Be sure to check out my southeast asia backpacker budgets along with average accommodation prices and uptodate costs for various popular tours, trips, and park entries. If youre going for a laptop, look for one thats as small and light as you can get away with, especially if youll only be using it for email, social media, and to watch movies. Jan 25, 2018 i have travelled extensively through southeast asia, mostly in thailand, over the past 20 years and know exactly the kind of things you will need to backpack through the region. Dec 19, 2016 after 8 months and an estimated 15000km, we finally rode into our temporary home of phong nha, vietnam. After 8 months and an estimated 15000km, we finally rode into our temporary home of phong nha, vietnam. Join our facebook group and discuss with longterm travelers.
Mar 3, 2019 travel tips for all of asia central asia, southeast asia, east asia, backpacking asia, asian holiday, visit asia, best places to see in asia, unique asian travel destinations, budget travel spots in asia. May 09, 2020 southeast asia is fucking paradise for backpackers. Written by budget travellers for budget travellers. Dec 11, 2019 southeast asia is a completely different place and while traveling parts of it can come as a complete culture shock what do you mean i have to eat this fried tarantula. These days you can travel southeast asia with just a smartphone if you want to get amazing pictures, but if you do want to take it up a notch here is the camera equipment we travel with. Monsoons come with a lot of rain, and in some places, typhoons.
Can you advise which country to visit first and the next. Me app and the internet, this never made it out of the bag. The tabon caves and the tabon man are part and parcel of basic history lessons for filipinos back in grade school. Mini flash light 47 just in case, they are very handy in a pinch first aid kit see section 59 the minimalist kit needs neosporin, bandages, drugs, superglue, duct. Too many people are carrying huge backpacks and to much gear that is totally unneeded. Nov 12, 2014 southeast asia conjures up images of rickety motorcycle taxis zooming through traffic, and occasionally thats accurate. Back in 2012, i spent a glorious 8 continuous months backpacking in southeast asia on a longterm travelers budget. Southeast asia is fucking paradise for backpackers. Backpacking southeast asia cambodia and thailand 2016 gopro hero 4 silver hd duration. What to pack for backpacking in southeast asia backpackingman. Taken from the rough guide to southeast asia on a budget, these are our top 11 tips for backpacking southeast asia. Much of continental southeast asia enjoys a tropical climate, with a few exceptions in the northern parts of vietnam and myanmar.
Also, though there are small mountain towns and faraway islands, southeast asia also houses some of the worlds most metropolitan cities bangkok, kuala lampur, singapore. I tried to walk when i could and eat as cheap as possible. From pristine beaches to bustling cities and everything in between, this magical part of the world is hugely popular with backpackers the world over. Backpacking essentials packing list for southeast asia. Apr 23, 2014 my 7 favourite places in southeast asia. May 25, 2018 southeast asias second largest country myanmar is the poorest and one of the least developed countries in the region. Oct 22, 2019 25 tips for backpacking around southeast asia, from tuktuks to temples, buckets to banana pancakes, scooters to street food, and much more. Here is a more indepth breakdown of what you can expect to pay on a daily basis. You dont need to be rich to travel to southeast asia. Plus, the bonus with this is, if you pack a 4045 litre backpack to 10kg then youre able to take it with you as carryon on most airlines. Southeast asia conjures up images of rickety motorcycle taxis zooming through traffic, and occasionally thats accurate. Traveling in southeast asia should never be super expensive. Rainy season is from midmay to september, and the heaviest rain is from july to september. With only two seasons to worry about mostly, southeast asia doesnt require too much baggage space to pack for.
While southeast asia may have many unusable sidewalks the cobblestone streets in europe along with the many staircases can also make it difficult to manage a heavy, cumbersome suitcase. Malaysia is a lot cheaper than singapore but it still isnt the cheapest country in southeast asia. Dreaming of a travel lifestyle, scott embarked on an epic journey which saw her start her very own business in thailand. He lives in manila fulltime, but is perfectly at home in a singapore hawker center.
