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24 year old male from the US traveling SE Asia may 2011

  • ryanm24

    Joined Travelfish
    25th April, 2011
    Location United States
    Posts: 11
    Places visited:
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    Hello all,

    So I just got out of the military a year ago this past February and have been in school since I got out. I just finished and would like to travel before I start in on my career. I have never really traveled before and, as it looks right now I am probably going to be going it alone. Any advice on anything from a good place to start to what insurance I should use is very much appreciated. Also, would love to travel with someone for any amount of the trip, especially someone with some experience traveling SE Asia. But hey the more the merrier!

    Thanks and happy traveling.

    #1 Posted: 27/4/2011 - 12:06

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  • Thomas922

    Joined Travelfish
    1st July, 2007
    Location Global Village
    Posts: 346

    OK dude. You have to be more detailed to get a response. So when are you planning to travel? How much cash do you have to spend? That will determine how long you may have. SE Asia mainland includes 'Nam, Thai, Laos,Cambodia, Burma, Malaysia, and Singapore if you plan to stay on the ground. (Meaning not flying over to the Philippines or Indonesia etc. You could do internal flights in these countries. You need to look at the countries on this website and see if there is something that really floats your boat. Look at a copy of SE Asia on a Shoestring (LP guide) and get some ideas. But you need to sit down and decide first ...what is my budget..and 2 when am I going?

    #2 Posted: 27/4/2011 - 14:32

  • ryanm24

    Joined Travelfish
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    Location United States
    Posts: 11
    Places visited:
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    Hello Thomas,

    Thanks for the advice. I will be leaving in late May 23 from LAX to Manila, Philippines. From there I want to go to Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand are the main places I want to see but I would also love to go to Cambodia and Vietnam as well. I have $16,000 saved for this trip and a year to do it in. Honestly, I just wanted to land somewhere in SE Asia and take off from there going wherever the wind blows me lol. Is that a bad idea?

    Thanks again.

    #3 Posted: 27/4/2011 - 20:59

  • sizzflair

    Joined Travelfish
    20th April, 2011
    Posts: 7

    Ryan,

    look at my post. If you can travel in June, you have a partner. I'm in the military too.

    http://www.travelfish.org/board/post/travelcompanions/14351_

    #4 Posted: 27/4/2011 - 23:17

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