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Old 05-28-2006, 04:09 AM   #1
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I am new to all of this forum stuff so will apologise in advance, I am also new to travelling but have bit the bullet and put my house on the market, handed in my notice at work and have decided to take a year out and see a bit of the world. I will be flying from london around 21st sep and would like to go to the following cape town, singapore, NZ (must be there for xmas) austrialia, goa and then cairo. I am looking for advise on best place to get flights, accommodation, advise on travelling alone, i have no idea where to begin so any help would be appreciated

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Old 07-25-2006, 05:10 PM   #3
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Hi Everyone

I am new to all of this forum stuff so will apologise in advance, I am also new to travelling but have bit the bullet and put my house on the market, handed in my notice at work and have decided to take a year out and see a bit of the world. I will be flying from london around 21st sep and would like to go to the following cape town, singapore, NZ (must be there for xmas) austrialia, goa and then cairo. I am looking for advise on best place to get flights, accommodation, advise on travelling alone, i have no idea where to begin so any help would be appreciated

Thanks

Jean
Hi Jean,

You might want to include Thailand in your travels. Thailand is cheaper than Singapore and New Zealand for starters.

You intend to bite off quite a big bite of "travel" for a first timer!

I would start with Thailand. From there you can either take land transportation or fly to nearby Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Most of the plane tickets you buy in Thailand are reasonably priced. Many of the travel agencies have a "shopping list" of airfares that you can use to compare with other offers.

From Thailand you can also fly to Singapore or fly there from Penang or Kalua Lumpur if you still want to. Or you can go overland by bus too!

I would break the travel up into sections. Asia section, Africa section, and India/Nepal section. Australia and New Zealand as a separate section since Australia is so big!

A lot depends on how much you have or want to spend per night for your lodging, transportation, and entertainment, etc. PLAN YOUR DAILY BUDGET AND THEN ADD ANOTHER 25 TO 30% FOR EMERGENCIES OR SUDDEN WHIMS!

Make sure you read up on these places before you go. Other sources of information can be found on the Lonely Planet (Thorn Tree Forum) www.lonelyplanet.com or Travellerspoint www.travellerspoint.com. Also, the TripAdvisor www.tripadvisor.com and the AOL Travel boards (www.aol.com/travel/forums.)

Good luck.

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