The most popular southeast asia backpacking route is the most popular route for a reason. Since first traveling to southeast asia in 2012, ive revisited the region nearly yearly, logging over 2. She created the first print magazine for backpackers in asia. Dec 11, 2019 the best clothing tip is to dress like a local. Backpacking southeast asia travel guide updated for 2020.
Buy a silk scarf and loose cotton pants in thailand for a stylish and easy cover up at temples and pagodas. Flight back to the philippines april 27 qatar airport then philippines april 27 to may 07 philippines may 07 to 09 bangkok, thailand may 09 to chiang mai north thailand. So many good times and memories and more than a few closecalls along the way. Embrace the group, interact with each other and enjoy your travels. Internet cafes in southeast asia are in rapid decline so if you plan on keeping in touch with friends and family, youll need to bring a laptop or phone. While most toiletries are easily replaced in major cities, it is rather difficult to find venus razors, secret clinical strength deodorant if youre a sweaty mess like me, which southeast asia tends to bring out in people, and the like. Inside southeast asia august 14, 2019 the mere mention of dapitan conjures images of jose rizal, the national hero of the philippines who was once exiled here. The ultimate itinerary for two months in southeast asia on a. This is the ultimate travel guide to planning a two month southeast asia itinerary and backpacking around asia on a shoestring budget. A travellerturnedentrepreneur, she left the uk in 2009 and. The most popular size for travel in southeast asia. I packed an array of clothing as i knew id be trekking in the north of thailand, where it can get cold.
Typically all you need for southeast asia is just a 40l backpack and some. Where to travel in southeast asia countries indie traveller. For those of you that are familiar with south east asia backpacker, the name nikki scott might ring a bell this young backpacker turned publisher is actually the owner of this very magazine and website. Our list of what to pack for southeast asia has changed a bit this year, so weve updated the post accordingly.
Have a look at these travel budgets for southeast asia. Find out how much your seasia trip will cost, what to pack and prepare, how to choose the perfect southeast asia travel route, plus plenty of top moneysaving travel tips. What are the best backpacks for travelling in southeast asia. Check out the highlights from our first 6 months of backpacking in southeast asia. Aug 09, 2016 backpacking southeast asia cambodia and thailand 2016 gopro hero 4 silver hd duration.
Bikingman corsica bikepacking race 2018 the film duration. After almost a year spent travelling in southeast asia, its time to do a wrap up of some of the best places i visited. Packing list for southeast asia for 2020 dont forget to move. The beginners guide to backpacking southeast asia the. Its cheap, perfect for your tiny budget, ideal for partying and meeting friends along the way. Dear traveler and reader, you can get the latest travel information on safetywing.
Unpopular opinions on backpacking southeast asia reddit. There is an infinity of amazing experiences to be had. Backpacking central america its an ongoing debate whether central america is better for backpackers or south asia. However, the region also has ridiculously cheap airlines like air asia i got a flight from malaysia to thailand for 44 dollars, a respectable train network, and efficient ferries.
Essential travel gear for backpacking southeast asia. Im ofw from dubai, and planning to do southeast asia tour this nov as my birthday treat to myself. Again this was my experience as a solo female traveler, someone else might have a completely different experience in those countries. Most countries in southeast asia have high temperatures all year round, so light and thin comfy clothes are the best choice. But its not really the temperature that can put a damper on your travel plans. To me, southeast asia felt like it was 60 years behind when it came to womens right. Plus, the bonus with this is, if you pack a 4045 litre backpack to 10kg then youre able to take it. Posts about southeast asia written by thebackpackcouple.
The following include visas, a few flights, meals, accommodation, beers, sights, tours, motorbike rental and whatever else a budget traveller may need. Best for backpacking through southeast asia 275 books. This year, broker than ever, i wanted to keep it cheap. When planning a trip through southeast asias top tourist sites, you mainly. In september 2015 we set out on a sixmonth journey through southeast asia and now, one year later, were back again for five months. Hi guys, so a group of friends and i are planning on backpacking through the region once i graduate college. People forget that its incredibly cheap to use laundry services in southeast asia. I didnt notice until i after i finished writing this, but theres a clear theme in the kinds of destinations i enjoyed. And in this exact moment, your bank account is also considering this option. Nov 22, 2011 southeast asia casts an allure like no other.
