Stuck inside due to injuring my foot, I’ve been coming up with concepts for my next big world trip. A quick glance on google of southeast Asia fills your mind with beaches, hot weather, interesting cultures and amazing architecture. I admit it has only been two months since I arrived back in Canada, but I’m already missing travelling, hence this rather adventurous travel plan.
Considering all costs including my flights to and from these places, I have found a way to plan this entire trip, starting in CANADA, departing in FRANCE and arriving back in Canada for a 6 month period on $3000(max $5,000) dollars.
I love having risky tight budgets, and one thing I learned from travelling last time and meeting seasoned veterans was to not plan too much. However, I do think it’s really easy to end up overspending a bit of cash, so me dividing up our budget (yes the $3000 dollar budget includes my partner!!!) seemed like a good idea!
The trip has a few routes to far:
Paris -> India -> Sri Lanka -> Maldives??? -> Malaysia -> Indonesia -> Papua New Guinea -> Philippines -> Singapore -> Malaysia -> Thailand -> Cambodia -> Vietnam -> Laos ??? -> Burma -> Nepal -> India -> HOME.
I haven’t decided on Sri Lanka, Maldives, Laos or the actual direction of the route yet, but I just thought I should let everyone know that it IS possible to travel this route under $5,000 dollars including hostels + food + spending money for 6 months.
Sidenote: Did you know that the Andaman and Nicobar Islands(near Indonesia) have one of the last remaining swimming elephants? Here’s a beautiful video of the 63 year old elephant swimming in the ocean while divers take photos of her. Such a beautiful site!
[Start video at 1:55 for elephants!!]