Four months in south east Asia. One month undecided!
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Jun 18, 2013 9:18 AM Last Post By: JJack
Jun 17, 2013 7:19 AM
Four months in south east Asia. One month undecided!Hi all!
So I'm off to south east Asia in 3 weeks time with my boyfriend, planning on flying into Bangkok, heading to the south of Thailand, up to the north of Thailand, over to Vietnam (possible addition of Laos), onto Cambodia then back to Bangkok! Pretty straight forward plan!
Now Iv got a general idea of what we're doing along the way, trying to keep it pretty flexible, but there's a month heading to the south of Thailand that is open for suggestions. I'm really keen on volunteering with elephants, and have spotted a few potential vacancies that I could go to, but I wondering if anyone had any experience with this, and if the south of Thailand is the best place to be doing this or not? Also is it something that I can just turn up and book a few weeks beforehand or do I need to plan ahead? We'll be based in Rawaii/ phuket sort of area as my boyfriends doing a muay thai courae, but I'm sure for the right place I can just jump on a bus/ train to get to it.
Iv looked into the prices and I think il only be able to manage a week or two as it's looking like £450 a week, so in addition to this, are there any recommendations of activities I should get myself involved in around that area. Il have done scuba and don't want to do any spa kind of thing as I want a real thai experience! I just want to get stuck in with a good group of backpackers doing something fun!
Sorry for the essay! I'd love to know your thoughts!
Jun 17, 2013 5:50 PM
Jun 18, 2013 7:39 AM
Jun 18, 2013 9:18 AM
3I want a real thai experience! I just want to get stuck in with a good group of backpackers doing something fun!
well which is it - have a real thai experience, or get stuck in with a group of backpackers? Because they certainly aren't the same thing (you'd be surprised how few thais spend 450 pounds/week to play with elephants).
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