Southeast asia is a completely different place and while traveling parts of it can come as a complete culture shock what do you mean i have to eat this fried tarantula. What 6 months of traveling in southeast asia cost me. When planning a trip through southeast asia s top tourist sites, you mainly. We are planning on doing thailand, laos, vietnam, cambodia, malaysia, and indonesia. Mike aquino is a travel writer covering southeast asia and hong kong. This is a region rich with culture, food, fun, and a budget that all travelers can enjoy. When choosing a backpack or wheeled luggage, keep these things in mind as you decide what type you will travel with as well as how much weight you pack. Southeast asia is an inexpensive region to travel by western standards. Over that time some prices have changed, and this post reflects those numbers. Tips and advice for visiting cambodia, vietnam, laos, thailand, myanmar, malaysia, philippines, indonesia, and singapore travel tips book 4. South east asia backpacking 101 quick diy itinerary guide. What to pack for southeast asia a mens backpacking list. Accommodation accommodation in southeast asia is really cheap, especially if you are traveling on a budget or backpacking. Some places are more expensive than others though e.
With a few travel hacks up your sleeve, you will save a ton of money and have the time of your life. I have travelled extensively through southeastasia, mostly in thailand, over the past 20 years and know exactly the kind of things you will need to backpack through the region. Its all about the game of preference and ones attitude towards different cultures and societies of the world thus consequently one may assume that the things liked by one person in any one of. What to pack for southeast asia backpackers packing guide. With its tempting mix of volcanoes, rainforest, rice fields, beaches and coral reefs, southeast asia is one of the most stimulating and accessible regions for independent travel in the world. You only have to add in a few bonuses such as food, a tropical climate and breathtaking scenery to want to book your flight. Experience the tastes of delicious sometimes totally bizarre street food and fresh tropical fruit smoothies in vietnam. If youre on a shoestring budget itll be easiest to stick to northern thailand, laos, vietnam or cambodia. Backpacking across southeast asia is pretty popular amongst the backpacking community. Vietnam, cambodia, thailand, laos if youre after a greatest hits tour of this subcontinent, this is the itinerary for you.
The majority of you reckoned that 4046 litres was the perfect sized backpack for travelling southeast asia. There is much to see and do in this country of over 60 million people. Backpacking southeast asia travel 2016 gopro hero 4. Last year i was hitchhiking my way around to save every penny i could.
Thats traveling as a backpacker, using budget accommodation and eating mainly local food. For longer travels, remember most hotels and hostels in asia have a laundry service so you can easily reuse your stuff. It hits most places listed on any banana pancake trail list, so youre guaranteed to see some beautiful sights and meet loads of backpacker friends. Feb 18, 2015 costs of 3 months backpacking in southeast asia. This marks the official end of our epic southeast asia motorbike adventure. Southeast asia is one of my very favorite places in the world. Picking a top 10 of mustsee destinations from southeast asia is no easy feat. Yes, ive been sweating for a solid five weeks now, and ive also learned a thing or two about travel while carrying a weighty load on my back. Mini flash light 47 just in case, they are very handy in a pinch first aid kit see section 59 the minimalist kit needs neosporin, bandages, drugs, superglue, duct tape, and hand sanitizer.
It aims to give firsttime backpackers in the region a basic overview of what to expect in southeast asia. Dive in and discover some of the worlds best and cheapest scuba diving sites in malaysia. Nov 15, 2019 malaysia is a lot cheaper than singapore but it still isnt the cheapest country in southeast asia. Check out our ultimate list of best hostels around southeast asia. Granted, we do this for a living, but heres what we pack to southeast asia when we hit the road.24 1355 1591 1022 1327 64 1439 904 1580 296 1424 523 1296 557 944 1013 567 186 1309 426 1589 350 811 450 1172 1429 692 806 358 56 727 478 1093 450 566 1150 372 125 1418 327 622 843