SE Asia, Australia and China anyone?....

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Dates 16 Apr '12 to 17 Sep '12

Flexible? Somewhat

Est. Cost 3,000 - 5,000 GBP (GBP United Kingdom Pounds)

Type Travel Partners Wanted

Name SE Asia, Australia and China anyone?....

Hi, my name is Natasha, I'm a 25 year old female, who has recently booked a solo trip RTW....and now I'm fretting about the reality of travelling alone. Below are details of my trip (booked in hast)!! If it sounds similar to something you want to do, or if you are planning to be in the country at the same time and fancy a travel partner, please get in touch.

I'm landing in Bangkok on the 16th April 2012, I'm looking to travel around SE Asia – Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia (KL and Singapore) then fly from Singapore to Cairns and travel along the East Coast. I'll be getting a working visa for Australia and am hoping to spend some time working in Sydney before flying to Hong Kong and making my way to Beijing via Shanghi.

Having written it out, my itinerary doesn't seem that flexible but I am happy to meet up for parts of my route or amend my route, as I am ideally looking for a travel partner for the whole trip.

Also any ideas on figuring out how you can get public transport around SE Asia would be a huge help, I'm having difficulty finding any information online.

Natasha

SE Asia, Australia and China anyone?....

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shashy
shashy shashy Hi Nathasha, give me a shout if you're in China or will be there in the next couple weeks. I plan on spending a week or two there in mid-Aug.
2 years ago
kieranr28
kieranr28 Hey, ive spent the last 3 summers travelling in Asia and can say you'll have no problem meeting people to travel with along the way, especially in SE Asia, Bangkoks a great place to spend a few days hanging about in hostel bars waiting to meet solo travellers in the same position. As for travel in SE Asia its very easy and very cheap, both flying and overland. for overland check out www.seat61.com and for dirt cheap flights check out www.airasia.com. (your looking at anything from £10-100 to fly anywhere within SE Asia). worth considering if your short on time! oooh annd remember the bible 'Lonely planet: SE Asia' Hop this helps!
3 years ago
SpecialK

SpecialK Hi Natasha, my partner and me just travelled trough Oz and now we in SEA, Bali at this time. As the other guys already told you - you won't have any problems meeting people. Especially on the eastcoast there are soooo many backpackers from all over the world... I would actually go for a job in Cairns, rather than Sydney. Sydney is a great place to stay, but it's huge and there are so many people looking for jobs. Haven't tried by myself because I worked in Melbourne already, but people told me that they were struggeling finding a job there. In the end they took a bad paid job as waiters for 10 bucks/hour. In Cairns there were so many people looking for staff (was in October). If you work in hostels or for travel agencies you may even find one, where you get offered e.g. diving and trips to the GBR for free!! And if you think about a sailing trip around the Whitsundays - depends what kind of boat you are looking for (party/couples/3-days/2-days) have a look on the offers from "the Summertime". Great boat and value! Drop me a line if you have any further questions. Travel save and take care!

3 years ago
David

David Hi Natasha, sounds like a great trip. Drop me a message when you reach China....Maybe I can help you out! If you're getting a train from Shanghai to Beijng you can stop off at Qufu. Its the birth place of Confucius and if you time it right you can meet up with me. I'll be there taking a group to one of the kung fu schools I work with. Its a small friendly Shaolin Kung Fu school on the outskirts of the city http://www.shaolinskungfu.com/ . I'll also be arranging while there a group to go up Taishan. Taishan is1 of the 5 most famous daoist mountains in China. It symbolizes rebirth. When the sky's clear we head up the mountain to watch the sunrise! Pretty awesome view. Can be a bit of a challange for some though. If you're up for something different and want to remain on budget and combine learning about health practices, culture, kung fu and pholosophy as well as see some awesome things. Let me know, don't be afraid to shoot me a few questions if you need help or would like to meet up.

3 years ago
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