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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Okay well im trying to work out how much money i can save for some travelling next summer when i finish my placement.

First off how much would i be aiming to save for say a month travelling? Of course that depends on where i want to go, and still i dont know where yet.

Thailands a big option and i wanna go somewhere further a field and i wanna do something worthwhile.

I'm thinking i could save upto about £2000-2400 .. so an open question, but where and what could i do for that kinda money? :D

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thailand is cheap enough once you are there. Your problem will be if you want to visit Eurozone countries or Pacific places, 'cos then the expense can really rack up.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well ideally i would like to go somewhere within Asia but i dont know if Thailands just abit too commercialised now.

    New Zealand was another thought, the scenary alone looks awesome!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    philippines is pretty awesome and easy enough to get away from the tourists as you have 7000 islands to choose from.....
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    3000 should last you quite a while - IF youre smart with your money! Thailand is obviously cheap place, but all the small things add up!

    I should know - Im in india currently and have been here for a month - and my daily budget is waaay over what it should be!! I was aiming to spend about a fiver a day (accommodation and food included)
    but as its turning out, im spending more like 10 pound. doesnt seem like much, but a tenner a day for 3 months.. a lot!!
    Im going to try cut down and save my money more.

    So yeah, 3000 should be fine, but maybe save up a lil more just in case? Some countries are more expensive than others and the money may be gone before you know it! .. especially if you head to somewhere where theres lots of boozing, clubs etc. :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i managed with about 3000 to travel in america for a month so if ur careful i shouldnt see a problem in cheaper countries! your best way to save money is really reall shop around for flights cos they'l be your biggest expenditure!!!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was thinking of teaching English in South Korea or something, incredibley cheap, make money and also has a good culture and night life and stuff.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    rachie004 wrote: »
    Can I come?

    Yes, yes you may. Just one condition. No daim bars. If i see you sneaking out a Daim bar from your luggage you will have to sleep on the single bed.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    take her and let her have her daim bars too....she gets cheap tickets and hotels :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Amira wrote: »
    take her and let her have her daim bars too....she gets cheap tickets and hotels :p

    Very true. Well we're married now so she has to come anyway.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'd cross Thailand off your list if I were you, its not exactly all that stable at the moment. Vietnam is supposed to be absolutely amazing. Or South Africa, you would have to be stupid to spend £3000 in a month there, if you budgeted £50 a day there you could live very well including everything.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    budda wrote: »
    I'd cross Thailand off your list if I were you, its not exactly all that stable at the moment.

    .. Stable compared to what?

    Does this look unstable to you?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7757353.stm

    I'd recommend Thailand for sure having spent several month there this year already.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    well Thailand isn't going to be much use to anyone unless they open their airport sometime soon :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    DG wrote: »
    .. Stable compared to what?

    Does this look unstable to you?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7757353.stm

    I'd recommend Thailand for sure having spent several month there this year already.

    A) As has been rightly pointed out their airports are all closed so getting there is an issue

    B) They are clearly in the middle of what could well be a quiet overthrow of their government - or of course it could be less than quiet as both the army and police have been asked to remove the protesters.
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