Asia & Australiasia travelling as a couple
Replies: 17 - Last Post: Dec 11, 2012 8:26 AM Last Post By: travelinstyle46
Dec 7, 2012 7:03 AM
Asia & Australiasia travelling as a coupleMy husband and I, are hoping to go travelling in 2014 around Asia (thailand, Japan, Singapore, Malyasia, Bali) and then hit australia and new zealand and fiji on the way home to London. We are hoping to go for a full year and wanting to spend 6 months of this in australia working. My question is will 12,000 be enough for both my husband and I? (the 12k is just spending money not flights)
Dec 7, 2012 9:22 PM
Dec 7, 2012 11:04 PM
212000 what? If GB Pounds then possibly, if Thai Baht then almost certainly not ;-)
If you plan to be totally self sufficient in Australia and NZ (i.e the money you earn pays for your costs), this would leave you £12,000 for 6 months, which is about US$100 per day.
This should be more than enough for Thailand, Malaysia and possibly Fiji, but probably not enough for Bali, Japan or Singapore.
It will depend on how you plan to split your time between these countries, and if you can earn enough in Australia. I would be more comfortable with a larger budget than £12k.....
Dec 8, 2012 1:55 AM
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Dec 8, 2012 2:29 AM
5Sorry complety forgot about currency, yes it's 12,000 GBP.
For japan we only want to spend about 1 week in tokyo, and visit okinawa for a weekend.
For Malyasia we are looking at around 1 month we've not finalised what we want to do here other than spend a week or two in Kuala Lumper.
Again with Singapore we want to look at more of the cultural stuff as opposed to shopping and we'd only be there for around 2-3 weeks.
Hong Kong we'd again only spend about 3 weeks.
Thailand we are looking at spending 1-2 months but only about 1 week in bangkok and we'd spend the rest of the time travelling around other areas of thailand.
For Bali again this is more of a holiday thing just to enjoy the beaches and the scenery and we are looking at spending 2-3 weeks here.
For all the places we are looking at staying in hostels but having our own room. and we'll mostly eat from street vendors and cook food in the hostel.
We are not the type of people that go out clubbing we are doing this trip purely for the sights and culture.
For Australia and NZ we do not have jobs lined up as yet but i'm an Accountant and my husband is a Marine Biologist we are also willing to do the touristy jobs and from what i've heard it is quite easy to find work.
Dec 8, 2012 2:39 AM
6I think your budget should just about cover it. You may want to take a little extra as a buffer though.
I think 2-3 weeks in Singapore is a bit of overkill - you can see pretty much everything there in 2-3 days. It's really not that big!
I'm not sure how easy it is to find work in Aus. Most people I speak to end up doing some sort of fruit picking, but it's tough work!
Make sure you have the correct visa and insurance for working. Not all insurance policies cover you for employment, and they definately won't cover you if you don't have a valid visa
Dec 8, 2012 4:01 AM
7Yes...three weeks in Singapore really is a lot.I like the place but I've never been there for more than 4 days at a time.Its small,easy to get around and also expensive ;-)
Same for Hong Kong...3 weeks is a long time as a tourist there...
I'd take at least 2 weeks off each and spend them somewhere else...either in China proper or in another part of SE Asia.
Dec 8, 2012 4:07 AM
8Then...as noted above,make sure you have the right visas for working.And enough money to keep you going until you find a job......
You will also need proof of funds before you are given the working visa..I believe Oz is now AU$5000 per person.
I think your budget is pretty tight.....you can't bank on getting jobs immediately in those countries....
Dec 8, 2012 8:30 AM
9Well from what you have written the answer is obviously NO, you don't have enough.
You need $10k AUD when you arrive in Australia on your WHVs. That's 6500 GBP. So you would only have 5500 GBP for your first 6 months.
Dec 8, 2012 1:35 PM
10Bear in mind that 10000 is for you both and not each. You may or may not be asked to provide proof on arrival in Australia. Many arent.
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