Newbie here looking for some help. After 10 years in the Army and 4 years in the London rat race I really am set on taking some time out to see some of the world from a different perspective than I have whilst serving in the military. To cut a long story short I have a guaranteed income of Â£750 per month. I am already starting to seriously consider a year out and with planning time I reckon I could have around 6k (gbp) in savings by the time I am ready to head off. My question is ...
Me and my partner have recently decided to save for a long trip around India and South East Asia (approximately 10-12 months), and wandered if anyone had some advice on how much we will need for each place.
We are currently planning;
India - 3 months
Bangladesh - 1 month
Laos - 3 weeks
Vietnam - 1 month
Cambodia - 3 weeks
Thailand - 2 months
Malaysia - 1 month
Indonesia - 2 months
Singapore - 1 week
We were also thinking about maybe hoping over to AUS for 6-12 months for some tr ...
This question might sound totally superficial and maybe a lot of people have asked it before, but I am standing right at the beginning of my travel planning and I am planning on leaving home (which is in Austria) in 2014, 2015 the latest, so I didn't really do so much research about the topic yet, especially because I haven't finished with my current adventure yet
Anyway my plan is to travel ALL of Asia. I would leave from Moscow, get over there via Transmongolian Railroad and the ...
Looking for some advice. I'm planning a trip to SE Asia for 5 months next year (April- September). And trying to find out what budget would be possible. Just checked some similar posts, but hardly found anything suitable exactly for me. Countries I would travel:
Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. At the moment with tickets in my hand I have £4000 for travel spendings. Is that enough for a shoestring budget travel? By the way, I would stay i ...
Hi is it worth opening a Thai bank account when traveling S.E.A? I'll be in thailand for the first 2months, then probably a month in each of the others. This will avoid the high bank charges encountered by using a UK card and get me a much better exchange rate too when i deposit cash. I understand there the initial risk from airport to bank but its one i'm prepared to take. Also i should imagine using a thai account will have cheaper atm charges in the other SEA counties then a weestern card?
I am planning an extended trip to South East Asia, Sri Lanka and India in December for a year and am quite confused about the best way to carry and spend my cash. I am from the UK and have obviously saved lots of money to go with but I don't know what the most cost effective way to spend it is as all the different percentages and charges are quite overwhelming.
I have looked into getting a prepaid worldwide passport Travelex card or a Prepaid Caxton card and that way I can withdraw at Ma ...
I plan on travelling for 15 in SEA with a friend, we have a budget of Â£10,000.. however, Â£2000 is for flights and an Orangutan tour, Â£2000 is for a dive course/ living expe/ food. accomodation in Malapascua and Â£3000 is to get in to Australia after on a working holiday Visa.
So, all in all, leaves us Â£3000 for 15 weeks of travel,
4 days Singapore
just over 2 weeks Bali
6 weeks doing Cambodia/ Laos/ Thailand
3 weeks Philippines
1 weeks maybe kota kinabalu
4 days Kuala Lumpa
Is thi ...
I asked a friend of mine to help me put together a breakdown of USD and UK currency conversions into the 4 currencies in SE Asia. I hope you find it as useful as I'm sure I will!!!!
Andy x ...
I have just returned from Laos to find that I cannot change my considerable amount of Laos Kip (2.442,000K, approx Â£210). Back as no agent deals in Kip.
As it is also impossible to buy Kip before you get to Laos, perhaps someone might want to but the money from me. I live in east London if anyone is interested! ...
Hi, myself and one other female friend are travelling to Thailand and Cambodia for 5 weeks next month. We plan on spending about 1 week in Cambodia and the rest in Thailand. For obvious reasons we do not want to carry large amounts of cash around with us, and I am taking a credit card which offers free withdrawls and perfect exchange rate so I can withdraw more money while I'm out there.
My question is how much do you recommed I take to get me started? I was planning on taking £200 of Thai Bah ...
