 Nov 2013|
|23/F Cambodia-Thailand-Malaysia-Indonesia June-Sept 2012, looking for female travel buddy ...||8||2359||31 Jul 2012|
|Cambodia to Veitnam ...||1||1730||16 Sep 2009|