Its been a while considering I was on travel fish everyday from may-November!!
I completed my first ever 'backpacking' trip in November an it was the best thing I'd ever done, absOlutely loved it! With a lot of help from travel fish!! I basically travelled Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and phillipines, not everything went to plan and I spent probably double what i planned mainly due to accommodation and domestic flights, it was basically a long holiday (all because my gf is too girly) so didn't really get down and dirty with hill tribes and village stays, and this time I want it to be completely different..
I would like some help on a different itinerary (starting in Thailand again) I want a real adventure this time because to be honest we didn't do half of the activities I would have liked, another problem was we got talking to NO other backpackers, shocking I know! Due to the accommodations we stayed in.
any help at all is appreciated but I'm basically thinking Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia Borneo and maybe oz for a bit...
Go again, andlearn from your mistakes the first time around. Remember its not always about the things you see and do. Its about an experience. There are somecool and very chilled out organic farms you can stay on to give you an adventure that you didnt get first time round. Talk to backpackers, learn from them. If you like something then do it, if you dont like the sound of something then dont do it.
Come back with an open mind, research guest houses with a social atmosphere and get talking to people. My oppinion is you should do something like an organic farm stay. Some of the skills you learn (with a machete) can be invaluable.
Have a think and message me if you want details of the farms:
www.tacoempai.com is my fave and the owner, Sandot, is a legend.
Safe travels :)