Travelling as a couple
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Apr 12, 2013 2:31 AM Last Post By: lucapal
Apr 8, 2013 1:27 PM
Travelling as a coupleHi all!!
I am a 23 (soon to be 24) year old female and my boyfriend is 25 years old.
I have not yet been travelling, however, my boyfriend travelled and worked in Australia for 11 months.
We have decided that we will leave our jobs and go travelling together in October 2013. I will have £5000 spending money (need to pay for flights etc. from this budget!) and my boyfriend has the same but has a fair bit of money in savings in case of emergencies! (Obviously we would rather not break in to this if possible!)
I am open to where we go, although I would like to visit some of SE Asia! As my budget isn't great, we have talked about going to NZ on a working visa first to save some more money and then go to Asia afterwards...or vice versa? Suggestions?
Unfortunately we can not go to Australia on a working visa together as my boyfriend is unable to get a second year WV as he did not work the required length of time to be accepted for the second year. We have researched and it doesn't look like there is any way around this??
We enjoy a few drinks but are not party people. We enjoy sight seeing but would be happy to find our own experiences/sights without going down the commercial/expensive route!
We do not have a particular time scale, but I am adamant that as I am giving up a good job we need to be away for 6 months minimum.
We have not decided exactly where we would like to go yet so I guess I am just looking for suggestions for places to travel as a couple - he is concerned that not many places will be couple friendly meaning that popular destinations will be for single, party goers??
Do you think the above is realistic? If you need any more information, please let me know!! I have trawled the net and found it difficult to find information for travelling as a couple!!!
Many thanks :)
Apr 8, 2013 1:56 PM
1So.....you have £5000 to pay for 'flights',plus £5000 spending money between you?
£10.000 in total?
With that,you could fly to SE Asia (say,Bangkok) and you could travel around the region for 6 months....as long as you don't go overboard with clubbing,going out and organised 'activities'.The airfares for a London-Bangkok return will be well below £5000..............
There are loads of places where 'couples' go....some the same as the places where single 'party goers' go of course (some couples like to party too) and most of the cultural or 'romantic' destinations that tend to attract more couples than single travellers.
There is plenty of space for everyone.....
Apr 9, 2013 12:31 AM
Apr 9, 2013 12:36 AM
Apr 11, 2013 9:29 AM
4With 5000 pounds eaxch you could fly to SE Asia and spend probably 6 or 7 months there.
I would only do the NZ WHV if you want to spend time in NZ for its own sake (which may well be worth doing). Going there just with the intention of saving money may not work out as you may find it difficult to get work, and NZ is an expensive place to live/travel if you are not working.
Apr 12, 2013 12:50 AM
5Thank you for your advice.
Which are the more expensive locations in SE Asia to avoid?
We would really like to see NZ as well but to get a job there would be a bonus and ensure we could travel for a longer period. Does anyone know how easy/hard it is to get jobs there at the moment? Is it best to look to secure something before we go or to wait until we arrive?
Does anyone have any advice on the previously mentioned boyfriend's Oz visa issue?
Thanks again for your help so far!
Apr 12, 2013 2:31 AM
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