I'm going to be traveling around South East Asia for ten weeks beginning late September and I'm just trying to sort out my budget and hidden costs.
I have my flights to and from Thailand and my travel insurance already covered.
I have not booked any internal travel as hope to do this mainly by land as budget as possible when I am there, and will book budget accom my whole way through.
I do however want to go to Myanmar and know that I can only enter via air. I'm not planning on doing tou ...
Looking to leave towards end of Jan ,
Anybody used these before when travelling care to share please ,
I have a fewaccounts , RBS, NatWest and Santander , all basic accounts in UK , but looked on travel supermarket and they don’t seem like the best option. . I have moneyin bank and cash I want to spend unto £4000 (3000cash) on traveling. But i can’tget a credit card as I don’t qualify so pre-paid I think is the way to go.
I don’t no which one to go for they all seem similar (Freedom, ST ...
I'm passing along some information I discovered today when i went to my bank. First off, I'm using ATM cards and a little bit of emergency cash for my traveling. I went to my bank to split my accounts into two in case one card is lost and I discovered my bank (as do many others in the U.S.) block certain countries due to fraud. This means they block all ATM transactions with your card in any of the countries on the list. On my banks list is Malaysia and Thailand (two countries I will be spen ...
First, let me thank all that have contributed to previous posts on this issue! I have been doing some research and still find myself confused. I am traveling solo to Cambodia from USA in a couple of months. I am concerned about how to best secure my money, and manage it while there. I have looked at the Visa Travel card although was unable to find charges for using while abroad. I also still have enough time to open a banking acct with a provider that doesn't charge a lot. I also have ...
Should I change my Euros to US dollars now? Planning a trip Oct.-Nov.to SE Asia, and not quite sure how it
will be then (exchange rates). As everything I read is quoted in US dollars, I donÎ„t necessarily want to
travel on a budget 20% (or 30%) lower than originally calculated. Any suggestions? ...
Hello, I am travelling to SE Asia and a couple of other countries in a few months. I know that with an international student card you can save a fair amount of money on many attractions, however... I am no longer a student. Does anyone have any ideas or experience of getting a student card despite not being a student. Or is anyone aware of any other internationally recognised cards that could save a bit of money on the attractions.
Thanks a lot. ...
I am leaving for southeast Asia with a mate around Christmas (i know its early but i want to be organised). I am traveling to Indonesia - Thailand - Vietnam - Cambodia (hopefully) - Loas, the trip should take around 65 days. I was wondering how much i should budget? i am thinking around $4000; $60 a day, will this cover food accommodation and a fair few drinks - not including flights? I am a bit sketchy about the accommodation, will $20 each, so $40 get me and my mate decent accommodation in ...
I'm planning a solo trip to SEA but am still unsure for how long. I'm interested in traveling in Thailand, Loas, Cambodia and Vietnam. My plan is to quit my job and sell all my stuff. My budget after flight should be around $10,000 USD with the items being sold used as small savings for after i return. I pretty much just want to lounge around instead of constantly moving around seeing every sight possible. Staying in one place for 2+ weeks if i feel like it. No party/club or fine dining and OK ...
Now Xmas is out the way i have one month until i go away to SE ASIA on my own and im just starting to come over with huge excitement quickly followed by a lot of nerves!!
I am wondering how best to take my money to SE ASIA, im going to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore and am taking about £2500, firstly is this enough im going for 3months????
How do i take my money i have USD in cash to take and i guess the resr in my Natiownide account i now have, should i take any tr ...
I was in India over christmas, and when I got home I had a 400$ phone bill waiting for me. Sure, you don't need to call your girlfriend everyday, and sure, it's not everytime you are going to India, that you get stuck in New Delhi for days, trying to book a new ticket via phone.
I learned that the hard way I guess.
That being said, I would really like to stay in touch with friends, family and girlfriends on my three month trip to Asia. But with danish companies prices, I'm desperate for an a ...