My itinerary! Anyone fancy meeting up?
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Oct 7, 2012 7:10 PM Last Post By: matt45
Oct 2, 2012 11:52 AM
My itinerary! Anyone fancy meeting up?So I have 27 days until I leave for my round the world trip. I've never done anything like this before, the furthest I've travelled was to Gambia and I'm nervous!!
My destinations/dates are below...
London - Bangkok 29/10/12
Bangkok - Sydney 12/11/12
Sydney - Fiji 1/2/13
Fiji - Auckland 11/2/13
Auckland - Chile 14/4/13
Rio - London 12/7/13
Obviously that's just a rough plan and those are my rough dates. Things could change and I'm planning to do lots of moving around once I arrive in each destination.
I guess I'm just curious if anyone else is going to be around at a similar time?!
I am a girl travelling all on my lonesome (for the first time ever) and I am a bit nervous! It'd be nice to meet others who are feeling the same or someone thats looking for a travel companion or just generally want to chat before I'm off on my adventure!!
Oct 2, 2012 9:44 PM
1If you plan to spend a couple of days in Bangkok at the start, you would probably be best to stay around the Khao San Road area. You will meet plenty of other backpackers there and perhaps find that some of them have similar travel plans to you.
Have you thought about which places you'd like to visit in Thailand before flying to Sydney?
Have a great trip!
Oct 3, 2012 9:03 AM
2Hi Matt, I think I've sent you a message on here! Not sure if it went trough mind...
I haven't really thought about specifics yet, I want to leave it as open as possible so I can just go wherever takes my fancy! This is probably a bad idea but I'll soon find out!
Seeing as I'm only there for 2 weeks are there any places you'd recommend?
Oct 3, 2012 8:31 PM
3I think it's good not to have a very rigid plan, but it's also good to have a rough idea of the places you'd like to visit in your 2 weeks.
It depends on what you are interested in...
If you like beaches, then head to the islands in the South. I haven't been there much myself, so I can't recommend specific places.
If you are interested in a bit of history, you could take a trip to Kanchanaburi to see the Bridge over the River Kwai, war cemeteries, museums, etc. It's just 2 hours by bus from Bangkok.
For a mixture of culture, history and countryside, I like the North - Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, etc. Chiang Mai is a nice place to spend a couple of days and there are some day-trips you can take from there. Chiang Rai is a smaller city and from there you can visit the Golden Triangle, the place where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet.
It is a long trip by road from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, around 10 hours. Some people stop in Sukhothai to visit the temples, on the way from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. You can fly between the Bangkok and Chiang Mai in around 1 hour, but it depends on your budget.
Just some ideas for you to think about.
Oct 7, 2012 12:04 PM
Oct 7, 2012 7:10 PM
5It sounds good. To Chiang Mai, most people fly with Air Asia or Nok Air. You can check their web-sites to give a rough idea of current prices. The prices will change based on availability though.
Enjoy the trip!
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