Replies: 7 - Last Post: Jun 3, 2013 5:42 PM Last Post By: Madistott
May 23, 2013 7:40 AM
Thailand AdventureHi All
Myself and a friend are planning on spending 5 weeks in Thailand/Vietnam/Bali over August into Sept.
We are completley open to any route/adding in ideas/taking out destinations etc
We have about £1700 spending for the 5 weeks. (is this realistic)
We are more open to the idea of adventures/discovery and checking out places rather than touristy things i.e. elephant rides etc.
If anyone could offer advice on their MUST SEE PLACES - and why, please let us know!
We are also 2 21 year old girls - are we safe enough on our own?
Thanks for your help and suggestions.
Any additional info needed to aid your advice, just let me know!
May 23, 2013 12:27 PM
1You are safe, but fitting both Thailand, Vietnam, and Bali in 5 weeks would be very difficult. It would be hard to fit 2 of them in 5 weeks in my opinion. I'd choose Thailand or Vietnam and Bali and do 20 days in one of those and 10 in Bali.
In regards to activities, you need to be more specific and do your own research a bit first.
May 23, 2013 1:08 PM
Ok if you do all that you will have enough cash, not really an over generous amount, and enough time. Assuming of course that you are backpacking types. I do however tend to agree with DS here, too much travel and not enough time in between can spoil a trip. You should really give more info about your pursuits, for instance do you like SCUBA or terkking, maybe both? Mountains or beaches?
With the normal common sense precautions you will be safe. The majority of times that I have witnessed someone in distress their own lack of caution or indeed stupidity has led to their own downfall.
May 23, 2013 2:44 PM
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May 28, 2013 8:34 AM
May 29, 2013 12:52 AM
Ok Post No.5, you will be ok for the odd dive etc but your budget as I said before is not over generous. The more dives you do then the more that you would (obviously) need to save in other areas. Originally I though you meant that you would be doing all three countries, doing just two from three will of course ease the finances somewhat. I find Thailand quite cheap with the biggest expenses, for me, being SCUBA and travel.
I usually get through on average about £250 a week for all things, sea/sun/sand - travel and mountains (alll within Thailand) and a fair amount of cheap beer. Backpacker style but not severe. So with your diving I feel sure that you have enough for 2 countries, especially if you have that amount after air fares. Enjoy your travels.
Jun 3, 2013 5:41 PM
I'm currently in Thailand, and I don't know what you're interested in but my two female 21 year old friends and I just spent a week at an Eco-lodge in a fairly remote area in the Phato district between Phuket and Bangkok. The lodge funds a school for special kids, it's in the jungle and absolutely gorgeous. They have small treks going out of there, as well as a beautiful temple, hot springs, and waterfall nearby. Easily accessible after taking a bus to Ranong (also easily accessable). If you'd like a safe, friendly taste of "real Thailand" and need a break from partying this jungle retreat is definitely worth the small detour if you're heading from the islands back North or vice-versa. The name of the place is TCDF Eco-Logic.
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