My round the world gap year 2013 !
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Dec 9, 2012 11:05 AM Last Post By: westwood
Nov 14, 2012 1:11 PM
My round the world gap year 2013 !What I'm about to write, I just want to see if there are any tips or suggestions that might help me.
Okay, so I leave London on 16th Jan and head out to Dubai and have 1 and half days there, would £150 be enough for accomo and food and drink?
I then head out to thailand, arriving in Bangkok and as soon as I land I want to head straight to Phuket (i just dont want to go to Bangkok as I beleive i'm not street wise enough yet), does anyone the cheapest but also safest way to get to Phuket from Bangkok? Also I'll be in Thailand for approx 10 weeks and i'll have £1500, would that be enough?
After Thailand, I arrive in to sydney and expect my time in Austraila will be approximately 2 - 3 weeks (possibly longer if hostels will let me work for them for free or discounted accomo) and my budget will be between £500 - £750, is that suitable?
After austraila, I arrive in New Zealand (Christchurch) and doing a kiwi expereince tour hop on - hop off bus, (just for the south island) and then taken away that cost, my budget will be approx £1250 - £1400 for 4 weeks in new zealand, is that enough perhaps? Also i do have to make my own way to Auckland as thats where i'm flying out from but i think a $100 dollar domestic flight will be ok, i think?
After New Z, i'll be in vancouver for 10 - 14 weeks staying with my sister and i'll have £500 - £1000, this i dont really need on advice on since i'll be staying with my sister - but if there are tips, then please feel free to mention.
After my stay in vancouver, i'll arrive in iceland and stay for 2 - 3 nights with a budget of £200 - £250, would that be an appropaite amount?
Thanks for reading, feel free to post anything that may help me and I'm open minded to suggestions. Thank you again!!!
Nov 14, 2012 1:49 PM
1I then head out to thailand, arriving in Bangkok and as soon as I land I want to head straight to Phuket
I don't know if you have your flights booked but, if not, you can fly directly from Dubai to Phuket with Emirates.
does anyone the cheapest but also safest way to get to Phuket from Bangkok?
If you plan to go by air, take a look at Air Asia, Nok Air and Orient Thai.
Nov 14, 2012 8:56 PM
2Phuket is nothing but a beach...for tourists... Bangkok is much more interesting...
Nov 15, 2012 4:53 AM
3£150 should be okay for Dubai. Are you there for one night or 2? You should be able to get a cheap ish hotel for around £40.
£1500 for 10 weeks in Thailand is just over £20 per day. Expect to pay around £4-5 for a dorm room and the same for a restuarant meal. It will be tight, but doable. Eat street food when you can - not many hostels in Thailand have great cooking facilities.
If you're planning on travelling around the country a lot, your budget may be a little light.
I think you're missing out by not going to Bangkok. Stay around Khao San and you'll meet plenty of people in the same situation. You'll also meet some travel buddies there.
Phuket is one of the most expensive areas in Thailand, and it's not actually that great.
Nov 16, 2012 6:59 PM
Nov 18, 2012 11:05 AM
Nov 19, 2012 6:16 AM
6Your budgets are very low for oz and NZ...if you have 750 £ for 3 weeks that works out at £35 a day....this is not enough to live off....I would forget about the working in hostel to try and save on accomadation....don't think it would anything to your trip....you may end up spending time working for basically nothing and no time to see any sites and even if get discounted accomadation your daily budget still too low to do anything worthwhile. Your budget for NZ is just about doable at approx 50 a day but leaves no leeway for unexpected expenses. If plan on spending time around Queenstown and doing any adrenalin activities...,your budget is too low. Queenstown is most expensive town in NZ and you would certainly pay more than your daily budget for activities like jet boating, skydive or bungee jump
Edited by: ger_power
Dec 9, 2012 8:55 AM
7If you want to see Thailand properly, I would recommend staying as far away from Phuket as possible, it is the worst part of Thailand (in my opinion) think about heading somewhere else like Koh Samui or Koh Panyang or one of the many other islands if you want the beach. Your section in Australia is only very small, where do you want to go? Australia is a massive country so 10 days is really only going to be enough to see one state, unless your willing to do a lot of flying which will drain your budget very quickly (cheapest flights you can get one way are $100AUD, usually more).
Best of Luck
Dec 9, 2012 11:05 AM
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