We Need Your Help Planning Our Trip
I just realized that if we keep going on our trip as planned, we'll be spending 6 whole months in Europe.
6 months in the most expensive places on earth!?
What are we, mad!? Forget $15 a day - more like $15 an hour!
So maybe it won't be that bad, but since we've pretty much already blown our budget for the trip staying in "cheap" countries for 5 months, we're not going to survive a week in Europe.
So this has got me thinking...
...yeah, I'm still thinking.
The only other country we're planning on going to before Europe is Thailand and apparently, you can live like a king on just $5 a day there.
So I'm thinking we prolong our stay in Australia by a few weeks - or even a month and then spend about 2 months in Thailand... or maybe three.
But I'm still undecided.
I recently got some money from some freelance web projects so I'm pretty good on the budget, but it's certainly not a 6-month Europe budget.
I don't know... If this were your trip, what would you do?
Good luck, tracking you through RSS.
I am not to sure why you two had to buy the rest of your plane tickets, that throws the flexibility out the window. You could travel from South-east Asia through Central Asia to Turkey, but now you have plane tickets.
The Middle East is cheap, and very safe. The people are wonderful, I would consider the region.
I am in Israel for three months and there is no problem even during the war. Wars in Israel are like fires in California.
Also, assuming your time in Europe is random, spend a lot of it, if not all, in Eastern Europe, specifically the countries that have not adopted the Euro. It's Western Europe that will eat away at your budget. You can get by relatively cheaply if you stay in Eastern Europe.
It's also less touristy and so full of history.
Keep in mind the slower you can travel the cheaper your cost will be, the faster you travel the more money you will spend.
Europe isn't going anywhere - there's nothing stopping you from coming back in future when you have a bit more cash.
I'm avoiding Europe altogether on my forthcoming RTW trip for this very reason, and my daily budget is $50!
High Tatra Mountains - border Poland and Slovakia and you will feel like you're in the Alps!
Krakow - very fun city to be in and still relatively cheap
Cesky Krumlov and Olomouc, Czech Republic
I didn't make it farther east, but please check out Croatia (especially the islands and Dubrovnik), Lake Bled (Slovenia), and pretty much the entire Balkan area. You guys are going to have a ball - so jealous :)
You have tents if I remember from the videos, so that will cut costs even more for the rural places.
As was already mentioned, bounce all over south east asia. don't just see thailand. you have time. you two could always work in Australia to for a bit to get some extra money
Really good ideas from alot of people on this site--listen to them for sure.
Love the site by the way! Excellent work - just found it today and spent an hour watching vids etc. Keep it up!
If you are under 31 years old, a lot of European countries offer a LEGAL WORKING VISA so you can work a little bit as you travel.
Europe is not affordable right now, with the EURO being so high and cost of living of almost 4000$ USD per month to live there (with everything included).
And why didn't you guys work a little bit in New Zealand and Australia????? You can then again get a LEGAL WORKING VISA to work a bit to pay for your trip.
15$ a day is only possible in countries like INDIA. Even in Thailand, you won't be able to sleep anywhere under 5$ a day....you didn't count food and transport. If you plan to sleep all day and eat fruits from trees in the jungle..then maybe. But so far, you're living in WESTERN COUNTRIES. BAD PLANNING GUYS!!!!!!!
India is cheap but you don't want to be there the wrong time of year.
And we've mentioned before...
gives great experiences with no expense all over the world (the link to Europe is.... http://www.wwoof.org/europe.asp
explore this website, you can volunteer for a couple weeks, meals provide and do some good.
For example, a month in India is $850 accommodation and meals.